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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A beer inspired by The Playground of the World. Classically brewed to pair perfectly with whatever amuses you.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2009
A Mes rate. Tap at the Rake. Clean dark golden with a thin white head. Looks like a pale ale rather than a lager. Lovely pale malt snout. One dimensional but still nice. Fruity flavour with some polite nods in a lagerly direction but this is much more of a pale ale. Good citric hints in the finish. Nice stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pours a carmel colored amber. Malt loaded aroma, caramel, toasty, nutty. Taste is sweet malts, light honey. caramel. creamy mouthfeel. Sense some ringwood yeast (Middle Ages, Magic Hat) butteryness. Decent lager

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (6966) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2008
St. Petersburg, Fl. - Shep’s Deli - 22 oz bomber. Medium copper colored pour with a bubbly, airy white head. Not much of an aroma, a hint of fresh lake water and some graininess. Hint of bittersweetness in the flavor with some mild nutty flavors, a hint of caramel and a touch of bland lager. Nothing offensive here - just does not set my world on fire. Clean, even mouthfeel. Mark this one as average. Unlike other Coney Island brews this one does not sport a phallic symbol....unless I just do not "get" the smiling circus guy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6937) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance: Clear amber lager with creamy slightly darker top. Low visible carbonation. Little lacing shown. 3-
Nose: Sweet caramel malt with citric west hop twist. Slight straw grainy bottom with black tea feel. 6+
Flavor/Palate : Thinner front with tart fruity citric hops, slight woody English bitter like middle. Less body than average Vienna and with much higher alpha hop profile. More of American dark lager than Vienna.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (6778) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours a amber color with a white head. The aroma is malty with grassy hops. Flavor is crisp and clean. A good lager.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (6671) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Clear amber with a thin white head. Smells a bit like fresh corn tortillas, fresh baked biscuits, and maybe a bit of grassy hops. Taste was crisp and biscuity with rye, toast, and more rye, more tortillas...not my thing. But a good lager with a lot of flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6600) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2008
Bottle from a NYC deli. It’s the He’brew guys again, eh? I would have thought it risky to cahrge serious money for lager in such a fierce market. But this is a nice, malty, pleasant lager, probably similar to what you could have had on Coney Island ca 1910. That being said, all the fuzz on the label about 6 malts and 4 hops is a bit too much. But it was lovely with a slice of spinach pizza.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Bottle: Orange hued caramel, ever so slight haze, large frothy off-white head, clumpy lacing.   Musty basement like malt aroma, smidgen of hops, even minor grainess.   Moderate malt base, not as much as I would have thought.   A bit more hop presense than expected.   Clean, with a little cardboardish malt on the finish.   Doesn’t detract tho.   Hint of sweetness throughout.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Could stand to have a bit more thickness.   That would seal the deal for me.   Otherwise more enjoyable than expected.   So far one of the better Shmaltz beers I have had.   Not up to par with Eliot Ness, but still enjoyable.   Would be perfect if it were a little thicker, and slightly sweeter.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6509) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Amber hued with a fading fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of grassy and herbal hops, caramel and grainy malt, a dusty yeast and a slight peppery ester. The taste has a nice kick of herbal bitterness over a layer of biscuity malts. There is a hop spice finish and a hint of metallic character. The mouth feel is crisp around the edges with a grainy aftertaste. Not bad, quaffable brew.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blutt59 (6423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle, clear orange color with no foam , some fruity aroma. Flavor is some tropical fruit , metallic , woody finish


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