Slingshot American Craft Lager | Shmaltz Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
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268 Ratings
Slingshot American Craft LagerSlingshot American Craft Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale 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
Ratings:
268
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.35%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
53
For Trade:
0
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Photo of mjgpy3
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeinportc
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deekmon
5/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of craigbelly
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.29/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ABabbidge
4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Opaque golden color with a thin lacing head.

S: Citrus hops and some light malt.

T: Similar to the nose, but the citrus is more pronounced. Taste is like lemongrass with some mild grapefruit. There is some malt but it is pretty light and clean .

F: Moderate body and carbonation. The citrus is very refreshing and not much bitterness.

O: One of the better lagers I have ever had. Not super light, but still refreshing and very drinkable. Will definitely have to consider bringing this to the lake with me over the summer.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thoglund
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fishguyac
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jw4free
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
2.98/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.37/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of tazzman
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ffshore545
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours hazy with a honey verging on golden color; the head is rather modest for the style but it does leave a smattering of dots that fade away

Smell: Bready, with grassy tones and rye spice

Taste: Bready forward, with more than a hint of the biscuit; grassy, through the middle, with the rye spice mixing with the sweeter malt tones through the finish; the aftertaste is a tad phenolic

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: The hop bill here is absolutely nuts, as is the use of rye and oats in a lager; interesting, but the finish puts me off a bit

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Photo of Bear1964
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slingshot pours straw gold with a very light haze and rapidly rising bubbles under a persistent 1/2" white foam cap. Mild light grain and spicy hop aromas rise from the glass. Slingshot is rich and grainy up front with a snappy, crisp drying bitter finish with a light citrus background. The bitterness is herbal. The beer has a clean fermentation character with a trace of tartness and a light drying on the finish. The body is light with above average carbonation. Slingshot is light and very drinkable.

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Photo of scotorum
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

SHMALTZ SLINGSHOT LAGER 8/27/16

Another from the latest beer club shipment, We get NY's Shmaltz but I have not had this one before.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Unibroue Blanche de Chambly stemmed pilsner.

a: Clear gold with an inch thick white head which receded to even surface foam and a little spotty lacing.

s: Light bread.

t: Follows the nose with a mild hop bite. Dry finish.

m: Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A good solid lager with above average bready malt flavor and body. Good summer refresher when you don't want watery notes in your beer, but satisfying enough anytime.

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Slingshot American Craft Lager from Shmaltz Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 268 ratings.
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