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Schell's Deer Brand - August Schell Brewing Company

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75
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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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garrettherzig

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +28.5%
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 -7.1%

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

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -7.1%

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

Minnesota

2.7/5  rDev -16.4%
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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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

01-22-2013 18:48:45 | More by OregonGrown7
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

01-13-2013 07:27:51 | More by HoistinBrews
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

12-22-2012 17:33:36 | More by cliff1066
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

11-24-2012 17:08:45 | More by HANGOVER
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Bighorn

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

11-04-2012 21:03:04 | More by Bighorn
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ArfArf

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

10-29-2012 12:59:16 | More by ArfArf
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

10-22-2012 17:22:21 | More by Chucker17
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Magic

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

10-19-2012 02:25:32 | More by Magic
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olmane

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -7.1%

10-09-2012 22:29:13 | More by olmane
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herman77

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

10-09-2012 01:07:41 | More by herman77
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -7.1%

10-02-2012 04:17:53 | More by doucmehu
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koes0024

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

09-26-2012 00:10:41 | More by koes0024
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deebo

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

09-22-2012 02:18:16 | More by deebo
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mkh895

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

09-16-2012 01:49:38 | More by mkh895
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.73/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Clear, fizzy white head, body is a bit darker than your average adjunct. Retention is not terrible for an adjunct.
S- Sweet, a bit of malt. Not that adjuncty really, but there isn't anything interesting, and there's a bit of soap and metal on the nose.
T- Sweet malt, a bit steely really. Pretty sweet but not that bad. Not much to it really.
M- Body is light, but pretty standard. Carbonation is very aggressive, but then goes fizzy.
O- A standard adjunct that would actually not be bad if the carbonation wasn't absurd.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 02:12:23 | More by jsprain1
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dmadsen

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

09-04-2012 01:34:36 | More by dmadsen
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cwyeary

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Part of the Schell's mix pack. Poured into a glass.

A: Light yellow color with a moderate white head.

S: Not a whole lot there. A bit more then your usual adjunct though.

T: Strange grain taste at the beginning that goes away quickly but it grows on you after a bit.

M: Typical adjunct. Lots of carbonation and goes down easy when cold.

O: There are worse adjuncts out there. You can actually taste something which is an improvement over similar beers in the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 18:47:10 | More by cwyeary
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inbierveritas

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-04-2012 02:35:15 | More by inbierveritas
Schell's Deer Brand from August Schell Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.