1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Schell's Maifest - August Schell Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Schell's MaifestSchell's Maifest

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

182 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 182
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-09-2002

This full-bodied, blond dopple bock has a rich, assertive maltiness with a slight, but unique sweetness balanced by a moderate hop bitterness and a citrusy hop aroma.
View: Beers (40) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 182 | Reviews: 103
Photo of krubs
4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CCutch
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Just arrived in our area. Time for this blonde bock to impress me.

Appearance : A moderate pour yields a big fluffy foam mattress pale yellow head, maybe almost the color of lightly buttered popcorn. The head is loosely knit but fluffy on top, and is a formidable 3 fingers tall. The body is a very nice golden color, bordering on amber, and is 95% transparent.

Aroma : Pale malt, hops, and citrus come out immediately. Lots of fresh pink grapefruit flesh and orange rind. The spiced hop aroma takes over the nose upon deep inhalation. It actually smells like a sophisticated IPA.

Flavor : A heavy malt body with notes of strawberry, orange, and clean hop. The blonde character is definitely there and the malts play nicely with the hops. The grapefruit in the hop notes is there but muted enough to keep balance.

Mouthfeel : Easily the best part of this beer. Very creamy and dense, with pops of carbonation underneath. It ends only slightly dry.

Overall : I think it's a good beer - but it's not my style personally. I think they did well here, and I'll have it again.

Photo of Ilafan
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrsaffert
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A really nice Maibock. Pours clear with nice white head. Both aroma and taste are hop forward. Perhaps a little lighter malt base than is typical.

Photo of hopazoid
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrpoizun
2.67/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Frankly, I detect very little malt to this. It's more like a pale version of a pale ale, with a distinct, but mild hoppiness and little else. I wouldn't have guessed this would be marketed as a blonde doppelbock. It's a disappointment.

Photo of Metalsnota
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jarrgal
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hooverhawkeye
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of irish6174
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of dheldman
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of Torey
2.7/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of ElJosharino
2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of themorninglark
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of mikerieder
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Sensei04
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of mncoinman
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of Ajmorriso1
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of jjunit
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of gunterheidrich
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of thelargeone
1.25/5  rDev -65.2%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4/5  rDev +11.4%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Schell's Maifest from August Schell Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.