Beer Brief #33 – Chimney Sweep

Brewery – August Schell Brewing Company, New Ulm, Minnesota

Beer – Chimney Sweep

Style – Franconian Dark Lager

ABV – 5.2%

IBUs – 31

Color – Dark brown with a strong red tint and a tan head

Aroma – Toffee, cocoa, hint of coffee, smoke

Flavor – Very similar to the aroma. Caramel, roasted coffee beans, tasty wood smoke, and balancing bitterness

Verdict – I was surprised to find out that Schell’s will be discontinuing their stout. I know many people who are big fans of that brew will be disappointed to hear that. However, I’m happy that Chimney Sweep is the beer chosen to replace the stout. It has a nice, sweet malt profile with some roastiness and the perfect amount of smoke. I really like this brew and look forward to drinking more of it in the future!

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