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Schell's Goosetown Brewed by the August Schell Brewing - New Ulm, MN


Schell's Goosetown Brewed by the August Schell Brewing Company - New Ulm, MN

Schell's Goosetown is our interpretation of a traditional, German-style Gose. The beer pours clear, golden orange in color, with a thick white foam head. It has a bright lemon zest and coriander aroma with a slight saltiness reminiscent of a cool ocean breeze. A refreshingly light and citrusy tartness greets your palate, backed by a bready, wheat malt character and a touch of coriander spice. Lighter bodied, yet full flavored with a lively carbonation that gives the beer a crisp, dry finish. A uniquely refreshing session beer, perfectly suited for a warm summer day from the August Schell Brewing Company. Goosetown available from April through September. IBU's: 31. ABV: 5.2%.
    

       
Schellís Goosetown is named after a neighborhood located across the tracks and down by the Minnesota River in New Ulm, where mostly Catholic German-Bohemian immigrants began settling in the late 1800s. These immigrants kept and raised gaggles of geese, which wandered freely throughout the neighborhood and fed along the banks of the river.

Review by Beer Advocate
Schellís Goosetown is named after a neighborhood located across the tracks and down by the Minnesota River in New Ulm, where mostly Catholic German-Bohemian immigrants began settling in the late 1800s. These immigrants kept and raised gaggles of geese, which wandered freely throughout the neighborhood and fed along the banks of the river.

Appearance: Crystal clear perfect golden color. Many bubbles rise up from all over the bottom of the glass to the top. Relatively soft pour leads to a towering fizzy white head that causes me to slow my roll and pour gently to fit the entire bottle. Some lacing clings to the glass but it's hot and condensation fights the lacing for real estate.

Aroma: Grain-forward brew with notes of coriander and some clove-y wheat aromas as well. Very similar to a hefeweisen but a bit toned down and no banana. Very nice smell.

Taste: Same as the nose but a lot more complex. Malted wheat makes such a neat flavor and it's one that I find myself enjoying very much on this warm evening.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, sharp finish. I feel like the salt makes it even dryer but I didn't pick up any in the taste so I may just be looking for it here. Regardless, plenty of zing in the carbonation and enough of a mouth coat to cause to reach for the glass to take another significant swig.

Overall: A wonderful beer. Could see myself drinking many of these at a biergarden out of 64oz mugs. Very nice beer, would certainly stash a bunch for the summer.

         Schell's GoosetownA glass of Schell's Goosetown
   
August Schell Brewing
The August Schell Brewing Company is a brewing company in New Ulm, Minnesota. It was founded by German immigrant August Schell in 1860 and passed into the possession of the Schell family in 1866. It is the second oldest family-owned brewery in America after D. G. Yuengling & Son and became the oldest and largest brewery in Minnesota when the company bought the Grain Belt rights in 2002. In September 2010, it celebrated its 150th Anniversary with a two-day festival.

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The History of August Schell Brewery
In the fall of 1860, August Schell partnered up with Jacob Bernhardt, a former brewmaster at the Benzberg Brewery in St. Paul, MN (what today was known as the Minnesota Brewing Company). They erected a small brewery just two miles from town along the banks of the Cottonwood River. During their first year of operation they produced 200 barrels of beer, a very small amount based on todayís standards.

The location of the brewery was ideal. Aside from the beauty of its natural surroundings (August was especially fond of his hikes into the woods), the brewery was located next to an artesian spring, providing exceptionally pure water for brewing. Its proximity to the Cottonwood River gave the brewery a means of transporting beer and supplies, and the river also became essential to the refrigeration process. Each winter, large blocks of ice would be harvested and hauled up the hill where they would be stored in underground caves. The ice would keep the caves cool throughout the spring and early summer in order to allow proper aging and fermentation of the beer.

 





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