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Coney Island Freaktoberfest - Shmaltz Brewing Company

Coney Island FreaktoberfestConey Island Freaktoberfest

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BA SCORE
74
okay

453 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 453
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 21.05%


Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-29-2008)
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Brenden

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Alright, so the color is a gimmick, but it's not bad beer. Red, pure red, without knowing one might have to guess it's a fruit beer, likely raspberry. It forms a pink head that has decent retention, with light but constant bubbling activity keeping it but not terribly strong. Lacing is light, but it's pretty good.
I'm all for hoppy beers, but I'd actually like more balance and softness from the malts in an Oktoberfest. There's quite the variety of hops in here, but the subtleties get lost a bit. They can be picked out, but with difficulty. There is some bread and a grains note, and there is almost a cherry-like sweetness beneath the hops, but it really is like a fruit punch. Hops go herbal on the end and remain lightly pithy throughout without getting too harsh.
The feel is the best part of this beer, as it's lightly crisp but gets pretty lush as it rolls on the tongue. The body is pretty much even medium, leaning slightly toward lighter. The creamy smoothness goes into the finish while the crispness, though light, doesn't back off either.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 18:06:10 | More by Brenden
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This is, hands down, my favorite beer of all time. I encountered it a few years ago back home in Atlanta at a place called The Porter. It has a lovely blood red color and a pinkish foam that I've never seen in any other beer I've ever had. It has hints of apple, orange, and a floral print somewhere from what I tasted. At 6.66% ABV, it's a devilishly delightful drink. It's a little thin in your mouth, which doesn't really make a lot of sense considering the flavor you get. Also, the smell, doesn't really hit you as hard as I think it should, but those two things are minor compared to the beautiful flavor.

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The appearance is a site to see red beer with a pink head awesome.

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Coney Island Freaktoberfest from Shmaltz Brewing Company
74 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.