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Schell’s Deer Brand was developed prior to Prohibition and has been Schell’s flagship beer ever since. Brewed from 70 percent barley malt, 30 percent corn, and our unique ’Schell’ yeast, Deer Brand is full flavored American Lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BigBeer45 (1300) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2011
The label on my bottle looked different than what is shown here on RateBeer, this beer has very clear pale yellow –straw- pour with lots of carbonation, made a white head that quickly deflated to a sparse cover and ring, there is lots of carbonation in the glass, the aromas consisted of light malt and corn, and a hint of bread, and had flavors of light malt and corn, a touch of citrus, and a little cracker to, left the palate a bit dry, mouth feel was thin and weightless, something that would be good with Pizza or on a hot Summer day.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Onslow (1242) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Straw yellow typical lager look. Aroma of faint corn and grain. Flavor is inoffensive but bland - a little sweet grain, a hint of bitter in the finish (or maybe its may imagination....) Nothing bad but nothing good - meh, fuggetaboutit.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sthlm (1240) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2011
[Bottle] Pours clear gold with a ring of white head. Aroma is odd. Very sugary sweet at times, with barley, a mustiness, and vegetal notes. Taste is of course barley and corn, with mild bitterness and the faint vegetal notes again. Quite thin, short finish. Schell’s has been making some nice stuff lately, but this is boring and does little for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cbfobes (2636) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a pale yellow with little or no head, the aroma and taste are both grainy and metallic, boring overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tennisjoel (1194) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2010
This is pretty much bottom of the barrel as far as Schell beers go. Corn flavor with diacytel. Rotten corn. Some of the pale lager macros are less offensive. It wasn’t a drainpour, but I would pretty much avoid this at all costs. I got it in a sampler pack.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Trev (1984) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2010
very pale yellow pour with a thin foamy head. aroma is grainy, thin, corny and light grassy hop. flavour is sweet...umm yeah. slightly grassy slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Extraordinarily pale yellow pour, and moderate white head that fades instantly...this should be good! Very weak malt nose with touch of grassiness. Flavors are very weak malt sweetness, dry hop bite in the finish...again, kind of grassy. Never again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Deer brand pours yellow with a short lived and fizzy head. The aroma is of faint Schells corny malt, sort of midwestern. The flavor is macro like and not much else with a fizzy palate. Overall, the worst of the Schell products. There are much better. Even the dark - which is like DB, but with color.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanIHave4Beers (3524) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2008
Not much of a nose at all, a little bit of maltiness. The beer has a very attractive bubbling carbonation. There is not much of a head to speak of though. The taste is very crisp and light, but very dry with a light malty taste. Enjoyable for the style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
SavageElvis (134) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Light golden color, slight malt nose with some hops to it. No head or lacing. I had a hard time telling the difference between this and the Schell’s main label beer. Either way neither one is very good. Schell’s can make, and does make much better beer than this. The need to improve or weed these out. A substandard beer.

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