Schell’s Dark

12 oz bottle, many thanks Kevin.
Interesting. I actually really like the presentation. The clear glass with the dark contents look appealing and interesting to me, and frankly whilst completely understanding and not disputing the chemistry, I feel that the number of problems with skunking are generally overblown a little. Anyway….
…a solid, chocolate brown colored pour with some great looking clarity. Carbonation is OK, but I wish that it provided a better head and some increased retention. If we could get that up a little this would be a really nice looking beer indeed.
Malty notes dominate (obviously) but with them becomes a touch of musty cardboard. Something similar comes in the tastes too, and ultimately I feel that this beer is one the verge of being quite tasty, but ultimately doesn’t really cut it. There is a distinct German yeast note in there along with some sweet, malt based sugars, and in all all it’s not bad at all.
Perhaps a touch thin, and whatever is needed to increase the body, the head retention and give the beer a little more depth of flavor, needs to be added to take this one over the top.

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01/09/2011
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bottle
ABV: 4.8 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 3
Total: 3.13
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