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Schell's Stag Series: Barleywine - August Schell Brewing Company

Schell's Stag Series: BarleywineSchell's Stag Series: Barleywine

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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%


Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 03-01-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-14-2013 02:16:54 | More by Snow81
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4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I wasn't expecting a whole lot, having seen the mediocre reviews of this brew. Boy was I pleasantly surprised. This interesting project from an American adjunct lager brewery must've surpassed their expectations. It certainly did mine.

On tap at Mason Lounge (Madison). In a snifter, a handsome pour, a clear coppery amber with a finger of white head and good retention and lacing.

The aroma is a bit reserved. There's a diacytel caramel, dried fruit, piney hops, and a bit of sharp ethanol.

Flavor in the mouth offers sweet caramel, stone fruit, a bit of citrus, and a floral hop bitterness on the back end. Finishes sweet, with a hint of grassy hops . Alcohol is hardly there.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2014 02:54:01 | More by martyl1000
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Schell's Stag Series Limited Release No. 7: Barleywine Style Ale. Brewed and bottled by the August Schell Brewing Company, New Ulm, MN.

Clear and lovely, magenta hue, slim ring of creamy foam.

Aroma: malt forward, with fruit notes of cherry, grape, apple.

Taste: Plump in the mouth, bursting with hops, packed to the gills with malt. Nice, wood-y texture in the mouthfeel. Full-bodied, unrelenting flavor. Rich, strong (though ABV is nowhere on the label), and satisfying.

This falls a little short of what I like from a barley-wine, it isn't big, beefy or bold enough. But it's close, and it's a great first stab at the style for Schell's. Tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 04:14:35 | More by feloniousmonk
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Minnesota

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Herky21

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MasterSki

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Josh. Thanks dude! Served in a taster pint glass.

A - White foam settles to a near-complete cap, collar, and tiny specks of lace. Transparent bronze body with tiny bubbles present.

S - Fruity and malty, with lots of treacle, nuts, lightly toasted malt, marzipan. Quite sweet, but not overly cloying as there's a good mixture of flavors. Minimal booze, even when warm.

T - Taste is a bit more sugar and caramel-heavy, with a bit more toast and hop bitterness lingering into the finish. Perhaps a bit of lingering alcohol in the finish. Light fruity and nutty notes.

M - Chewy, medium-full body, with lower carbonation, and a bit of warmth on the back of the throat. Lingering stickiness on the palate.

D - Schell's makes very traditional and well-executed brews, and this one is no exception. I had no problem putting down 6-8oz or so. There are a lot worse options out there that cost a lot more. Unusually drinkable for 9.5%.

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09-17-2013 00:09:17 | More by MasterSki
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
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Tasted 17 July 2013. Don't know why it's taken me so long to get around to drinking this, but a barleywine shouldn't change all that much.

Pours a clear medium orange-amber. One finger off-white head, decent retention and lacing. Not a whole lot of visible carbonation. Not bad, not great.

Smell is delightfully sweet and sugary, without being quite candy-like. Like toned-down Southern Comfort, but better. Like sugar-coated fruit, apricots and such, with a grainy background. Hops are barely detectable here.

Taste is all barleywine, though at the moment I'm struggling to parse exactly what that means. Big malts, semi-sweet and robust, with both moderate earthy hops and alcohol providing a medium-gentle bitter wave. The bitterness balances the sweetness nicely, yielding a sort of half-American, half-English barleywine. Tasty, nothing sticking out positive or negative.

Feel is fine. Heavy-bodied, weighty and hefty. Carbonation is good, right on the level it should be. Good and unobtrusive, but not adding much.

A very tasty barleywine, right in the middle of the sweet to bitter spectrum, a shade towards the sweet end. I'm digging it, and my glass is quickly emptied.

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"2332" code on the bottom of the bottle, neck screened 07 21 13.

Reddish amber, bright clarity, the occasional bubble or two rising upwards. Sticky sudsy lacing around the edges, a thin veil remains before sipping, and a collar around the edges.

Aroma is sweet with bread crusts and caramel, mild toffee and a floral note.
Flavors are similar, bleeding into marzipan and vanilla extract territory, maybe some almond shortbread. Rich and full bodied, mellow carbonation with a minor alcohol sting, sticky on the lips. Lightly floral in the aftertaste, suggesting the use of hops in thebrewing process.

This is reminiscent of Point's barleywine, but it has a bit more finesse.

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Schell's Stag Series: Barleywine from August Schell Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.