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30th Anniversary Pilsner Series - Mandarina - August Schell Brewing Company

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30th Anniversary Pilsner Series - Mandarina
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35 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gatornation on 03-12-2014)
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pilsner glass.

Appearance: Light, slightly hazy, yellow with moderate white head and slight lacing lines.

Smell: Mostly straw and citrus, with some apple, pear and peppery hops.

Taste: More citrus than in their standard Pils. Grassy, grainy and straw-like, with sweet apple and pear. Has a peppery finish that is just a little bit bitter.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, light body that is almost creamy, not quite as dry as I like in a great Pilsner.

Overall: Just a more citrusy version of their standard Pils. Solid but hoped for more variation.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 05:27:46 | More by bsp77
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The-Adjunct-Hippie

South Dakota

1.64/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Round 4 of the birthday gift variety six pack! Lets see how the Pilsner does.

Appearance - n/a in a glass bottle.

Smell - hops and malt. Bitter on the nose. Followed by a soapy sourness. Smells like a sweaty vagina.

Taste - woof. Bitter, bitter, bitter. Tin and corn, alive with bitterness. Then after that there's the sour spongy taste. Not for me.

Mouthfeel - do I have to take another swig? Okay. Low carbonation. Smooth yet watery. About average here.

Overall - pass. I do not like this brew. Too bitter, too hoppy. Drain pour, this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 01:44:24 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
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steveh

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another shout out to Chaz & Grant for their huge generosity in allowing me to try some of these beers I'd otherwise never see.

I'll admit up front that I'm skeptical of a Pilsner using Mandarin hops, but I'm going to base opinion on my taste buds. 6.5 ABV Pilsner?

A -- Clear, deep gold with a smooth, off-white head that settles to a thin and persistent cap.

S -- Mildly piny and spicy with some mellow breadiness and peppery alcohol fighting for attention.

T -- Bready, crackery malts up front followed by a spicy -- slightly citrus hop character. Finish is breadiness with an aftertaste of citrus that turns to dry spiciness from alcohol. Hard to believe this is 60 IBU because the bitterness is very subdued and balanced by the malts.

M -- The mouthfeel is soft to dry with a light to light-medium body.

O -- Okay, I'll admit that I like this modern-day take on the style and would buy more when available. It's not a dead on, to-style Pils, but the hop character doesn't get carried away and send this into the APA zone, at least -- no APA I've tasted so far.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 23:37:37 | More by steveh
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-20-2014 22:18:14 | More by XmnwildX12
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awizzle

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-17-2014 22:46:15 | More by awizzle
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solo103

Florida

3/5  rDev -15%

07-16-2014 00:17:11 | More by solo103
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-11-2014 13:24:11 | More by Whiskeydeez
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-07-2014 19:15:49 | More by garymuchow
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mkf629

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-01-2014 20:56:08 | More by mkf629
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elec

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-14-2014 02:33:06 | More by elec
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-05-2014 03:39:03 | More by bismarksays
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dizztracted

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +13.3%

05-29-2014 00:45:03 | More by dizztracted
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-22-2014 00:41:07 | More by sgttibbs
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

05-19-2014 03:44:52 | More by mattmarka1
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

05-11-2014 02:14:25 | More by heytomcat
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

05-08-2014 03:23:00 | More by Cramerican
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Mandarina Pils is a golden colored beer with a thick head of foam and bubbly body. There is some citrus in the nose and some bread. The beer drinks clean and leaves little or no lacing.

With the taste, this pils offers flavors of grassiness, light pale malt, grain, and some hints of citrus and pear. The body of the beer is medium to light, with a crispness that makes the beer drinkable and refreshing. There is a somewhat off- putting metallic flavor at the end, but not enough to spoil the experience.

August Schell is one of America’s oldest breweries and its Anniversary Pilsner series is an enjoyable one overall. This beer is the fourth I have tried in the series and while it doesn’t rank as my favorite among the four, it is still interesting in its own way. At first, I wasn’t too thrilled with the somewhat metallic taste, but I liked the beer more as I drank more and appreciated the other contributing flavors. It’s a good pilsner from Schell and I hope to see more special edition beers in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 04:18:30 | More by BryanCarey
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-13-2014 14:53:49 | More by Chucker17
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

04-12-2014 02:46:16 | More by HoistinBrews
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another from the 30th anniversary of the pilsner series.

Pours a white head. Color is a straw yellow. Active carbonation in the glass.

Flavor profile: Earthy, floral hop noes. Bready/biscuity malts. It really doesn't taste too different from the regular pils. I was expecting more of a fruit flavor, but the tangerine and citrus notes don't really come through.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and clean. Lighter bodied. Good carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, a bit of a disappointment as this was the one I was most excited about. I am glad it still tastes like a pilsner, but I was hoping for a bit more fruitiness.

I gave the rating I did because it still tastes like a good pilsner, but I didn't go any higher because I don't think it turned out as intended.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 01:44:34 | More by mothman
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karlt

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

04-02-2014 02:06:34 | More by karlt
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Gold, good head.

Smell: Sweet, touch of orange, bready.

Taste: Vaguely fruity, tangerine/orange flavor. Finishes moderately dry.

Overall: Beer #3 from the Schell pilsner mix pack. An interesting beer that reminds me more of a pale ale than a pilsner. The mandarina hops definitely give an orange-y flavor which pushes it away from the traditional pilsner flavor. Still gives a dry finish but seems like a different style due to the hops. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 23:57:18 | More by Mdog
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle with a date. Made with the Mandarina Bavaria hop.

clear, golden color with a small fluffy white head. smell is light - wheat, grass, and citrus. taste is grain, sweet bread, and an odd pink-grapefruit-esque bitterness. crispy, smooth, fruity hops with a spicy finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 06:57:17 | More by jimmah120
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

03-21-2014 02:36:30 | More by sparx1100
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Beerlover

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

03-20-2014 23:21:07 | More by Beerlover
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30th Anniversary Pilsner Series - Mandarina from August Schell Brewing Company
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