"Not Guilty" 1924 Deer Brand | August Schell Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.91%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by LordofTime25 on 04-17-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of mdwalsh
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This stupid beer is still on tap, I want the Rye. The Tav is not moving product like they had been. Figured I'd review it and help drain the keg.

A: Less than a one finger head, but that's a bar thing, not a beer thing I think. It's BMC yellow with a little bit of active carb and a white white head. Lighter than I would think for an Imperial American Adjunct Lager

S: Nothing to comment on, which in this situation is good.

T: Very mild malt, some hops, no alcohol taste though. Perfect if you like BMC and want to get drunk marginally faster.

M: Like a creamier BMC, but a little flat

D: As drinkable as BMC, as in like water, but better tasting.

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Photo of garymuchow
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Old Mill in Austin. Thanks for putting on tap such great beers.
This is a full on American style lager in the best way it can be. Full, rich, flavorful balanced refreshing satisfying.
Very attractive dark gold with firm white head and lots of bubbles rising.
Aroma is classic for style. Malt with lager notes apparent and very mild hops.
Flavor is malty with well balanced bitterness that refreshes but doesn't overpower. The adjuncts never dominate.
Nice full body, for style, and typical for this brewery.
This is a solid offering. Not my favorite style, but a well done example. Normally I can only do one of these and the adjuncts overwhelm me. Not this time with this one.
Keep is up Schells.

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Photo of mothman
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Side Street in Fargo on 5-15-09 (took notes)

Poured into a pint glass. 1 finger frothy white head. No lace. Color is a clear straw yellow.

Aroma: This beer has a macro lager smell but I could easily tell that there are much better ingredients used in this beer. Very sweet. Flowery, but not like a pale ale. Almost kind of fruity. Very unique.

Taste: Macro lager like with some great flavors to it. There are some unique malts that I really can't pick up here. Very hard to distinguish all the flavors, but it sure tasted good for an American Adjunct Lager.

Mouthfeel: Crisp but not anywhere near as regular as your typical adjunct lager. Light bodied. Good carbonation. Leaves a very clean aftertaste.

Overall, this is the best American Adjunct Lager I have every tried to date. Very drinkable, but it packs a lot of flavor. My ratings are compared to other beers in its category.

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Photo of CHSLBrew
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass, remiiscing with a couple friends while watching the Stanley Cup playoffs.

A-Arrived with a minimal off-white head which quickly dissipated as it sat as I finished the previous beer. The beer was a pristine golden brew, as clear as August Schell's reputation when they were found not guilty back in 1924.

S-Crisp and clean, with a slight sweetness mingling with a typical distinct graininess, even a slight corny aroma.

T-Semi-sweetness comes up front from the malts, which is nicely balanced by a firm German hop bitterness. Some nuances of light fruit try to make an appearance but are quickly squashed by the crispness of this tasty lager. Finshes clean and semi-dry.

M-Higher medium carbonation with a semi-light feel on my palate.

D-A quite enjoyable brew. It's tasty and flavorful, very easy drinking, with a crispness that makes it even refreshing. Try it while you can.

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Photo of hardy008
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery today.

Appearance - Pours a gold color, 1/2'' white head which leaves no lace.

Smell - Light scented malt with grain.

Taste - Largely the same as the smell. Also somewhat sweet.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and clean. Very smooth.

Drinkability - Quite drinkable, and good for an adjunct lager.

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Photo of spointon
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Stub and Herbs on 5/12/2009.

A= This beer poured a pale gold color with a 1/2" white head. The head quickly dropped to a skim and left zero lacing behind.

S= Smelled a lot like a helles lager to me. Very light malts combined with a soft grassy hop scent.

T= Soft malty sweetness lead into an earthy, spicy hop character. Moderate but tasty bitterness lead to a dry finish.

MF= Light bodied and crisp. Very refreshing!

D= A very basic and easy to drink lager that tastes way better than most adjunct lagers.

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Photo of LordofTime25
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a golden color with a thin white head. Little or no lacing on glass.

Smells slightly malty with a grainy earthy smell. A hoppiness is present.

Tastes of mild malts and earhty grains. There is a nice hoppy bitterness too. good flavor.

Easy drinking smooth finish as you drink it down.

Have drank many of these in one sitting.

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"Not Guilty" 1924 Deer Brand from August Schell Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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