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

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BA SCORE
84
good

176 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 176
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: teromous on 09-26-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

jkball01, Jun 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

neckbracesub, May 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

NRo, May 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

erialbill, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

EROCK75, May 20, 2014
Photo of BSuter
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

BSuter, May 19, 2014
Photo of leaddog
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

leaddog, May 17, 2014
Photo of hopsolutely
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

hopsolutely, May 17, 2014
Photo of patrick802
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

patrick802, May 08, 2014
Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +7%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.11/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

LiquidAmber, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

grittly, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

mpenning13, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

jayhunter357, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

SkinniePost, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

andrenaline, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

DubCo21, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

mklisz, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Burkbom23, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

sparx1100, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Wayne17, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of HardTarget
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
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!

HardTarget, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

RyanOooh, Apr 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

BrewClint, Apr 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

devilfluff, Apr 03, 2014
Reunion Ale '13 - A Beer For Hope from Shmaltz Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.