In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


August Schell Fort Road Helles

Aroma: “Spicy and pine hops aroma, light malt sweetness, a touch of toast and floral esters. Mineral notes come in toward the end.”

Flavor: “Bready malt, spicy pine hops flavor, pleasant balancing bitterness that builds into an almost tartness. Still, some bready and caramel notes that are well-balanced with the other flavors. Some might find this a bit sweet for style.”

Overall: “Refreshing. Crisp. Clean. More American than German, but it has spirit.”