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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 14, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BVery (9483) - 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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7223) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2003
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Strykzone (6632) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2005
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BuckeyeBoy (5786) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2006
on Tap. Pours a light yellow or gold topped off with a light white head. Very corn like most have said.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JPDIPSO (5587) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2006
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skyview (5538) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2007
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 18, 2005
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aurelius (5030) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Good stag label, gingerale colored beer with small white head. Twistoff. A little flat, watery. Light, corny flavor on top of generic cheap American Standard. Very light and lightly hopped.

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