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St. Lenny's - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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St. Lenny'sSt. Lenny's

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BA SCORE
87
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GRG1313 on 11-08-2013)
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Reviews by russpowell:
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up in Wichita

Pours copper colored with a sliver of cream colored head. Good head retention & average lacing

S: Pears, treacle, white grapes

T: Pears, leafy hops, treacle sweetness & orange peel up front. Some peppery rye shows as this warms, a bit of marmalade as well. Hints of grapefruit in the finish, along with leafy hops, a touch of booze & orange peel

MF: Firm carbonation, medium bodied, skews a little bitter to me

This was drinkable enough, but not something I'd buy again

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 05:32:10 | More by russpowell
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Amsterdallas

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-16-2014 18:14:07 | More by Amsterdallas
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RichIron883

New York

2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

07-12-2014 12:30:09 | More by RichIron883
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06-28-2014 00:19:10 | More by Beerbuddy21
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-23-2014 02:32:55 | More by DrunkinYogi
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IvoryFoxhole

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

05-03-2014 02:22:00 | More by IvoryFoxhole
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WynnO

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-22-2014 23:14:01 | More by WynnO
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 22:27:14 | More by clayrock81
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sennin

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-07-2014 14:45:05 | More by sennin
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-07-2014 02:03:23 | More by joemcgrath27
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

04-05-2014 01:42:17 | More by DaPan
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devilfluff

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

04-02-2014 23:01:51 | More by devilfluff
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2%

03-27-2014 03:09:43 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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army01

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-20-2014 03:32:09 | More by army01
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sprucetip

Alaska

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 03:46:51 | More by sprucetip
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

03-11-2014 05:21:56 | More by Kmat10
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Geekydad79

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-09-2014 16:12:49 | More by Geekydad79
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-08-2014 15:37:12 | More by schnarr84
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-08-2014 15:05:11 | More by Drknight
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

03-06-2014 02:03:10 | More by buckyp
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socon67

New York

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Amber to brown pour. Opaque look with a clingy tan foam head. Slight carbonation is noted.

S - Scents of malt, cherries, Belgian yeast, toffee, and candy sugar. By far one of the oddest and most interesting combinations I've come across.

T - This is a rye beer? The fresh rye taste is there but is dwarfed by a strong sweet malt flavor. Cherry cordial is there which ends in a slight boozy finish.

M - Slick feel and has a raspy bite. Light feel. The richness of flavors did not make me feel like I'd have more than one.

O - Interesting beer and one I'd go back to. A nice example of what's possible when a brewer goes beyond conventional boundaries.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 00:33:23 | More by socon67
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-24-2014 02:48:12 | More by NickThePyro
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mactrail

Washington

3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Swig from the bottle and it's like a cold steel barrel between your lips. This is a big mouthful of fighting flavors. Beautiful copper-tinged golden color with a nice head in the Morte Subite globe. Sudsy light mouthfeel with a hint of menace in the sweet hot alcohol. Fruity and vanilla aromas.

This needs a scorecard to check off all the flavors. It's a little boozy, very sweet, grainy, hot, bitter, and woody. Rather astringent after some sipping. Deep tongue-numbing barrel woodiness. Burnt sugar with a whiskey chaser. Or maybe a barley wine Depth Charge with a jigger of orange bitters. Actually this grows more likeable, I have to keep upping my score, but it's a challenging brew.

The grainy taste seems intensified by the heat. Moderately bitter as you sip, but the aftertaste bites back. I'd call it more of an IPA than a Belgian, though it is rather sweet followed by the dry tongue-wringing experience.

Aftertaste is bitter as Lenny Bruce. However, for the hop fiend, this has much to offer. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 06:51:41 | More by mactrail
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a He'brew small shaker pint. Pours a reddish bronze amber with a half finger fine off-white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Nice aroma of tropical fruit, rye, grassy, mildly piney hops, Belgian yeast and hints of citrus. Flavor is hop forward with good citrus and piney hops, rye with light rye sourness, stone and tropical fruit, finishing with surprising clove and earth spices, and piney hop bitterness. Medium bodied with mild creaminess. A glorious semi-sweet hop forward imperial rye beer, bordering on barleywine territory. Very enjoyable. Got this in the 2013 Chanukah Pack, but wish I could have purchased a few bottles to cellar, I think this would keep improving with age. I did not see this in individual bottles in my area, but will be searching it out now. I'm becoming more and more a fan of strong rye beers and this is one of the better ones.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 04:25:20 | More by LiquidAmber
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St. Lenny's from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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