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Coney Island Geektoberfest - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Coney Island Geektoberfest
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 22.38%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Geektoberfest is definitely not a traditional Oktoberfest beer. It is a blend of 7 different craft beers brewed at Shmaltz, Ithaca, and Captain Lawrence. The beer has been called the absolutely most expensive kitchen sink beer ever produced. The Captain Lawrence beer is a sour brown that was aged in port barrels for over 2 years. The beer from Ithaca is their nut brown ale that's been aged in barrels that were previously used for Sam Adams Utopias. The beers from Shmaltz are 4 different years of Jewbelation as well as Rejewvenator and Human Blockhead.

(Beer added by: hoppymcgee on 10-21-2010)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Served a brown red color with just a thin ring of head, which leaves a touch of lace behind as it fades.

S - Aroma is full of sour cherries with some oak and bourbon. There is a bit of caramel malt and some nuttiness as well.

T - Starts off with some sweet and lightly sour cherries with some Bourbon and oak flavor. Through the middle, some sweet caramel and nutty flavors come through with a bit of funky yeast character and some vanilla. The finish is a mix of lingering tart cherry sourness with some oak, bourbon, and booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a warming and tart finish.

D - Very drinkable. Good mix of flavors that really blended together nicely with the barrel characteristics.

Serving type: on-tap

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Pours a dark, murky and deeply mahogany with a khaki colored quickly dissipating head. Minimal lacing.

Aromas begin with light sour tarts. Notes of caramel, oak, vanilla and sour cherry emerge as it warms.

The tastes begin with roasted and caramel maltiness. Immediately you then get the sour cherries, oak and vanilla. As it warms you get more of the chocolate, caramel and some dark dried fruits. The flavor profile just doesn't pop for some reason; flavors seem muddled and definitely tastes like you blended 2 beers (or more in this cade) together.

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Overall, it just seems that this beer is trying to be too much and the balance just doesn't mesh as well as I imagine the brewers had expected. I feel this is one case where the brewer's imagination may have gotten a little ahead of them. Blending sour beers with non sour ones just doesnt seem to work most often (see The Bruery Melange No. 1) If you are going to sour a beer, I have found the best ones are completely soured or refermented with Brett.

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Coney Island Geektoberfest from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.