Schell Anniversary Series #5 - Hopfenmalz

RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Schell Anniversary Draft Series #5, featuring Hopfenmalz. It is an amalgam of our favorite beer styles: the elegant drinkablity of a Pilsner, the bready maltiness of a Vienna Lager, and the hopping of a Pale Ale. The malt backbone was created using a large amount of Vienna coupled with judicious amounts of Caramunich and Caravienne. In the kettle, we agressively hopped it with Cascade and Tettnang from the Pacific Northwest. Finally, just to ensure we used enough hops, we dry hopped it also. Hopfenmalz was fermented with one of our old world lager yeasts at a higher temperature to add some flavor complexities. Finally, we aged it for six weeks to provide the crispness that is only found in a lager. Prost!

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cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a clear light amber with a decent head and some lacing, the aroma is of some sweet malt and bread mixed in with metal, the flavor is sweet but has a metallic finish, decent brew just nothing special.

bpreo (2854) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2010
This is the 150th Anniversary brew. That’s an old brewery. I’m sure lots of changes have occurred since 1860. Taste is ok, nothing amazing. Just ok. Would have liked a traditional beer brewed with an original recipe from 1860.

MrBunn (2836) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a darkish gold with a thin yet dense head and aromas of pale malt, herbal hops and a bit of apple. Flavor starts alright enough, but then a bit of a metallic bite takes over, spiraling the whole thing into a herbal/metallic/medicinal tailspin. It seems to recover just a bit as it sits/breathes/warms, but it’s a little rough around the edges.

TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes: pours a hazy golden color with white head. Cereal grains, yeast, and some citrus on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some grain.

markas101 (2468) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2010
33 cl bottle, Fargo, ND, USA. Rich copper colour, foamy pond scum head. Strong citrus aroma with warming clove backbone. Hops overpower the malt, I was looking forward to a bit more malt profile but this is decent nonetheless.

fidelis83 (2452) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2010 Pours a very slightly hazy coppery amber with a 1-2 finger chunky off white head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is big on citrus, spice and sharp grass, yeasty bread twang, some toast, a little peach and apple, sweet floral notes and a bit of soap. Flavor is sweet, lightly yeasty white bread,lots of citrus, spicy and floral hops, hay and mineral notes that slip themselves perfectly between every other note to make this a highly refreshing brew. Palate is light bodied with a medium, velvety carbonation somewhat creamy entry and dry finish. What a well balanced, refreshing and deliciously hoppy lager. I love this stuff, i wish it was permanently available... although I can’t really see it taking to long stints on store shelves very well. Edit; 11.30.10, this brew does indeed go downhill rather quickly, but it’s awesome when fresh.

portableparty (2362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle. Pour is copper brown in color clear and decent frothy head. Aroma is malt and pennies. Taste has big malt and pennies with faint spice. Palate is creamy malt and gritty dry swallow.

That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2010
Crushed at the Cresent Moon. One hell of a good beer. Great balance of bitter hops and bready malt. Crisp and light but enough flavor and substance that it’s a sipper.

boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle into glass.. hazy dark orangish pour with white head.. Funky dead fruit aroma.. Taste is some bitter fruit.. Bitter finish some mild hopps..just ok

XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Poured a nice amber color, with not much of a head on it. Had a rather light taste and very drinkable.

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