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Coney Island Mermaid Pilsener - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Coney Island Mermaid PilsenerConey Island Mermaid Pilsener

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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.37%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Nickls on 06-27-2009)
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Reviews by Hopfenpeter:
Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy medium gold with amber hue. The bubbly of white head builds one and a half fingers high and dissipates fast. Little lacing.
It smells of caramel and citrus.
The taste up front is citrus, orange flavors, being met by a mild flowery hop flavor. The beer comes across much less sweet a the smell. The finish is bittersweet, very balanced.
This is a very refreshing and drinkable medium bodied beer. I would definitely buy it again.

Hopfenpeter, Oct 26, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Sticks and Stones last night.Poured into a standard pint glass a clear light golden with a well defined one finger bone white head that lasted for quite awhile.Bready aromas with underlying floral hops,a bit of toastiness as well.Sturdy in the mouth with a hefty maltiness to it,light sharpness from the rye and lightly toasted bread flavors withjust a light shot of leafy hops in the finish.I liked this pils,to me it's a little more "beefy" than most of the style,quite interesting.

oberon, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Tiernan, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

csmartin6, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of Beaver13
2.65/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow with a medium creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet malt, a little vegetal, with some earthy metallic bitterness.

The flavor is some sweet bready malts with grassy noble hop bitterness in the finish. A little rye comes out as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with spritzy carbonation.

Overall, an OK pils.

Beaver13, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of tigg924
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, golden in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: grass, grain, honey, and meadow

Taste: grass, grain, honey, and meadow..rye does jump out as the beer warms

Mouthfeel: moderate-low carbonation, light bodied, sweet, very clean

Overall: An enjoyable German pils that I could see myself having a couple of. Nothing too style pushing, yet this one is tasty, especially as the rye shows when it warms a bit.

tigg924, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the Coney Island variety pack.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is bread and grass, with a strong amount of pilsner malt thrown in. The flavor is similar with a ton of lighter malts and a little bit of grass. The bitterness is fairly low and the beer is very easy to drink and quite refreshing. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, May 19, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into He'Brew pint glass.

Appearance: Bright and slightly cloudy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Decent two fingers of white head fade into a thin white layer. Decent amount of lacing.

Smell: Aroma of yeast and lots of malts. Some caramel and wheat grains. Has some hints of rye and lemon zest. Also a strong presence of noble hops. Smells very malt driven.

Taste: Big flavor of malts. Some fruity sweetness and bread. A solid presence of noble hops provide some citrus lemon flavors with muted bitterness. Some light hints of rye spice throughout. On the maltier side but fairly balanced and tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very crisp and smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on a Pils. Nice blend of malty sweetness and rye spice.

MattyG85, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a slightly hazed pale golden with a bright white head, fine speckled lacing spread. Aroma has a nice citrus/grassy hop profile with pale biscuit malts. Flavor is tasty a strong bitterness, malts fall a bit flat and things run a bit hop heavy pale malts are watery here with little body to stand up to hops and carbonation. Light bodied moderate carbonation nice drining summer beer.

WVbeergeek, Sep 25, 2010
Photo of richkrull
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy golden copper color with about a half inch head on it.

Smell is malty with some wheaty yeast coming through.

Taste is malty throughout with quite a bit of wheat flavor and some spiceyness as well.

Mouthfeel is light. This beer goes down smooth and easy.

Overall a pretty solid beer. I enjoyed it. Wouldn't mind drinking it again.

richkrull, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

acurtis, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Arherring
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Arherring, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of RDW
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

RDW, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of CoalPorter
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass

A - One finger slightly yellow head leaves decent lacing half way down the glass. Color is a golden straw with a slight chill haze

S - Floral hops and light caramel apple over cereal notes

T - Nice balance here, light floral hops to start into a biscuity center and a pleasantly bitter finish.

M - Light and sparkly

O - An above average pilsner with perhaps a touch more hop than is standard, pretty drinkable

CoalPorter, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle - I gotta say it - the label has a nicely buxom redheaded cartoon-esque mermaid - what did you expect?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium straw colour, with two fingers of foamy, creamy white head, which leaves some random blips of lace around the glass as it slowly recedes. It smells of sweet biscuity grain, and floral, fruity hops. The taste is spicy, bready grain, a bit a sweet honeyed fruit, and grassy, floral hops. The carbonation is even, and fairly restrained, the body a hefty medium weight, smooth and soft. It finishes quite dry and clean, the crispness quite faded.

A nice, robust, full-flavoured pilsener. An apparently freaky (in name only) way to start off a night that's sure to be full of displays of the concept.

biboergosum, Oct 30, 2010
Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Griffith, Sep 21, 2014
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into He'Brew tasting glass.

A: The body pours a light orange in color, with a slightly hazy body. The carbonation is very active. The white head pours good formation and has a nice long retention. Light lacing is left.

S: The aroma has hints at noble hops, with a grassy malt element. The overall intensity of the aroma is quite low. The lemon like note is worthy and a bit unusual for the style.

T/M: Crisp mouthfeel, with lively carbonation. The hops give a good and spicy character, while still holding a good underlining bitterness. Malt presence is found on lingering taste, where a light cereal taste is found.

O: Overall good noble characters, but a bit of a typical beer that doesn't yell anything too unique. Still enjoyable.

GDBEERMAN, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

WoodBrew, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

jheezee, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of tenacioustomato
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

tenacioustomato, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of russpowell
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review based on notes.

Pours a bubbly apricot with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Bready with some metallic notes & grassyness

T: Grainyness, rye spiceyness, grassyness & mineral hops up front. Breadyness with honey malt as this warms along faint pear notes. Finishes crisp, dry with a touch of pear & some rye spiceyness

MF:Light/medium bodied with firm carbonation

Extremely easy to drink, nice pils!

russpowell, Aug 31, 2010
Photo of lawlerj
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsener glass.

A - pours a translucent amber with a one finger white head. Not too much head retention, but leaves a thin collar of foam. Not much lacing to speak of. Looks a bit different than the standard pilseners.

S - there are some caramel and bread notes up front. There is some citrusy hop character there as well. Maybe a bit of honey as well.

T - the malt profile shows up at first, followed by a delicate hop presence. Nothing too strong - finishes clean, leaves a satisfyingly bitter aftertaste.

M - medium to light bodied, fully carbonated. About right.

O - overall, a decent beer. Better than most pilseners I've had (to be fair, I haven't really had any good ones).

lawlerj, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of DarthTremens
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

DarthTremens, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of YogiBeer
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

YogiBeer, Jan 09, 2013
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Coney Island Mermaid Pilsener from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.