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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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granger10

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4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep golden almost reaching bronze color with a medium to large frothy white head. Good maintenance on the head and moderate lacing. Aroma is lemony with a grapenut aspect and a bit of spice, but I don't think spices were added. Taste begins with a malty spice flavor. Quite smooth. Sweetened barley flavors show themselves. A citric aspect comes in and shuts down the sweetness while leaving the crisp malty flavors. A nice little hoppy kick comes in the finish. Ends not sweet nor dry but moreso crisp than anything. Lighter body excels with the solid moderate carbonation. Easy drinking with just enough flavor and complexity to keep my interest piqued. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2006 14:59:19 | More by granger10
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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.

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