Australian Brewery Chimney Sweeper Smoked Märzen

Style
Smoked Märzen
ABV
6.0%
Bitterness
19 IBU

When I think Märzen, I usually think of the examples I’ve had that present with malt sweetness: a rich honeyed character that sticks with me from sip to sip, even if the beer ultimately finishes dry. I don’t believe I’ve had a smoked Märzen before. [Blimey – I owe you a Schlenkerla Märzen pronto, Mick! – Editor]

So my brain didn’t know what to do with Chimney Sweeper at first. Straight up, this Bavarian-style smoked Märzen caught me off guard by being light in the mouth rather than a bit hefty. Despite the golden syrup colour, there’s no real caramel malt character other than perhaps one that's a level, polished rink that the beechwood smoked malt skates across with wisps of bacon smoke.

Perhaps the most surprising thing is that the beer is so very drinkable – if it weren’t for the ABV, I’d happily describe it as sessionable.

Mick Wust

Published November 1, 2021

Name
Esker Beer Co
Address

350 Annangrove Road
Rouse Hill
NSW 2155

Phone
(02) 9679 4555
Open Hours

Mon to Sat: 10am to 3am
Sunday: 8am to midnight

Tours

Mon to Fri: 9am to 5pm
Twilight Tours 6pm every Thu/Fri/Sat (Spring & Summer only) $25 inc. beer

Frigid Cloud 2 B
Canberra Fest 2024 B

More from Esker Beer Co

Australian Brewery Southern Land Red IPA & Trans-Tasman XPA
Red IPA & XPA
6.7% & 5.0%
Australian Brewery Amarillo Single Hop & Citra Single Hop
Single Hop Hazy Pales
5.8% & 5.0%
Australian Brewery Mosaic Single Hop IPA
Single Hop IPA
7.0%
Australian Brewery & Messina Gelato Ale
Dulce de Leche Beer
5.5%
Australian Brewery Trans-Tasman XPA
XPA
5.0%
Australian Brewery & Sydney Beer Week 2018 Festival Beer – Table Beer
Grisette
5.0%
Australian Brewery Revenge Of The Pith IIPA
Citrus Imperial IPA
8.0%
Australian Brewery & Bucket Boys If You Like Pina Colada
New England Milkshake IPA
6.7%
Australian Brewery Fire and Brimstone Smoked IPA
Smoked IPA
6.0%
Australian Brewery Seis Hermanos Lager
Mexican Lager
4.5%
Australian Brewery Ice Ice Baby
Eisbier
7.0%
Australian Brewery Tripel Threat
Tripel IPA
10.5%
Australian Brewery Holy Union
Belgian Session IPA
4.5%
Australian Brewery & Feral Brewing Storm Trooper Imperial Pilsner
Imperial Pilsner
8.1%
Australian Brewery Saison D'Heretique (Retired)
Saison
6.2%
Australian Brewery Heisenberg Crystal Hef
Crystal Hefeweizen
5.0%
Australian Brewery Mexican Lager (Can)
Mexican Lager
4.5%
Australian Brewery Extra Hoppy Ale
American Amber
5.8%
Australian Brewery Breakfast Ale
Hoppy Ale
5.6%
Australian Brewery The Smoked IPA
IPA / Rauchbier
5.7%