Thursday, March 17, 2016

Schell's One Five Five

Schell's One Five Five, American Amber / Red Lager. 5% ABV. August Schell Brewing Company, New Ulm, MN.

Brewed for the 155th Anniversary, last year. And I'm just getting around to it now. There are a bunch of bottles I've been putting off. Consider this part of spring cleaning.

Clear, light crimson coloring, with a beige-ish head of good standing, leaving lace.

Sweet and malty nose, lightly fruity, clean. Notes of apple and cherry stand out.

In the mouth: bright malt provides and just enough hops for balance. Medium to light bodied, soft texture, enduring sweet malt flavor. Not too much for me, maybe too much for some who shun the sweet side. There's a little something funky, from the yeast, perhaps, though I'm not exactly sure where it comes from. Caramel malt, a little toffee, lingering malt flavor. Tasty stuff. Not bad at all.

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