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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

230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
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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Ratings: 230 | Reviews: 57 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-03-2013 11:59:26 | More by ncstateplaya
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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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DruC4

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-12-2013 00:44:33 | More by DruC4
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -23.7%

06-10-2013 18:37:36 | More by ajzy
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Lugenbeast

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-09-2013 20:58:01 | More by Lugenbeast
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Auraan

Arizona

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured a dark brown with a half-finger off-white head. Looks nice. Scents of chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla. Very appealing scent. Flavors of rich malt sweetness, cinnamon, some cocoa and slight vanilla on the finish. A nice combination of dessert flavors. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink, and not too heavy. This is a pretty good beer, nice flavor, good nose, glad I got a bottle.

06-08-2013 05:06:48 | More by Auraan
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.01/5  rDev +2%

Poured into a snifter glass. The beer pours dark brown to black with very little head. The aroma is strongly of dark chocolate, vanilla, and some cinnamon. I get some alcohol sweetness in the aroma as well. The taste follows the nose. I get plenty of dark bittersweet chocolate with some vanilla and plenty of cinnamon. I got plenty of dark malt that doesn't come across as too roasty, but brings some nice toffee notes. The body is medium with light carbonation. There's some spiciness that remains in the aftertaste and makes you crave more of this beer. It's dangerously easy to drink. This is a very good beer.

06-06-2013 02:38:18 | More by acevenom
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gratefuld

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-05-2013 01:17:55 | More by gratefuld
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Rihup

Illinois

5/5  rDev +27.2%

05-26-2013 02:49:15 | More by Rihup
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.7%

05-24-2013 07:15:35 | More by beernads
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Lawl3ss

Texas

4.39/5  rDev +11.7%

Chilled 22 oz bomber into a 33 cl snifter. No visible bottling or best-by date.

Look- Deep chestnut with two fingers of frothy parchment-hued head that falls quickly. Very nice ropy lace.

Smell- Milk chocolate, golden raisin, treacle, warm autumn spice- nutmeg, mellow cinnamon, molasses cookies.

Taste- Similar to the aroma with a cold-brewed coffee twist. Warm, soft spice, ovaltine-like, decidedly malty but not unwelcomely so. Very chocolaty, but it works well - not too sweet and the spices aren't overdone and mesh well. Something slightly tannic - almost a woody character. Hops are in the background but present, black tea flavor rounds out the finish.

Mouthfeel- Full, soft feel suits it well. Low-medium carbonation, silky. Very mellow for 8% - booze is well under wraps. Very nice.

Overall- Not a beer to blow you away, but well integrated and flavorful. The spice and cocoa additions and balance are exceptional and play off the rich malty backbone quite well.. This is definitely a beer I'd revisit, too bad it's a one-off.

05-19-2013 21:58:33 | More by Lawl3ss
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fredmugs

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-19-2013 21:29:31 | More by fredmugs
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-17-2013 23:11:26 | More by GaryMarkle84
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mooseisloose

Florida

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.

05-12-2013 19:44:59 | More by mooseisloose
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oakaged88

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-11-2013 00:48:10 | More by oakaged88
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-04-2013 20:40:38 | More by Kelp
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-04-2013 08:23:10 | More by BigJim5021
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-04-2013 03:58:57 | More by johnnyboy76
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-03-2013 21:54:13 | More by jbaker67
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

04-30-2013 19:53:41 | More by blknikon
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-13-2013 16:45:56 | More by DrunkinYogi
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nimrod979

Maryland

3.71/5  rDev -5.6%

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Brown in color with amber hues. Thick foamy, off-white head. Very nice retention and lacing.

Aroma: Cocoa, vanilla,cinnamon, hazelnut, pumpkin pie. Very nice.

Taste: Dark cocoa hits up front, cinnamon kicks in through the middle with the vanilla flavor holding up the backend. Man that cinnamon and vanilla really sticks with you well after the finish.

Mouthfeel: Chewy, medium thick mouthfeel. Carbonation is soft and smooth. Once again, lingering finish of cinnamon and vanilla. Not bad and rather interesting big bad brown ale.

04-13-2013 15:00:36 | More by nimrod979
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-12-2013 07:04:17 | More by SocalKicks
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Wowcoolman

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-06-2013 01:19:58 | More by Wowcoolman
Reunion Ale '12 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.