bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Summit multipurpose glass.
Appearance: Clear, darkened orange with thin head and decent lacing for a lager.
Aroma: Very dry, somewhat bitter and tart, with apple, citrus, spice and grass.
Taste: Caramel, apple, toast and hay-like malt body countered by dry German (spicy) and American (citrus) hops. Long lingering bitterness. Doesn’t come together quite as well as I hoped.
Palate: Moderately high carbonation, light to medium body, exceedingly dry.
Overall: While I can see the synthesis of styles (Vienna, Pils, APA), it ultimately tastes like a bitter, slightly citrusy, Vienna. Actually, it somewhat reminds of SA Boston Lager, which is an off-style Vienna. Quite good overall, but I would just rather have SA Boston Lager or Schell’s own true Vienna (FireBrick).
ads135 (5213) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 21, 2013
This was a pretty decent beer. Thickish on the tongue, with a light fresh taste. Bready malt body. Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2009
On draught during Winterfest 2009 in St Paul, MN. Pours a clear golden amber brew with a decent off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves behind a thick lacing. Aroma of some golden and pils malt, citrus zest, some lemon, a hint of grassy hops, and some biscuit dough. Taste is medium body, some carbonation with flavors close to an American Pale Ale with light caramel, citrus zest, some floral hops, a touch of pine and a hint of honey. Finish is semi-dry, hoppy, with a mild bitterness that follows a citrus and floral hop aftertaste. Alopex (56) - Crystal, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2010
This is a very beautiful copper-orange colored brew with a fingers worth of off white head. Aroma is of pine and grapefruit. There is almost enough malt here to balence out the hop bite but I largely feel as though I’m drinking an APA. Pretty nice showing for Schell’s 150th Anniversary. FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright orange-amber color with a large foamy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was tangy and sweet with moderate notes of lemon, grapefruit, pine and a touch of spruce. The flavor was bitter with notes of caramel, grapefruit and pine with undertones that were nutty and bready. Long tangy and fruity finish. Medium body. Solid.
Nsanders (1190) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Deep amber body. Nice floral hop aroma with a light alcohol smell. Less bitter than expected, pepper taste hides under the bitterness. Lighter body with fine carbonation. lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2011
pours an amber color with a good off white fluffy head. aroma is toasted malt and a nice piney light citrusy hop aroma. flavor has the same elements but a bit stronger. this is a vienna?! kind of a blend of an apa, vienna, and bitter. i like it though a nice anniversary beer for them. cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle in hotel room, picked up at a Hy-Vee in Lincoln, NE. Clear, dark gold appearance with an off white head. Sweet creamy, grainy, light citrus, hay aroma. Easy drinking, sweet grassy, lightly herbal, straw flavor. Easy drinking and pretty nice. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, medium orange with a short, sticky off-white head.. nice lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up sweet caramel and redder fruity notes with fresh pine resin and grassy accents.. really, really clean. The flavor found sweet, lightly-toasted caramel at the core, with fresh, prickly pine and leafy bitterness throughout.. refreshing, lingering bitterness and simple, but tasty malts on the finish. Lighter-bodied with moderate-plus carbonation on the palate.. good flow to it. 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.