Coney Island Lager - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Vol. II Issue VII:
Brought to you by the people behind He'Brew, this hybrid mashup of European tradition boasts an unusual malt bill (eight), hops (six), a Czech Pils yeast, and dry-hopping with Cascades. Proceeds help Coney Island USA, a nonprofit that defends the honor of America's lost arts and culture.
Copper in color, bright, clear, and topped with an off-white foamy lace. Aroma is clean, beery, lagery, with some faint DMS, spicy herbal hop and some steeliness. Smooth and silky consistency, fluffy with a medium body and a crisp carbonation. Toasty malts up front with a moderate sweetness, some caramel, orange note, and dusting of herbal hop character. Powdery aspirin (thanks, Amarillo!). White grape skins. Crackery. Drying, bitey finish.
Love the concept and cause. The plus? The beer is pretty damn good too. Kudos to Shmaltz for coming up with the Coney Island Lager series. We need more lagers! Beer freaks and geeks rejoice!
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2010 20:35:16 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
3.83/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - Deep amber color; translucent. Large 3 finger cream-colored head when poured; dies down quickly leaving an uneven layer of foam on the surface of the beer. Lots of medium bubbles.
Smell - Interesting very malty aroma. Slightly nutty.
Taste - Begins with a very nice malty flavor, followed by a smooth medium hoppy flavor with a mildly dry finish. Nice and refreshing. Full flavored for a lager.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation, somewhat effervescent. Nice.
Overall - Very nice lager, flavorful. I enjoyed it and would gladly have another. While it did not blow me away, it was a very solid basic craft beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 01:12:48 | More by sprat1960
Coney Island Lager from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.