Reunion Ale '12 | Shmaltz Brewing Company

Reunion Ale '12Reunion Ale '12
245 Ratings
Reunion Ale '12Reunion Ale '12

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

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.

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Photo of ESeab
4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of hackmann
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: black body with a half finger tan head

Aroma: their inspiration to make this beer was a dessert and it smells like a tasty one at that. To me I am thinking – cheese cake with some vanilla, chocolate and cinnamon on top – oh, maybe tiramisu. Whichever it smells very good.

Flavors: just as tasty as the nose, nice chocolate with a touch of coffee, roasted vanilla bean, dusty cinnamon, lightly toasted malts, a hint of hops on the back of the tongue – light spice

Mouthfeel: low carbonation, almost creamy, sweet but not in your face sweet, lingering cinnamon and light bitterness

To the Point: very interesting, liquid dessert beer style, I could not handle the Sweet 16 but this I would buy again because it is unique.

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Photo of babaracas
3.17/5  rDev -19.1%
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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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of drpimento
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Super beer! Poured at a good temperature with a collassal, foamy, frothy, fluffy, light tan head that settled very slowly and lots of lace. Color is a dark mahoganey with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is great - vanilla, roast, malt, hint of cinnamon. Flavor's like nose and has very good balance all the way around, sweet, carbonic tang, and bitter. The rich flavors are tamed just right. Body & carbonation are just right. Finish is like flavor although there's a medicinal component that detracts. Finish is also long. I had a piece of habanero jack cheese and it messed up my mouth, so this review is provisional.

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Photo of EigenBeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A finger of head on a black body.
The aroma is roasted malt and milk, pretty nice.
The taste is great. Chocolate, spice, roasted malt; lots of borderline sweetness but maintains a good balance.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
Pretty good.

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Photo of JohnBender
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into a tulip style glass. It is very dark. If you hold the Reunion up to the light, you can barely see some red and brown in there.

This beer smells really unusual. You get coffee and some berries in there. I also smell the chocolate and cinnamon in there. It is a lot of different smells, but they don't work off of each other really well. The flavor is equally oddly imbalanced. I really don't understand what is going on in this one. This is really unusual.

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Photo of PapiMagnum
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of 1759Girl
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance> Much darker than I anticipated. Almost black. The head is a creamy pale brown, but dissipates quickly. Hard to judge the livliness. Not very lacy. Looks rather average apart from the deep dark color.

Smell> A lovely almost heady vanilla. The cocoa really comes through strongly. I feel like I'm about to drink a homemade chocolate cake.

Taste> I didn't expect so much cinnamon to come through. A lovely warm chocolate middle, but really the beer is overpowered with heat from the cinnamon.

Mouf> Pretty great for the style.

Drinkability> I could probably only have one or two of these, but if I could make this into a scented candle and have it all over my house.=)

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Photo of josephwa
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of EmmetD
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of iKrystin
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of pjs234
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Agold
4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ksimons
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-chestnut with slight ruby highlights and almost a fingers worth of cream head

S-getting lots of vanilla, milk chocolate, malt, and some spicy cinnamon

T-getting a lot more of the cinnamon in the taste than I did in the smell, sweet vanilla and chocolate, and light roasted malt

M-medium body, moderate carbonation, getting kind of a dry spicy aftertaste

Overall, this is kind of a different beer. I appreciate the flavors, the cinnamon might be a bit too strong in the taste, but it's still pretty good and a nice change from beers I typically drink.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Reunion Ale '12 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 245 ratings
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