Philly'z Navidad | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by NJpadreFan:
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Philadelphia Brewing Co.- Philly'z Navidad

A- Dark brown, clear, with a small clingy white head.
S- Chocolate malt, spices, cinnamon, earthy hops.
T- Dry chocolate malts with a warm spicy body. Nutmeg and cinnamon come t mind. Dry earthy woodsy hops finish this 1 off .
M- Thick sweet malt dominates this 1 with dry chocolate and spices.

Overall- Syrupy sweet throughout. Becomes cloying 1 pint was sufficient.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Philly'z Navidad is P.B.C.'s first lager, and an excellent one at that. It's also been listed as Lager d' Noir, so I hope there's no confusion.

It's definitely dark. Black in the pint glass, with a dark head of creamy froth atop. The head retention is pretty good, and it leaves minor rings of thin craggy lace behind as it goes.

The nose is subdued, suggesting only clean dark malts and a whiff of delicate hoppiness.

In the mouth it's medium bodied, and the standard carbonation leaves it delicately crisp.

The flavor is decidedly chocolatey, which is not necessarily to the schwarzbier style, but it's not too far beyond what I'd expect. It's delicately roasty like bittersweet chocolate. Spicy and mildly grassy/herbal hops swirl beneath the malt. Nicely balanced to allow the malt a spotlight up front, and then dry the finish.

Clean. Crisp. Satisfying. A very quaffable dark lager!

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Photo of weeare138
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Given to me in a promotional bottle to report back with feedback...
Appears an opaque, hazy brown with a dark tan head that quickly fades into a mild collar. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of brown sugar, bitter cocoa, tobacco, and just a touch of coffee.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with standout brown sugar and perhaps a touch of roasted nuts, and cinnamon finding it's way in the flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, spicy, with the semi-sweet brown sugar taking over in the finish.

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Photo of hopdog
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared thanks to weare138.

Poured a deeper brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, pine, and I was getting some spices. Tastes of pine, roast, chocolate, and nuts. I was also getting the same spiciness in there as well.

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Philly'z Navidad from Philadelphia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 4 ratings