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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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of cwyeary
3.18/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Part of the Schell's mix pack. Poured into a glass.

A: Light yellow color with a moderate white head.

S: Not a whole lot there. A bit more then your usual adjunct though.

T: Strange grain taste at the beginning that goes away quickly but it grows on you after a bit.

M: Typical adjunct. Lots of carbonation and goes down easy when cold.

O: There are worse adjuncts out there. You can actually taste something which is an improvement over similar beers in the style.

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Photo of inbierveritas
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Beer4Mike
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bjohn84
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Kunstman
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of GringoKid
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of KimbarkBrewCrew
2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

Photo of alexsergio
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of SweJon
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of TCbrewz
2.96/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My buddies and I pick up a case of this every year when we're in New Ulm for Bockfest. It pours very clear yellow with a white head. Head disappears quickly. It smells a little grainy and adjuncty. The flavor is pretty decent. It's a little grassy upfront, with a bit more hop bitterness than I expected. Finishes with a nice bready flavor. Body is pretty spot on, maybe a little too much carbonation. Overall, I'll get another case next Bockfest, but probably not before.

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Photo of RDW
1.5/5  rDev -53.6%

Photo of Cramerican
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Ericular
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of elec
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of jera1350
3.22/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fizzy yellow beer. That's one way to describe it. Pale and clear yellow with a fizzy white head that shrinks down quickly.

Grainy corn with some lemon.

Actually tastes better than I expected and isn't half bad. Corn and grain throughout, but pretty clean with a light sweetness and a touch of grass in the finish.

For the style, I think the mouthfeel is actually quite nice. Feels a little larger than light bodied and is mostly smooth with the exception of some prickly carbonation.

This is a style that is hard to like, but this one isn't too shabby considering. Doubt I would go out and buy this one, but it's a helluva lot better than supporting BMC products.

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of troyvar
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of dragomni
3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ChopsMeister
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tvv375ia
3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-light straw yellow with about a finger of head that faded to a thin film without much lacing

S-not much just a faint hint of malt and some grains

T-grainy corn taste is about all I get very in line for the style it represents

M-ok carbonation but thin and watery

O-pretty plain but that is what they are trying for I think with this style

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

hay in color with lots of carbonation. A nice big head of fizzy white on top that only hangs around for a few moments before settling back down into virtually nothing. Dull aroma of musty bready notes with hints of light grain and a very light overall presentation. Taste is crisp, clean, and not long lasting. What is there is your traditional wet hay like flavor, hints of malts, and just the slightest bit of bite from a bitter note toward the end.

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Schell's Deer Brand from August Schell Brewing Company
3.23 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
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