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Pistonhead Chimney Sweeper | Spendrups Bryggeri AB

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Brewed by:
Spendrups Bryggeri AB
Sweden | website

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Introduced in November 2010.

Malts: Pilsner, dark cara, smokemalt and Caraaroma. Hops: Magnum, Cascade and Tomahawk.

Fermented for 5 days at 18° C. Matured for 1 week in -1°.

OG: 14.1° P
Residual sugar: 4.1% weight
Colour: 95 EBC
Bitterness: 42 EBU

Added by bark on 11-15-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
12.91%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Photo of bark
3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The liquid is clear, the colour dark brown-red (50 EBC). The three finger brown head slowly sinks down leaving lots of thick lacing.

The smell got a fine mix of American hops (some citric hints, some Pine needles) and caramelized malts. Toffee, Christmas spices, fresh herbs, and some bitterness. It is not very sweet.

The taste is a bit thinner than the smell suggested. Lots of caramel malts, some dry citric flavours and quit a lot of Christmas spices (nutmeg, cloves, cardamom). Dry medium bitter flavours. Spices, herbs and orange peels in the malty (caramel, bread) aftertaste. Dry tea-like off-flavours in the warming finish.

The carbonation is medium strong and smooth. The small bubbles are mild. The liquid is semi-smooth.

A surprisingly smooth and spicy (no spices were used during the brew) ale. Not bad at all.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.99/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours deep, deep red with a tall pale brown head that sinks into quite nice lacings.

S: Roasted malt, sweet. Some tart, but also an off-smell; rough corn?! Quite some fruit.

T: Rough, dry malt. Fruits and nettles. Bitter hops and heavily roasted. Chocolate and some coffee.

M: Long bitter aftertaste; nice. Body is medium while carbonation light.

O: Well, like most beers from Spendrups; it feels like they rather produce quantity before quality...

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Photo of rarbring
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is clear deep chestnut brown, with a warm off-white head that leaves good lacing. Little curtains.

Smelling of ripe apples, nuts, nettles and lemon peel.

The taste starts with brown bread, the bitter orange marmalade and grape-fruit peel.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, a slightly coarse texture and a dry finish.

Well, once more the trendy trade mark of Spendrup surprised me. Far better than expected.

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Pistonhead Chimney Sweeper from Spendrups Bryggeri AB
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