crossovert (4548) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not often does somethign like this get my juices flowing. I love lagers but mid-sized american breweries usually fuck them up. This is something different. I was expecting crap. I was surprised. It isn’t a traditional lager though, more like an ipa-light. Very different than the standard shit coming out.
jmohno (831) - Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2012 Pour is kind of a ruby/copper,thick dense short head,leaving some creamy froth upon settleing.
Pretty hoppy nose,reminds me of some SN stuff. Intense grassy/pine herbal aroma with spice and some malt in the background.
Taste is smooth almost slick,pretty hoppy and piney,nice malt backbone with light toffee,carmalized notes with malt,spice .Strong piney bittering with some spice and dryness.Very piney, very vbitter-maybe a bit too much though,crisp dry finish. Seems built like a good rye ipa.Glad to have a full sixer of this
portableparty (1596) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with a large foamy off white head that dissipates to a foamy film and sticky lacing. Aroma has subtle sugar cookie and bread with a nice subtle earthy floral hops. Taste is more bread and rye/biscuit with a subtle sweetness and floral earthy hops that are somewhat bitter. Palate is thin to medium with sticky dry finish. I really enjoyed this and at 12 bucks a 12 pack I am all in on this!
wilnatp (438) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stanley’s Beer Fest 10/6, BOTTLE. Pour is brown/amber. Aroma of rye, malts, caramel, earthy, and roasty. Taste is slightly sweet. Full of flavor which surprised me.
I wish it had been an emerald colored beer, just sayin’.
burgy (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent drinking beer. Leaves a little left to be desired and a weird after taste.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very much like Summit’s EPA in the flavor. Brown. Thin palate, and a considerable hop profile, much more than I expected. Just a little grain sweetness in the aftertaste, but this is a dry beer, and not one of Schell’s better products.
joechristenson (144) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle at home. Slight toffee, pine and resin hops compose the nose. Tastes are similar, though there is more slightly sweet bread notes to the taste. Not very exciting, .not getting much rye taste from it, it’s a fine beer but nothing I’ll think back on.
DalzAle (1735) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber brown pour, very little head and toasted nut and biscuit aroma. Flavor is caramel, nuts, a bite of hops and some peat and a few off flavors on the finish. Not what I was expecting, not bad, but I probably won’t go back to it again.
BVery (4247) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chestnut colored pour with an off-white head with a small amount of lacing. Aroma is toasted malts, a touch of rye, and a bit of sweetness. Slick palate that is semi-full in body. Taste is bold earthy hops with some bready and sweet caramel malt. Pretty tasty.
badgerben (4253) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a medium color. Light berry fruit aroma with some grain. Bready and toasty flavor. Light spiciness.