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

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BA SCORE
83
good

178 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: teromous on 09-26-2013)
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Photo of SawDog505
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 16 snifter, abv 8%. Pours dark brown, a one inch tan head that leaves behind some lace.

Smell starts with cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla, roasted coffee beans, and almonds.

Taste is cinnamon, chocolate, and fig upfront and coffee beans and hazelnut in the lingering finish.

Body is maybe medium, plenty of carbonation, a little dry, and goes down easy.

Overall this is a bit different and that is good think. Not sure how to classify this beer.

SawDog505, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of TruePerception
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Schmaltz (He'brew) and Terrapin's Reunion Ale '13, brewed with cocoa nibs, vanilla, cinnamon, and coffee. 8% ABV.

A: About 1.5 fingers of slightly tan head. Decent lacing.

S: Lighter roasted coffee, floral vanilla, Mayan chocolate. Slight tobacco leaf. Pretty much what I expected. Nearly black, with a very deep red inner glow. Golden yellow in the dimple.

T/MF: Very bitter cocoa, with just a touch of coffee and cinnamon. Fairly creamy. Light hop bitterness in the background.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

TruePerception, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

-NESTO-, Jul 12, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The pour is extremely dark brown. Not a black beer, but the very darkest shade on the brown spectrum. Very light tan head resides up top, but lacks retention so you have to view it quickly. Thin spotty lace.

Being a brown ale, you don't expect much in the way of hops and you don't get any. Instead, you pick up a variety of malts, all dark including chocolate. The faintest of spice notes, the bottle confirming it's cinnamon.

Slightly more hop presence in the taste, which helps balance the malt forward beer. Cocoa nibs present, as does the cinnamon on a slightly greater scale. The bottles references a dessert was part of the inspiration for the beer and it's easy to see why.

Not quite as smooth as most brown ales, but I believe the cinnamon causes that. Sweet, then a combination of spice and bitter. Despite the lack of head and retention, very carbonated feel.

It's a good beer, would make a good dessert, or even a beer for the colder months. I could drink it year round and not have a problem. Becomes even more tasty as it warms.

RickS95, Jul 06, 2014
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Reunion Ale '13 - A Beer For Hope from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.