Schell's Hopfenmalz - August Schell Brewing Company
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Reviews by MattyG85:
3.9/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep and clear amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.
Smell: Bready malts with some good hints of caramel, toffee, and biscuit. Grains are slightly roasted. Hints of citrus orange and earthy noble hops. Bready malts are more prominent here. Still has a decent earthy hop balance. Laid back but good.
Taste: Big bready taste up front. Malts with notes of caramel, toffee, and biscuit. Very noticeable toasted and slightly burnt taste. Some light hints of citrus orange and lemon. Solid presence of spicy earthy hops. Fairly malt forward overall.Tastes like a solid Vienna Lager.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Toasty, smooth, and fairly drying.
Overall: A pretty solid American lager. Nice toasty malts and subtle spice.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2012 05:46:02 | More by MattyG85
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3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
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
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!
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2012 18:47:02 | More by sommersb
Schell's Hopfenmalz from August Schell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.