1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Reunion Ale '13 - A Beer For HopeReunion Ale '13 - A Beer For Hope

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 181
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 16 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Reunion Ale '13 - A Beer For Hope Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 181 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Dizzy
2/5  rDev -46.7%

Dizzy, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Carpentiere
2/5  rDev -46.7%

Carpentiere, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Walkerjgt
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Walkerjgt, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

djrn2, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -20%

Lanstrum, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of BrewClint
3/5  rDev -20%

BrewClint, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Musineer
3/5  rDev -20%

Musineer, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of camartin27
3/5  rDev -20%

camartin27, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of Dbrag
3/5  rDev -20%

Dbrag, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of srgj88
3/5  rDev -20%

srgj88, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of mearner
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Beer pours dark, but when held up to the light it has tawny/red tint that was surprising. The carbonation was moderate and the head was off-white to brown in color, appropriate in size and hung around for a while. Ultimately, the head ended up dwindling slowly to a set of small bumpy bubbles that rested nicely on the top of the brew leading to quality lacing as I sipped. The beer was generally clear and free of particles.

All the scents noted in its description: cocoa nibs, vanilla, cinnamon and coffee, were present. They were all there but the coffee and cinnamon stuck out for me, with the cinnamon clearly out front. As I sipped, the flavors blended nicely and there was a taste of tobacco and leather which I found to be pleasing. The body was medium a bit slick, and slightly acidic.

Although this was a fairly tasty beer to sip, it’s probably best as a limited release. I think it would be far less appealing if it were available year round. I’m glad they release it to benefit a good cause though. I know the novelty of it, and its potential evolution will keep me trying it each year. Although this is an American Brown Ale, I think this could reach the far corner somewhere near where it could easily be confused with a porter (in my opinion).

mearner, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

acurtis, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of NRo
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

NRo, May 29, 2014
Photo of Morakaton
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Morakaton, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of ParlayHard8
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

ParlayHard8, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of mkennedy119
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

mkennedy119, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of freemanj
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

freemanj, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of abex44
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

abex44, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

hopsolutely, May 17, 2014
Photo of koutkid41
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

koutkid41, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of neckbracesub
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

neckbracesub, May 30, 2014
Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

JAHMUR, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of NYR_Rob
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

NYR_Rob, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of gfg0020
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

gfg0020, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of GFD400
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

GFD400, Dec 13, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Reunion Ale '13 - A Beer For Hope from Shmaltz Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.