BeerandBlues2 (8458) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours clear light yellow with a spare fizzy white head, mostly diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain, meal), light hops (grass), average yeast (sweat) with notes of cooked cabbage and corn. Light bodied, thin texture, flat carbonation and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber in color, headless, and has mild malt flavors with big gobs of corn. "It is the quintessential American lager," the commercial description reads. This explains why Iíve become an ale-swigging hop-head.
BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy yellow pour with a smaller white head. Very sweet nose - like honey and dough maybe, but Iím struggling for the right descriptor. Lighter palate. Taste isnít all that good - adjunct-lager with more character than BMC, but several steps below decent brews.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle in the Twin Cities. If I am not mistaken, Schell Original used to be Schellís Deer Brand. It pours a light golden pale yellow with a very thin white head. Aroma is fruity, sweet corn, and maybe even some popcorn without the salt and butter. A bit fizzy on the carbonation. Taste is light, crisp, and some fruity tones. Palate is smooth and dry. Maybe a little better than the macro pale lagers but a good tavern billiards game and dart game beer.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 18, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light yellow color with traces of a head on top. The aroma is light oranges and some flowers. The taste is Light flowers and some old oranges. Finishes with a sour note of warm milk. A decent pale ale, but the finish bugs me.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2006
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very light straw color with a diminished white head. Seems lifeless with little snap in the head. Mild corn, white wine and light grassy hops aromas. Flavors are light with some hay, dry honey, and hint of cider. For as light as it is it still seems somewhat dead on the tongue, which I have a hard time believing that it would even be very good to a hot day.
PorterPounder (4943) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was very refreshing after a 100 degree day in the South Dakota Badlands. Has a sweet aroma, light golden appearance with a decent sized white head - lots of bubble action. Clean, crisp honest lager flavor - no pretenses in trying to be anything else. Goes down extremely smooth.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Well, I think this lives up to the typical swill status. The corn manages to override the malt and even make it taste weaker. There is also a distinct "dirty" taste to it, like all the flavors are muddled together.
Strykzone (4200) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2005
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Schell Original is a nice looking beer with an attractive golden color and a thin head. The aroma I found to be unpleasant. I gave it several opportunities to improve but it did not. Flavor wise this beer is somewhat unique but not really special. Lots of corn and not much more to speak of. It is one of those beers that I am glad I tried but wonít really look for again.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.