Reunion Ale '13 - A Beer For Hope | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Reunion Ale '13 - A Beer For HopeReunion Ale '13 - A Beer For Hope
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 teromous on 09-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
199
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
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0
Gots:
16
For Trade:
1
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Beer pours dark, but when held up to the light it has tawny/red tint that was surprising. The carbonation was moderate and the head was off-white to brown in color, appropriate in size and hung around for a while. Ultimately, the head ended up dwindling slowly to a set of small bumpy bubbles that rested nicely on the top of the brew leading to quality lacing as I sipped. The beer was generally clear and free of particles.

All the scents noted in its description: cocoa nibs, vanilla, cinnamon and coffee, were present. They were all there but the coffee and cinnamon stuck out for me, with the cinnamon clearly out front. As I sipped, the flavors blended nicely and there was a taste of tobacco and leather which I found to be pleasing. The body was medium a bit slick, and slightly acidic.

Although this was a fairly tasty beer to sip, it’s probably best as a limited release. I think it would be far less appealing if it were available year round. I’m glad they release it to benefit a good cause though. I know the novelty of it, and its potential evolution will keep me trying it each year. Although this is an American Brown Ale, I think this could reach the far corner somewhere near where it could easily be confused with a porter (in my opinion).

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Reunion Ale '13 - A Beer For Hope from Shmaltz Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 199 ratings.
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