Reunion Ale '12 - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Reunion Ale '12Reunion Ale '12

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very good

239 Ratings
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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)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A pretty medium-dark brown, this beer has a dark purple-red hue to it. It grows a tan head at about a finger in height. It holds together very well, and offers some stick as plenty of patching clings to the glass.
There's plenty going on in the nose. It's clearly a brown ale base, into which is integrated some dark fruits, dark bready notes, coffee, and some light and creamy vanilla-like sweetness. With such a nice aroma, I wish I could pick up more.
While plenty is going on in the taste, it's primarily like drinking a smooth black iced coffee; there's more of a clean coffee grounds note, but that's the main impression. Malts are strong, and a little sweetness complements, while it remains lightly earthy throughout.
Nicely robust for a brown, the malts base lays it down on the tongue. Carbonation is moderate, providing a light nip of crispness keeping it lively while it flows smoothly with a firm creaminess.

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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.

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Reunion Ale '12 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.