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Coney Island Mermaid Pilsener - Shmaltz Brewing Company

Coney Island Mermaid PilsenerConey Island Mermaid Pilsener

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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%


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

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Nickls on 06-27-2009)
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz longneck.
A) Pours with a big head that slowly settles. Clear golden color. Semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Toasted malts. Buttery.
T) Malty nose - quite sweet for a pilsener. Subtle caramel and toffee. Hints of earthy nuts. Astringent bitterness in the finish.
M) Smooth. Crisp. Light bodied. Dry in the finish.
O) Again a quite malty pilsener, not a bad thing but makes it different than that of old world varieties. I'd have another one.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 00:09:44 | More by u2carew
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Appearance - Pretty standard for the style. Clean and transparent golden brassy body topped with a finger and a half of sudsy foam that dissipates over a few minutes, leaving sticky but sparse lacing.

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Coney Island Mermaid Pilsener from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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