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Lakemaid Beer - August Schell Brewing Company

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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shadow1961 on 05-09-2008)
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Reviews by Maerzen:
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Maerzen

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -2%

Pours a nice dark yellow with a touch of amber. Nice foam on the initial pour but it disappates pretty quickly. Average aroma on the nose. Crisp, refreshing taste, although a little bready. The clerk at the store discribed this beer as "your average water" and I have to say it's a little more than that. Nice lager that larger breweries would be more than happy to produce on a daily basis. Nothing special but enjoyable all the same. I don't know that I would go out of my way to buy this again but I would be more than happy to drink it if offered. Oh, and the calendar "fish" on each bottle was a nice touch.

07-28-2008 15:58:42 | More by Maerzen
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

09-17-2012 22:15:24 | More by NilocRellim
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schoon

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-25-2014 00:44:07 | More by schoon
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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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LordofTime25

Iowa

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%

Pours to a clear light golden yellow with a thick pure white head. Disappears quickly to a thin film on top of beer.

Can smell a hint of hops and a biscuity maltiness.

Has a mild hop bitterness up front with a mild lightly-toasted bread flavor coming through before a dry finish takes over. Nice balance.

Has a crisp refreshing fell in the mouth. Good Carbonation and refreshing!

A beer I could drink over and over again! Plus the each beer has a fish and size under each cap so you can make a fun drinking game out of it.

11-17-2008 02:43:22 | More by LordofTime25
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +21.2%

Clear golden yellow with a close-cropped white head that disappears without a trace over a couple minutes.
Doughy nose with whispers of grain, honey, and pears. Hops bring a light, dried florality. For the style, it's a concentrated and atractive aroma.
Through the mouth, its honey-sweetened grains first, puffing up fuller with a prevasive doughiness and a light dusting of ground corn. Clean and brisk through the middle, with a vague apple cider note. Hops are role players, but bring mown hay and leafy grasses.
Fuller than many American lagers, but still on the light side. Steady carbonation, non-fizzy, and taut in feel. It presents as an US / Helles Lager hybrid.
This plain and simple, and, plain and simple, it's a very nice quaffer.

10-16-2009 02:49:41 | More by cokes
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MiScusi

California

3.98/5  rDev +15.4%

Had all the characteristics of a simple lager, but no harsh finish at all. Clear gold in color, big airy white head that dies pretty fast. The body looks pretty alive, a fair amount of bubbles released within. Semi sweet malt taste, no hops that I could gather, and not too much abrasive carbonation. If in mood for a traditional lager it goes down really easily.

12-11-2008 02:05:41 | More by MiScusi
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warpig372

Indiana

3/5  rDev -13%

06-19-2014 19:12:43 | More by warpig372
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morimech

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +8.1%

Pours a clear straw color with a nice two-fingered white head that had some decent retention. Just a little lacing left on the glass. Appears to be a little darker than the standard Macro Lager.

The smell of fresh cut grass fills the nose to go along with a mild maltiness. A little bit of graininess is also present.

Has a mild malt taste with a whisp of hops on the finish. This is a hint of adjuncts and grains. Nice flavor for a Macro Lager and one of the best I have sampled. Has a very clean finish.

The body seems to be more substantial than others of style. The carbonation is not as fizzy either.

Easy drinking and good flavor for the syle. The price seems to be a bit high and the taste is just a tiny bit above Grain Belt. I wish it came it cans so you could take the beer in the outdoors but sadly this beer will have to wait for your return to the cabin before you can enjoy.

05-16-2008 19:37:23 | More by morimech
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Honisbygonis

North Carolina

2.68/5  rDev -22.3%

Typical lager straw yellow color, medium carbonation; ordinary domestic mass produced lager taste, but not as acidic, and without a lingering aftertaste. Nothing extraordinary and that's the problem in a nut shell.

Kudos for the drone delivery system, which made headlines.

04-18-2014 21:27:13 | More by Honisbygonis
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-20-2012 00:26:12 | More by Kunstman
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emerge077

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -6.4%

Found this in Racine, WI which happens to be on Lake Michigan.
Suckered by the goofy label, I was just going to get this for a fishing buddy, but decided to get an extra single to review.

Urine copper gold with slow carbonation. There was about an inch of foam at first, and now there's just a feeble skim. It does lace a little on the opposite side. Let's face it though, drinking this on a boat, you probably won't be looking at the lacing.

Faint aroma of sweet cereal grain, honey graham cracker.

Sweet apple and husky grains, not terrible. A little flaccid and gassy feeling though. Very light bodied, lingering sweet malt finish when there shouldn't be much of one. Goes down easy enough, not one to deconstruct the finer points of. Simple and utilitarian, more of a novelty for the odd "Lakemaids" on the label.

11-16-2010 03:14:46 | More by emerge077
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -20.9%

Thanks to Buebie for this extra via trade... It's been a while since I've tried a new Adjunct Lager...

A - Two fingers of fizzy lightly packed white foam... Head quickly fades and leaves a full lacing... Pale yellow straw color... Little or no noticeable carbonation... Looks like a fairly textbook lager...

S - Fresh grains... Bread crust... Hints of lemon and honey...

T - Corn... Biscuit... Crust... Faint malt presence... A brisk earthiness... Slight sugar sweetness... Honey... Lemon...

M - Good light sparkling carbonation on the tongue... Light to medium bodied... A little on the thin side... Slightly astringent... Dry... Not off-putting, but not very much substance...

D - Not bad, but an average at best... There's nothing wrong with this beer, but I can't put my finger on anything memorable either...

06-03-2009 01:20:07 | More by philbe311
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Jman_01

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-16-2012 13:48:15 | More by Jman_01
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

11-18-2013 23:54:01 | More by enelson
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13%

03-25-2013 03:58:21 | More by bigbeers84
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +11.6%

Reviewed on 5-01-10
Reviewed cold from a bottle to a glass

A - orangish/yellow, carbonation present. 2 fingers of foam that disappeared rather quickly, lacing ring was present

S - Citrus, malts with hints of hops

T - Slight lemon flavor, very light tasting and very easy to drink

M/D - Pretty drinkable light bodied brew, another good summer time brew. A little crisp at first but finishes smooth. Another Schell's brew that I recommend!

05-02-2010 03:40:09 | More by FreshmanPour77
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atomicskier1889

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13%

04-05-2013 14:55:07 | More by atomicskier1889
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

06-29-2013 23:46:50 | More by OregonGrown7
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

02-25-2013 09:31:52 | More by bismarksays
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schellsbeer

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +11%

Thanks KeefD for pointing this one out to me.

Calling northern Minnesota "home" for much of my life, I really appreciate when a brewery takes time to brew a beer for the outdoorsman. Schells nails it on the head with with one.

Great all day beer drinking beer. Nice bottle too. Has everything that a sportsman could want. Great taste, Lower ABV, Nice Bottle, and locally brewed so the price is right. Look no further. In my opinion, much better than any of the big name lager beers out there. Also helps that this one comes in a brown bottle with a real bottle cap.

Taste is spot on. Fresh tasting, not too filling, great smell and appearance. While at home in the boat, it would also be great for deer hunting camp.

Way to go Schells. Another solid preformer.

03-26-2009 03:14:39 | More by schellsbeer
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-16-2012 03:37:09 | More by Cramerican
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GeePee

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

07-03-2014 23:17:42 | More by GeePee
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

03-27-2014 20:02:49 | More by cbcrunch
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-03-2013 21:27:44 | More by Eric908
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Lakemaid Beer from August Schell Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.