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Schell's Dark - August Schell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 17.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2002

This beer is dark because the barley is roasted longer– a flavorful lager that everyone will enjoy.
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Ratings: 234 | Reviews: 117
Photo of JamesMN
3.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Semi-translucent dark brown/nutty color. Very thin off-white head that's sticking around but not leaving much lacing.

Aroma: Not much there. A bit bready.

Taste: Decently malty. Some roasty notes in there. No hop presence and basically no bitterness to speak of. Very watered-down caramel flavor throughout.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable. Almost lacking body, but not super noticeable.

Final Thoughts: Even though there's not much in the aroma or taste departments, this isn't a bad beer. It's highly drinkable and there are no off flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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1/5  rDev -69.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +43.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -47.3%

Photo of NodakEric
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jcjerabek
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of jimmah120
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into mason jar

Look is a slightly cloudy amber with a small head and striped lacing. Smell is 'red' smelling esters, grain, and savory roasted-ness. Taste keeps the esters to a minimum and is mostly grain with roasted tones. Mouthfeel is good, but watery on the back end.

Unremarkable, definitely not my favorite Schell's.

Photo of pisomojado8
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of dmadsen
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.55/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Acquired via trade from MilwaukeeCrusher, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, some honey and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a decent breadiness from lager yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some mild caramel sweetness follows. The hops presence is mild but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while, but there are better beers in the style.

Photo of SweJon
4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of isualum12
3.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Smell- not bad hop with barley
Look golden red with a very thin head no lace at all.
Taste is decent but not impressive with flavor. Not a bad thing but not going to overly impress me either

Mouthfeel- high on the carbonization that in the end hurt the flavor coing through or blocks it with my tongue being numm.
Overall nice beer to grab a 6 pack of for a fishing trip. It wouldn't make it to one of my beer parties though.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jsisko01
3.91/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a VERY dark brown-amber color.. Poured vigorously which created an inch and a half thick, off-white head that lasted about 2 minutes. Lacing looks excellent.

Smell - Toasty, toffee, caramel, and brown sugar.

Taste - Similar to the smell. Toasty and sweet with caramel, toffee, and a very weak bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Heavy body with mild carbonation. Has that thick, creamy feel to it. It's perfect to me.

Overall - At first I didn't think I was going to like this beer because it's dark, but I was mistaken. It's pretty good.

Photo of ponbon63
4/5  rDev +20.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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Schell's Dark from August Schell Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.