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Schell's Chimney Sweep - August Schell Brewing Company

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85
very good

129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark and mysterious, with an intriguing wisp of smoke, a chimney sweep has long been considered a source of good luck. Schell’s Chimney Sweep draws its inspiration from these lucky individuals and the rich dark lagers of Upper Franconia in Germany. Expect a black lager with a roasty maltiness, sturdy hop bitterness and an underlying subtle smokiness.

31 IBU

(Beer added by: jera1350 on 11-16-2012)
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PieOhMy

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is an old friend that I am just getting around to reviewing.

Poured into snifter.

A Black. Thick creamy tan head remains. Lacing follows down the glass.

S Sweet dark fruit. Smokey. Chocolate. Roasted malt and almonds. Nutmeg.

T Awesome! Roasted malts right up front. Sweetness (maybe some plum or cherry). Subdued spice. Smoke but not that messy in your face smoke that some beers of the style have. A hint of bitterness follows.

M Pretty full. Nice and creamy. Finish is smooth. The burnt/roastiness lingers.

O Great beer. Schell's puts out some top-notch stuff and this may be my favorite of their's. They stay true to the style but still find a way to expand and leave their personal mark.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 01:01:26 | More by PieOhMy
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A: Dark nearly black, with a finger's worth brown tinted head.

S: Light smells of malty bread and roasted grain.

T: Roasted malt, charred flavors with a caramel hint an a nice hit of bitterness.

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Chimney Sweep was swept into a nonic pint. Chim-chim-chi-roo!

A fluffy mass of ecru foam billows to about two-fingers in width, atop a dark brown body with solid streaks of crimson.

The nose softly expresses some wheat, milk chocolate, and barely there roastiness. Some estery notes swirl in and out as well, different. This nose just needs to be bold!

Oh, so much better! Nice to meet you smoked dark lager! The palate is engulfed by smoked ham straight away, revealing the smoked quality that the beer drinker was so hopefully expecting in the aroma profile. The finish expresses a roasted quality with some caramel malt sweetness. That sweetness contributes a milk chocolate note kiss that hangs long after the swallow.

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Chimney Sweep mucks about on the nose for sure, too soft and not smokey at all. The palate finally introduces the smokiness and roasted qualities, with a pleasant splash of sweetness. Again, the flavors could be more bold, but try to drink this and not enjoy it!

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Schell's Chimney Sweep from August Schell Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.