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Schell's Dark - August Schell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
76
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217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.47%
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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3.75/5  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.

BeerWithMike, Aug 25, 2014
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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!

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Jul 17, 2014
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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.

EZ054098, Mar 22, 2014
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Schell's Dark from August Schell Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.