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Schell's Deer Brand - August Schell Brewing Company

Schell's Deer BrandSchell's Deer Brand

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75
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110 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 13.71%


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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bjohn84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +9%

07-13-2012 02:41:12 | More by bjohn84
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EZ054098

California

3.74/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 21:09:58 | More by EZ054098
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richaa01

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

03-16-2014 19:59:21 | More by richaa01
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beerguy23

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +24.6%

03-04-2014 00:41:01 | More by beerguy23
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Bear1964

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +9%

02-23-2014 21:22:38 | More by Bear1964
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goeke007

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-08-2014 04:40:16 | More by goeke007
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-04-2014 14:05:47 | More by MN_Beerticker
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BuckettOfBeer

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +9%

01-04-2014 03:32:26 | More by BuckettOfBeer
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awizzle

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -6.5%

12-22-2013 00:53:07 | More by awizzle
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Doyle

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -6.5%

12-14-2013 18:07:35 | More by Doyle
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MJSawyer

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -6.5%

11-17-2013 04:34:58 | More by MJSawyer
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -6.5%

10-30-2013 15:22:00 | More by AnalogErik
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-22-2013 21:04:48 | More by InspectorBob
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jzlyo

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

09-06-2013 23:22:15 | More by jzlyo
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-13-2013 20:28:52 | More by LXIXME
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Eric908

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -6.5%

08-03-2013 21:24:52 | More by Eric908
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billbeers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.5%

06-20-2013 15:11:52 | More by billbeers
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-18-2013 22:25:17 | More by heytomcat
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garrettherzig

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +9%

06-12-2013 03:24:26 | More by garrettherzig
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Fargrow

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

06-11-2013 02:42:32 | More by Fargrow
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Serick507

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-01-2013 04:23:58 | More by Serick507
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, single bought at the corner liquor sto'

typical light corn yellow look, bone white rocky head. smell is light grain, cooked corn, freshly cut grass. taste is light and wheaty, crisp, with a light sprinkling of herbal hops.

this blows away most others in the category

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 08:02:36 | More by jimmah120
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -6.5%

03-25-2013 04:01:15 | More by bigbeers84
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -6.5%

03-03-2013 02:23:43 | More by richkrull
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JamesMN

Minnesota

2.7/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Poured into a pilsener glass (keeping it fancy). Translucent body with effervescence floating towards a fizzy white one finger head that is quickly dissipating.

Aroma: All adjunct and lager yeast with a hint of dried lemon peel. Decently clean but there isn't anything inviting about the smell.

Taste: Really not much there. Flaked corn and subtle airy/grassy hops. It is aggressive on the palate but that has more to do with CO2 than anything else. The finish is not as crisp as I would have expected. At 4.8% ABV it seems like they could have packed a lot more flavor in here.

Mouthfeel: Immediate carbonation attack on the palate. Light in body with average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Not sure what the point of this beer is. Schell's makes a decent pilsener and this one has nothing on that. It basically tastes like a lighter version of Grain Belt Premium. Would I drink it again? Doubt it.

Serving type: can

02-04-2013 06:23:49 | More by JamesMN
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Schell's Deer Brand from August Schell Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.