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Schell Stag Series #3 - Rauchbier

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 30   ABV: -
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Stag Series #3 is August Schellís interpretation of a traditional Franconian Rauchbier (smoke beer). Rauchbiers date back to the early 1500s, when green malt was dried over open fires. The grain picks up the smokey flavor from the fire, and this is carried over to the beer. Stag Series #3 uses a blend of malts smoked over beechwood and cherrywood to create a twist on the traditional style. The remainder of the malt bill includes Dark Munich Malt, Caramunich, and a touch of black malt for color. It is hopped with Tettnang and Sterling. Release is Mar 1, 2011


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8552) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
This met the characteristics of the style, but was making me feel a little off. I was fine with the beers before and after. Decent head. Not too drinkable. Too carbonated.Thanks John.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
355mL courtesy of tytoanderso. The pour is a clear, deep cherry red to black tea color. A massive, yellowish head erupts but not a hell of a lot of lace. Nice retention. Aroma is really on the spot: huge bacon, peated malt, lavender, grease, caramel. Taste is heavy bacon, giant smoked malt, caramel, molasses, a little soapy. Palate is rich, oily, on the spot for smoked. Gets a little soapy and thinnish, powdery. Really the start of something special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2011
On tap at Haute Dish, pours murky reddish brown with off white head. Aroma has a nice balance of smoke, meat, and nice caramel and toffee malts, with a touch of burnt toast and bread. Taste is nice, with a really nice balance of smoky and sweet that balances to a creamy but slightly sweet and dry finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6096) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a small but creamy tan head. Aroma of smoked peat. Medium palate but quite smooth. Taste isnít overly complex, but thereís a nice not-over-the-top smoked wood component paired with just a touch of meat and caramel malt. Really well done - terrific balance all the way around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5998) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
In short: A moderately smoky and somewhat fruity bronze ale. Very nice session beer
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed moderately fresh, approximately 2 months after purchase, bottle forwarded to me by oakbluff, thanks a lot Scott
The look: Medium cloudy bronze body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose is moderately smoky (smoked pull-pork) with underlying notes of barley candy sweetness. Taste is toasted caramel, barley candy lollipop, juicy leafy hops, good amount of smoke (smoked herring), pleasant fruitiness the encompasses red fruits, ripe bananas and tropical fruits. Bottle is relatively light. This is truly a session beer, my little 12oz went down in record time. A nice session beer Iíd drink on a regular basis to keep me going, and yes I know that using alcohol as a life crutch is never the answer. Unless of course the question is: why havenít you kill a dozen of people yet?

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2011
From a keg at Firkin Fest, 2011. A little light. Simple and straightfoward, with light-medium smoke in the aroma and flavor on a lager beer. Red color. Flavor and aroma is good, if not very strong.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2011
Copper color with a medium head. Smokey aroma. Strong smoke flavor, very ham-like. Strong malt character, with light, buttery Munich malt notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3814) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Smokey yet malty aroma which for a rauchbier is different because normally its all smoke. The flavor is subtle for a rauchbier, the smoke doesnít pummel the taste but it definitely is there with a hint of smoked meat in there. Very good rauchbier.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Draft at Redís. Poured a clear ruddy, dark orange color. Aromas of campfire scented clothing, bacon, leather, and subdued chocolate rose from the glass. Medium bodied and delicately sweet. Plenty of smoke flavor mingled chocolate, but not quite as much smoke as the brews from Bamberg.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Thanks to Chris... light copper, clearish, light tan head, not much to look at... smoked malts, ash, a hint of salty pork, a bit of a skunk generic finish... taste is a bit watery and generic, a boring smoked lager, some interesting notes but not knocking me over


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