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Schell's Zommerfest - August Schell Brewing Company

Schell's ZommerfestSchell's Zommerfest

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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.09%


Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Introduced on Memorial Weekend, 1998, and only available in the summer, Zommerfest is brewed in a 'Kölsch' style, which originates from Cologne, Germany. Its characteristics are fairly light—in color and in flavor. It is a pale gold color, low in hop flavor and aroma, with a light body and a somewhat dry finish. This is a pleasant, light-flavored beverage that goes well with any summer activity.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-22-2002)
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bristol2120

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep gold, with a fairly quickly dissipating head that leaves about an inch thick layer of foam. Aroma is a bit underwhelming, though some hops is there to be found. Taste is good, with a restrained hops presence up front, and apricot and citrus notes lingering in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is nicely crisp, with just the right amount of carbonation. Overall, a good representation of the style, which would be best enjoyed on a nice, hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 01:33:15 | More by bristol2120
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Seeking out various local summery brews, and this is an obvious one I haven't had. Tasted 29 July 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours medium-pale golden yellow, glass-clear. One finger of almost-white head, plenty of visible carbonation. Okay retention, little lacing.

Smell is very grainy, like mid-summer wheat and corn, but pleasantly crisp. A toasty/buttery aroma near the end is a little odd, not fitting in with the other elements.

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Schell's Zommerfest from August Schell Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.