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Schwarzinger - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.03%
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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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +24.7%

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.

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

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

10-08-2013 00:34:22 | More by duceswild
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +10.6%

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!

05-07-2014 04:49:05 | More by DrDemento456
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-13-2014 13:12:54 | More by Drknight
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-10-2013 02:25:28 | More by calcnerd
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-19-2013 02:03:46 | More by victory4me
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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?

08-30-2013 22:22:11 | More by mvanaskie13
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-15-2014 12:39:44 | More by kelvarnsen
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pjkelley82

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-15-2014 17:39:06 | More by pjkelley82
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-02-2014 00:05:15 | More by CurtFromHershey
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-25-2013 12:03:55 | More by kwa357
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cfadams17

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -24.1%

08-16-2014 18:37:11 | More by cfadams17
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Triklino

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-08-2014 20:52:13 | More by Triklino
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klimoja

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-17-2013 16:37:17 | More by klimoja
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Astarzz316

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-05-2014 23:23:55 | More by Astarzz316
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ejeitner

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-07-2014 20:55:14 | More by ejeitner
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Buzogine

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22%

08-05-2014 22:27:26 | More by Buzogine
Schwarzinger from Philadelphia Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.