Schell's Shocked Radler | August Schell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
schellsbrewery.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mothman on 08-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
139
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
19.19%
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

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4.39/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasted 7 September 2014. A warm day after a string of cool ones - just the right time to go back to summery radlers.

Pours a very pale almost-golden sunshine yellow. Two fingers of white head, surprisingly good retention for a beer like this, and decent lacing.

Smell is a fine mix of potent sweet and lightly bitter grapefruit and gentle lager aromas. I like it.

Taste is excellent. It's sweet - a touch sweeter than I'd like it to be. But it's a fantastic combination of sweet grapefruit soda and, hmm, anonymous beer. The beer is there, but only at maybe 1/3 strength. The rest is that delicious grapefruit, sweetened just a touch beyond where I'd like it.

Feel is excellent as well. Light body, tingly prickling carbonation. Everything is light light light and refreshing. Fades out quickly, leaving only a smooth aaahh in my mouth.

I really like this. Sure, it's more soda than beer. But the two pieces work together really well. Shockingly well, I might say.

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4.28/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled last night on 5/23/14. Love the art work as the plane is a U.S. F6F 'Hellcat' that was used in the Pacific during WWII. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a handled glass stein.

Pours a light straw-yellow in color with no head and no lacing really to speak of. the aroma is of sweet citrus and malts. The taste is the same but with LOTS of red grapefruit taste coming through with the ale taste for the finish. Great taste and goes down very easy. Perfect carbonation for this type of brew. Really liked this summer seasonal.

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4.26/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a light straw-yellow that is almost completely clear. Small, 1 finger head forms and retains very well. Lacing is ok.

S- Light and fruity. Plenty of grapefruit is displayed in the smell along with a little lemony flavor.

T- Light and fruity, just like the scent. Starts with a big dose of grapefruit and moves toward a slightly grassy, lighter beer flavor at the end. Grapefruit is sweet, almost like a soda. The beer flavors on the back end shows just a little bit of grain and the tiniest bit of hops.

M- Light, highly carbonated, and very refreshing. This is my definition of a summer beer. Incredibly easy drinking; I could have a sixer of this while mowing the lawn.

Overall, a very refreshing, somewhat sweet, and pretty much delicious beer. The style is one that lends itself to refreshing summer drinking.

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had at bar-no notes. Big grapefruit flavor, refreshing.

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4.08/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear pale gold, with a two finger white head, which slowly fades to one finger. Lots of bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass. The aroma has sweet grapefruit. It smells like a grapefruit soda such as Squirt or Fresca.

It tastes sweet like sweetened grapefruit juice. This might actually be sweeter than a soda. This is a nice beer for a warm summer's day.

Light bodied with soft carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. Has a sweet grapefruit aftertaste. I had a good idea what to suspect when I bought this, so I am not surprised or disappointed. I like this for what it is. It's different, but I also think it's quite good.

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very pale straw color with just under a finger of head that settled quickly to a thin cap. Some spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma is all grapefruit. Very similar to the aroma after cutting a grapefruit in half. Impressive natural aroma.

Mothman said it tasted like Ruby Red Squirt. That is spot on. Very little beer flavor left but there is some malt flavor that sneaks in the finish that lets the drinker know he is not drinking soda or some malt beverage concoction. Even leaves a grapefruit aftertaste.

I think this beer could of benefitted from a higher level of carbonation. Low for even a more conventional German lager. The body is light but does not finish really crisp.

Impressive Radler. Schell's produced a beer that is refreshing and not too sweet. I would not get tired of drinking this after a couple. I would like a little more beer flavor and more lively carbonation to put this solidly in the outstanding level.

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3.94/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint can into a Gandhi-Bot tulip; thanks to mnbearsfan for this extra.

A: Clear pale straw body under a half-inch of frothy white head that settles quickly into a ring and leaves light, spotty lace. Average.

S: Quite sweet, with grapefruit essence minus the bitterness. Simple, to the point, and quite enjoyable.

T: Follows the nose - clean, sweet grapefruit dominates, along with some even sweeter citrus notes and some peach. The finish has a bit of citrus rind and bitterness, which is a pleasant counterpoint to the sweetness. Refreshing and enjoyable.

M: Light and frothy, verging into creamy as it progresses. Really nice.

O: Definitely not my favorite style, but this was quite good. The grapefruit is flavorful and well-balanced. Tasty stuff.

Cheers!

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Schell's Shocked Radler from August Schell Brewing Company
3.44 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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