Schell's Hopfenmalz - August Schell Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
Tasted On: 12-04-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Purchased: Received in a trade
Clear, amber-colored beer topped by a healthy white head. Lacing is excellent and head retention holds up very good.
Clean aromas are first of pilsner malts and sweet grains, followed then by earthy and lightly citrus hops.
Tastes fairly hoppy -- much more then I've experienced in other Schell's brews. The hops are both citrusy and earthy, as noted in the nose. The malt component is light and takes a backseat in this one. I also get a bit of unpleasant vegetable flavors.
Mouthfeel is crisp with a moderate amount of carbonation and a medium body. The finish is dry and primarily of bittering hops.
Overall a good beer; it reminds me of a hop-forward Oktoberfest lager. My preference would be for this to have more balance towards the malt end, but I understand that's not what the brewer intended.
Thanks to fLax for this one!
12-04-2012 18:47:02 | More by sommersb
3.5/5 rDev -8.1%
This one grew on me a bit. At first it seemed a bit too earthy and soil toned. But that changed into a bit of an inky thing with a mature fruit tone with an interesting sweetness. Nicely drinkable, though a bit too musty and heavy for a regular rotation beer for me.
08-15-2012 08:42:41 | More by RblWthACoz
Schell's Hopfenmalz from August Schell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.