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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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BA SCORE
81
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182 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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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x7Dan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-25-2014 22:20:54 | More by x7Dan
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gwiedman1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

01-25-2014 22:19:45 | More by gwiedman1
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BrooklynPanch

New York

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-20-2014 00:35:53 | More by BrooklynPanch
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brianmandell

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-17-2014 01:15:49 | More by brianmandell
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-05-2014 17:36:09 | More by jaydoc
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-02-2014 20:17:31 | More by drbenderdo
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

12-29-2013 16:47:41 | More by ToddGingerich
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -44.1%

12-13-2013 02:00:36 | More by XmnwildX12
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longisland1983

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

11-09-2013 04:48:29 | More by longisland1983
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-26-2013 02:37:16 | More by Waveoff
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle with no discernible dating anywhere on the bottle or label. Poured into a tall 12 oz pilsener glass. Got my hands on this thanks to a beer of the month club.

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.

Smell - Predominantly notes of light malt, cracker and some faint hop bitterness, with an underlying--almost hidden--grassy element. I sense perhaps a hint of sweetness, like flower nectar, as well.

Taste - I'm a little let down compared to the clues I was getting from the aroma. Was hoping to detect more of the rye they use, but it's a barely noticeable spiciness (which could just as easily be the Amarillo hops) along with the much more predominant sourdough and cracker taste from the light malts. Again, a hint of sweetness comes through, but is quickly dismissed by the lightly bitter finish, with some vegetal and grass qualities.

Mouthfeel - Light body and moderate carbonation, with a slightly creamy feel and a mostly dry finish.

Overall, a decent take on the style, but one I'm not likely to rush out to find again. There are simply better versions available, both American-made and (obviously) German-made.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 16:34:45 | More by LambicPentameter
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16.2%

08-20-2013 01:07:22 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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rabbitguy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

08-09-2013 20:51:11 | More by rabbitguy
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

08-06-2013 17:17:28 | More by JTomczak
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-03-2013 03:11:08 | More by Dizzy242
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erogers

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-01-2013 18:26:54 | More by erogers
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

08-01-2013 02:18:09 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-11-2013 02:39:10 | More by WoodBrew
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angusdegraosta

New York

3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Ruvo's, Port Jefferson NY. Good lasting foamy head, fairly dense. A mellow floral smell with ample malt and some grassiness in there. The flavor is especially alive with qualities more typical of an ale - some bready sweetness, some subtle hops. Not heavy at all though. The mouthfeel is wonderful on account of how well the flavors blend. Though this is a very distinct variation of a pilsener, the craftsmanship is just brilliant on its own terms. I couldn't recommend this more - a great, sessionable brew for any kind of weather.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2013 22:10:26 | More by angusdegraosta
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GABrew

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-07-2013 20:31:22 | More by GABrew
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oberon

North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2013 19:35:59 | More by oberon
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-27-2013 16:30:58 | More by Kmat10
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-10-2013 16:43:25 | More by Artjsantos
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PoppyParthenonE

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-04-2013 00:07:45 | More by PoppyParthenonE
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-28-2013 22:27:46 | More by Thomas_Picton
Coney Island Mermaid Pilsener from Shmaltz Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.