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

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BA SCORE
84
good

173 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

05-26-2014 14:42:53 | More by erialbill
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EROCK75

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%

05-20-2014 12:56:54 | More by EROCK75
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BSuter

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-19-2014 15:01:53 | More by BSuter
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev 0%

Appearance - Pours a dark cola brown with a finger of foamy beige head.

Smell - coffee bean, cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, roasted malts.

Taste - Starts off with a lot of bitterness from the coffee bean and cocoa then warms to the roasted malts. Although present in the aroma, the vanilla and cinnamon are quite subdued.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

Overall - A brew that showcases good quality roasted and bitter flavours. I would have liked the vanilla and cinnamon to be more present in the taste.

05-17-2014 04:24:19 | More by leaddog
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-17-2014 03:23:35 | More by hopsolutely
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patrick802

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-08-2014 16:00:05 | More by patrick802
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7%

04-29-2014 20:06:27 | More by atrocity
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.11/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured into a He'brew small shaker pint. Bottle from the holiday pack (a really good one this year). Pours a very dark mahogany brown with a fine one finger tan head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of dark moderately toasted malt, chocolate, cinnamon and hints of coffee, nice. Flavor is dominated by Mexican chocolate (cocoa and mild chili, brown sugar), vanilla, coffee, finishes with a moderate hop and chili finish with residual cocoa flavors. Somewhat light body for the depth of flavor, but active carbonation. This beer blew my mind when I first tried the 2011 version, and I still find it enjoyable and different. I've always had a soft spot for Mexican style chocolate and this is the closest I've come to it in a beer. Nicely made and flavorful. Different in a good way. It's nice when a beer with a purpose is also a good beer.

04-25-2014 03:59:12 | More by LiquidAmber
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grittly

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-20-2014 15:24:47 | More by grittly
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-19-2014 01:26:20 | More by mpenning13
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-18-2014 15:57:27 | More by jayhunter357
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-17-2014 23:17:09 | More by SkinniePost
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7%

04-17-2014 20:18:55 | More by andrenaline
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DubCo21

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7%

04-16-2014 02:15:22 | More by DubCo21
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mklisz

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-14-2014 12:21:06 | More by Burkbom23
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-08-2014 03:09:31 | More by sparx1100
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Wayne17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%

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!

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

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-05-2014 06:52:58 | More by RyanOooh
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BrewClint

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.8%

04-04-2014 14:23:46 | More by BrewClint
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devilfluff

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

04-02-2014 23:01:32 | More by devilfluff
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jpaulsen

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-02-2014 01:45:23 | More by jpaulsen
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +7%

03-28-2014 12:42:38 | More by Gotti311
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s6wortman

Indiana

4/5  rDev +7%

03-27-2014 22:51:38 | More by s6wortman
Reunion Ale '13 - A Beer For Hope from Shmaltz Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.