Schell's Maifest | August Schell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
This full-bodied, blond dopple bock has a rich, assertive maltiness with a slight, but unique sweetness balanced by a moderate hop bitterness and a citrusy hop aroma.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-09-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
111
Ratings:
213
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 213 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a copper/amber color with little head. Hints of caramel and very sweet for a double bock. A very smooth drink, almost as smooth as a lager. Very drinkable brew, I consider this to be Schell's finest offering and won't hesitate to try in the near future. A good fall beer.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light shade of copper. Nice clarity. Medium sized dirty white head. Lacing is moderate. Thick juicy malts on the nose. And fruits...grapes and apples come to mind. Nice, sweet aroma. This leads into a nice, sweet flavor profile. With a lot of the same in common with the nose. The apples and grapes and also pears are noticeable. And sweet, sweet malts...without being cloying. Hops only provide balance and are undetectable, save for a slight dryness to the finish. The body is full and round and the carbonation delicate. Probably my favorite offering from Schell's, with the possible exception of their Hefe.

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Photo of tomahite
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kguard
4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krubs
4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elec
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of themorninglark
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of steveh
4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Recommended by a fellow Bock lover -- BA calls this a Maibock, but Schell calls it a Double.

A -- Good clear, deep golden color with a light tan head that holds up well.

S -- Sweet, bready malt nose, some earthiness that borders on DMS, but not distracting. Some very vague fruitiness back. Slight alcohol spiciness too.

T -- Big, bready malt taste up front -- starts sweet and finishes dry. Yeasty breadiness in aftertaste with some lingering hop spiciness & bitterness.

M -- Crisp to soft mouthfeel with a medium light body.

D -- Very good drinkability for a 7% beer. This stands up to the better Maibocks out there -- yes, even Capital. Very nice brew.

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Photo of jakemn91
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A really nice Maibock. Pours clear with nice white head. Both aroma and taste are hop forward. Perhaps a little lighter malt base than is typical.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of ChopsMeister
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of ShwarzAl3r
5/5  rDev +39.3%

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Schell's Maifest from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 213 ratings