Coney Island Lager - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4/5 rDev +9.3%
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 +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance - Pours a hazy amber color with an off-white finger width head. Sub-par retention, leading to a sparse swirl of suds on the surface.
Smell - Sweet malt notes, backed by light floral and grassy hops.
Taste - Malty sweetness, with light bready touches. Touches of caramel. Mild grassy hop bite hits near mid-taste and rides into the finish. Well-balanced.
Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with moderate carbonation, and it goes down with a wicked velvety smoothness.
Overall - A very smooth, very drinkable and enjoyable lager from Coney Island. The flavor won't blow you away, but it's good, and the smooth delivery makes it all the better. Does this come in sixers?
Serving type: bottle
10-29-2013 02:02:54 | More by TheSixthRing
Coney Island Lager from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.