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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Schell’s Chimney Sweep is inspired by the rich dark lagers of upper Franconia. Black in color with a rich roasty maltiness, firm hop bitterness, and a subtle underlying smokiness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nuplastikk (4137) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2013
12oz bottle. Unfiltered brown-black body. Standard beige head. Unpleasant dry cocoa aroma, very cheap and oily. There is only so far you can go with cheap malt, and Schell proves this time and again. Clearly brewed with a little intention and knowledge, but the cheap, chalky malt tones really bring it down. Not to say it isn’t true to style; this is certainly the caliber of beer you would expect to find in Eastern Europe for 43cents. Definitely not good, only for the tickers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gizmo_ber (150) - - MAY 23, 2013
Very good black lager. Pours dark, very smooth and easy drinking. Good flavor blend with slight bitterness and smokiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jebert (474) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours a black mahogany with a big foamy tan head. Nose is malty. Fairly creamy, the taste is big and bold, full of dark roasted malt along with coffee notes and a vague smokiness. Dry on the finish. An excellent sipping beer that can also be enjoyed with red meats off the grill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange-red coloured with medium sized beige head. Fruity and light roasted aroma of smoke with notes of hops. Fruity and light roasted flavour of smoke and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
Bottled. A red- brown beer with a lazing orangey head. The aroma has notes of straw and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, adn caramel, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
12 fl bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light breadish. Metallic, dark smoked and meaty. Dense smoked and dark malty flavoured. Toffee and smoked finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ccex (893) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a clear dark crimson brown with a one-finger tight beige head and good lacing. Aroma is campfire smoky with lots of roasted malts, beef jerky, and perhaps some dark fruits. Tastes sweet with a smoky, woody finish. Body is medium with light carbonation. I grew up near the Schell’s brewery, and this is my current favorite from New Ulm..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnblueliner (3) - Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013 does not count
Aroma: has some malt sweetness, dash of spice with a smoky aroma and maybe anise. Appearance: pours black with a good head and lacing. Taste: malty with noticeable but subdued hops, chocolate and a smoky/meaty(?) flavor. Palate: well balanced but a bit syrupy- very pleasing. Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. Not something I would drink all the time but it is certainly on my list of favorites.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nsquishee (570) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2013
Smokey and sweet-malty aroma. Dark crimson color. Tastes sweet and smokey with a very smooth sweet finish. Lingering smoked malt flavor is pleasant and not too aggressive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lostrealities (10) - Shakopee, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Enjoyed this last night. Aptly named for its dark color. Poured smooth with a minimal brownish head. Great compliment to my charbroiled filet. Great experience.

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