August Schell Stag Series #7 - Barleywine

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  1. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,362) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    From MNBeer:

    Mister Berg from the August Schell Brewing Company reports that the 7th beer in the Stag Series, stretched the limits of their brewhouse. Each batch of Stag #7 required two separate mashes of over 6000 pounds of malt. 150 pounds of hops were added to the wort during the extended boil. The wort was then cooled and fermented with an American Ale yeast. Finally, the beer was aged for over 3 months. The end result” “An intensely malty and assertively hopped American Barleywine.”
    Release dates forthcoming.

    Schell Stag Series #7 Barleywine
    OG 25 Plato
    IBU 80
    SRM 16
    Malt: 2-Row, Golden Promise, Vienna, Caramunich 80, Caramel 120
    Hops: Nugget, Cascade


    Color me jazzed! August Schell's has always excelled at making good, tasty low ABV-brews (something of a lost art, no?), but I have to say I'm really looking forward to this one.
     
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  2. garymuchow

    garymuchow Poo-Bah (2,667) Aug 31, 2001 Minnesota
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    No shite. What a break from tradition. Sort of - if it comes anywhere the Burton ale we are in for a treat. And I will put some aside for cellaring. Probably the biggest beer (in both malt and hops) I can remember from this jewel.
    I'm psyched.
     
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  3. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Aspirant (245) Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
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    I thought they wernt a craft brewery? They brew with corn right?
     
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  4. hardy008

    hardy008 Poo-Bah (1,951) Jan 12, 2008 Minnesota
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    I can't wait to try this.
     
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  5. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (225) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    I'm excited to try this. I hate to say it, but I don't think I've had anything from Schells. Is snowstorm worth getting? Chimney sweep? I've just passed on them, b/c I buy way to much beer as it is.

    But I could totally see myself getting this to try, and to possibly cellar as well.
     
  6. HoistinBrews

    HoistinBrews Devotee (467) Mar 26, 2011 Minnesota

    Try some Emerald Rye or some Hefe in the summer and you'll be a lifetime fan.
    If you like Belgian-style brews you'll probably like the '12 Snowstorm.
     
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  7. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    Always stoked for a new beer from Schell's! Jace Marti must be bringing his A game!!!
     
  8. ZAP

    ZAP Poo-Bah (3,313) Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota

    I thought the Chimney Sweep was a very tasty, well made beer. Snowstorm this year is very yeasty, Belgian like....it is a quality beer...
     
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  9. KarlHungus

    KarlHungus Poo-Bah (2,850) Feb 19, 2005 Minnesota
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    I think the title of this thread would be more accurate if it were prefaced with "Suck on this Charlie Papazian," but that's just me. It's good to know non-craft breweries are producing barleywines.
     
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  10. ZAP

    ZAP Poo-Bah (3,313) Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota

    That is something isn't it....haven't seen the Hamms Barley Wine hit the shelves yet but they are comparable beers based on their reasoning right?
     
  11. mothman

    mothman Poo-Bah (5,343) Jun 21, 2007 Minnesota
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    Does anybody have a bottle of the Rauchbeir? I need one for my horizontal. BM me if you have a spare... for some reason I don't have one. Thanks!
     
  12. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Devotee (415) Oct 19, 2011 Minnesota
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    Emerald Rye is out of this world. Also, their Oktoberfest is one of the best of the style, imho.
     
  13. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (3,362) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
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    Emerald Rye is a beautiful beer. Which reminds me, I'm out.
     
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  14. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,033) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Great news,Always ready for new and existing Schells, a gem of a brewery!
     
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  15. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,769) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    Schell's Bock is the best bock bottled in the US and it is out now. Also Schmaltz's Alt is out. Much better than Alaskan Amber which people love for some reason. As others have said, go out and get some Emerald Rye and Chimney Sweep.
     
  16. aliving1

    aliving1 Aspirant (268) Aug 3, 2011 Minnesota

    Right now Chimney Sweep is my favorite Schell's beer, love the stuff. I'm excited for the barleywine, as everything they have put out lately has been awesome.
     
  17. KWMiles

    KWMiles Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2012 Minnesota

    Ah, a good ol'-fashioned cornwine! Sounds right up my alley.
     
