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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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

GringoKid, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

kingmaker, Jul 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

acknight, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

GrindFatherBob, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

artemh, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ncstateplaya, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

csurowiec, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

DruC4, Jun 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

ajzy, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Lugenbeast, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Auraan
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Auraan, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of acevenom
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

acevenom, Jun 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

gratefuld, Jun 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Rihup, May 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

beernads, May 24, 2013
Photo of Lawl3ss
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Lawl3ss, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

fredmugs, May 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

GaryMarkle84, May 17, 2013
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3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

oakaged88, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Kelp, May 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

BigJim5021, May 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

johnnyboy76, May 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jbaker67, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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