Schell Shocked Radler

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

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  1. hmgway

    hmgway Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2010 Minnesota

    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

    pdwleeds Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2007 Minnesota

    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

    mothman Poo-Bah (5,343) Jun 21, 2007 Minnesota
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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
     
  4. stgwen

    stgwen Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2012

    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

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,557) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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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

    mjryan Zealot (564) Dec 22, 2007 Minnesota

    Billy's on Grand had it on tap the last time I was there. About two weeks ago.
     
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  7. unterhopft

    unterhopft Initiate (124) Dec 20, 2008 Minnesota

    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.
     
  8. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    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

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,557) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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    That's a whole lot of radler...

    [​IMG]

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

    ben4bier Initiate (140) Mar 3, 2013 Minnesota

    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

    ben4bier Initiate (140) Mar 3, 2013 Minnesota

    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

    jkwikkel Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2008 Iowa

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

    ben4bier Initiate (140) Mar 3, 2013 Minnesota

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

    Packforever1976 Aspirant (229) Oct 12, 2006 Minnesota

    The Firkins has bottles right now.
     
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  15. ben4bier

    ben4bier Initiate (140) Mar 3, 2013 Minnesota

    they must be the only place according to the book they won't be shipping to distributors until next week
     
  16. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Nope. Saw it at several locations in the west metro today.
     
  17. morimech

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

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

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    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

    ben4bier Initiate (140) Mar 3, 2013 Minnesota

    [qote="morimech, post: 1480057, member: 106006"]I thought this came in pounders and not bottles?[/quote]
    keg, bottle and 6 oz silo
     
  20. stpaulsipper07

    stpaulsipper07 Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2011 Minnesota

    How does it compare to the Stiegl grapefruit radler? Their version is just about divine....
     
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  21. joelwlcx

    joelwlcx Initiate (196) Apr 23, 2007 Minnesota

    Gack! Too sweet! Blech
     
  22. jera1350

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

    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

    lit202 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2011 Minnesota
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    Not a fan. I love the Stigel radler, but I don't like the finish on the Schell Shocked.
     
  24. tharreld

    tharreld Initiate (136) May 7, 2010 Montana

    Same here. Too bad as I was really looking forward to it.
     
  25. olympuszymurgus

    olympuszymurgus Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 California
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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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  26. morimech

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

    I find it just right. Bought my 2nd sixer, this time in cans. Goes down so nice in this miserable weather.
     
  27. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,036) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Fresca in a bottle
     
  28. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (415) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    I dig it. It is perfect for this weather.
     
  29. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    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

    garymuchow Poo-Bah (2,688) Aug 31, 2001 Minnesota
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    I'm a fan, but my drinking buddies are not.
     
  31. mattafett

    mattafett Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2009 Iowa

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

    BarrelAgedBarry Aspirant (266) Feb 27, 2012 Minnesota
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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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  33. ben4bier

    ben4bier Initiate (140) Mar 3, 2013 Minnesota

    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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  34. JediMatt

    JediMatt Initiate (79) Jun 18, 2010 Iowa

    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

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,557) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
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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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