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Coney Island Lager - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Coney Island LagerConey Island Lager

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463 Ratings

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Ratings: 463
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 23
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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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.

SteveB24, Sep 10, 2013
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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.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 08, 2013
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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.

CalgaryFMC, Aug 27, 2013
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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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Coney Island Lager from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.