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Schell Anniversary Series #5 - Hopfenmalz



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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Schell Anniversary Draft Series #5, featuring Hopfenmalz. It is an amalgam of our favorite beer styles: the elegant drinkablity of a Pilsner, the bready maltiness of a Vienna Lager, and the hopping of a Pale Ale. The malt backbone was created using a large amount of Vienna coupled with judicious amounts of Caramunich and Caravienne. In the kettle, we agressively hopped it with Cascade and Tettnang from the Pacific Northwest. Finally, just to ensure we used enough hops, we dry hopped it also. Hopfenmalz was fermented with one of our old world lager yeasts at a higher temperature to add some flavor complexities. Finally, we aged it for six weeks to provide the crispness that is only found in a lager. Prost!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2195) - Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2010
Crushed at the Cresent Moon. One hell of a good beer. Great balance of bitter hops and bready malt. Crisp and light but enough flavor and substance that itís a sipper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Deep golden color with a creamy off white head. Mild hoppy aroma with a hint of pine. Overall dry flavor of mixed hops but still a rather malty brew. A very good american style pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3009) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Schellís certainly likes to sneak the popular IPA hops into their traditional German recipes. This pours a dark honey gold color, a little lighter than their Firebrick, with a nice nose of hops under the cap and busy bubbles making for a contoured foam landscape with lace on the sides. Definitely hoppy, but the Tettnangs keep the Cascades respectable. Taste is an equal melding of Pale Ale and Vienna styles. Very easy drinking, with the dry finish of a lager added to a hop profile that tends more toward the "noble" side as I go on. Interesting that Schellís has done "extreme" beers, they just find more interesting variations on traditional style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1436) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle, has a clear light amber-gold pour with a one and half finger faint off white head (has a slight haze from small bit of sediment in the bottle), the effervescence is medium, left some spots and lines of lacing on the glass when I swirled and I drank, no sediment in the bottle, the aromas consisted of toasted malt, bread, a little malt sweetness with grassy and fresh mint scented hops, nice aroma, there were flavors of toasted malt, bread, some bitter hops, that had a little orange and lemon citrus flavor, there were more hops in this beer than I was expecting, the finish has a little bitterness and does finish dry on the palate, mouth feel is less than medium with nice carbonation, a enjoyable drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1535) - Iowa, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Pretty decent brew, Flavor is really good,carbonation is really good.Picking up some english, orange,toasty maltiness.English aroma with a note of it in taste.Spice like hop finish.Decent beer, i had lower expections, good solid beer much character,well done

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2011
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle: light amber pour with a thick pillowy white head. aroma is toasted malt, caramel sweetness, a lot like the Firebrick. Faint citrus hop. Flavour is lighter than the Firebrick with a more pronounced citrusy floral hop. Still a lot of toasted malt flavour and citrusy hop with a slightly metallic tang to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aetheon (85) - The Gutter, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2010
nice dark golden color, tanish creamy head, lots of lacing. moderate carbonation. starts out a bit flat, mouthfeel is medium at best. a fairly good boost of hops - pale ale strength. Overall its descent, I was really hoping it would have had more maltiness tho for a full flavor. I would drink this again, but if Im buying, for this type flavor I would just go straight for a pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Black Hills Beer Fest - under the guise of 150th Anniversary. Pours a clear dusty copper color with a small ring of beige head. Sweet and malty aroma, yet tangy with florals. Even some citrus. Tastes malt-forward, but not overly sweet. Certainly not bland. Nice citrus hop presence and even some pine. Nice session beer.

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