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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
This was the first Schell beer I had a few years ago. Its not a particularly special beer and is a fairly standard pale lager, but it is good, smooth, pleasantly crisp, with a mild hoppy bite, and its more tasty than the usual macro-lager stuff. There is nothing unpleasant about it at all and it satisfies well for a basic, lighter beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SavageElvis (134) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Light golden yellow with a small white head that disappeared in a hurry. A little fruity aroma with a little malt. Taste is also light and watery. Taste is mostly malt with a with a little corn. Taste does not linger at all. Also thin on the palate. This could be a much better product but it is probably not aimed at the high end market. Made for folks who just want to swill a few cold ones and are not worrying about the taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Poured from the bottle to a light yellow with thin white head that dissipated quickly and left little lacing. Aroma was grassy, grainy hops and the flavor followed suit, with just a touch of malty sweetness toward the end. Mouthfeel was thin and the finish was short and stale. Not much better than the BMCs and if this is the "flagship beer", Im afraid this ship might sink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skyview (5868) - 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 Schells 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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2007
decent beer not my fav from these guys but a nice original beer been arounda long time i enjoyed it so there

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerandBlues2 (13056) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2006
From a 12 oz. bottle with a freshness date on the shoulder of bottle. Poured a clear dull golden with a small foamy white head. Aromas of dusty malts, a bit of barley as well, sweet cooked corn and a soft nuttiness. Steady, even carbonation and a crisp, smooth light bodied mouthfeel. Tastes of cereal grains and sickly sweet corn, a subtle metallic flavor as well, a soft hayish flavor towards the end and a dryish sweet corn grainy finish. Im glad I purchased this out of the singles rack, I wouldnt want a six of this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DJC (238) - USA - OCT 29, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2006 A yellow-gold color, with a pure white head that diminishes rather quickly. The malt/corn combination is definitely present, and that made me long for more hops to balance everything out. Maybe, just maybe, slightly more carbonation would help. This beer is certainly better than many American macro lagers, but I would not go out of my way to obtain it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Golden with a nice white head that fades away. Aroma of corn and sweet malt. Flavor is more of the same. Decent mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BuckeyeBoy (7354) - 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.

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