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Schell's Dark - August Schell Brewing Company

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76
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215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is dark because the barley is roasted longer– a flavorful lager that everyone will enjoy.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2002)
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3.92/5  rDev +18.1%

08-25-2014 05:51:23 | More by AlexBassBerger
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +13%

Sampled this evening on 8/24/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a 'Dinkel Acher' .3 liter glass boot.

Pours a reddish-mahogany in color with about a 1-finger foamy off-white head that settles down to a thin layering on top. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of yeast and sweet caramel malts. Pretty much is the same for the taste with a slightly sour finish but didn't last. Lighter to medium bodied. Overall, it wasn't a bad brew.

08-25-2014 02:44:18 | More by BeerWithMike
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3.28/5  rDev -1.2%

08-12-2014 00:46:26 | More by Ajmorriso1
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

07-25-2014 01:22:20 | More by MustangJames
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

07-24-2014 01:00:26 | More by TeamSeinfeld
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Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

07-21-2014 23:26:52 | More by ovaltine
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The-Adjunct-Hippie

South Dakota

3.62/5  rDev +9%

12 oz glass bottle. Birthday gift sampler pack! This is my first trial run.

Smell - bready, caramel, sweet. An exquisite smell. Akin to Nordeast.

Taste - Taste is surprisingly pretty good. Smooth and smoky flavor, ending on a slightly metallic sour note.

Mouthfeel - Glassy smooth and bubbly. Goes down easy.

Overall - this is a good beer. I would order it in a pub and drink it again if Nordeast was not available. Not quite as good as a Nordeast but a good 2nd. Schell has done another great job!

07-17-2014 04:51:39 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
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Colorado

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Wisconsin

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Wisconsin

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Minnesota

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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -9.6%

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California

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Minnesota

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EZ054098

California

4.19/5  rDev +26.2%

Served from a bottle

I usually steer clear of dark beers and resisted trying Schell's Dark. I often associated dark beers with being bitter and filling. This was not the case. I loved there was very little bitterness. A very refreshing beer, light malt with a great aftertaste. Not a lot of carbonation though. With some types beers I have one and I am done. I will usually have one after work and one with dinner. Goes great with meat and potatoes.

03-22-2014 20:36:37 | More by EZ054098
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Minnesota

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Kansas

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Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Minnesota

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Schell's Dark from August Schell Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.