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Schell's Deer Brand | August Schell Brewing Company

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Schell's Deer BrandSchell's Deer Brand

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Schell's Deer Brand was developed prior to Prohibition and has been Schell's flagship beer ever since. Brewed from 70 percent barley malt, 30 percent corn, and our unique 'Schell' yeast, Deer Brand is full flavored American Lager.

Added by Bitterbill on 07-10-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, single bought at the corner liquor sto'

typical light corn yellow look, bone white rocky head. smell is light grain, cooked corn, freshly cut grass. taste is light and wheaty, crisp, with a light sprinkling of herbal hops.

this blows away most others in the category

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Poured into a pilsener glass (keeping it fancy). Translucent body with effervescence floating towards a fizzy white one finger head that is quickly dissipating.

Aroma: All adjunct and lager yeast with a hint of dried lemon peel. Decently clean but there isn't anything inviting about the smell.

Taste: Really not much there. Flaked corn and subtle airy/grassy hops. It is aggressive on the palate but that has more to do with CO2 than anything else. The finish is not as crisp as I would have expected. At 4.8% ABV it seems like they could have packed a lot more flavor in here.

Mouthfeel: Immediate carbonation attack on the palate. Light in body with average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Not sure what the point of this beer is. Schell's makes a decent pilsener and this one has nothing on that. It basically tastes like a lighter version of Grain Belt Premium. Would I drink it again? Doubt it.

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Schell's Deer Brand from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 147 ratings
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