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Schell's Pils | August Schell Brewing Company

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3.65/5
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352 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech 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:
#34,143
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
352
pDev:
13.42%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Photo of FBarber
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
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 -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BLTmn
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheLuckiestMan
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nolster
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of matcris
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of krombacher_fan
4.38/5  rDev +20%
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 +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Demi
3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Slim_720
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jodio
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobtaylor0414
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigP83
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PMarcy78
2.97/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire123
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
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 -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deebo
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakemn91
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrUse
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow beer, effervescent carbonation, white head, 1/2" depth, retention is not its strong suit. Grain, lemon, grist. Real mild.

Taste had a little more perceptible alcohol and bitterness than most BMC AAL type of beers. Prickly hop contributions to the bitterness.

About as average as can be, does nothing bad or very good, standard quencher beer.

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Photo of Evilyak
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great looking beer. Clear, yellow, with a thick head.

Smell is floral and bright. First taste was a bit off for me, but I rapidly came around. Taste is clean and crisp, with a surprising hop bitterness at the middle and especially at the end.

Quite a pleasant brew.

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Photo of nmann08
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Schell's Pils from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 352 ratings
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