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Schell's Deer Brand - August Schell Brewing Company

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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
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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bjohn84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -7.1%

06-24-2012 03:21:10 | More by Kunstman
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GringoKid

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

06-02-2012 22:57:05 | More by GringoKid
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KimbarkBrewCrew

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

05-12-2012 00:41:37 | More by KimbarkBrewCrew
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alexsergio

New York

3/5  rDev -7.1%

03-29-2012 00:47:07 | More by alexsergio
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SweJon

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-24-2012 16:10:58 | More by SweJon
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TCbrewz

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Serving type: can

03-23-2012 00:52:38 | More by TCbrewz
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RDW

Nebraska

1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

03-04-2012 06:10:46 | More by RDW
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -7.1%

02-16-2012 03:39:39 | More by Cramerican
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Ericular

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-10-2012 04:25:37 | More by Ericular
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elec

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -7.1%

02-02-2012 03:46:34 | More by elec
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 02:04:50 | More by jera1350
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-24-2012 17:59:20 | More by sgttibbs
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SellaBro1

Michigan

4/5  rDev +23.8%

01-21-2012 12:12:19 | More by SellaBro1
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ipcolling

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +23.8%

01-09-2012 00:04:39 | More by ipcolling
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troyvar

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

01-07-2012 22:54:20 | More by troyvar
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dragomni

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -7.1%

01-02-2012 23:35:07 | More by dragomni
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pisomojado8

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-26-2011 14:01:42 | More by pisomojado8
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-20-2011 07:23:58 | More by ChopsMeister
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tvv375ia

Iowa

3.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-light straw yellow with about a finger of head that faded to a thin film without much lacing

S-not much just a faint hint of malt and some grains

T-grainy corn taste is about all I get very in line for the style it represents

M-ok carbonation but thin and watery

O-pretty plain but that is what they are trying for I think with this style

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 02:35:09 | More by tvv375ia
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -7.1%

12-06-2011 01:52:53 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

hay in color with lots of carbonation. A nice big head of fizzy white on top that only hangs around for a few moments before settling back down into virtually nothing. Dull aroma of musty bready notes with hints of light grain and a very light overall presentation. Taste is crisp, clean, and not long lasting. What is there is your traditional wet hay like flavor, hints of malts, and just the slightest bit of bite from a bitter note toward the end.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 03:52:36 | More by mikesgroove
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint on happy hour at Stub & Herb's. They served up a clear, light gold pint with a short white head. This beer reminded me a bit of Miller High Life (and Miller Lite) for the corn character. This lager, however, is cleaner and just plain tasty (for the style). There's a touch more body, and non of the acidic, seltzer-like bite in most adjunct beers. Worth a try when you're feeling thirsty.

Serving type: on-tap

11-25-2011 04:24:10 | More by tempest
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

2.78/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Transcribed from my notebook.

Very light yellow in color, translucent, no head at all. Body is rather watery and thin, Nose has some very light grain scent overlaid with medium strength corn smell and similar flavors, but the flavor manages to avoid the pitfall of being too metallic like most adjunct lagers taste to my palate. Also has some really super mild grassy herbal hopping. So, it manages to be palatable. And yet honestly, its just....a bit too generic and mediocre to really shine IMHO. Not bad, not amazing, just average.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 23:16:07 | More by WastingFreetime
Schell's Deer Brand from August Schell Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.