Schwelmer Bernstein | Privatbrauerei Schwelm

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Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Schwelm
Germany | website

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bierman9 on 11-21-2003

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82
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
16.53%
 
 
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Photo of cokes
4.23/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

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Photo of ybnorml
3.45/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of PatandDavid
4/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of WesWes
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

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Photo of Dasa1044
4.95/5  rDev +36.4%
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
82 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.
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