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Reunion Ale '12 - Shmaltz Brewing Company

Reunion Ale '12Reunion Ale '12

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BA SCORE
88
very good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WastingFreetime on 08-12-2012)
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-29-2012 14:51:23 | More by Alcorn
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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.

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Reunion Ale '12 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.