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:
#43,813
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
276
pDev:
16.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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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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
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 276 ratings