RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
This beer was brewed in celebration of the 135th Anniversary of Schells several years ago. It was so popular, we re-introduced it under the name German Pale Ale.
Pale Ale is really a hybridthe best characteristics of an India Pale Ales English malts and hops, combined with a German Alt yeast. It is medium in color, with a pronounced bitterness and a pleasant flowery hop aroma. Schells is the only brewery that produces this particular beer style.
Ingredients: Pale 2 Row, Bairds Carastan, Bairds Munich, and Cara Pilsner malts, Chinook, Cascade, and Kent Golding hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2009

Source: 12 oz bottle from a sampler purchased at Friar Tucks in Peoria.
Glass: Poured into a 10 oz lager glass.
Appearance: Clear gold pour with a two finger cream colored head.
Aroma: Fairly Muted. Notes of bready malt and faint citrus.
Flavor: Slightly astringent. Metallic finish. Lingering bitterness.
Palate: Medium body with solid carbonation and a clean mouthfeel.
Overall: Average beer. Not very impressive, but drinkable. Wont buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (4466) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Tried this at the brewery on my way through New Ulm. A decent pale ale. Bready and light with some floral hop crispness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (12255) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Generic, bland, better than Sam Adams though. Biscuit with a touch of hops. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
I decided to give their Pale Ale a try. While its supposedly "steeped in German heritage"--which seems a bit odd for an English style--it can definitely be described as an American pale ale. It has more body than I expected and an East Kent Golding dry finish, which is rather pronounced. While perhaps a little thinner than most locally brewed versions, its actually not too bad--in fact, its surprisingly tasty--and fair representation of the style. Im curious to try a few more of their efforts. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (6598) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Not among the best, but for its dry hoppiness and decent maltiness, its not that bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Pours hazy orange with white head, aroma of some floral and grass, touch of sweet citrus. Taste is some citrus, grassy middle with some caramel, and a relatively sweet finish. Not a bad pale ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle, pours a clear orange-gold body with off-white head. Perfumey aroma of citrus, grass, and floral hops with an undertone of sweet malts. Flavor is similar, with a light bitterness throughout the palate. Smooth mouthfeel; nicely carbonated. Finishes dry with a hop bitterness. Not bad - solid and very sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
bpreo (2779) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2010 One more from the sampler pack. Pale Ale was fairly normal, nothing wrong with that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nsanders (1111) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Amber in color. Active, small bubbles. Hoppy, floral/pine-like aroma. Bitterness is moderate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vomit (256) - Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Of the pale ales Ive tried, I can certainly say this: "Its a Pale ale". Keep your wits about you and when youre at the store looking for some tasty brew and you spy this, just KEEP ON WALKING.....right to the section that has Blatz. Then laugh as you buy a case of Gods sweetest nectar for what you would have (over) paid for a six pack of this tripe. Dont question it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2010
I am editing my review (1-2-09) , because I know how to review beers better now then I did on 8-12-08. (except for my choice of glass; I only had this one on hand at my friends place). Poured into New Belgium Globe Glass. Color is a yellow bronze with light head that leaves some decent lace. Smell is of floral hops with notes of carmel malts. The taste is quite citrusy. The floral notes come back and are much stronger. When I was drinking it, I thought I was drinking an IPA and then I looked at the category and it said it was an IPA, which made a lot of sense. This beer is a lot stronger than a regular pale ale. The malts are at a medium level, nothing overdone here. They taste kind of nutty. Mourhfeel is very smooth, but bitter. The beer becomes very creamy at the end. This beer is great! It is definitely one of my favorite from Schells. It is an IPA that is easy to drink and can definitely have a few in one sitting! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-12-2008 06:39:06

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