Schell's Pils | August Schell Brewing Company

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3.64/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsner

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:
#32,591
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
361
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
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17
Gots:
24
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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau tall pilsner glass from a 12 ounce bottle on May 31, 2015.

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3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wer34truh
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden color, with a relatively small foamy head.

Subtle smell predominantly of malts, but with some floral elements as well.

The herbal notes are definitely emphasized in the taste, with subtle hops and malt. Mouthfeel is light as expected, with moderate carbonation.

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4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.4/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Schell's mug.

This beer is a crystal-clear pale gold with a two-finger head from an aggressive pour that quickly compacts to some light foam on top of the beer and some spotty lacing down the glass.

The aroma is crackers and biscuits with a hint of a floral note.

This pils tastes great. Smooth malt with a taste of lightly crisped toast and a hit of lemon and pepper from the hops and a lingering mild bitterness that's quite nice.

Mouthfeel is thin and slightly sticky.

Overall, a fine and refreshing pilsner that goes down great. A "yellow" beer with lots of flavor.

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Schell's Pils from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 361 ratings