Slingshot American Craft Lager
Shmaltz Brewing Company

Slingshot American Craft LagerSlingshot American Craft Lager
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From:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
Lager - American
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.57 | pDev: 13.45%
Ratings:
301
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 18, 2020
Added:
Apr 29, 2013
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  66
SCORE
81
Good
Slingshot American Craft LagerSlingshot American Craft Lager
Notes: 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.
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Ratings by jmbranum:
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4.54/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by jmbranum from Oklahoma

Finally Schmaltz is available for sale in Oklahoma! Baruch Hashem!

Very attractive golden liquid with nice white head (and lots of Belgian lace).

Lots of piney and citrusy hop notes. Flavor is crisp, an interesting meeting place between a pilsner and an APA. A sweet start with a dry finish, with some spicy notes from the rye.

Medium-full, very smooth mouthfeel.

I like this one. It is worth seeking out.

(On a side note... I love the bottle art)

Feb 15, 2016
More User Ratings:
 
4.2 by markallmon from Tennessee on Jan 18, 2020
 
1.78 by Reen on Dec 21, 2019
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2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

$0.99 for a single at a Total Wine & More in Austin, TX:

C / AVERAGE

Jun 23, 2019
 
3.37 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 09, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Feb 13, 2019
 
3.46 by oberon from North Carolina on Aug 08, 2018
 
3.75 by Griphon from Florida on Jul 10, 2018
 
3.52 by edthehead from New York on Jun 19, 2018
 
3.69 by mkh895 from Arizona on Jun 17, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

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.

Feb 27, 2018
 
3.48 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Jan 31, 2018
 
3.68 by Octoberist from Pennsylvania on Jan 24, 2018
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3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Suds from Missouri

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.

Jan 21, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ordybill from Georgia

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.

Jan 06, 2018
 
3.65 by nice-pitch from New Jersey on Dec 31, 2017
 
3.31 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Dec 18, 2017
 
2.87 by Craven from New York on Dec 15, 2017
 
3.1 by Muss42 from Michigan on Dec 06, 2017
 
3.49 by GranCitra from Texas on Dec 03, 2017
 
3.56 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Nov 16, 2017
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3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

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.

Oct 22, 2017
 
3.73 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania on Oct 16, 2017
 
3.66 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey on Sep 11, 2017
 
4 by elamb106 from New York on Sep 02, 2017
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3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

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.

Jul 25, 2017
 
3.77 by mjgpy3 from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2017
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3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by mikeinportc from New York

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.

May 25, 2017
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3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jjamadorphd from Florida

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.

May 14, 2017
 
3.84 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on May 03, 2017
 
4 by Zach136 from Georgia on Apr 23, 2017
 
5 by deekmon from New York on Apr 14, 2017
 
3.69 by craigbelly from Iowa on Mar 24, 2017
 
3 by prisdefer from New York on Mar 17, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

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.

Mar 14, 2017
 
2.29 by Dreynolds1808 from Texas on Mar 04, 2017
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4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ABabbidge from Kansas

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.

Feb 27, 2017
 
3.93 by ovaltine from Indiana on Feb 04, 2017
 
3.63 by thoglund from New York on Jan 08, 2017
 
3.21 by fishguyac from Virginia on Dec 27, 2016
Slingshot American Craft Lager from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 301 ratings