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Schell's Dark - August Schell Brewing Company

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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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biteme398

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4.03/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a six-pack sampler bought in Minnesota. Appearance is a dark shade of amber, somewhat small head and very little lacing. Smell of grain and caramel while the taste is similar with an interesting sweetness at the end that entices another sip. Mouthfeel is not quite chewy but not thin either. Kind of wish I had more than just this bottle. Very good beer that can't be found out here.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2010 00:11:28 | More by biteme398
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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.