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Schell's Shocked Radler - August Schell Brewing Company

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Schell's Shocked Radler
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BA SCORE
77
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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 20.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mothman on 08-01-2012)
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

08-29-2014 17:37:44 | More by DrDemento456
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +42.2%

08-24-2014 03:36:22 | More by Ristaccia
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DreiKindermn

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev +10.2%

08-24-2014 01:02:10 | More by DreiKindermn
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mynie

Indiana

3.51/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

08-23-2014 02:51:54 | More by mynie
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pharmerdoc

Manitoba (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-18-2014 03:48:56 | More by pharmerdoc
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-17-2014 20:29:26 | More by budgood1
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -10.2%

08-11-2014 00:44:10 | More by SD-Alefan
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ovaltine

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

07-21-2014 23:29:51 | More by ovaltine
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.04/5  rDev -9%

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.

07-17-2014 19:48:13 | More by jwc215
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

07-17-2014 16:19:31 | More by Whiskeydeez
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dlbartender

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

07-13-2014 05:24:20 | More by dlbartender
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lionnusmb

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-13-2014 03:00:13 | More by lionnusmb
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-09-2014 03:00:34 | More by Hendrick24
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TGanyone

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

06-28-2014 14:52:20 | More by TGanyone
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-18-2014 02:05:21 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

3/5  rDev -10.2%

06-11-2014 20:52:28 | More by RyanTheLion13
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TEdubbaD

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

06-04-2014 03:58:34 | More by TEdubbaD
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Dave11899

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +42.2%

06-02-2014 02:13:14 | More by Dave11899
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.3/5  rDev +28.7%

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.

05-24-2014 18:32:56 | More by BeerWithMike
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

2.7/5  rDev -19.2%

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.

05-23-2014 21:46:20 | More by ChopperSmith
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

04-25-2014 23:05:52 | More by mfl620ks
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -10.2%

04-13-2014 17:40:04 | More by PickwickHopz
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richaa01

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-16-2014 20:00:10 | More by richaa01
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SortaAmbivalent

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

03-02-2014 00:53:07 | More by SortaAmbivalent
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.3/5  rDev +28.7%

A- Pours a light straw-yellow that is almost completely clear. Small, 1 finger head forms and retains very well. Lacing is ok.

S- Light and fruity. Plenty of grapefruit is displayed in the smell along with a little lemony flavor.

T- Light and fruity, just like the scent. Starts with a big dose of grapefruit and moves toward a slightly grassy, lighter beer flavor at the end. Grapefruit is sweet, almost like a soda. The beer flavors on the back end shows just a little bit of grain and the tiniest bit of hops.

M- Light, highly carbonated, and very refreshing. This is my definition of a summer beer. Incredibly easy drinking; I could have a sixer of this while mowing the lawn.

Overall, a very refreshing, somewhat sweet, and pretty much delicious beer. The style is one that lends itself to refreshing summer drinking.

12-28-2013 21:49:54 | More by boilermakerbrew
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Schell's Shocked Radler from August Schell Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.