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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 14/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Clear light amber pour with moderate foamy off-white head. Nose is light citrus and some bready malt with light caramel. Biscuit and caramel flavor with some faint citrus. Lightly bitter finish. Quite nice overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Pours a darker shade of golden with a medium, fluffy, off-white head. Aroma is of yeast, malts, and some grassy hops. Tastes quite yeasty with a heavy malt presence and some earthy, citrus hops. Thin body with medium carbonation and a lightly bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is bready maltiness with a touch of spicy, citrus hops. Taste is crisp with bread, grass, tea and just a touch of spice. Not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk: Pours a transparent light copper bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly resiny citrusy hops with some doughy malty undertones. Starts with average fullness and a faint sweetness with lots of grassy bittering and flavor hops before a drier crisp finish. Could use a little more sweetness for balance, but overall a pretty clean brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2010
From bottle. Metallic hops with some oxidized malt notes. A bit spicy. Dark orange amber hazy with off-white lacing head. Medium body with heavy carbonation. Starts dry with lots of spicy hops, mild malt sweetness. Lots of bitterness at the finish with light acidity. Bitter nutty after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (5776) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Can taste the hops more than anything but the malts do have a good prescence. A hard beer to categorize, among the better Schell beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy light brown orange color with medium foamy bubbly manilla head. Aroma is citric and sweetened oranges. Flavor has kinda watery weak body dominated by nice citric notes that lack the bitter abrasive bite of some pale ales. Finish is floral and clean with little cling. Overall, a nice lawn mower beer, but nothing overly compelx.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dekester1 (355) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (3480) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
The beer is light orange colored and fairly hazy. The white head is a finger thick, displays decent retention, and leaves some sparse lacing on the pint glass. The aroma offers fruit, wheat, malt, light hops. The flavor is decent. The beer is slightly sweet, with malt and fruit flavors. The body is pretty thin, with solid carbonation. Overall, a decent brew. I would try it again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-06-2011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eells (64) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2010
A pretty good hop balanced lager. Does have the lager crispness with hop flavor from this German style brewer. Not too bitter for the lager minded, and just enough hops (for a lager) for a hophead like myself. But overall i wouldn’t go out of my way to get it.

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