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Coney Island Lager - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

468 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 468
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 25
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of TheSixthRing
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?

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DaswizDavid
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of lostinfla
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....

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of PistoPower91
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Souleman
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bernat1971
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of SteveB24
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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of CDubbs75
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
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.

Photo of stephens101
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Coney Island Lager from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.