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Quick Take: Schell's Goosetown

posted Apr 9, 2013, 5:15 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 9, 2013, 5:15 PM by Heritage Liquor ]


Schell's Goosetown is one of those beers that you hear is getting released and think, damn I need to try that. An old German craft brewery goes experimental on this one brewing a style that is know for being sour and brewed with salt. This is not exactly what you expect from Schells.

Going in I wasn't quite sure to expect. Is this going to be a sour and salt bomb? The beer pours out looking mostly like a Pilsner. There slight bit of head with staying power. The smell is slight crisp and of light bread with a hint of spice. Overall the smell is tame. The flavor is amped up a bit. This strikes me as a very dry blonde ale that has crispness that almost becomes tart. There is little to no salt detectable in the flavor while there is a slight amount of coriander. Not overdone. If you are looking for a unique take on a light and complex summer beer this is a huge winner. If you are expecting something sour and extreme you are in for a letdown.
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