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Schell's Emerald Rye - August Schell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

We are excited to announce our latest year round- Schell’s Emerald Rye! Schell’s Emerald Rye is assertively hopped (hopped again, and again, and again, and then dry hopped) to impart a firm, dry bitterness and features the uniquely fruity, hoppy aroma of the German Emerald hop. With 60 IBU’s this lager rivals that of an IPA, but unlike an IPA we lagered it, giving this beer a crisp, smooth, clean finish on your palate. A biscuity malt foundation gives it balance and a luxurious, deep ruby color. A hint of rye enhances the subtle spiciness of the Emerald hop and complements the delicate notes of lemon and orange marmalade within the aroma. The rye also adds a layer of spicy complexity that leaves you wanting more.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: bsp77 on 07-20-2012)
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wagenvolks

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

05-09-2013 04:23:38 | More by wagenvolks
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +5.4%

Despite the rye, I am entering this as an American Amber/Red Lager, as the rye is only 10%, and really is not focused on the rye, despite the name. Edit: Of course it was changed to a Rye Beer; the style classification on here is ridiculous at times,

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pint glass.

Appearance: Robust reddish amber with thick light tan head and great lacing for a lager.

Smell: Fruity and spicy, with some bread and citrus.

Taste: Strong malt backbone of dark fruit, toast, caramel and bread. Quite fruity actually. Great layer of hops on top, with straw, citrus and a great deal of spiciness (partially from the rye I am sure). Pretty bitter finish.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, crisp, dry finish that fits the beer very well.

Overall: This is the kind of beer the Germans should be making, if they were willing to step outside of their self imposed boxes. This is also exactly what Schell's needed to make - an "extreme" beer, but on their terms (lager, German influenced, more moderate alcohol). The Lager IPA.

07-20-2012 22:50:17 | More by bsp77
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deebo

Minnesota

3.29/5  rDev -15%

An older bottle with a BB date of 1/28/13

A-Poured into a pilsener glass this beer is super foamy, a fistful of off-white frothy head with good staying power and great lacing. Just a bit of chill haze and amber in color.

S-Clean malt aroma, some spicy rye character. Non-descript hoppy character as well, more noble than NW US in aroma.

T-As the aroma, a spicy flavor (rye and hops intertwined) dominates this brew.

M-Medium bodied, fairly highly carbonated with a medium length finish that is drying and slightly bitter. Alcohol well hidden for such a high ABV lager.

O-An interesting brew, one for the fans of rye and hop forward brews this is a drinkable beer from Schells.

01-30-2013 03:06:15 | More by deebo
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.08/5  rDev -20.4%

Beer poured out from the bottle and into a pint glass. It was deep caramel in colour with an orange/reddish tinge. Had good clarity to it. Smelled of peppery rye with slight malt. Distinct hoppy rye taste with a clean finish.

Would I buy this beer again? Maybe.

09-17-2012 22:13:24 | More by NilocRellim
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +14.5%

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big four finger off white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A good scent of rye spice and earthy hops upfront. Hints of citrus orange and lemon. Malts with good hints of toasted bread, biscuit, caramel, and toffee. Even smells a little dank with some earthy pine resin. Kind of smells like a spicy IPA with a big toasted malt background. Pretty good.

Taste: Like the smell indicates, a spicy and hoppy start with a bready finish. Big taste of rye spices and earthy hops up front along with some notes of oranges, and lemon. Some light pine resin adds to the rye spice. Midway comes a big bready taste of malts with notes of biscuit, toast, caramel, and toffee. Even picking up a subtle hint of dark fruits. Complex and very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, spicy, and very smooth. Finishes somewhat dry.

Overall: A pretty impressive take on a rye beer. Great balance of spices, hoppy bitterness, and malt sweetness. Glad to have this as a new year round option.

08-02-2012 04:29:04 | More by MattyG85
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

09-22-2013 15:22:09 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-11-2013 23:21:14 | More by richkrull
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.76/5  rDev -2.8%

Big light brown/tan head slowly falls above a clear reddish amber colored beer.

Rye accented by bready malts and light spices with maybe some light citrus sneaking in the aroma of the Schell's offering.

Rye outweighs the light spices and light bready malts in the taste of this rye beer that seems to have a hint of citrusy hops sticking around.

A dryish aftertaste with much of the beers taste sticking around with this light to medium bodied beer.

A pretty smooth rye beer, just a touch on the light side of my desired rye taste.

11-08-2013 20:58:03 | More by LXIXME
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bif_fat_sellout


3.25/5  rDev -16%

11-13-2012 00:51:34 | More by bif_fat_sellout
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optimator705

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-25-2013 23:30:54 | More by optimator705
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jkroese

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-01-2013 03:12:00 | More by jkroese
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barongearmu

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.5%

05-10-2013 01:28:27 | More by barongearmu
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Will96

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16%

11-11-2012 00:37:49 | More by Will96
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morimech

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -1%

Pours a dark amber color with a large head that had excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left down the glass.

Not the most interesting aroma. Bready, grainy, and a little musty. Not sure where the hops end and rye begins as the aroma is both mildly spicy and peppery.

This is a hoppy, bitter lager. Interesting malt profile but sadly the rye does not play a large part. Hints of rye bread, some fruity elements, and earthy, peppery hops. Dry, bitter finish. Faint alcohol warmth and flavor as well.

Not as well bodied as I was hoping. Falls off a little quick but has enough to carry the flavors. Wonderfully carbonated though.

For a beer with rye in the name, I expected more of it. More of a bitter, hoppy beer than a rye beer.

07-22-2012 22:50:11 | More by morimech
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Poured from bottle into a Sam Adams' Perfect Pint.

A=Darker reddish amber; head was bright white (almost too white)...appealing.

S=Caramel and molasses with hops.

T=Complex...this is the first I've had of the style...this is the 5th bottle that I've had of the 6-pack--much more sour now than what I remember, as well as a sharp tang...sweetness present.

M=A bit watery, but probably necessary due to the sour presence.

O=I don't think I will buy this again, simply because there are more beers out there that I like better. Still, if you like rye beers, this may be one worth trying IF you like sour and hoppy beers.

03-23-2013 21:37:25 | More by dhannes
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troyvar

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-12-2012 00:53:26 | More by troyvar
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DrZeus10

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-07-2013 01:13:32 | More by DrZeus10
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ddavison

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-13-2012 22:01:02 | More by ddavison
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eatswodo

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-08-2012 22:04:10 | More by eatswodo
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WhatAlesMe

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +29.2%

02-10-2013 21:15:26 | More by WhatAlesMe
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yamar68

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Poured from bottle to pint:

Nice copper gold body with steady, consistent beading and a dense finger or two of white froth. Decent lacing.

Obvious rye bits on the nose... earthy hops, very fresh smelling and a solid malt backbone.

Great rye and bitter hop character. Tremendous level of balance.

Easy drinking. Smooth. Great beer.

08-03-2012 21:56:42 | More by yamar68
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-02-2013 03:17:23 | More by bigbeers84
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-06-2012 17:41:38 | More by FreshmanPour77
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-22-2013 02:16:39 | More by OregonGrown7
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-25-2013 09:29:48 | More by bismarksays
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Schell's Emerald Rye from August Schell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.