zeke626 (412) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by akevitt. Pours a clear amber-gold body with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, bread, yeast, and some nice floral hops. Flavor is not as intense as the aroma, but similar with the hops more prominent. Body is on the lighter side of medium, but very drinkable. Slick mouthfeel and well carbonated. Finishes dry and bitter with a slight aspirin taste.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with a billowy beige head. Aromas of hops, bread. Very smooth, crisp, great carbonation, hoppy finish. Rich flavor. Slight warming builds on the tongue as you drink it. Really nice beer.
Nsanders (394) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber body. Nice floral hop aroma with a light alcohol smell. Less bitter than expected, pepper taste hides under the bitterness. Lighter body with fine carbonation.
mybrainhurts (350) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A feathery aroma, but what I do detect, is a little bit of herbal hops, sweet malts, and grass. Flavors of toffee, sweet bread, grains, and hops. Mild, fruity and crisp finish. Easy to drink. At first this is kind of boring but it does grow on a person mid bottle.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy dark gold/amber with a teafroth off-white head. Nose of light fruit, caramel, honey, toast, and bread dough. Flavor is nice and bitter, with caramel, dough, and lemon. Very dry finish.
bbrock81 (297) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Very decent beer, if a little of the mish-mash one would think from the description. Has the body of a malty beer with the hoppy flavor and especially finish of an IPA. Not the best but still a very good beer.
dekester1 (296) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured an amber/gold color with a nice frothy head that faded slowly to lacing. Aroma was nice - bready, sweet malt, fruity. Taste was pretty decent as well - hoppy (high to moderate), nutty malt backbone. Palate was above average too. Overall, a nice Vienna lager in the vein of Sam Adams.
SODAK14 (263) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JUL 15, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a lot of head and champagne like bubbles. Way too hoppy for me, won’t ever buy this one again.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at ground round in winona, mn. scent is rather mild but does consist of some hops and a yeasty malt. taste has nice hops notes. there is also a slight carmel hint in the end. nice smooth finish. not a bad brew.
benfergy (189) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Hopfenmalz is an reddish-orange beer with moderate head. The aroma is, sure enough, very hoppy, and the hops have both floral and citrus hints. The taste is very balanced (but I don’t notice any sweetness). The palate has good texture but a slightly bitter finish. Nonetheless, this is a good, good, solidly good beer from Schell, and one that I’ll be keeping my eye out for.