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Arminius - August Schell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gatornation on 05-13-2014)
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Reviews by MattyG85:
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4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a large pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About one finger of white head which fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A floral and fairly spicy hop forward aroma with hints of grass and fruit. Upfront earthy and floral hops with hints of grass, pine, and Noble hints of spice. Citrus fruit hints of lemon and orange. Bready malt hints of grains, biscuit, caramel, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid aroma that is kind of minty.

Taste: Like it smells, a crisp, floral, and somewhat spicy hop forward taste with notes of grass, fruit, and grains. Floral and earthy hops with some upfront notes of wet grass, pine, and herbal spice. Subtle citrus fruit presence of lemon and orange. Solid malt balance with bready notes of grains, cracker, biscuit, caramel, and yeast. A pretty solid spicy taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, clean, and nicely spicy and smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid hopped up lager. Nice taste of spicy hops with a solid malt balance.

MattyG85, Jul 29, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I was excited when I heard about this beer. I thought a bigger Hopfenmalz would be excellent. Pours a pale straw color with a large, macro type head that quickly settles to a thin skim of suds. A little spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma of floral and mildly spicy hops. Bready and cracker like malt rounds things out. Not really that aromatic though.

Clean, crisp, dry flavor. Mild hop flavor of pepper and floral notes. Just not much going on in the flavor. Bitterness is low. Tastes like a common Euro lager but fresher and not skunked. I do appreciate the crisp and dry qualities as it is refreshing.

Deceiving body as it feels much lighter than a beer carrying this ABV. Robust carbonation adds to the deception.

If a person is looking for an IPL, this is not it, but a nice strong pale lager.

morimech, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

bismarksays, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

MN_Beerticker, Jul 21, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, easy drinking. Pale golden color. Head fades quickly, Light carbonation. Somewhat weak aroma, but what there is is nice.Hops present in the aroma. Initial taste is hoppy, but not citrusy. Doesn't have as much bite as the 70 IBU would suggest. Hops bite fades to a malty finish. Very well balanced. At 6.5%, this is not a session beer. Overall, I like it. Nice to see Schell's branching out.

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ovaltine, Jul 24, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a clear pale golden color with a fast receding head that leaves no collar and no lacing swirling the beer reveals a fresh collar
S- slight smells of fruit,floral hops in addition to some citrus tones with bready malts
T- European and American hops that reveal just a slight floral edge give way to clean and bready malt bill nothing dominates here a slight herbal and grassy taste also lingers in the mouth
M- crisp and clean light on the hops smooth lower carbonation on the palate
O- a hybrid lager on the lighter side with hops,I would have liked more hops in this,its very drinkable but one i would not go out of my way for will drink it from time to time

gatornation, Jul 25, 2014
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Outstanding. A shot directly on target from August Schell.

Clean, crisp and refreshing, perfect for any activity on a hot day, but enough character to sustain interest when you're just having one.

Looks like a lager because it is one, thin head with good lacing, but the reason I like it is that the hops show up in a trailer - presents with good clean lager taste up front, and then on the finish - a little hop punch, right in the back of the nose.

I'm having one now, so let's see - yep, lager in front, hops in back. Kinda fun - this is good stuff.

This needs to be on tap at the Saints stadium and at Target Field. A clean, crisp, tasty lager with plenty of good mojo.

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Some nice fresh hop with shots of fruitiness at times that is really pleasant. Not strong, just pleasing. Also a soft pale malt mingles around a bit.
Very attractive with big full white head and a pale golden body that is not quite brilliantly clear but substantially clear.
Clear lager taste with a fine somewhat sweet, fruity, flowery hop flavor from start to finish, subdued but lengthy bittering, some extended dryness and soft graininess.
Lighter body appropriate for style and ample bubbles also fit for style.
I like this. Good clean lager for a hot day but with enough going on to provide interest beyond thirst and warm weather.

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Arminius from August Schell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.