In a Flat Earth pint glass (too lazy to search the cabinet for a proper pilsner glass), it’s a clear golden color, lovely white head, starts proud and slips down in size. Flowery aroma, and the hops are happening, clean and level headed.Drinking it…smooth, even, mild, and watery. Tidy bitter smack from the Hallertau hops right up, and then they slide back and merge with the water and disappear down the throat without a thought. Hops return with each sip and enjoy a nice visit on the palate each time. Light bodied, easy drinking, and right on for style. Almost perfect. And I’m no huge fan of lagers or pilsners, but this suits just fine. Haiku #7: Czech town of Plzn / birthplace of clear, golden beer / look what you started!
I love the Schell logo and branding. The deer junk they’ve been doing over the past few years is fantastic. The Pilsner label stands up to all the other Schell labels in its awesomeness and the bottle cap design is even slightly more ass-kicky. But what really makes a beer great is how its bottle or can holds up in a ditch over a Minnesota winter.
I, as a former beer can collector, can say that Schell is the shit! I picked many a Schell can out of the ditches in west central Minnesota. For xmas on year, my mom bought some weird plastic wall mount racks so I could display my collection (to myself). My bedroom smelled like musty, stanky, stale beer. Some of that stank was from a fine variety of Schell cans collected in the late 70s.
And the beer is GREAT to drink in moderation. Props to my old pal Dave who is a brewmaster at Schell. Go Dave!
I gave it a 3 based on the 5.8% and the 9 dollars plus tax I paid for the 24 of ’em. I took them to a party with a few other guys and we drank them all, they get better with the quantity you drink. It is a fine beer to get drunk off of while fishing, playing poker, or Guitar Hero. I would buy it again for the quantity, not quality.
Paid $9.14 plus tax at Sid’s in Bloomington.