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  18. RKPStogie

    RKPStogie Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2011 Minnesota
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    I thought the adjunct was rice not corn...Srew the BA and Uncle Chuck!
     
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  19. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,557) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    Very soon, folks...
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. theHoff77

    theHoff77 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 Minnesota

    Anyone know what day this week it should be in stores?
     
  21. jera1350

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,176) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    I read somewhere that it will go out to stores starting on the 28th which is this Thurs. Looking forward to it!
     
  22. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (473) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Any day now, had it at a beerfest on 2/23

    edit: from bottles
     
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  23. Lifeofbrian

    Lifeofbrian Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 Minnesota

    It's in the stores this week.
     
  24. herman77

    herman77 Savant (943) Jan 24, 2010 Minnesota

    Thank you Captain Obvious.
     
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  25. travdawg7

    travdawg7 Initiate (122) Mar 5, 2009 Minnesota

    Picked up a six pack at St Anthony Village by Walmart this afternoon.
     
  26. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,769) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    @ Haskell's in Chanhassen. $9.99 a sixer.
     
  27. jollygoodfellow

    jollygoodfellow Initiate (133) Jan 3, 2013 Wisconsin

    Hoping there is enough to "cross the creek" into WI.
    I'm expecting a SN Bigfoot type of BW.
     
  28. morimech

    morimech Poo-Bah (2,769) Nov 6, 2006 Minnesota

    You should expect more J.W. Lee's and less SN.
     
  29. theHoff77

    theHoff77 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 Minnesota

    Picked up a 6 pack tonight, and although I have very little experience with the style I think it is very good. The fruit flavors reminds me a lot of Juicy Juicy Fruit Punch, which was a favorite of mine as a kid. Has a great hop and malty background to it. Really well balanced and the drinkability is amazing. I've never aged anything for more then a couple months, but at $10 a sixer I think this might be worth snagging a couple more six packs.
     
  30. incutrav

    incutrav Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2007 Minnesota

    I'd agree w/ this. Drinks quite thin, especially for the ABV. Not much in terms of hop presence either. Maybe that is what they were going for, but not my style. Great value at 10 bucks a six, but I wouldnt seek out again.
     
  31. herman77

    herman77 Savant (943) Jan 24, 2010 Minnesota

    Seems more like an English style barleywine to me, but it's listed as an American on here.
     
  32. jera1350

    jera1350 Poo-Bah (2,176) Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    You're probably right. My fault, I'll put in a request to change it.

    I'm impressed with this one. Not a big in your face barleywine which I'm glad for. Drinks wonderfully right now.
     
  33. SourNotes

    SourNotes Initiate (126) Nov 10, 2010 Minnesota
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    I like this thread
     
  34. mnphish

    mnphish Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2012 Minnesota

    I'm enjoying it a lot. Very sweet and maybe not as much carbonation as I would like but still pretty damn solid.
     
  35. mypenguin

    mypenguin Initiate (164) Jul 21, 2009 Minnesota
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    Stub and Herbs on the U of M campus has it on tap. I got it in a 5oz snifter as part of a tasting. $1.62 for the snifter which I thought was a steal. I enjoyed it, but as I am not a barley wine drinker, I won't be seeking this one out. It was good though.
     
  36. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt Initiate (48) May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    anyone seen it in Rochester? The rep told me yesterday that it would be a couple weeks and I don't want to believe that.
     
  37. aliving1

    aliving1 Aspirant (268) Aug 3, 2011 Minnesota

    I didn't see it yesterday at Andy's crossroads. I seem to remember the previous releases taking a few weeks to get to Roch
     
  38. beernerd1

    beernerd1 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2012 Minnesota

    I picked up a 6 pack an hour ago at Haskell's in Burnsville for $9.99 and find it to be quite tasty. What is the ABV and IBU ?- - not listed on the bottle.
     
  39. herman77

    herman77 Savant (943) Jan 24, 2010 Minnesota

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/417/90694

    9.5%. Not sure in the BU?
     
  40. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Devotee (415) Oct 19, 2011 Minnesota
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    Schell Stag Series #7 Barleywine
    OG 25 Plato
    IBU 80
    SRM 16
     
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