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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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2.2
cbfobes (2883) - 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.

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tennisjoel (1459) - 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.

2.2
Trev (2023) - 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.

2.1
RAYBOY01 (2011) - 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.

2.8
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.

2.7
CanIHave4Beers (4184) - 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.

1.7
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.

2.1
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
12oz bottle. very light, extremely pale color. short lived fluffy white head. simple grainy nose is complimented by faint herbs and grassy hops. rich corny grain flavor and mild hop bite. slightly better than your average macro.

2.8
Skyview (6056) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from The Coffee Ground in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Looks and tastes just like the Schell’s Original but new label design. It pours a light golden pale yellow with a very thin white head. Aroma is fruity, sweet corn, and maybe even some popcorn without the salt and butter. A bit fizzy on the carbonation. Taste is light, crisp, and some fruity tones. Palate is smooth and dry.

1.8
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 22, 2007
In the can. Thanks to KJ for the beer. Pours bright golden yellow with a poofy, but ethereal head. I’m not sure what badnews is drinking, but no one would call this beer copper in the daylight. The flavor is crisp and light with a watery and slightly metallic tinghe. A subtle rush of lemon at the finish. This is thirst-quenching after a Sunday afternoon of weeding, but not a beer to savor. With that said, it is far less insulting to the palate than most macros and a solid regional party beer. This is seriously overrated on this site at 2.9, but I will say that it seems to have a bit more depth than the onslaught of off brands that Schell also markets. Good luck defining a specific aroma for this one.


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