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Schell's Deer Brand - August Schell Brewing Company

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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Schell's Deer Brand was developed prior to Prohibition and has been Schell's flagship beer ever since. Brewed from 70 percent barley malt, 30 percent corn, and our unique 'Schell' yeast, Deer Brand is full flavored American Lager.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 07-10-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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One of the beers that I used to hunt back when regionals were the white whales of the day. Schell was the brewery that made it clear to me that there were better beers than BMC to be found.

A -- Pours a clear, very pale straw yellow color with a sudsy white head that settles pretty quickly.

S -- Fresh-type DMS, grainy malts, some mild citrus esters.

T -- Initial sip was unremarkable, didn't think I could really taste anything. Then the grainy malts came thru with some of that light citrus character. The finish was mildly bitter and lingered into the aftertaste. There was nothing off in character, no bad carb bite or syrupy adjunct sweetness, very smooth.

M -- Light body with a crisp mouthfeel.

O -- This is a nostalgic beer in the sense that it's probably the same as it was from the 1950s to now. I can remember drinking beers like this on Northwoods vacations back in the 70s and it conjures good memories. It's not a good craft lager, but it's a few notches above the typical macro brew -- it even out-performs Leinekugel's original at its own game. A good throwback regional.

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06-23-2014 12:13:40 | More by steveh
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I gave Schell's Deer Brand such high marks because it is one of the best American lagers I have had. Compare it to Coors, Bud, etc and you will know why. I view an American lager as a beer that doesn't get in your tastebuds way. Every gulp should be a nice experience and not leave you thinking "what else can I drink." I do prefer other styles of beer over American lagers, this is the one I enjoy drinking.

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Schell's Deer Brand from August Schell Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.