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Schell's Dark - August Schell Brewing Company

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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 17.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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MattyG85

Minnesota

3.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a darker shade of amber red with lots of rising bubbles. Big five finger off white head with good retention. Lots of lacing.

Smell: Sweet lightly toasted caramel malts with toffee. Lots of wheat grains. Light hint of chocolate. Mostly grains.

Taste: Mostly wheat grains with some lightly toasted caramel malts. A very light subtle hint of chocolate. Very grain driven and fairly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Subtle but not watery.

Overall: A decent lighter lager. Flavors are very subtle but this brew isn't watery at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2011 08:50:52 | More by MattyG85
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3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Appearance - through the glass it has a beautiful dark amber color. Leaves a lacing even in the bottle.

Smell - bready, caramel, A lot like Grain Belt Nordeast. Sweet. An exquisite smell.

Taste - surprisingly great! but not exceptional. I like the smooth flavor but it ends a tad too bitter/sour for me. I consider Nordeast to be the quintessential red beer for myself, so keep that in mind. Has a bit of a Budweiser smoky flavor to it as well. I would say it starts better than it ends and it ends on a sour metallic note.

Mouthfeel - glassy smooth. 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. Schell has done another great job, good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

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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.

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Schell's Dark from August Schell Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.