RATINGS: 46   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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uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2006
First the beer. It has too much corn in the recipe, has a very grainy odor rather than aroma. It is too sweet for the type, and taste suffers from the extra corn adding an off note which is not pleasant. It does have body but grain is about the only flavor. Now the brewery. In the season, this is among the more beautiful places around. Elegant gardens and landscaping. This should definitely be on your visit list even if you don’t like the beer. A 1.9 if not for the brewery (Overall 6 on the beer alone).

LibraryBrewer (50) - Goodridge, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Can’t say i care much for the Original.Light golden color,no head really.Corny,grainy aroma maybe a might of malt.corny and grain flavor with very little malt,and just a bit of hops.The beer is just plain weak and for some reason light beers i can usually enjoy most light beers even the ones i hate,but this one i just can’t.Who knows why.

incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2006
Nothing wrong with ol Original. I typically dont buy this at the store, but when in New Ulm, a guy has to drink this, and its my distinct pleasure to do so. Malty-corn flavor that really is nothing to special, but it is just a pale lager. Nice color, good flavor, great brewery.

oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Pours a little darker than most american lagers. Aromas of corn, hops, and you know the rest. Flavor is a little more pronounced in this lager. Just a bit more flavor than most.

JPDIPSO (6287) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Very light straw color with a diminished white head. Seems lifeless with little snap in the head. Mild corn, white wine and light grassy hops aromas. Flavors are light with some hay, dry honey, and hint of cider. For as light as it is it still seems somewhat dead on the tongue, which I have a hard time believing that it would even be very good to a hot day.

MrRain (542) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2005
12oz bottle poured in shaker - This beer pours a perfect urine color and has smells like a typical teenage bar beer. It has a smooth full taste for a pale lager. It is one of the better pale lagers I’ve had. It beats the typical Bud Light hands down. Imagine a Bud Light with a small smattering of character. The corn works much better than rice. This would be a good kegger party beer.

Terminus (3716) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2005
bottle-pours pale yellow with a fizzy white head. grainy, lightly funky but mostly smells like a grain silo on a hot day. Pumpernickel and corn flavors. this beer was lightly oxidized as well. Drain pour!

heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Light yellow color with traces of a head on top. The aroma is light oranges and some flowers. The taste is Light flowers and some old oranges. Finishes with a sour note of warm milk. A decent pale ale, but the finish bugs me.

Strykzone (7659) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Schell Original is a nice looking beer with an attractive golden color and a thin head. The aroma I found to be unpleasant. I gave it several opportunities to improve but it did not. Flavor wise this beer is somewhat unique but not really special. Lots of corn and not much more to speak of. It is one of those beers that I am glad I tried but won’t really look for again.

craven5000 (120) - Westville, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Light yellow pour turns into a transparent golden bubbly liquid beneath a creamy white head that is short lived and mostly diminishing. Has enough flavor to drink and it has a decent thirst quenching attribute. Just a nice plain beer that would go well on a hot day.

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