Reunion Ale '12 | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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88
very good
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A pretty medium-dark brown, this beer has a dark purple-red hue to it. It grows a tan head at about a finger in height. It holds together very well, and offers some stick as plenty of patching clings to the glass.
There's plenty going on in the nose. It's clearly a brown ale base, into which is integrated some dark fruits, dark bready notes, coffee, and some light and creamy vanilla-like sweetness. With such a nice aroma, I wish I could pick up more.
While plenty is going on in the taste, it's primarily like drinking a smooth black iced coffee; there's more of a clean coffee grounds note, but that's the main impression. Malts are strong, and a little sweetness complements, while it remains lightly earthy throughout.
Nicely robust for a brown, the malts base lays it down on the tongue. Carbonation is moderate, providing a light nip of crispness keeping it lively while it flows smoothly with a firm creaminess.

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