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Reunion Ale '12 - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Reunion Ale '12Reunion Ale '12

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very good

234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
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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1/5  rDev -74.6%

apocalypsezombie, Oct 09, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

lupercmda, Oct 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

mhbarber, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Whiskeydeez, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of King_KongDCO93
2.75/5  rDev -30%

King_KongDCO93, Dec 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Kevincredible, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of MrRockstar
3/5  rDev -23.7%

MrRockstar, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of ajzy
3/5  rDev -23.7%

ajzy, Jun 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

beernads, May 24, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -23.7%

JAHMUR, Aug 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Rmatuszak2, Sep 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Cjalbers, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of babaracas
3.11/5  rDev -20.9%

Pours an orange tinted dark brown, clear, with thin fizzy khaki-colored head. Smell: toast, sugary, a big blast of vanilla, plum, pie spice. Taste: sweet upfront with caramel and a little fig, then gritty cinnamon with cocoa powder... add a lot of vanilla to this and I get more of a cheap boozy spiced rum flavor that overwhelms from midsip to the finish. Slick feel. Not very good, liked some of the past years' much better.

babaracas, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.15/5  rDev -19.8%

22 oz bottle. Pours brown with ruby highlights and a medium pillowy brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted chocolate with some cinnamon and sweet floral vanilla.

The flavor is nutty roasted malts with lots of cinnamon and slight chocolate and a medium bitter finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and pretty watery.

Overall, interesting but the flavors didn't really come together for me - a bit of an acidic mess.

Beaver13, Sep 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Trish, Dec 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Supergenious, Nov 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

mychalg9, Oct 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

ejimhof, Dec 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

SammyJaxxxx, Sep 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

RandyBoBandy, Jan 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.45/5  rDev -12.2%

Poured into an impy nonic a deep dark chesnut brown with a amber tinge,a thinner but well retained light beige head atop.I was really taken back at the lack of aromas to this beer,I picked up some earthiness and mild bitter chocolate,that was the most dissapointing part of this beer.Vanilla really stands out in the palate with bitter chocolate underneath,some cinnamon and earth finish it out.Last year's beer was great,this is a little uninspiring,it's not horrible but it lacks depth in the aromas and the flavors to me.

oberon, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
3.45/5  rDev -12.2%

Pours a deep dark brown with faint ruby highlights and a huge fluffy off white head that sticks around forever. Smells of caramel and chocolate malts with a spicy earthy herbal edge. I'm reminded of patchouli with a hint of vanilla. The flavor is is sweet and malty with lots of caramel and chocolate. The cinnamon comes out a bit in the flavor as well as some vanilla and a hint of earth. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. This tastes better than it smells, but the spices make it seem like a Christmas beer. Not my favorite, but not bad.

johnnnniee, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of mooseisloose
3.46/5  rDev -12%

Part of a BOTMC this one was cellared for about a year and a half, time to give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a very hearty waft of heavy malt and chocolate and spice. Pours to a barely translucent tannic acid river brown with a nice deep tan two finger head. Taste is very unique, a big hop belt with some black licorice and dark chocolate hitting up front then a smooth transition to mostly choclate and a slightly bitter finish. Very smooth and heavy in the mouthfeel. Taste is hearty but yet a little funky, maybe from the chili peppers? A good brew to try but not something I would seek out again.

mooseisloose, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

blknikon, Apr 30, 2013
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Reunion Ale '12 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.