Schell Fresh Hop Series 2013: Mosaic Pilsner


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This year’s Fresh Hop beer will be a pilsner that is single hopped with the new and exciting Mosaic hop variety. This hop gives off an abundant mix of flavors and aromas to the beer, hence the name Mosaic. Its characteristics are found to be floral, tropical, fruity, earthy and sweet. It can contribute notes of blueberry, mango, lemon, lime, other citrus, pine, fruit punch, herbs, spice, stone fruit, mint, bubblegum and black pepper.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours a very pale yellow with a very tall pillowy white head. Aroma is grassy lemony and fairly strong of pepper. Taste follows suit with the aroma, with less of a pepper flavor. Overall not my favorite by any means, wasnt a huge fan of the citra either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9576) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, hazy golden, orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big dank notes, some mango, pineapple, hints of grass, slight earthy notes into some banana, bubblegum, hints of pepper. Taste is a mix of bubblegum, orange, pineapple, hints of grass into pepper, slight banana into a bit of earth, some dank notes, finishing fairly bitter, dry. I kind of like this, but it is a fairly far cry from a pilsner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (520) - - DEC 20, 2013
Bright Hazy Yellow with a high amount of carbonation, great lacing and a very foamy head. Nose has a strong grassy-pils aroma with pale malts, fresh earthy hops and a touch of fruitiness. Flavor is mild fruitiness, fresh earthy hops, pale malts, grassiness, and hints of bubblegum. Body is rather heavy with some moderate carbonation. It’s different but I like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Aroma is slight citrus, grain, and a bit skunky. Flavors are light citrus, lemon, tropical fruit, and again skunky. I feel like they missed on this one. It’s a bit skunky, it’s drinkable but the flavors aren’t very good, I’m hoping I didn’t have a bad bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
redbeard3 (107) - - NOV 29, 2013
Great hop and clean pils malt aromas. This beer is one of the best schell’s seasonal’s in my opinion, although I wish it could be released in the dog days of summer which I know isn’t possible due the fact that hops are harvested in the fall in the Norther hemisphere... Maybe Schell’s would consider doing a Southern Hemisphere Fresh hop for the summer season!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3237) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Bottle - Golden pour with a foamy white head. Nose is light onion hops and some mango, some astringent alcohol, pale malt, and a hint of pine. Taste has some more of the astringency, but a thick and grainy breadiness. A bit of dusty yeast, a touch of onion, and dank tropical fruit. Slick and medium-bodied with some gentle carbonation. Not bad, but don’t let it warm up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle. Pour is clear yellow with fluffy white head. Aroma is strong floral and citrus, grapefruit. Taste is very fresh, lemon, slight tropical, toasty grain, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6665) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Aroma is grainy malts and pungent/grassy hops. The flavor is citrus, malts, tropical fruit/lime, hop resin and a very grassy and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2013
All right, I’m game... Bottle: pale gold pour with a thick white head. aroma is floral and tropical fruit, also getting light cat pee at the start which I remember getting in the citra pils too. That seems to fade though. Some biscuity malt under all that. Flavour carries that biscuity pilsner malt through with passion fruit/mango and grassy/floral hop. Not unpleasant.

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