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Reunion Ale '12 - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Reunion Ale '12Reunion Ale '12

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BA SCORE
88
very good

228 Ratings
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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | 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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csurowiec

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

06-24-2013 23:12:59 | More by csurowiec
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-01-2013 22:23:17 | More by foxyaardvark27
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-06-2013 04:32:09 | More by BugTownPub
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Just appeared on shelves, so probably bottled quite recently.

A - Pours maple syrup brown with two fingers of beige head. The foam shows great retention and leaves a thick layer of lacing on the glass. Good looking beer.

S - Chocolate, french toast, and roasted malt. I usually don't pick up all of the "special" ingredients listed on the bottle, but in this case it smells like I would expect (cocoa nibs, vanilla, cinnamon). The cinnamon is very strong and sort of drowns out the other aromas. A little much, but not bad.

T - The flavor is not as cinnamon forward as the nose, but it is certainly a main player. Starts initially sweet with vanilla and cinnamon. Transitions to some nice toasted malt and bitter dark chocolate. The finish and aftertaste is primarily of cinnamon. Good at first, but my palate is tired of the cinnamon by the end.

M - Medium bodied, with good carbonation.

O - This is an interesting experimental brew. It represents the cocoa nibs, vanilla, and certainly cinnamon. I enjoyed it less as I drank and a 12 oz. format probably would have left me with a better impression. Still, it was pretty good and this collaboration beer supports a good cause.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 00:51:09 | More by NoLeafClover44
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Huffaroma

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

09-06-2012 19:19:29 | More by Huffaroma
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sneth019

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-22-2012 14:58:27 | More by sneth019
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3Hops

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-25-2012 06:34:41 | More by 3Hops
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PaulUH

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

08-27-2013 02:16:38 | More by PaulUH
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Abe_Froman

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-24-2013 04:58:52 | More by Abe_Froman
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truesolution

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

12-23-2012 03:10:39 | More by truesolution
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DersOne

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-04-2013 04:10:51 | More by DersOne
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-24-2013 03:53:43 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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robgage

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-03-2014 01:03:04 | More by robgage
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RangnaR

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-05-2013 16:02:13 | More by RangnaR
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

09-16-2012 04:40:34 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

01-07-2013 03:56:26 | More by RandyBoBandy
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Reappropriated

California

3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overall this was a pleasant beer, one that I would never turn down, but probably not one that I am going to go out of my way to find either. Poured from 22oz bottle.

The appearance was a nice dark brown, with off white head. The immediate aroma of chocolate and malt, with hints of spice. Appearance and smell were both very good.

Taste was good, with immediate cocoa and chocolate, which lingered to the detriment of other flavors. I enjoyed the immediate chocolate, and at the very end the vanilla would push through, but the cinnamon got lost amongst the overpowering chocolate. It was enjoyable, and maybe with age the cocoa would mellow a little allowing for more of the other favors to push through. The beer is a bit thin, but overall a pleasurable experience.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 23:09:48 | More by Reappropriated
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abrodsky

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-06-2013 23:07:36 | More by abrodsky
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-08-2013 12:37:33 | More by artemh
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AdamElb

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-05-2013 23:00:25 | More by AdamElb
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CommanderOfAwesome

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours nice rich chocolately brown with a huge 3 finger hazelnut fluffy head.

S: Big chocolate aroma. Bitter coco, vanilla, cookie bready-ness. Sweet chocolatey smelling beer.

T: Follows the aroma, chocoately on the palate. Has a slight coffee undertone and is a nice tasting beer.

M: Nice and velvety, though lacks in the body. Its a bit thin for what I'd want. Its the body of a porter in a stout looking beer. The lack of body really detracts from the beer and makes me wishing it were thicker. Could have been an excellent beer, but just ends up being decent.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 03:34:01 | More by CommanderOfAwesome
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-10-2012 00:02:24 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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Marti403

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-22-2012 01:05:41 | More by Marti403
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SavageHopHead

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-03-2013 01:59:44 | More by SavageHopHead
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-09-2012 11:22:32 | More by Prost76
Reunion Ale '12 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.