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Coney Island Lager - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Coney Island LagerConey Island Lager

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BA SCORE
83
good

449 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 449
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 22
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hybrid mashup of styles between European tradition, a very unusual malt bill and hops that nod strongly at American craft.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-05-2007)
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-05-2014 17:35:48 | More by jaydoc
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

12-29-2013 16:47:13 | More by ToddGingerich
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-13-2013 02:00:25 | More by XmnwildX12
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-30-2013 18:43:57 | More by BColton1
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-28-2013 02:43:56 | More by BillRoth
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mmhannon

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-17-2013 01:28:32 | More by mmhannon
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TheSixthRing

California

3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
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
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

10-24-2013 13:38:27 | More by ncstateplaya
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-13-2013 15:19:27 | More by Pens1967
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DaswizDavid

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11%

10-11-2013 03:30:35 | More by DaswizDavid
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lostinfla

Florida

2.63/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Ok, went back and read the other reviews and found that I must have had an ancient bottle, or one stored in those Florida sun!
Bottle into a glass beer stein. Cloudy medium dark pour, much darker than any other lager I have had to date. Head was quite stiff and held up well. Aroma was very unusual as I picked up a very raw yeasty smell that combined with the malty aroma. Closest thing I can recall to the smell is the commercial no alcohol "Malta " stuff sold in the supermarkets here in Florida.
Mouth feel was a bit creamy and the taste was yeasty malt. Mild bitterness at the finish with a lingering malt aftertaste.
Either this was a bad bottle or I'm just not a fan....

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 02:53:01 | More by lostinfla
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-25-2013 21:11:00 | More by FadetoBock
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PistoPower91

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-25-2013 03:35:10 | More by PistoPower91
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IchLiebeBierZu

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-22-2013 16:39:32 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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Souleman

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-15-2013 23:02:14 | More by Souleman
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bernat1971

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-15-2013 10:05:23 | More by bernat1971
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SteveB24

New York

4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I've been sick of ales, and went looking for some high quality lagers, was recommended this by the owner of the craft beer store where i shop and was really blown away by the mellow, smooth, taste of this beer, just the right amount of hops and dryness adds a perfect compliment to the malty sweetness, although that flavor is also mild. a great addition to my list of good lagers.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 04:26:36 | More by SteveB24
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and grassy flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice fruity presence but the mouthfeel is a bit too flat for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 05:58:00 | More by UCLABrewN84
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-07-2013 23:43:59 | More by GRG1313
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CDubbs75

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-07-2013 01:14:03 | More by CDubbs75
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-31-2013 06:22:54 | More by djrn2
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -11%

08-28-2013 15:25:10 | More by GraduatedCashew
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light coppery amber with around two fingers of light butterscotch foam. Aroma is mellow, pilsner malt, a bit of toast, maybe a hint of green apple. Standard lager nose. Palate was malt galore, toasty bread sticks and some citrus pith. Nice hops to balance the malt with little discernable sweetness. Hops are a bit peppery, vegetal/herbal, perhaps a hint of rhubarb sourness. A metallic ting in the finish. I am an ale drinker by preference but this sort of malty, hoppy lager makes a nice change of pace. Could be a bit sweeter.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 00:29:41 | More by CalgaryFMC
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stephens101

Oklahoma

3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Out of a 22oz. bomber bay and into a mug for a much anticipated beverage to accompany my weekend R&R.

A conquering tan head sits strong and patient atop this reddish brown brew.

Sweet malts and grass to the nose with a whiff of spent grain and resin after a short interregnum.

Sweet and fluid going down the hatch. A division of caramel malts are met head on with a battalion of hops to form a truce in the middle of the battlefield. Some platoons of apple and pear join up after the armistice.

Its smooth and peaceful sailin' from here on out with a cool wind bringing up the aft and no swells in sight. A great beer to celebrate your victories and reflect on your defeats with.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 22:26:33 | More by stephens101
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rabbitguy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-09-2013 20:50:59 | More by rabbitguy
Coney Island Lager from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.