Schell's Pils | August Schell Brewing Company

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3.64/5
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Schell's PilsSchell's Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
schellsbrewery.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally brewed in 1984, Schell's Pils is a shining example of the true European Pilsner style beer. Brewed with 100 percent barley malt, where the Sterling Hop flavor is showcased. Its full hop characteristic and delicate aroma were developed in Pilsen, Bohemia around 1840. This style was widely copied by early American breweries. Over the years, however, it has been lost to the much lighter-bodied, low-hopped relatives we refer to as American "Premium Category" beer.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,309
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
359
pDev:
13.74%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Ratings: 359 |  Reviews: 191
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Stamped on neck of bottle is '081818 000351'. Label ID's ABV as 5.0%.
Clear, pale straw colored body. Small head minimizes to scattered islands and bubble fed ring. Leaves rings and strings of lacing.
Aroma is bready malt and spicy hops in the background.
Taste is bready malts and tangy with spicy hops. Some grassy aspects as well. Some bitterness at the end.
Light mouth feel, and very refreshing. Good carbonation.
Very easy to drink and full of flavor. Leaves a clean and sharp taste.

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Photo of colbra
2.32/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chilmer
2.68/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw yellow with fluffy white head.
The aroma is bready with a slight citrus and herbal hop note.
The flavor is sweet bready malts, a graininess that is similar to an adjunct lager and a sharp hop bite on the finish. The hoppiness is more floral and perfumey than anything.
The mouthfeel is medium with a very pleasant carbonation.
Overall it's okay, there are better Pilsners, but it's cheap and good.

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Photo of MNAle
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bready aroma, some spice. Brilliant light gold color, tall white, thick head, with moderate level of rising bubbles. Nice looking pils. Moderate feel. Mild and smooth initial taste: bread and spice, with a good level of bittering coming along in the middle, finish and aftertaste. Clean finish.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright gold color - completely clear and mildly effervescent. Thick velvety white head dissipates slowly but not completely. Rings of white lacing are left on the glass.

Smell has light notes of grain, bread, lemongrass, and grassy hops.

Taste follows the nose with notes of grain, grass, lemongrass, and some light bread notes. Moderately bitter on the finish with a slight metallic like flavor.

Feel is light and drinkable. Somewhat dry on the finish.

Overall an alright pilsner - there are much better examples out there.

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Photo of yat282
2.77/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BLTmn
4.14/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheLuckiestMan
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nolster
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A slightly hazy lemon in color with small amount of bubbles rising. Half a finger of off white head that quickly settles to a ring and leaves a fair lacing down the glass. The aroma is malty, almost cheerios like and a little bit grassy. The flavor is biscuity and full, with a grassy and slightly peppery bite. A small bite. Plenty of carbonation, medium body, and dry all the way through the swig. Overall a nice, pleasant brew with nice traditionalhop flavor.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krombacher_fan
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is everything I want in a pils. It's the best American brewed czech pils I've ever found. Overall a great tasting, incredibly smooth beer. Going to buy a million of these when I'm back in Minneapolis. 5*

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Demi
3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Slim_720
4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jodio
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobtaylor0414
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigP83
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PMarcy78
2.97/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Old name, new interpretation.

A somewhat modern take on the style by people who know how to brew beer but decided to take a conservative approach. Not a bell ringer, rather a mild version that isn't too challenging. They made their beer and that's allright. I find it a bit thin which over accents the hops and can be called at best refreshing.

Worth trying but no loss if you don't.

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Photo of Ssippisam
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deebo
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Schell's Pils from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 359 ratings