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Schell's Emerald Rye - August Schell Brewing Company

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87
very good

129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-03-2013 14:55:26 | More by TEdubbaD
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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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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-01-2013 22:54:55 | More by SFC21
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bsevers

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-29-2013 03:52:44 | More by bsevers
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Herky21

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -16%

08-25-2013 23:38:43 | More by Herky21
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tom79mp

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

08-09-2013 06:49:20 | More by tom79mp
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Bigtwin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-24-2013 02:53:41 | More by Bigtwin
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-22-2013 22:33:31 | More by Tucquan
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BierVogel

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-16-2013 16:51:51 | More by BierVogel
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Color is a copper amber. Off white tan head with nice retention.

Flavors are rye and spice. Bready malts. A decent amount of pine hops. Some floral. An orange citrus flavor.

Mouthfeel: A bit bitter, but fairly clean. Light to medium bodied. Ends a little sticky.

Overall, a really enjoyable rye beer. Easy to drink and can have in multiples.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 00:39:20 | More by mothman
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zenwatts

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-06-2013 15:04:53 | More by zenwatts
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eph1291

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-05-2013 17:31:23 | More by eph1291
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-05-2013 00:52:45 | More by jzlyo
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-04-2013 02:37:55 | More by iL0VEbeer
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DiggerDahl

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-04-2013 01:03:43 | More by DiggerDahl
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lwillitz

Florida

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle into pilsner glass

A - 4+ fingers of khaki head over a transparent body of orange amber; thin trail of rising carbonation; head sticks around, lacing the glass well

S - citrus, grass, spice, fruity notes, biscuity malt, rye

T - rye bread, citrus, and spice lead in; touch of caramel sweetness and herbal hops; bittersweet (more bitter) finish with hints of rye, caramel, and citrus

M - slick, oily medium body; medium carbonation

O - a complex and well-crafted lager

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 21:25:54 | More by lwillitz
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bscalt

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-27-2013 04:51:14 | More by bscalt
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From: Woodman's, Kenosha, WI
Date: Best by 2013-08-15
Glass: Tulip

Schell's Emerald Rye is a good-tasting, quite bitter, rye-influenced beer. While the flavors are subtle and well-balanced, they are so perhaps to the point of this coming across as a fairly congealed mix of caramel-malt with specialty grains and high bittering hops. It's not bad, but not something that is distinct enough to make me seek it out again.

Pours a 1.5cm tall head of slightly off-white foam, made up of small to medium-sized bubbles, creating a very dense look. Retention is excellent, the head lasting two to three minutes and giving way to thick washes of lacing hanging on all sides of the glass and a thin island of foam resting atop the body of the beer. The beer's body is a transparent dark amber brown color, with light bringing out bright orange-red hues. Carbonation is visible, very active, and plentiful, rising up from the center of the glass and along its sides.

Aroma of heavy rye malt tempered with caramel malts and subdued tea-like, herbal, Germanic hops. Aroma is, overall, rather mild and a bit one-dimensional.

Front of palate notices substantial earthy/spicy/nano-sour rye with some caramel malts to balance this out and a very subdued herbal and floral Germanic hoppiness. Mid-palate of caramelized malt sugars with notable earthy, slightly spicy rye with a touch of sourness. Some herbal and tea-like hop components round out the flavor here. Back of palate picks up solid bitterness, earthy/spicy/nano-sour rye, caramelized malt sugars, and tea-like hops. Aftertaste is of medium-high bitterness with an herbal edge and caramelized malt sugars in the background.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with medium levels of carbonation, resulting in a slightly fizzy mouthfeel at first, which quickly settles to a pleasant foaminess for the rest of the sip. Closes semi-dry, with moderate stickiness lingering on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 01:34:38 | More by falloutsnow
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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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Ragnarok88

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-19-2013 15:26:34 | More by Ragnarok88
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-18-2013 22:25:41 | More by heytomcat
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-10-2013 00:35:25 | More by capuchinpilates
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DrZeus10

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-01-2013 03:12:00 | More by jkroese
Schell's Emerald Rye from August Schell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.