1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Reunion Ale '12 - Shmaltz Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Reunion Ale '12Reunion Ale '12

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

239 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 239
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WastingFreetime on 08-12-2012)
View: Beers (26) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 239 | Reviews: 57 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of keoki9
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of cavemanlawyer1999
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of BKotch
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Robyn
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of BcOneSeven
4.52/5  rDev +15%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Mediocre_Ninja
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Kevincredible
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of ascags
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of army01
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of robgage
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter. Glad to finally sample this cool collaboration.

A: A rich, dark brown with a one finger tan head that dissipates slowly. Curtain-y sticky lacing.

S: Coffee strong, followed by dark chocolate and cinnamon. Picking up a hint of vanilla, too.

T: Follows nose with a sweet, robust feel. Coffee really dominates. Spices work in nicely.

M: Medium with medium, creamy carbonation.

O: A great brown ale. Goes down easy.

Photo of rorjets
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of BennyThon
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of wr3ck00n
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a fun collaboration for charity with terrapin, and the 2012 has held up well. looks awesome in a beer mug, churning tan head tops a turbulent clear brown liquid with just a smattering of yeast particulate settling out. creamy rich nose like a milk stout, sweet, and retaining a lot of vanilla and cocoa, while the cinnamon is relaxed and just a complimentary addition. sweet brown malt is the base for a very flavorful ale. vanilla all the way through, but it doesn't add any unneeded sweetness. again, the cinnamon is soft, and the cocoa sort of fleshes out the beer with a bitter earthy bakers chocolate complexion. there is a lot going on here, but I admire the balance as well as the cause here. full bodied and candy sweet at the start but finishing a lot more reasonable. enough carbonation to keep it moving too. a nice winter beer that can definitely handle a year in the cellar.

Photo of Alex5
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of DersOne
4/5  rDev +1.8%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Reunion Ale '12 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.