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Schell's Deer Brand - August Schell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

koes0024, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of deebo
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

deebo, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of mkh895
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

mkh895, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of jsprain1
2.73/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

jsprain1, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of dmadsen
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

dmadsen, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of cwyeary
3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

cwyeary, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of inbierveritas
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

inbierveritas, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of Beer4Mike
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Beer4Mike, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of bjohn84
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

bjohn84, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of Kunstman
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Kunstman, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of GringoKid
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

GringoKid, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of KimbarkBrewCrew
2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

KimbarkBrewCrew, May 12, 2012
Photo of alexsergio
3/5  rDev -6.8%

alexsergio, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of SweJon
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

SweJon, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of TCbrewz
3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My buddies and I pick up a case of this every year when we're in New Ulm for Bockfest. It pours very clear yellow with a white head. Head disappears quickly. It smells a little grainy and adjuncty. The flavor is pretty decent. It's a little grassy upfront, with a bit more hop bitterness than I expected. Finishes with a nice bready flavor. Body is pretty spot on, maybe a little too much carbonation. Overall, I'll get another case next Bockfest, but probably not before.

TCbrewz, Mar 23, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

RDW, Mar 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Cramerican, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Ericular
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Ericular, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of elec
3/5  rDev -6.8%

elec, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of jera1350
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fizzy yellow beer. That's one way to describe it. Pale and clear yellow with a fizzy white head that shrinks down quickly.

Grainy corn with some lemon.

Actually tastes better than I expected and isn't half bad. Corn and grain throughout, but pretty clean with a light sweetness and a touch of grass in the finish.

For the style, I think the mouthfeel is actually quite nice. Feels a little larger than light bodied and is mostly smooth with the exception of some prickly carbonation.

This is a style that is hard to like, but this one isn't too shabby considering. Doubt I would go out and buy this one, but it's a helluva lot better than supporting BMC products.

jera1350, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

sgttibbs, Jan 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

SellaBro1, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

ipcolling, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

troyvar, Jan 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
Schell's Deer Brand from August Schell Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.