Black Woods Forest Ale | August Schell Brewing Company

no score
Awaiting More Ratings
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed exclusively for Black Woods restaurants in MN.

Added by zeledonia on 01-04-2013

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
Reviews by zeledonia:
Photo of zeledonia
3.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Black Woods Restaurant in Two Harbors, MN, where it's the house ale. Per the restaurant folks, this is brewed for them by August Schell, but is available only at Black Woods restaurants. Tasted 31 August 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear rusty brown, a nice rich color. One finger of cream-tan head, good retention and plenty of lacing. Lots of visible carbonation as well.

Smell is faint, and I struggle to pull much out of it. Some distant woody malts, a touch of herbal hops. Plants... yeah. Not bad, but hard to find.

Taste is more toasty-woody. A bit of biscuity toast, a light touch of sugary sweetness, and some juicy wood.

Mouthfeel is fine. Medium-light body, watery, but with enough carbonation. Finishes drifting away, like a little boat on the big lake.

This is one of those beers where I can say, yes, it's beer, but I can't say much beyond that about it. Tastes fine, smell's a little dull. Drinkable enough. Not much more to say than that.

 990 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Metalsnota
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black Woods Forest Ale from August Schell Brewing Company
3.21 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.