Schell's Deer Brand - August Schell Brewing Company
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Reviews by mdcrouser:
2.08/5 rDev -35%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Strangely (note the sarcasm), it looks just like an American adjunct should - pale yellow, a thin band of white head, quite clear.
Nonsense to the nose, with only a hint of corn and effervescence.
More body than most other adjuncts, but still lingering with an off-putting corn meets stagnant water taste.
More highly carbonated than you might expect, and easy to drink - maybe best for post-lawn mowing or while watching paint dry.
While there aren't many better adjuncts, there are definitely better beers.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2011 01:46:42 | More by mdcrouser
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4.15/5 rDev +29.7%
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
2.7/5 rDev -15.6%
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
Schell's Deer Brand from August Schell Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.