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Schell Snowstorm (2008 - Weihnachtsbier)

Schell Snowstorm (2008 - Weihnachtsbier)
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Series   ABV: -
As the days grow shorter and colder in Bavaria, shoppers exhausted from a day at the open air market look forward to stopping by their local for a nourishing glass of the seasonal specialty: Weihnachtsbier. Snowstorm 2008 was designed with the cold days of winter in mind. Reddish brown in color with a complex maltiness yielding hints of spicy rye, sourdough, and chocolate. Brewed with nine different malts, including copious amounts of Munich and a touch of Rye.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Clear reddish orange with a quickly dissolving tan head. Aroma of lots of malt, including rye, sourdough, caramel and dough, with just a touch of sugar. Sounds pretty good for sandwich bread. Taste of burnt caramelized sugar at first but then leads way to the bread aisle with sourdough, rye and a touch of sugar, caramel and salt. Interesting concoction that I seemed to enjoy more with each sip.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1392) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2009
Dark pour that glowers deep reddish amber when held up to the light. Tan head. Aroma of malt sopped bread. Slightly sweed flavor with sourdough and rye overtones. Mild hoppiness adds just a bit of bitter to the finish. Overall, smooth, well balanced, flavorful. Iím drinking it in July and it suits the summer fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2268) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Mahogany in color. Malty aroma. Flavors of malt, cherries and dried fruit, with earthy hints. Interesting and one to savor, best at cellar temperature.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 28, 2008
In the bottle from HyVee CB. Pours a very dark brown with ruby accents. It’s almost black with a serious off-white head that lasts. This has an understated aroma of hazelnuts and roasted coffee with caramel splashes. The flavor is very chocolate-like with a nice hop wrap-up. This is way thicker in body than regular Schell’s offerings. Very festive and delightful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Pours a very deep amber with a medium white head. As the description depicts, this beers somewhat complex flavor includes hints of sourdough, giving a bit of an original flavor for me. Also tastes of malt, chocolate, and a fair amount of hops for medium bitterness. A pretty good beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2009
I have tried this both on tap and bottled. Deep copper brown body with a yellowish khaki head. The aroma has some notes of old leather and apples. There is also some wet dog. The taste has toffee, leather and apples. There is also some sweet biscuit and rye. There is a little bit of almond. A nice brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Pours an amber brown into glass with a small head. Aroma is malt with bread and grain (lager-like). Flavor isnít too bad, there is some sweetness in there but mostly bread and grain with some caramel. I thought this brew could be drain pour from the aroma but itís actually drinkable. Lots of malt flavor in this brew and goes down smooth and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2009
I thought this was an all around good beer. Not to much of anything. Nice caramel and oat and sweet malt flavor with a just the right amount of bitterness. I can always tell a good one when I have drank the whole glass before Im done rating it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Dark brown with hints of red. Massive off-white head spilled over the top of the glass and is mostly lasting, leaving patchy lacing. Nutty, yeasty aroma rounded out by over-ripened banana. Mildly sweet malt flavor, some rye graininess, mild yeastiness, and almonds. Rather thin bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma includes notes of rye, bread, touch of caramel. Taste is nice creamy caramel, bread, with notes of spice and rye towards the finish. Very interesting brew!

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