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Schell's Hopfenmalz - August Schell Brewing Company

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very good

141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
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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4/5  rDev +5%

TS057, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

sgttibbs, Oct 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

dmadsen, Sep 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Jman_01, Aug 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

CWhite, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

RblWthACoz, Aug 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

Beer4Mike, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of 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.

MattyG85, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of JamesMN
2.9/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Semi-translucent copper color. Very thin off-white head. Some lacing.

Aroma: Almost no smell. Just a bit of pale malt.

Taste: Some hop presence. A little bit of toasty malt. Just a hint of a strange metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Pretty good at first. Good level of carbonation but then the metallic taste interrupts what would otherwise be a smooth finish.

Final Thoughts: It's possible this bottle was old (couldn't find a date on it). However, there really weren't any unusual 'off' tastes to it. Given it's lack of aroma I wasn't expecting much and it basically lived up to my expectation. If someone hands this beer to you at a BBQ or party, go ahead and accept it. But this is not one to seek out.

JamesMN, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

MN_Beerticker, Jul 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

bjohn84, Jul 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.8%

dwhitney, Jul 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Bighorn, Jun 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Kunstman, Jun 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

jcjerabek, Jun 12, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle with an indecipherable code.

Look is a soft golden orange with a weak sudsy head. Smell is candy corn and pumpkin pie. Taste is spicy earth notes, sweet roasted malts, and a semi-sweet bitter finish. Tastes like a bigger beer than it is.

Surprisingly tasty stuff.

jimmah120, Jun 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

pisomojado8, May 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

kgeijer, May 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ChopsMeister, Apr 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

BrandonEnriquez, Mar 11, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a becker glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with over one finger of white foam head that collapses to a lofty and persistent pad. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Toasted bread and caramel, with a trace sulfurous edge.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with crisp pale malt and grassy herbaceous hop aromatics. Breadiness gains depth in the middle after moderate carbonic acidity fades. Moderate herbaceous bitterness develops in the finish, showing some endearing floral notes as well.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, wet and smooth on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This amber lager is not only well executed, but also boldly executed for the style. Hop qualities are nuanced but very much in appropriate balance to the clean, Munich-centered malt component. It is interesting and versatile, predictably able to complement other flavors but bringing enough of interest with it to stand by itself as well.

beagle75, Mar 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Cramerican, Feb 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Ericular, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

elec, Feb 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Linc, Jan 29, 2012
Schell's Hopfenmalz from August Schell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.