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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

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Added by mothman on 08-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,753
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
141
pDev:
19.46%
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2.68/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jimmah120
3.64/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with a date

Good head that fades, no lacing. Smell is red grapefruit and grain. This is a very sweet, overly fruit flavored beer. Whether or not that's a good thing will be up to personal preference. For me this beer serves its purpose as something to drink in the middle of an abnormally warm late september day. Would also make a great introduction to craft beer for somebody.

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: brilliant straw permeated with streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a thin white foam cap with fair to poor retention.

S: fruit and uncooked flour with a faint scent of spicy hops.

T: Grapefruit dominates the flavors but it still allows a mild to medium hop accent to show through. The malt stays in the background. It finishes citrusy with grapefruit and a mild bitterness.

F: The beer is light and highly carbonated.

O: It comes close to straddling the boundary between beer and not beer.

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Photo of vheissu15
4.05/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TooGood
3.01/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

this was a miss for me, intended as a grapefruit radler, its definitely a little syrupy and artificial tasting on the grapefruit, but for me what hurt it the most is the residual sugar in combination with the lack of effervescent carbonation, its just not as refreshing as the style is supposed to be, even with the low abv and minimal "beer" qualities. it tastes like a dosed version of the normal grain belt, far from what i was looking for in this one, and miles away from the best radlers in the game. the grapefruit flavor isnt bad, its proportion is right, but its a little sweet to say the least, it just loses its refreshment value because of it. i always find it hard to believe these guys can be responsible for that amazing series of berliner variants, and then still put out a beer that borders on not even being craft like this one, its just beyond me. still, i see value in this for folks new to beer, or drinkers of adjunct lager looks to expand their horizons a bit. we still need those kinds of beers out there, and for that purpose this is as good as any, but not my cup of tea.

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3.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.08/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jakemn91
3.61/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KnappStout
3.62/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.87/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jpuetz
2/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of nogophers
2.27/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
2.53/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of maedhros09
3.39/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting to try this the day after having the Grapefruit Sculpin. Whereas the grapefruit flavors in the sculpin are very fresh this Radler seems more sweet, artificial and soda-like. The flavor itself is still enjoyable but uncomplicated. Soda-like is the best way I can think to describe it.

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

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3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluto1998
2.17/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Not my cup of tea. Tired of the radler beers. This one has strong grapefruit taste but otherwise a boring lager. But in all fairness I'm more of a dark beer guy.

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Schell's Shocked Radler from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 141 ratings
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