Reunion Ale '12 | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark swampy red-brown, some light getting through along the edges, two solid fingers of creamy tan head, very nice retention
S - big smack of cinnamon right away, followed by some boozy sweetness, rich caramel and candied fruit, light but building aroma of cocoa
T - big cocoa and coffee flavours start it off, brown sugar and cinnamon much lighter than the nose, mild cherry and booze for a bit of a brandy background, a little disjointed but still tasty
M - on the bigger side of medium, fairly creamy, little bit of dusty cocoa feel meets with alcohol to produce a sweet and drying finish
O - big on flavours all around, and while I don't think it quite comes together in harmony as it should, it is still very tasty and enjoyable treat worth a purchase

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Photo of jlindsey
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of GPHarris
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a one finger thick tan head into a snifter that left a thin ring which was gone halfway through the beer. the body was a bright mahogany color.
s - burnt chocolate and vanilla.
t - chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, and some spice.
m - click and slightly on the thinner side.
o - had high hopes for this beer but was a little disappointed. it had some good features but overall fell short of a really good brown ale.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of DenverLogan
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma of chestnuts, caramel and chocolate cake. Light mahogany color...small lingering bubbles. Taste is of cocoa, roasted malts, burnt roasted malts, cinnamon. Initial reaction is to the sweetness, which is dominant. With time it opens up the malts...like a malted milk ball! Would work well with food pairing...certainly desserts, but also Mexican pollo con mole or BBQ. Similar in some ways to Sam Adams Chocolate Bock, or their Chili Bock, or similar to the first batches of Copper Kettle's GABF winning Mexican Chocolate. Anyway, a tasty beer but I might prefer to share a 22 oz with someone as one of the later beers of the evening or with food.

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4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Pours a cola brown with a red hue on the edges. Three fingers of pillow-like sand-colored head. Very respectable lacing remains on the glass as the head lowers to a nice crown on the beer.

The nose consists of rich desert flavors: cinnamon, vanilla, fudge, chocolate, caramel. Hot fudge Sunday in a glass or a coke float.

Taste is more of the above, although the sweetness is somewhat tempered by some hop bitterness. Nice dose of vanilla with some bittersweet chocolate. Some cinnamon and sweet malt flavors linger on the tongue. Very little, if any, alcohol in the taste.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with enough carbonation to make this easy drinking.

Overall, a delicious desert beer. Would love to try with slice of cake, etc. Flavors meld together successfully.

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