felsenpils (55) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Once again, Schell´s state that they are making German style beer, yet throw together another very average American micro. This one is packed full of caramel malts which make it very cloying and viscous. Drink it for the alcohol content if you must.
BeerKurve (218) - - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a fairly clear hazy orange color with some moderate carbonation. Aroma has some sweet caramel, yeast, barley and malty notes along with some very mild floral hops. Flavor is surprisingly hoppy at first before settling in to a sweet yeast and caramel finish; Aftertaste is barley-like Palate is light and the carbonation is moderate; feels surprisingly crisp to drink. Easy to drink overall, but not my goto Maibock
Ostomo517 (56) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Its hard to get around the metallic aroma this has for some reason. If you make it that far the taste is actually not bad, big malty beginning and decent underlying hops.
vomit (151) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Over the years I have come to expect very little from Schell’’s and this certainly lived up to expectations! Maifest=Festival in May? No festival I will go to again, forever. No sir, stick with the year-round festival that can be found in a case of Blatz! Pop a top of that junk and you are transported away to a festival of the imagination: your IQ will double or triple, that messy body fat will melt away, your muscletone will triple, and any number of floozies will be hovering around screaming out, "Gib mir etwas von diesem großen Wurst!"
camborne (279) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light nose. Slight hops flavor. Citrus and wheat palate with small bitter finish. Nothing special
mnmike (606) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle pour from 2012 season. Good lacing on the glass. Poor metallic taste. Amber color
yespr (25929) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is cornish to grassy. Bitter, toasted malty and light grassy. Medium dry and grassy finish.
steve1966 (75) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad nice our nice lacing on the glass tthe smell and taste is floral hops sweet. Had this a couple months back and finishing my last bottle tonite. You can feel the alcohol in this one. Light in color but fairrly complex vaguely reminds me of the hoppy Augusburger from Huber in the 80s which was a big fav. Not quite up to that but still a pretty decent brew from Schells. Good midwestern German beer. Prost.
rumproasts (1033) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
deep golden with medium head. i’m relatively unfamiliar with the style, but the mix of sweet maltiness, bitter hops, and alcohol just creates an unpleasant mess of flavors in my mouth. from the other reviews, it’s clear that i’m in the minority in thinking this is pretty subpar.
wilnatp (438) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
TAP: Gold pour with small white head and no lacing. Nose is bread and citrus. Taste is malt, faint caramel, citrus hops.
jebert (404) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a beautiful gold color with a creamy off white head. Nice visible carbonation. Nose is of hops and malt. Nice and creamy mouthfeel. Taste upfront is malt, a little sweet like a doppelbock, but not as dark or as sweet, with hops providing the finish. A good maibock that pairs well with corned beef and rye bread.