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Reunion Ale '13 - A Beer For Hope - Shmaltz Brewing Company

Reunion Ale '13 - A Beer For HopeReunion Ale '13 - A Beer For Hope

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BA SCORE
85
very good

141 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 141
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%


Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: teromous on 09-26-2013)
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-21-2013 08:11:13 | More by gtermi
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04-20-2014 15:24:47 | More by grittly
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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DubCo21

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

04-14-2014 15:30:46 | More by mklisz
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Burkbom23

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

04-07-2014 22:59:22 | More by Wayne17
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HardTarget

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Deep brown glass looks almost black but lets some light through to show some clarity. Thin cover of brown foam doesn't last.

Smell: Coffee, cocoa powder, light whiff of alcohol and chocolate. The vanilla and cinnamon fuse into a fairly generic "spiced" background.

Taste: Pretty much like the nose, the spiced notes are on top, and overwhelm the beer base pretty firmly. What does come through in beer is a sweet brown ale, mild.

Mouthfeel: A bit oily in the finish, bubbly, almost fizzy but a slightly heavier than medium body holds it together.

Overall: A good sipping beer. A bit over spiced to be among the greats, but an enjoyable way to pass an afternoon.

Thanks to Illudium for the sample!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 20:12:39 | More by HardTarget
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Tsar_Riga

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3.38/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice dark, brown ale, mostly opaque, with a tan head that fades to a ring that produces significant lacing.

S - Roasted malts and strong bitter coffee notes, with an odd tobacco and ash undercurrent that detracts.

T - The malt and coffee remain, but so do the ash and char elements. It improved a bit as it warmed, as nutty and malt notes flower a bit and the ash elements recede. They don't disappear, though.

M - Nice, silky feel, but not cloying.

O - A strange brew here. I like brown ales, and I'm a huge fan of coffee and chocolate notes, but I think someone got a bit over-eager when roasting, resulting in discordant notes of ash and char that detract from the final product.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 23:39:34 | More by Tsar_Riga
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Reunion Ale '13 - A Beer For Hope from Shmaltz Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.