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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Schells 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.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2383) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Pours dark brown with a 2 finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is pretty smoky, seems like a blend with possibly a little peat in there, toast and nutty notes. Flavor is smoke, light char, roast, slightly burnt toasted bread, light earthy hops and nice minerality to the finish. Light to medium body, creamy, slightly chalky feel and light carbonation. Really tasty stuff, hard to beat a good smoked beer for a good price. Seems like it would fit better in the Schwarzbier or Smoked category though.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (6209) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 3, 2017
Brown color with a hint of mahogany when held to the light. Moderate head of tiny, tight, tan bubbles. Malty aromas, with light roasted and toasted malt. Sweet start with sweet roasted malt and cocoa. Flavors thin out in the finish and linger, making it seem a bit watery. Quite bitter, not sure if it has black malt or some hops, Im thinking more the later. Not bad, just not very embracing. 2/13

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
csaso (2244) - Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2016
Bottle - big tan foamy head, very dark brown color, big roasty and mild smokey malt aroma and flavor, some fruity hop balance, not bad overall

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2493) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 21, 2016
Draft. Dark reddish brown in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of mocha and light smoke. Flavors are an interesting balance of ashy roast malt, pilsner malt, smoke, and a hint of dried cherry. Light bodied. Would pair well with grilled meats.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joshua0317 (30) - Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Dark pour. Solid head. Bubbly body instead of the thick mouthfeel I was expecting. Smoke flavor. Minimum sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
euniceradio (524) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2015
12oz bottle to cervoise. Pours black amber, brown thin head. Aroma raisin, brown sugar, cocoa, dark malts. Taste of same. Smooth semisweet finish. Mouthfeel is mod with good carb. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (893) - - MAY 12, 2015
Schells 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AnokaBrewer (195) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2015
I have to give this a little lower rating if it is being rated as a Schwartz bier. I feel it is closer to a rauchbier/smoke beer. Smokey aroma. Black in color. Not a lot of smoke flavor. Sweet flavor and sweet finish that coats my mouth with a sugary feel. This is my favorite beer from School and I am glad it came back again this year.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2015
[Bottle] Very dark brown cola colored pour. Rocky tan head remains on top. Notes of toasted nut, cocoa powder, toffee and dusty grains in the nose. Flavors of chocolate malts, caramel, faint smoke, grains and earthy notes. Good body. Lingering dry graininess in the finish. A nice sessionable beer. Tasting notes from 8/2014.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
briandwagner (23) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Rich dark and malty. Its poorly balanced and Im over all not that impressed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1225) - , Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle from winter Santa. Liked it. Nice break from weeks of heavy stouts. Not much aroma dark pour nice lacing 4 for palate which is nice. Some sweet malt toffee up front with light chocolate and touch of smoke at end. Would drink more!


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