nellycale (207) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours a clear brownish-amber hue with an average beige head and some lacing. Aroma is full of caramel, some grains, straw,and dark fruits. Taste is slightly sweet, slight bitter chocolate, some earthiness with a dry finish which lets the hops come out. A little bitter zap on the tongue but enjoyable. Medium body with good carbonation. Not chewy at all compared to a brown ale.
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Obfuscate (174) - Minneapolis, - JAN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid beer. Deep amber almost brown. Light chocolate sweetness on the nose. Caramel, nice malt balance, good stuff.
Ratman197 (10454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, toasted malt, light earthiness and a hint of fruitiness with a smooth lingering caramel finish.
mrjaxson (326) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schmaltz’s Alt is one of those beers that, after enjoying the first few, you hide the others in the back of the beer fridge so you can pull them out when you want something special. The many malts dominate the taste all the way through, sweet and thick without being heavy. Having drank those two bottles hiding in the back tonight, I’m looking forward to Schmaltz’s return to the store shelf.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark tan pour thin fizzy caramel head. Malty and slightly smoky yet light and drinkable.
commonshawn (485) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Black with tan head. Little aroma. Slightly roasted malt nose. Smooth and Malty. Not a ton of flavor, finishes quickly. Slightly sweet caramel. Easy to drink, not bitter. It’s ok , Better Than Expected.
commonmac (465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap pour at New Bohemia. Appearance leans heavily towards dark cola color. Decent amount of head that stays true. Not much along the lines of aroma. Taste leans heavy on roasted malt. Maybe a little caramel. Refreshing in the middle but end is relatively bitter. An above average Schell but not quite of show and tell.
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A well done sessionable alt. Dark amber, medium bodied, sweet, and malty. Tried at the brewery with Vaughn and Amanda.
crossovert (8349) - Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doesn’t really remind me of true altbier but likea malty amber. It isn’t bad but not on style.
ccex (996) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle pours a clear but dark reddish brown with decent beige head and some lacing. Aroma is full of caramel malts some grains and dark fruits. Taste is slightly sweet with a dry finish which lets the hops come out. Body is medium with lively carbonation. Quite enjoyable for what it is.