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
Ratings:
274
Reviews:
121
Avg:
3.31
pDev:
16.31%
 
 
Wants:
2
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17
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3.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev +15.1%
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
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3.56/5  rDev +7.6%
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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3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
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3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 8/3/2015. Pours crystal clear reddish copper/brown color with a 1 finger dense light tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, lightly creamy/bready, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a nice dark lager style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, clean, and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Schell's Dark from August Schell Brewing Company
3.31 out of 5 based on 274 ratings.
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