Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2003
Another one that i feel doesn't deserve the bad press it has especially from the people in wisconsin the home of bad beer.granted it's not some high prized brew like some others but it definately deserves to be placed higher then what it is.it had a nice golden color,malty in aroma ,nice malt and hopp flavor with some hoppiness in the after taste.A very smooth brew for a hot summer day that is more then just drinkable but very enjoyable and satisfying. 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. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Color is a clearish golden yellow, very thin white head fizzed away super fast as it poured. Smell is all sweet fruity malts, very close to a white wine fruity likeness in the aroma, late notes of popcorn as it warms. Taste is smooth, crisp, mostly malts of light fruityness and grain, over quite quickly with a light creamy feel with a light fizzy carbonation and just a touch of hops carries over in the swallow. End is lightly crisp and dry. Nothing heavy here, its all about the light drinkin' and easy-goin'-down-smoothability. Which it has alot of. Its just a bit boring on the palette, basic, run of the mill, slightly-better-then-macro beer. Perhaps with a little help in the longer lasting taste dept., this could be a very good Munich Lager style brew. PorterPounder (8288) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2003
This was very refreshing after a 100 degree day in the South Dakota Badlands. Has a sweet aroma, light golden appearance with a decent sized white head - lots of bubble action. Clean, crisp honest lager flavor - no pretenses in trying to be anything else. Goes down extremely smooth. Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
This was the first Schell beer I had a few years ago. It’s 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 it’s 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.
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2002
Not bad for a microbrew from New Ulm. Very drinkable and not too filling. Not too disapointing by any means. celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - MAY 17, 2003
I agree with some others that this beer is under-rated. It's not a bad beer at all. Good Thrirst Quencher, and definitely better than the standard B-M-C Macro Swill. Gregis (1291) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JAN 4, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2008 Bottle courtesy of csbosox. Pours a crystal clear pale gold with a frothy white head. The aroma is dusty and lightly fruity malt with a sweet corn note in the background. Light bodied and effervescent with a clean, crisp finish. Light, sweet malt and faint corn, this pale has just a hint of the adjunct and metallic bite that I get from most macros. While I haven’t tried a lot of pale lagers recently, I’d have to say that this is one of the best examples of the style that I’ve tried. Thanks again, Chris! Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2004
Bottle pours a golden amber with a small short lived head. The aroma is of malt and faint hops. The flavor is low key, with malt and a slight hop finish. The palate is fine for a lawn mowing beer. Overall, not bad for a Pale Lager. Skyview (6099) - 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 Schell’s 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.