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:
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Added by GRPunk on 01-17-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
20.06%
 
 
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0
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2
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red/brownish color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, tobacco, pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, tobacco, pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, tobacco, pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and minimal hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a nice ESB style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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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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Photo of jgunther71
2/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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 zonker17
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Mitchster
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 MacStinson
2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

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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Photo of Agentveba
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of wtkphoto
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of gopens44
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Cotton_27
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Giggy
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of NJB145
2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.17/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
2/5  rDev -38.3%

Photo of JimGlonke
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of DruC4
3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRPunk
3.57/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap poured into a pint glass.

A- It poured a deep red/brown. Head retention was pretty poor. It started out with a minimal head and just went south from there.

S- The aroma was very malty and sweet coming out with a caramel scent.

T- More sweet, caramel notes as suggested by the aroma accompanied by some roasty/burnt flavors.

M- Pretty good and crisp with medium carbonation, nothing off-putting.

D- It wasn't outstanding, so I might not seek it out, but I could definitely put back more than one in an evening.

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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 Barnoloid
3.69/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of carlmoberg
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of BEERschlitz
1.5/5  rDev -53.7%

Photo of WakeandBake
3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A bright amber color pour with a thin short lasting soapy off white head, medium carbonation ,some jagged lacing left. Aroma is toasty with a light malty note , a little bit of yeasty fruit esters and maybe hints of caramel. Flavor is more malty than expected , a little biscut some spicy hop notes , lightly bitter , not as full or flavorful as I would like, thin mouthfeel but all in all this was a good sixer , quite sessionable . . . not too bad , give it a try .

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