Saturday, 13 December 2008
Schwelmer Bernstein, from Privatbrauerei Schwelm, means amber, and yes, it is exactly that. Having a strong and simple malty nose with a touch of freshly cut grass, this is another one of those gulper beers. It has a toffee-like, juicy maltiness that makes the mouth water and begs to be gulped down. There's a slight floral or perfumey flavour lurking in there too, and the grassy notes become more prominent as you go through a full glass of it. It's a little thin and verging towards being sugary, but it's easy to drink and will do adequately in a fix.