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Schwarzinger - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mvanaskie13 on 08-30-2013)
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Triklino, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Drknight, May 13, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +9.7%

Sweet a new beer from Philadelphia Brewing Company! Found it in the mix six section at the House of 1,000 beers.
A - Deep dark beautiful blackness with just a 1/4 inch of head that fades to a sticky ring.
S - Light smoked malts, some cocoa, and roastiness.
T - One smooth Swartz. It has mild smoked malts, smooth chocolate like malts, and a bit of sunk in the finish that leaves a bit of dryness. On par with the style love it.
M - Medium bodied not watery, slick and smooth.

Overall I would consider getting this again hell I would buy a case. It's tasty!

DrDemento456, May 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Astarzz316, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

pjkelley82, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

kwa357, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jp312, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

EFR94, Dec 07, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +23.7%

It seems as though this may be another tone77 special! He is my frequent, local, in-person trader and I am always fascinated by what he brings by for me to review. I am pretty much to the point that I will only review beers when I am at home, but I have plenty to keep me busy.

From the bottle: "A German style black lager brewed with premium pilsner and dark roasted malts."

I started out with a heavy-handed pour until the head began to rise at an incredible rate and I backed off. I was faced with two-plus fingers of dense, deep-brown head with fantastic retention. It looked like a chocolate milk shake sitting before me and I put on some music to keep me company as I awaited for it to abate. What was I listening to? "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart", written by James F. Hanley and sung by Judy Garland. Color was a deep, dense dark-brown with ruby highlights (SRM = 44), allowing just a little light penetration at the edges. Nose had a smoky chocolatiness and I was reminded of my late Pops' affection for Hershey's Special Dark. This beer's smell was very evocative of that. Mouthfeel was full, creamy, and the chocolate taste was spot on. I was really digging the way that the smokiness of the "dark roasted malts" was coming through, but melding nicely with the chocolatiness. Finish was semi-dry, more smoky than chocolaty, but quite the beer.

woodychandler, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

klimoja, Nov 17, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, a bit smokey. Taste is the same, lots of roasted malts and smokiness, a bit of hops are present as well. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

tone77, Nov 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

duceswild, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

JeffTheJuice, Sep 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Poured into a tall pint glass, color is dark brown with brown on the bottom edges of the glass; head is thin and dissipates to a ring.

Smell is roasted malt, chocolate, clean hop maybe some grass, maybe a little sweet in its presence.

Taste is on the sweeter side, but clean lager taste - no fruitiness noted - roasted malts are upfront melding into a chocolate sweetness that lingers; hops are present and quite bitter, no apparent strong flavor.

Mouthfeel is pleasant, but definitely on the sweet side, lingering on the tongue and with a strong bitterness.

Overall, a sweet schwarzbier, but clean flavors and a touch bitter. Its an interesting take on the style, maybe tone down on the amount of roasted malts?

mvanaskie13, Aug 30, 2013
Schwarzinger from Philadelphia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.