Coney Island Mermaid Pilsener - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
3.88/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pouring from the bottle to a golden color with a slight amount of haze, this beer offers a good appearance with a while head of foam that emits an aroma that combines grassy elements with bread/biscuits and some citrus. A fair amount of lacing adorns your glass as you consume and the product earns some good points before even taking the first sip.
Tasting this beer reveals pilsner flavors, as expected, with tastes of biscuits, bread, light spice, and a touch of honey. Floral hops, grains, and rye can be tasted as well, with the rye more noticeable as the beer warms.
Shmaltz Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner is nice pilsner beer but it is quite different from the typical pilsner. The citrus in the nose and the rye are just some of the noticeable differences and if I didn’t already know I was drinking a pilsner, I likely wouldn’t have guessed. It has some elements of a pilsner, but they other ingredients and flavor sensations combine for a truly American creation.
Shmaltz Brewing has many interesting products and this one is right at home in the Shmaltz family. Try one for yourself and see what you think- but let the beer warm just a tad to bring out the rye flavor.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2012 00:49:48 | More by BryanCarey
More User Reviews:
3.24/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pilsners are not what I usually reach for but I find this one pleasant and easy to drink. Very light, faint flavors of hops and malt (nothing to really grab your attention) with a touch of sweetness and moderate carbonation. There's nothing spectacular going on here, but also this beer does not strike any wrong notes. Great beer for relaxing and not thinking too much about beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2014 01:53:47 | More by AmyfaceNYC
Coney Island Mermaid Pilsener from Shmaltz Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.