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Slingshot American Craft Lager | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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3.58/5
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297 Ratings
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,060
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
297
pDev:
13.13%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
66
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 297 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pilsner glass.
The appearance was a nice looking semi-hazy golden color with a mild transparency about it. Good sturdy finger's worth of white foamy head sliding off fairly quick. Not much lace.
The aroma had a nice clean bready maltiness flowing over some floral hops. Touch of white pepper on the back end.
The flavor was moderately sweet trying to blend in some floral hops and those white peppery hop particles in a semi-spicy sort of way. Touch of aftertaste of floral hops, white pepper and moreso biscuit-like than bready in this part.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Good bready malty and floral hop spiced finish.
Overall, pretty nice American lager worthy of coming back to, preferably with some food.

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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 Suds
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light gold with a little haze, this brew had a foamy white head. The aroma has a fresh, bread, sweet, malt, flowery scent. The taste is hop forward, with sweetness. The body is full and satisfying. Nice, engaging, and better than expected.

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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 GranCitra
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 cyclonece09
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours cloudy orange yellow with a large white head. Smells of sweet grain, not much else. Tastes of sweet grain with some earthiness and grass. Beer is light bodied and very easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.

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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 jjamadorphd
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My second offering from this brewer I simply happened upon, and I am quite happy so far with the results...

What continues to impress me about these Shmaltz offerings is the unique look one gets when pouring these brews out of the bottle and into the glass. I'm not quite sure how to explain it, but the beer looks 'different' when compared to the many, many others I have poured through the years. For a lager, it reminds me of the bold, dark look of a Boston Lager, but a bit hazier. The head is a bright white with decent staying power and the lacing is impressive, indeed. The smell is a wheaty, yeasty blend that was missing something. That something I could tell when I tasted it. I also noted the wheaty and yeasty flavor, the hoppy character, but if it had be a tad sweeter I think it would have made a huge difference. The mouthfeel was lightly carbonated but did have a watery sense that I noted right from the beginning. Overall, it was a very decent beer and probably one of the better lagers I've had in quite some time.

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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

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Slingshot American Craft Lager from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 297 ratings