Slingshot American Craft Lager | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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3.58/5
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Slingshot American Craft LagerSlingshot American Craft Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Take aim at Shmaltz’s newest year-round offering, an American Craft Lager thoughtfully created to stand up to the big beer Goliaths of the world. Boasting a bright, citrusy hop aroma, supported by touches of wheat and rye, Slingshot is guaranteed to strike the craft beer bullseye every time.

Slingshot pours a bright straw color with a thin white head and light lacing. The aroma features juicy, tropical fruit notes of peach, lemon and red grapefruit with the light spice accent of noble hops. The polished malt bill is mainly 2-row pale malt with portions of Vienna and a touch of wheat and rye to add a delicate balance to the spice and fruit. It is medium in body with a smooth refreshing mouthfeel to make Slingshot a well-balanced, easy drinking American craft lager.

Added by Jason on 04-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,411
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
285
pDev:
13.13%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
61
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 285 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of oberon
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griphon
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mkh895
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I enjoyed this little beer. A nice mixture of hops and lager qualities. Hoppy nose. Also present in the flavor. Finished with a lager pedigree. Probably my favorite from a flight.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Octoberist
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is mild hops. The taste is slightly hoppy with a small bite.

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Photo of nice-pitch
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Craven
2.87/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Muss42
3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tdm168
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rdoggg
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrancisM12
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elamb106
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of bready malts. Taste is citrus, malts, wheat, refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking beer that I could easily crush several of.

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Photo of mjgpy3
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeinportc
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear medium gold with quickly-dissipating white head.

Smells of bread dough, honey, floral (hops) w/ a tiny citrus edge.
(This is a single , with no apparent dating , so have no idea on freshness. *shrug* - still good)

Flavor pretty much follows nose, with pleasant bitterness on the finish. Feel is smooth/oily , probably due to the wheat & oats in the malt mix, with very fine, barely prickly carbonation.

Overall, an enjoyable, solid, basic lager that I could drink all day.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deekmon
5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of craigbelly
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Look is a hazy pale amber with a fluffy white head.

Aroma is malty with a slight lager test note at the end.

Taste matches aroma with a definite hop bitterness running throughout.

Good sipper.

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Slingshot American Craft Lager from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 285 ratings