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Coney Island Lager - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

456 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 22
Gots: 15 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -59%

michaelfcasey, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

lzepplin01, Feb 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

x7Dan, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

BrooklynPanch, Jan 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18%

SoCaliC8, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

rorjets, Jan 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Drk93TT, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jaydoc, Jan 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

ToddGingerich, Dec 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

BColton1, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

BillRoth, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

mmhannon, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
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?

TheSixthRing, Oct 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ncstateplaya, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Pens1967, Oct 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

DaswizDavid, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of lostinfla
2.63/5  rDev -28.1%
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....

lostinfla, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

FadetoBock, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

PistoPower91, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

IchLiebeBierZu, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Souleman, Sep 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

bernat1971, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of SteveB24
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

SteveB24, Sep 10, 2013
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3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 08, 2013
Coney Island Lager from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.