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Schell's Shocked Radler - August Schell Brewing Company

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Schell's Shocked Radler
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 19.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: mothman on 08-01-2012

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Ratings: 115 | Reviews: 25
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3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.84/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.6/5  rDev -22.6%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.39/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasted 7 September 2014. A warm day after a string of cool ones - just the right time to go back to summery radlers.

Pours a very pale almost-golden sunshine yellow. Two fingers of white head, surprisingly good retention for a beer like this, and decent lacing.

Smell is a fine mix of potent sweet and lightly bitter grapefruit and gentle lager aromas. I like it.

Taste is excellent. It's sweet - a touch sweeter than I'd like it to be. But it's a fantastic combination of sweet grapefruit soda and, hmm, anonymous beer. The beer is there, but only at maybe 1/3 strength. The rest is that delicious grapefruit, sweetened just a touch beyond where I'd like it.

Feel is excellent as well. Light body, tingly prickling carbonation. Everything is light light light and refreshing. Fades out quickly, leaving only a smooth aaahh in my mouth.

I really like this. Sure, it's more soda than beer. But the two pieces work together really well. Shockingly well, I might say.

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3.56/5  rDev +6%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Finally! Got my hands on this one!

Appearance (3.75) : pours a 2 finger fluffy white head that recedes slowly and leaves lace. The head is stable and shave foam-like in its appearance. The body is a pale pear juice color with depth and opacity. I'm reminded of a quality Hefe when I look at it. Slightly hazy with a tad of sediment.

Aroma (3.75) : Grapefruit, 7up, wheat (upon deeper inhalation). The grapefruit is dead on with the sour and sweet mixture. Bouquet is medium strength.

Taste (3.75) : good. Kind of like a seasonal 7up or Sierra Mist, but its beer. The taste is sweet at first and then quickly turns tart as it drifts to the back of your tongue. It starts out light and seems to swell or bloom up into a fuller, creamier mouthfeel upon impact. It is tasty but is a sipper, as the taste is quite strong. A little bitter grapefruit hop appears at the end.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Fizzy, slightly creamy. Ends fully creamy. Light bodied and swells or blooms into a medium body. Interesting.

Overall (3.75) : A good radler, worth a try.

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3.45/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Coming out with a Radler other than just with lemonade to me is just genius. This beer pours rather good bright yellow with no haze. Smells mostly of sweet grapefruit (not as sour as I hoped) with mild malt base and residual sugars.

Taste is smooth and it goes down easy but it doesn't have much of a beer taste. More of a sweet alcoholic grapefruit soda. Body was super light and easy to chug.

Overall these guys make some pretty good beers and even though it was less bitter than Harpoon's version I kind of longed for more actual bitter grapefruit juice taste. Just average

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3.51/5  rDev +4.5%

I've written a bunch of dumb crap lately about how surprisingly difficult it is to brew a good pre-made radler/sandy. To make my point, I will point to some badly made ones, and then hold them in contrast to the okay-to-good one I am reviewing. This will allow me to justify giving it a score higher than it's average, I figure, since all you plebs ain't approaching the beer from the same enlightened vantage point as me.

Trouble is, every goddamn brewer in the country released a radler this summer, and more than half of them were good. Even Coors Light's Summer Brew was totally okay.

So... I don't know. I just do not know. There might be some kind of artistry to these. Maybe it's just cheating. Don't know, don't care.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours slightly hazed golden with a thin head.

The smell is of musty grapefruit soda.

The taste is of grain and grapefruit juice/soda.

Maybe more of a malty base would help this? Not much too it, on the fizzy side with a musty character that doesn't blend so well with the grapefruit character.

To be honest, I prefer Stiegl's version.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Schell's Shocked Radler from August Schell Brewing Company
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