I am just finishing up my second Schell Pilsner and man I feel good. I think it helps that I also just watched two episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia with some coworkers. That is some funny stuff. Anyway, I have to agree with most of the reviews…this is a good classic pilsner. I’ve been on such a “drink good beer only” kick (ie. always trying new varieties that cost too much) that I’ve forgotten what a traditional beer tastes like. And let me tell you, it tastes good. I’m going to go grab another.
This is how a pilsner should taste.
I generally don’t drink pilsners. They tend to taste like ass once they warm up a slight bit. They also tend to come in cans and kegs and get drunk by non-snobby people. My kind of people tend to be the snobby kind.
But this is a good beer. It has a nice color and a great taste. It is refreshing and balanced. I wish I could hand out bottles of it to people drinking crappy pilsners and say, “This is what your beer is suppose to taste like. Please have a beer that tastes like this when I come over next time.”
I mean really, to be so pompous to put the name “Superior” right on the bottle. That really raised expectations. What? It’s named after Lake Superior? I regret the error.
This beer is frequently a solid performer. I enjoy it every year. But I have to say that it does not light my fire as much as a more high flying beer. It’s solid and good and enjoyable, I buy a twelve pack or more every year. It inspires loyalty rather than slavish devotion.