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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
Developed at the end of Prohibition, Original is our flagship brand and still Schell's most popular beer. Made from 70 percent barley malt and 30 percent corn, it is the quintessential American lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Slightly hazy yellow pour with a smaller white head. Very sweet nose - like honey and dough maybe, but I’m struggling for the right descriptor. Lighter palate. Taste isn’t all that good - adjunct-lager with more character than BMC, but several steps below decent brews.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Pours a pale golden color with no head but lots of carbonation. Light smell of malts. Tastes of malts, is a bit watered down and slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Pours a clear golden with a medium white head. Aroma is grain with some malt. Taste is grain, malt, some hops, and a little sweet. Light bodied with generous carbonation. Not a bad pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Headbanger (3847) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2009
12oz bottle 7/8/09 (Siciliano’s Market-Grand Rapids)-Pours a golden body with a nice small white head. Aroma of malt, grains, and hops. Taste of the same but much tastier than your basic Pale Lager. This light bodied brew is quite refreshing and quite tasty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Straw yellow white a white foamy head. Next to no nose, some sweetness to it. Taste of corn, overly sweet malt with an astringent body. Yeah, all the benefits of a pale lager that the GP seems to love.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Smell is standard issue budweiser fare: a bit corny and a tad malty. Quite golden with big puffy white head. Flavor also slighty better than standard swill, but not much. Corn city. Fairly bad beer from a good brewer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Crystal-clear, golden color, big, fluffy, pristine white head, perfect fit for a lager. Aroma, some hops, bright and floral, but a bit soapy, growing sweet, smellish cornish...wonder what adjuncts are at play here? Okay, I’ll play nice...but it is "corny"... Taste: clean, brisk, almost crisp, then fading quick. Very refreshing, highly downable, tastes pretty decent, actually. Not too much flavor, but it doesn’t taste bad, and almost squeaky clean. I though this would be an empty, hollow, even unpleasant experience, and I’m a Schell’s fan...silly me, it’s a nice lager, nothing but. I’d never choose it against many of my favorites, but I can imagine this being quite a nice alternative in many Minnesota/Midwest locations where the only other options are Bud, High Life and the like. Yeah, I can drink these, and it’s not bad for $4.97 a 6’er! (At that’s at an expensive downtown Mpls shop, must be cheapo outside of the cities.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
theisti (3882) - Kansas, USA - FEB 22, 2008
12 oz. bottle, courtesy of csbosox. Pour is a very clear, very pale yellow with a bubbly one inch white head. Aroma of chemical sweetness, some dusty hops and corn. Taste is fairly in-offensive, really not much flavor here to speak of. Get the standard Pale Lager components, with perhaps just a kiss of hops to wake things up. Very thin palate. As it warmed, the corn really started to feature, and the enjoyment waned. This one was fine, and is probably a step up from the macro Pale Lagers, but its not a real big step. Thanks Chris, always love to try Schells.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 Bottle, I enjoyed the sampler pack so much, that I though I should get the orignal pale lager that Schell produces. Pours like any pale lager, nice sweet flavor, a decent beer all around that my mother enjoys.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JAN 4, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2008 Bottle courtesy of csbosox. Pours a crystal clear pale gold with a frothy white head. The aroma is dusty and lightly fruity malt with a sweet corn note in the background. Light bodied and effervescent with a clean, crisp finish. Light, sweet malt and faint corn, this pale has just a hint of the adjunct and metallic bite that I get from most macros. While I haven’t tried a lot of pale lagers recently, I’d have to say that this is one of the best examples of the style that I’ve tried. Thanks again, Chris!

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