Saturday, August 9, 2014

Schell's The Current

This special take on their Zommerfest kolsch-style ale is an offering from the August Schell Brewing Company of New Ulm, Minnesota. They were established in 1860 and they are the second oldest family owned brewery in the United States, behind Yuengeling. This beer was brewed to support Minnesota Public Radio's 89.3, the Current. If the link still works, you can find out more about the beer and listen to the radio station online here.

The beer pours a deep yellow golden in color with over an inch of white foamy head. The aroma is golden toasted grain, grassy, with just a touch of clover honey. The taste follows the aromas, a slightly honey sweet toasted maltiness, followed by a wave of grassiness and a light bitterness on the finish. It ends dry, and drinks with a crisp and refreshing sting of carbonation. A very serviceable American kolsch-style, it would be great at summer music fests, you know, like ones sponsored by radio stations.

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