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Schell Shocked Radler

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by hmgway, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. hmgway

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    Looking for any reviews or thoughts on Schell's new shandy. Sounds interesting. From what I could find it seems at least initially production is only in 1/2 bbl. I sure hope they bottle this and have it hit shelves yet while the weather's warm.
     
  2. pdwleeds

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    Had this at the brewery on Saturday. Interesting beer, very very grapefruity. Refreshing but not something you could have too much of, although it has a very low ABV (3% maybe)?, as the syle dictates. Great for a hot summer. Heard they are working on bottling it if they can raise the % ABV. Stiegl has a radler that's pretty easy to find on the shelves....
     
  3. mothman

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    Just had a pint of it and thought it was quite refreshing (i just got done running, maybe that helped). the beer tasted like grapefruit... the best way to describe it was ruby red squirt.

    my pint went down pretty easy, but I wouldn't want more than that in one sitting
     
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    Had this at the brewery last weekend. Amazing grapefruit smell...and pretty good taste. I agree with pdwleeds - not something that you could have too much of, would get a little old but I've found myself craving it and can't find any stores that carry it. Does anyone know who has it in St. Paul preferably or Mpls? It's a VERY light tasting beer along the lines of a wine cooler...and I believe is it 2.8-3.0%
     
  5. Chaz

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    It's not packaged yet (bottles/cans) that I am aware of, but you might want to call over to O'Gara's; they had the release party there a few weeks back (and still had Hefeweizen on tap recently).
     
  6. mjryan

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    Billy's on Grand had it on tap the last time I was there. About two weeks ago.
     
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    It is only going to be available on draft this year, and it will be out through October. We will be releasing it next year again on draft and in 16oz cans.
     
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    Had 12oz draft from O'Gara's at the State Fair today. I am glad it was 85 out because it is a perfect "Hot Day" beer. I would compare the taste to a Fresca over Ruby Red Squirt, or Sierra Mist Ruby Red Splash (now defunct?).

    Probably good after mowing the lawn, or in a beergarita.
     
  9. Chaz

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    That's a whole lot of radler...

    [​IMG]

    (And yes, the can collector in me is ecstatic! :D )
     
  10. ben4bier

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    the patio drinker in me is ecstatic I actually reallyenjoyed last years batch, it was light and sweet without being syruppy like summer shandy and the lower alcohol made it easy to drink without getting toI buzzed. they used real grapefruit juice this year and bumped up the alcohol so it will be interesting to see how it differs.
     
  11. ben4bier

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    also I don't know if I have seen such a strong reaction to one of their beers. they might have real financial winner on their hands
     
  12. jkwikkel

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    Really want to know how I can get my hands on this like today...
     
  13. ben4bier

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    roadie to new ulm is about the only way
     
  14. Packforever1976

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    The Firkins has bottles right now.
     
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  15. ben4bier

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    they must be the only place according to the book they won't be shipping to distributors until next week
     
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    Nope. Saw it at several locations in the west metro today.
     
  17. morimech

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    I thought this came in pounders and not bottles?
     
  18. yamar68

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    No idea about the cans... all I know is that I saw it in bottles. Unless it was actually something else in the bottle.
    #conspiracy #aliens #mayancalender
     
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  19. ben4bier

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    [qote="morimech, post: 1480057, member: 106006"]I thought this came in pounders and not bottles?[/quote]
    keg, bottle and 6 oz silo
     
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    How does it compare to the Stiegl grapefruit radler? Their version is just about divine....
     
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    Gack! Too sweet! Blech
     
  22. jera1350

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    Yep, have to agree. If this is a what a radler is supposed to be, I don't think I will drink another ever again.
     
  23. lit202

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    Not a fan. I love the Stigel radler, but I don't like the finish on the Schell Shocked.
     
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    Same here. Too bad as I was really looking forward to it.
     
  25. olympuszymurgus

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    It's fricken soda guys! It's supposed to be sweet. Stiegl labels theirs as 70% grapefruit soda, 30% Lager.
     
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    I find it just right. Bought my 2nd sixer, this time in cans. Goes down so nice in this miserable weather.
     
  27. gatornation

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    Fresca in a bottle
     
  28. PieOhMy

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    I dig it. It is perfect for this weather.
     
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    had at all pints north, want one really bad right now! guess I will have to get the stiegl ones on my way home from work.
     
  30. garymuchow

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    I'm a fan, but my drinking buddies are not.
     
  31. mattafett

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    Taking a 6er camping tonight. Should work well!
     
  32. BarrelAgedBarry

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    I prefer the Stiegl version over the Schell's version, but I'm a grapefruit nut. I found the Stiegl radler to be more refreshing and drinkable. I will not buy Schell Shocked again.
     
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    I haven't had the steigl but probably will have it tonight. I really enjoy the Schell much more than the leinies fruits, but I liked it better last year, the real grapefruit juice adds a but of harshness to the aftertaste.
     
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    First time in a long time I haven't enjoyed a Schell beer. I'm a radler fan, but this one was waaaaaay too sweet. Too sugary, not enough grapefruit/tartness for me. :(
     
  35. Chaz

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    This one recently arrived at my local: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/290/41091

    At 2.5% ABV it makes Shocked Grapefruit Radler look like a Four Loko by comparison! :D

    On a day like today, it might be fun to ice-down this and the Stiegl and the Schell's for heap-big, sugary buzztime.
     
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