Schell's Emerald Rye - August Schell Brewing Company
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United Kingdom (Wales)
3.79/5 rDev -2.1%
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.
07-16-2013 00:39:20 | More by mothman
3.93/5 rDev +1.6%
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
07-02-2013 21:25:54 | More by lwillitz
3.55/5 rDev -8.3%
From: Woodman's, Kenosha, WI
Date: Best by 2013-08-15
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.
06-27-2013 01:34:38 | More by falloutsnow
3.51/5 rDev -9.3%
Best by 16SEP13
Amber lager with a sheet of creamy foam atop a brilliantly clarified beer. Smells primarily of malt, then some corn and flour tortilla and a touch of fruity hops. Flavor is all malt, some grass, some hay, some tea. The flavor profile seems really german in the hop character, with a hint of spice and raw grassiness. Medium on full for the style with a moderate carb and a wet finish. Nice beer, I am seriously on the fence for this one. On the one hand I feel like: "well, I would drink this." on the other I say, "I can't quite get my finger on this, so I'm uncertain of my feelings on this..."
Hmmm, totally torn on this one.
05-24-2013 07:49:38 | More by harrymel
3.96/5 rDev +2.3%
12oz bottle with no date into mason jar
look is a dark amber-brown, with a white sudsy head. smell is light grain, woodsy hops, and some pepper. taste is bitter and piney at first, with a lot of peppery rye at the end. heavy emphasis on the rye. medium feel is perfect.
great addition to the year-round lineup.
05-03-2013 09:00:08 | More by jimmah120
Schell's Emerald Rye from August Schell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.