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Schwarzinger - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

17 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 7.8%


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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Reviews by kwa357:
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-25-2013 12:03:55 | More by kwa357
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pjkelley82

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-15-2014 17:39:06 | More by pjkelley82
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rfgetz

New Jersey

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02-16-2014 05:27:56 | More by rfgetz
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

02-02-2014 00:05:15 | More by CurtFromHershey
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ejeitner

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-08-2013 19:26:49 | More by jp312
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-07-2013 00:58:27 | More by EFR94
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 01:11:44 | More by woodychandler
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klimoja

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-17-2013 16:37:17 | More by klimoja
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 12:08:27 | More by tone77
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duceswild

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

10-08-2013 00:34:22 | More by duceswild
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-02-2013 00:56:33 | More by Phillyz
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-19-2013 02:03:46 | More by victory4me
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

09-16-2013 13:37:05 | More by ColForbinBC
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

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09-10-2013 02:25:28 | More by calcnerd
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

09-04-2013 18:29:27 | More by JeffTheJuice
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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?

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 22:22:11 | More by mvanaskie13
Schwarzinger from Philadelphia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.