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Schell's Hopfenmalz - August Schell Brewing Company

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Schell's HopfenmalzSchell's Hopfenmalz

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BA SCORE
86
very good

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 139
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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bigbeers84

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

03-25-2013 03:57:47 | More by bigbeers84
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mmsimmons

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

03-03-2013 22:52:17 | More by mmsimmons
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darky

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +5%

02-20-2013 02:43:39 | More by darky
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ptarmigan98

Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-11-2013 22:00:18 | More by ptarmigan98
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finado

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

12-07-2012 05:44:22 | More by finado
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sommersb

Tennessee

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
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 18:47:02 | More by sommersb
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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11-21-2012 04:28:14 | More by
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-08-2012 03:49:16 | More by capuchinpilates
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TS057

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +5%

11-08-2012 02:44:33 | More by TS057
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

10-24-2012 12:32:15 | More by sgttibbs
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dmadsen

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

09-04-2012 01:36:32 | More by dmadsen
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Jman_01

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-24-2012 17:49:12 | More by Jman_01
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CWhite

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-17-2012 23:11:53 | More by CWhite
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 08:42:41 | More by RblWthACoz
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Beer4Mike

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5%

07-29-2012 20:13:18 | More by Beer4Mike
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MattyG85

Minnesota

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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JamesMN

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 04:12:26 | More by JamesMN
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-15-2012 00:08:26 | More by MN_Beerticker
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bjohn84

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-13-2012 02:21:56 | More by bjohn84
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dwhitney


1/5  rDev -73.8%

07-11-2012 18:30:04 | More by dwhitney
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Bighorn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-30-2012 02:03:04 | More by Bighorn
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-24-2012 14:23:30 | More by Kunstman
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-12-2012 19:05:16 | More by jcjerabek
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jimmah120

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 07:25:00 | More by jimmah120
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pisomojado8

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-21-2012 00:37:28 | More by pisomojado8
Schell's Hopfenmalz from August Schell Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.