Schell's Emerald Rye - August Schell Brewing Company
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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
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
Schell's Emerald Rye from August Schell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.