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Schell's Hopfenmalz - August Schell Brewing Company

Schell's HopfenmalzSchell's Hopfenmalz

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BA SCORE
85
very good

138 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%


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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Reviews by tubacharlie:
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tubacharlie

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice caramel-malt sweet honey aroma with hints of spruce.

Pours a cream-colored three-finger head with good retention and renewal. Some stickiness in the lacing leaving traces on the glass, and a thin film of bubbles caresses the surface down to the last sip of the clear, golden-amber brew.

The same caramel-honey characteristics of the aroma are in the flavor, accented with turbinado-brown sugar notes in the middle of the palate. Whole hop characteristics in the mouth envelope the complex flavors with a mild, smoothly-carbonated hop tang that frames the experience and leaves satisfied taste buds wanting more.

Lovely offering for an important milestone. Get it while you can.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2010 05:35:15 | More by tubacharlie
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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.

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Schell's Hopfenmalz from August Schell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.