St. Lenny's - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -7%
A: This poured a nearly opaque dark copper with some thick tan head.
S: It smelled like sweet honey biscuit and earthy toffee, with some spicy rye and copper hops.
T: It tasted like bitter copper hops and spicy rye and Belgian yeast, with some sweet honey biscuit and earthy toffee. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a nice rye ale, but not as much of an IPA or Belgian. The scent and taste were enjoyable, and the body was great. The alcohol was well hidden, and the finish was smooth, so it was easy to drink. I wish it was hoppier, but it was still a good drink.
08-09-2014 01:53:46 | More by Pencible
3.84/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured a reddish brown body with massive head and lace. First thing that hits me is booze and rye, some caramel and breadlike malt notes, a little bit of dark fruit (or at least fruit) and a touch of hops. Full bodied, chewy, boozy, a nice smoothness from plenty of rye and a little woody. I like this beer, especially some caramel/toffee sweetness, but all the malts seem to overpower the spices and citric hops so it's not well-balanced and the hops really only come off as bitter in the finish.
04-07-2014 22:27:14 | More by clayrock81
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
Good looker. A solid finger of beige foam sits on top of fluid of undetermined color. It varies greatly depending on how the light hits it. It ranges from chestnut to reddish to amber to golden depending on the light.
The Belgian yeasty funk leads, and might actually be the cause of scent I usually call “grainy.” Boozy heat and esters are the next strongest element, and citrusy hops are hard to find. Not bad, but it doesn’t really gel well. Try as I might, I am not finding any caramel, though I am pretty sure it is in there.
Yeasty Belgian character is clear and so is the caramel malty flavor and sweetness I couldn’t find in the nose. Modest hop bitterness joins citrusy hop flavor through the middle, and then some piny bitterness emerges. Smooth, and reminds me of regular Lenny’s, only with a funky Belgian twist. Nice. It’s solid. Very good.
Plenty enough carbonated. Rich full body, noticeable warming, and some lingering bitterness after the finish. Dries out a wee bit in the finish.
Very good if not quite exceptional. Well, if I made it I might be inclined to think it exceptional…I am a big fan of regular Lenny’s, so I had to try this one too. As much as I appreciate the effort, and enjoy character Belgian yeast adds, I think I like regular Lenny’s better. But I don’t regret having had this one, and very well may have it again. My reluctance is that I am buying fewer bombers these days, as the price per ounce is typically so much higher than for smaller bottles. This is a good beer, and if you have bothered to read this far I suggest you try it.
03-14-2014 03:46:51 | More by sprucetip
St. Lenny's from Shmaltz Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.