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Schwelmer Bernstein - Privatbrauerei Schwelm

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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 16.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Bierman9 on 11-21-2003

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Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: .5 liter swing top brown bottle with a “best before end” freshness date on the back label.

Appearance: Solid head retention, deep weathered golden hue with a good clarity.

Smell: Cookie dough malt aroma with a touch of yeast and herbal hops.

Taste & Mouth Feel: Moderate carbonation lacks in crispness yet the mouth feel makes up for it with some creaminess on the tongue. Vaguely metallic with a thin wet malt flavor, toasted biscuit and a long husk flavor is most of the malt character. Hops are mild yet show a bitter bite towards the finish.

Drinkability & Notes: A decent amber lager, more of a quick lunch time beer as I would probably not drink more than one.

Photo of cokes
4.23/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Striking brass hued with a moderate white head.
Faintly floral aroma, primiarily of lilacs and honey.
Begins dryish, with a biscuit notion, with just a fleeting sense of toast. More doughy and bready later. Become persuasively fruity, heavy of the sweet-leaning apples, with a bright sense of cortland, or gala, or jonared. Honey blossoms joins at this point A well-lagered briskness carries it through a herbal-bent hop closure.
Light bodied, steady of carbonation. Perfectly drinkable.
I wouldn't neccessarily go into this thinking oktoberfestbier, but rather something along the lines of a fruity helles.
I like this one alot.

Photo of ybnorml
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice clean dark golden beer with a big off white fizzy head. The aroma has that malt sweetness that I find a lot of Marzen style beers. There is a light fruitiness in there also with a background hint of spice. The sweetness is not as assertive as (again) most of this style that I have had. but the hop bitterness creates an nice dry finish. The taste does not overwhelm your palate. Which would make it a good beer to drink many of.

Photo of PatandDavid
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice and tasty. Straight out of the swing top bottle which opened with a pop, the beer was dark golden. The pours I gave David and myself came topped with a 1/2 of thick but frothy cream colored head. It has since died down, but is still covering my glass. Interesting aroma, I am picking up some earthiness, faint breadyness, and maybe some 'walk in an apple orchard'. Taste is pleasant, not far-reaching in any particular areas, but concentrating on biscuity malt, followed by some sweetness, and some small mouth watering bitterness. Easy to drink, I can see this being a great session brew.

Photo of WesWes
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark gold/amber color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, yet creamy malt scent that boasts of pale and crystal malts. It is a bit musty and fruity on the finish. The taste is good. It has a crisp and dry malty flavor that goes down easy and finishes slightly bitter. The hops linger in the aftertaste; very nice. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good drinking German Octoberfest. It has excellent flavor and aroma; a good drinker.

Photo of Dasa1044
4.95/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is Schwelmers newest creation, and I would say it is an instant classic! I only tired it a few times, since they only just introduced it last year (2002). But this Amber-Colored Beer is exceptionally smooth and soft. Very pretty new Flip-Top Bottle; giving it the look of a turn of the century brew.

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Schwelmer Bernstein from Privatbrauerei Schwelm
81 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.