Coney Island Sword Swallower - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz. into Duvel tulip on 12/7/2008
Full-finger eggshell-colored, doughy head topping a pineapple-honey body with a bit of haze and fair carbonation. Lacing is sparse to moderate. Not a bad package at all.
Wow - the grain really stands out - raw, stewed pale malt and maybe some caramel in there. Hop presence is slightly Germanic...a little piney silage. Well-balanced across the board - a little fruity ester, too. Softens with a little warmth.
This is straightforward and even-handed. Saaz-ish pine and silage hops provide poignant bitterness up against soft tones of boiled malt. A little husky on the back end...light but there's a little complexity after a while.
I like the palate feel of this quite a bit...the upfront hop bite gets a crash mat from the heavy malt presence. Finish is a little tight but still enjoyable.
Solid lager - crisp and clean (no caffeine) and a good, moderately innovative effort for sessionability.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2008 18:20:17 | More by IBUnit63
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Coney Island Sword Swallower from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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