Treasure Chest ESB | Schmohz Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Schmohz Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
schmohz.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GRPunk on 01-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
20.06%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 9
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1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

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2/5  rDev -38.3%

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2/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of beveritt
2.03/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a shaker pint glass. Label is a sticker and shops a buxom pirate lady with one foot propped on a treasure chest. No freshness dating.

Appearance: Pours with just over 2 finger of light tan head. This settles lowly to a thin yet complete cap of foam. The beer itself is a bright mahogany and shows moderate activity. Some sediment remains in the bottle.

Smell: Caramel malt with bready undertones and hints of butterscotch.

Taste: Oh god, this is horrendous. Tangy tartness and sourness with a lingering bite. Tartness is strong enough that it is reminiscent of a lemonade. Terrible.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is thin.

Drinkability: Things were going well up until I took a sip. Drain pour.

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Photo of krome
2.25/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I hesitated to rate it at all. I am not sure that the bottle hadn't gone bad. It was way over carbonated and tasted terrible.

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Photo of MacStinson
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of DannyDan
3.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark red with an off white head that has okay retention and some lacing to it. The smell is a hint of caramel, some earthy hops and sweet malts. The taste is floral hops followed by some caramel with some apple and kiwi juice in it. Than follows with some sweet malts and a sweet syrupy taste that ends with some more floral hops and kiwi. The mouthfeel feels like a watery yet sticky feel that is pretty easy to drink. This is only the fourth Schmohz beer I have tasted and so far it is the best one.

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3.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$7.99 for a mixed 6 pack. 5.3% ABV per the bottle. No brewing info on the web page. Pours out to a slightly cloudy dark red/brown forming a small off yellow head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Mildly carbonated. The aroma is of crystal malt husk, a smidge of amber malts, maybe some roasted barley, some faint earthy hops, distant tobacco, and a hint of kiwi fruit. The mouthfeel is oddly tart with a medium body. The taste begins with some some mild tobacco and earth up front, then there is a slightly sour kiwi fruit note, then amber grain, some grain husk and milld to moderate earthy bitterness, and then some tobacco in the aftertaste. Somewhat odd splenda like taste in the finish.

I worry about the kiwi fruit taste in this beer. Whenever I've detected this flavor, the beer inevitably goes acrid, sour and bitter, consistent with poor bottling and/or infection. I expect this to be the case. It'll be interesting to see if my theory pans out with others reviews.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into an English "pot" pint glass.
Dark amber/brown in color, with a short head of tan foam.
Aroma-Spicy malt
Taste-Toasted spicy malt, some faint fruitiness,and a faint floral hop note comes spiraling in at the end. Not much in the character or balance department. Best bet would be as a food beer.

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3.17/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Trying the Schmohz Treasure Chest Ale. The beer pours a clear amber with very littel white head that does not seem to be lacing all that well. The smell is mostly sweet caramel malt. The taste includes mostly malt with not alot of hops....but enough to balance. The mouther is a light to medium body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good session beer that is worthy of trying.

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3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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Treasure Chest ESB from Schmohz Brewing Company
3.24 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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