Australian Brewery Chimney Sweeper Smoked Märzen

Esker Beer Co

Published November 1, 2021

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

Smoked Märzen
19 IBU
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