Schell's Dark | August Schell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
schellsbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is dark because the barley is roasted longer– a flavorful lager that everyone will enjoy.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,416
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
282
pDev:
16.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
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Photo of FBarber
3.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish brown color. Clear especially when held up to the light. Thinnish off-white head dissipates steadily leaving no residual head. Thin ring of foam is left along the outside of the beer.

Aroma has notes of dark bread, toasted malts, a hint of sweetness and earthy hops.

Taste follows the nose with notes of dark bread, toasted malts, dark fruits, earthy hops peep through on the finish.

Feel is fizzy, too fizzy. Light easy drinker.

Overall its a solid amber lager - easy drinking. I'd happily knock these back while watching football. ,

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Photo of BLarson31
3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wl2bill
3.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice for what it is, a dark American lager. A little more roasted flavor than a standard AAL. An easy drinking, inoffensive change up beer. Takes the place of Busch Copper Lager in my rotation.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber color. Slightly off white head. The head is 2 finger, frothy, with nice lacing on the glass. Retention is good.
The nose is minimal. Just a slight malt aroma, but not much else.
Taste - Malty, with a touch of sweet on the backside. Slight nutty flavor.
Feel is not bad. A bit light, but not watery.
Delicious, and a solid beer. Easy drinking.

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.03/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Demi
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Krusader
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taybeh
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nolster
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopstout
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
2.35/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of 22Blue
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire
3.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PMarcy78
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave2234
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of holder1422
3.81/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakemn91
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.12/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MrUse
3.69/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evilyak
3.56/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this is the other side of schell's. for every noble star or stag series offering, there are brews like this.

it's safe. malty and sweet, but the longer-roasted barley didn't impart any of that other flavor. mouth was medium and clean.

it's fine for what it is, but not one i'd keep in rotation.

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Photo of nmann08
3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rawwie
3.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Schell's Dark from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 282 ratings