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Schell's Pale Ale | August Schell Brewing Company

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Schell's Pale AleSchell's Pale Ale

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
replaced by Hopfenmalz

Added by budgood1 on 12-03-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

" A legendary ale", the label boldly states, from the nation's second-oldest family-owned brewery.
Color, when held to the light, is a perfect orange, and the head is large and lacey, bubbly and white. Aroma is fresh and clean, yet still rich in fruit, with pineapple and citrus most prominent. On first sip, a mouthful of hops enters the fray, though the finish is short,yet sweet. Great malt back-up, and in fact, everything matches up very well. Very bright and tasty, hoppy and fruity, with a persistent caramel/nut feeling at the bottom.
An English style pale ale is outside the norm for this German brewery in rural Minnesota, but they managed to do a fine job, indeed. A perfectly flavorful session ale. My only quibble would be that, though hoppy, I'd enjoy this more with more hops. But that's me!

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber color, bordering orange, a nice perfume and citrus aroma, which are typical for a pale ale. Maintains a nice white lacing throughout, the initial taste of hops is dominant with a tinge of citrus, mainly orange peel, the finish is quite smooth and a bit dry, awesome taste and flavor, a great beer by Schell! The hops are jumping, but not so much where you would switch, this is very, very drinkable.

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Photo of cokes
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seems more English to me...whatever...
Nice deep golden hue, with an off-white head that shows some stick.
Floral hops bombard the olifactory sensations, but there is also an evident breadiness to provide counterpoint.
Taste is along similar lines. Caramel-drizzled bready hues establish themselves early on. Some coarse grains here as well. This is all rudimentary once the hops arrive. Big juicy floral blossoms and herbals provide the mantra for this beer. Bitter? Not especially. Hoppy? Absolutely.
Sturdy in the mouth. Nothing extravagant, but worthy nonetheless.
One of the better PA's (English or American) that I've tried recently.

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Photo of proc
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pale ale is a hidden gem. Pours out to a nice, amber in the glass with an aroma of grapefruit. Nice initial hop taste that follows it all the way through the swallow. Very close to an IPA and almost has that type of hop quality to it. A very good pale ale.

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Photo of budgood1
4.12/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i had no idea that they brewed a pale ale....from the back of the bottle: "first brewed in 1996, August Schell's Pale Ale is not a traditional beer for a brewery steeped in German tradition. We hope you will enjoy the flavor and aroma of our East Kent Golding hops along with the full bodied flavor of our European and American Malts". that all being said...it pours out a clear orange color with a big fluffy white head. a strong aroma of hops with a malty undertone. taste is very strong of hops...almost IPA in style! a sturdy malt base is overridden by the bitter hops. it has a dry finish and a lingering bitterness on the tongue. very tasty if you like your EPA's hopped up. thanks to my dad for picking this up after his tour of Schell's last month.

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Schell's Pale Ale from August Schell Brewing Company
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