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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: 108
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 19.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mothman on 08-01-2012)
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3.56/5  rDev +6%

Go4aBrew, Monday at 06:31 AM
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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.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Oct 15, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev +2.7%

BigAl18, Sep 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

JohnSnowNW, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

kraticus41, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of DrDemento456
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

DrDemento456, Aug 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

Ristaccia, Aug 24, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +9.5%

DreiKindermn, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of mynie
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.

mynie, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

pharmerdoc, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

budgood1, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

SD-Alefan, Aug 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

ovaltine, Jul 22, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

jwc215, Jul 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Whiskeydeez, Jul 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

dlbartender, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

lionnusmb, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Hendrick24, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

TGanyone, Jun 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

IchLiebeBierZu, Jun 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

RyanTheLion13, Jun 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

TEdubbaD, Jun 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

Dave11899, Jun 02, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled last night on 5/23/14. Love the art work as the plane is a U.S. F6F 'Hellcat' that was used in the Pacific during WWII. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled glass stein.

Pours a light straw-yellow in color with no head and no lacing really to speak of. the aroma is of sweet citrus and malts. The taste is the same but with LOTS of red grapefruit taste coming through with the ale taste for the finish. Great taste and goes down very easy. Perfect carbonation for this type of brew. Really liked this summer seasonal.

BeerWithMike, May 24, 2014
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2.7/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle into a clear beer mug.

Appearance: Very pale yellow with light carbonation that leaves little or no white fizzy foam on top. No retention or lacing at all. Leaves a slight cap of white fizzy carbonation throughout.

Smell: Faintly sweet and malty. Not much grapefruit or hops going on in the aroma.

Taste: Very sweet and fruity with slight malty beer beneath it. No crisp grapefruit hops aroma or flavor at all. Not what I was expecting, it's far too tame and watered down.

Mouth feel: Watery, thin and just lightly carbonated.

Overall: I have had quite a few Austrian Radler's by Stiegl Brewing and Schofferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizens over the years, and I was really hoping Schell's was trying to duplicate that, or maybe even go a bit bolder with flavors...but this rendition is far too sweet, watery and lacking in grapefruit bite to compare. This one just leaves me wanting to go get some Schofferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen instead.

ChopperSmith, May 23, 2014
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Schell's Shocked Radler from August Schell Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.