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Coney Island Mermaid Pilsener - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

191 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
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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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.

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Coney Island Mermaid Pilsener from Shmaltz Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.