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Schell's Dark - August Schell Brewing Company

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76
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212 Ratings
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Ratings: 212
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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Reviews by OleJohnnieAle:
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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Coke brown with similar head. left nice lacing on the glass as it went down

S: Fairly sweet malts scent.

T: Smells sweet but I didn't get an overpowering sweet taste as the scent would have left me to believe. Nice beginning bite and then you can really taste the roasted malts. The roast is not overpowering though. A little bitterness finished off.

M: Smooth, good carbonation, thin to medium bodied.

O: Very drinkable, It was good, nothing to write home about but a good beer. Bought in sampler pack so good to bring to a holiday as there is something for everyone!

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 03:42:58 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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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.

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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 212 ratings.