Schell's Pils | August Schell Brewing Company

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Schell's PilsSchell's Pils

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August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

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

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Photo of budgood1
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

lovely golden slightly hazy color that leaves a healthy head which soon dissapates but sticks and stays the whole way down the glass. a moderate grainy aroma with muted hops... there is a lot of malt body to this pilsener with a nicely balanced slightly metallic hop finish. to me it is highly drinkable and enjoyable. it certainly blurs the line between lager and pils in a way i haven't experienced yet.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.57/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is such a good beer. Starting from the wonderful, almost flowery aroma, nice and foamy head (that does decrease too quickly) and dark gold, yet crystal clear color. I really like the balance of dryness and malt smoothness in the flavor, and that it's there from front to back, then leaving a gradually fading dry finish. The mouthfeel may be too much for some, I describe it as a rich beer, but its of no bother to me. A good beer for virtually anytime, as well as a nice beer to start novices into the world of interesting beers.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with no freshness date. Picture of an old time saloon serving Schell beer.

Appearance: Rich and bright sunrise gold hued brew with and excellent clarity, very sticky white lace leaves rings all the way down the glass. Attractive to the eye.

Smell: Lightly sweet pale malt aroma of honey and a faint zing of lemon, trace of flowery hop within an extremely clean nose.

Taste: Light to moderate body, crisp and refreshing mouth feel with a tight and flowing carbonation. Broad malt flavour of sweet grain and mild toasted biscuit, full flavour of the malt hits hard in the middle with a continual flavour explosion of fresh whole grain crackers. Bitterness from the hops is clean and sharp and balances flawlessly with a bit of fresh flowery oil, herbal hop flavours appear middle to end. Dough malt with an almost nutty back ground adds another level of flavours to this brew. Touch of biscuity husk and hop flavour make the end long and drawn-out. Clean and semi-dry finish makes the taste buds beg for more.

Notes: This beer is shooting for the old world American pilsner style, if you have wondered what beer tasted like before Prohibition this gives and excellent glance at what the style might have been. A great beer to have around all year long. Clean and balanced, just the way it should be.

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Photo of Brent
3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very robust for a pilsner, almost like a pale ale. Moderate hops with lots of body, almost chewy.

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Schell's Pils from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 354 ratings