Reunion Ale '12 | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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88
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245 Ratings
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Reunion Ale '12Reunion Ale '12
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
shmaltz.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WastingFreetime on 08-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
245
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
11.93%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
21
For Trade:
1
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1/5  rDev -74.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of babaracas
3.17/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an orange tinted dark brown, clear, with thin fizzy khaki-colored head. Smell: toast, sugary, a big blast of vanilla, plum, pie spice. Taste: sweet upfront with caramel and a little fig, then gritty cinnamon with cocoa powder... add a lot of vanilla to this and I get more of a cheap boozy spiced rum flavor that overwhelms from midsip to the finish. Slick feel. Not very good, liked some of the past years' much better.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours brown with ruby highlights and a medium pillowy brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted chocolate with some cinnamon and sweet floral vanilla.

The flavor is nutty roasted malts with lots of cinnamon and slight chocolate and a medium bitter finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and pretty watery.

Overall, interesting but the flavors didn't really come together for me - a bit of an acidic mess.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an impy nonic a deep dark chesnut brown with a amber tinge,a thinner but well retained light beige head atop.I was really taken back at the lack of aromas to this beer,I picked up some earthiness and mild bitter chocolate,that was the most dissapointing part of this beer.Vanilla really stands out in the palate with bitter chocolate underneath,some cinnamon and earth finish it out.Last year's beer was great,this is a little uninspiring,it's not horrible but it lacks depth in the aromas and the flavors to me.

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3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep dark brown with faint ruby highlights and a huge fluffy off white head that sticks around forever. Smells of caramel and chocolate malts with a spicy earthy herbal edge. I'm reminded of patchouli with a hint of vanilla. The flavor is is sweet and malty with lots of caramel and chocolate. The cinnamon comes out a bit in the flavor as well as some vanilla and a hint of earth. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. This tastes better than it smells, but the spices make it seem like a Christmas beer. Not my favorite, but not bad.

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3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Reunion Ale '12 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 245 ratings.
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