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Schell's Emerald Rye - August Schell Brewing Company

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87
very good

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
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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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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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
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four91

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-30-2013 17:56:22 | More by four91
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kguyty

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

05-28-2013 19:48:36 | More by kguyty
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harrymel

Washington

3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 07:49:38 | More by harrymel
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elec

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-13-2013 02:44:03 | More by elec
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barongearmu

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.5%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-06-2013 18:49:39 | More by SaxmanRick
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 09:00:08 | More by jimmah120
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j-rod18

North Dakota

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

04-12-2013 21:17:45 | More by j-rod18
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KWMiles

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-03-2013 14:50:04 | More by KWMiles
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Seefeldt

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-01-2013 22:58:15 | More by Seefeldt
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Pacioli1445

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-28-2013 00:11:26 | More by Pacioli1445
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dhannes

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 21:37:25 | More by dhannes
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pweis909

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amazing red color, crystal clear, with thin head.
Slight metallic aroma; no strong beer smells.
Bitter taste, something different noticed. Rye? Light sweetness balance. With slight grapefruit bitterness in the finish. For not smelling like much, there are some interesting things going on in this beer.
Mouth feel has slick character, but not overly so. Light carbonation prickles the mouth to give a crisp finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 02:58:11 | More by pweis909
Schell's Emerald Rye from August Schell Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.