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
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 282 |  Reviews: 124
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Schell's Dark pours a clear amber color with a nice size lacing head. There is a weak aroma, some roasted malts. The taste is light, nice noticeable roasted malt flavor. Weak body, a little flat. Overall its not great, nothing special, but it is a decent beer.

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Photo of redleg411
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wer34truh
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a relatively clear brown color, with a minuscule head.

Smells of bread, almonds, and some subtle sweetness - perhaps caramel?

Taste is very subdued, with an incredibly light mouthfeel. This is probably the least offensive dark beer I've had. Which also makes it quite forgettable.

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Photo of NeubTube
3.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kyrojack
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of irish6174
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Two10tim
3.3/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mkh895
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of themorninglark
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Beer_Borg
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
3.92/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of MCImes
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of udubdawg
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of mikerieder
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of AlexBassBerger
3.92/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.99/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled this evening on 8/24/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a 'Dinkel Acher' .3 liter glass boot.

Pours a reddish-mahogany in color with about a 1-finger foamy off-white head that settles down to a thin layering on top. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of yeast and sweet caramel malts. Pretty much is the same for the taste with a slightly sour finish but didn't last. Lighter to medium bodied. Overall, it wasn't a bad brew.

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Photo of Ajmorriso1
3.28/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of MustangJames
4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of ovaltine
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz glass bottle. Birthday gift sampler pack! This is my first trial run.

Smell - bready, caramel, sweet. An exquisite smell. Akin to Nordeast.

Taste - Taste is surprisingly pretty good. Smooth and smoky flavor, ending on a slightly metallic sour note.

Mouthfeel - Glassy smooth and bubbly. Goes down easy.

Overall - this is a good beer. I would order it in a pub and drink it again if Nordeast was not available. Not quite as good as a Nordeast but a good 2nd. Schell has done another great job!

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Photo of tylerstravis
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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