mybrainhurts (345) - 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 (291) - 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 (260) - 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.
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.
SODAK14 (244) - 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, wonít ever buy this one again.
Nsanders (242) - 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.
hero12 (179) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden brown pour with a very small white head. Hoppy, spicy nose, smells a lot like a pale ale. Hops make up most of the taste in this beer, it is also quite citrusy, but not fruity? Medium body with a crisp finish. I donít know if is my spring fever or the beerís pale ale qualities, but I really enjoyed this beer.
benfergy (178) - 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 donít 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 Iíll be keeping my eye out for.
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really delightful beer. With a lighter body that is a nod to the light Lagers that helped them survive for many decades, and a high quality malt flavor and bright citrusy hops that are a nod to the craft brews that sustain them today. Kind of an American hopped Dortmunder? Very drinkable.