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Schell's Hopfenmalz - August Schell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

140 Ratings
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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KarlHungus on 02-08-2009)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 12-04-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Mug
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!

sommersb, Dec 04, 2012
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Schell's Hopfenmalz from August Schell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.