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Schell's Dark - August Schell Brewing Company

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230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 115
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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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.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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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.

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3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
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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3.93/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

Part One of my six-part intro to Schell's regular boys. It pours a clear amber-russet topped by a finger of dirty ecru foam. The nose comprises light caramel, light grass, and a touch of rather mild roast. The taste brings in more of the same, though things are a bit stronger all-around, and a small bit o' coffee finds its way in there as well. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly smooth feel. Overall, a nice little brew, one that was somehow surprisingly enjoyable (something about a MDL in a clear bottle just advertizes itself in the wrong way to me...), something I could see drinking plenty of if presented with the proper circumstance.

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3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

brown with a smallish off white head, that slowly faded to reveal a decent layer of lace left on the top, as well as a good amount left down the sides of the glass. Some visible carbonation was evident through the chains of bubbles streaming up through the very clear beer. Smell was very unique. It had a nice burnt sort of smell with a definate hint of caramel and coffe, which really suprised me. It was so pronounced, almost like a porter type of hint in there. The taste was very similar, lots of coffee and caramel flavors, mixed in with a nice earthy grain and a slightly bitter hopped back

Schell's Dark from August Schell Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.