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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Step right up and witness the delectable alchemy of 8 malts, 6 hops, and Czech pilsner yeast. Discover the thrill of old world brewing with new world flavor.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2010
From an old rating note - bomber. Nice lager. Light caramel aroma. Smooth. Well-balanced. Slight nuttiness with some dark fruits. All Iíve got other than a score.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Shmaltz Brewing Company--Coney Island Lagers--Coney Island Lager--2008 22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. 30 IBUís? (3.75 / 5.0) Pale Lager. Rich creamy lacy off white head. Clear rich amber gold color. Sediment hint. Malty mild hop front. Mellow sweet mildly creamy malty smooth rich caramel body. Cloying malt mild hop spice end. 8 Malts 6 Hops Typical Complicated Formulation detracts from flavor. Sampled 9/13/2009. 2 @ $4.99 Each.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3586) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Bomber. Big malty aroma of caramel, molasses and dry wood. Flavor is the same with more of the earthy malt on the front, joined by some lightly bitter pecan and light cocoa, and then just enough light citrus and woody hop to dry the finish. Deep copper with a long lasting film of creamy bubbles. Medium bodied, sweet, and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours light copper with a nice white head and a good deal of lacing. The nose brings forward a pretty good amount of biscuit malt as well as some light hops. Good bready flavors throughout. Light to medium body with good carbonation. In the end, a nice craft example of the style and drinks quite well. Very good for what it is. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-24-2010

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3017) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2011
650ml bottle. Lively in the glass with a big thick head and a hazy deep orange colour. Looks very much like an IPA. Biscuity malt invades the nose with traces of pine needles in the background. Clean in the mouth. Too many of these and you would end up looking like the dude on the label.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1126) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2012
I poured a 12oz bottle into a lager glass.

Appearance: Dark copper to brown proper. Mostly hazy but some transparency to it. Forms a small, off white soapy head which doesnít last very long or lace much.

Smell: Plenty of malts for a lager. Very similar to a marzen with hints of confectionary sweetness, but a noticeable lager aroma overall.

Taste: Itís rare that you can smell malts in a lager (aside from a doppelbock), so you can imagine how much that will come through in the taste. And indeed Coney Island Lager is quite malty. The bottle indicates it uses 8 different malts and 6 types of hops. They certainly work well together, creating for a slightly toasty, biscuity malt taste with accompanying bitterness. A light caramel flavor is present as well, mostly on the finish, and provides a good balance to the standard "beer" taste found here.

Drinkability: You could mistake Coney Island Lager for an ale due to the taste, but the actual drinkability is classic lager style. The fizziness makes the mouthfeel quite lively all the way through with a slight carbonation burn if drank too fast. The mouthfeel is thick than your average lager in conjunction with a perfectly medium bodied palate, but mostly clean in the aftertaste (although I would not describe this beer as being refreshing). The 5.5% ABV weight seems to fit that frame perfectly: more "pep" than your average lager, but nothing even approaching the stronger or imperial territories.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Clear yellow orange color with pillowy white lacing. This beer has a beautiful bread and milky aroma without the metallic presence that lingers in many lager style beers. The flavor is toasty and clean with a slight hay feel and maybe just a vague metallic hint. Very mild hop feel along with a slight lactose feel. Overall, one of the best lagers to hit my mouth. I could sit and drink this beer in hot weather but could also have this beer on a chillier day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Amber to red with a pretty good tan head and good lacing. Nice malty and toffee like aromas, with a little bit of bready/doughy notes. Thereís a good blend of biscuit, toast, toffee, grains, caramel, with a pretty good hoppy balance. Dry and smooth going down, carbonation is ample, body is light, a very nice lager. Great job again Schmaltz!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2013
A nice orange color. Had a few hops and some caramel notes. Went down real smoothly.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WankerWeasel (18) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Only available in Minnesota and New York from what Iíve been told. Note to self: Donít open a bomber right after you remove it from the refrigerator if itís been laying on itís side. Beer goes all over. Profits from this brew go to help Coney Island. Pours a nice clear golden copper caramel color with a nice white head sitting on top. The foam slowly settles and leave no real lacing. Looks like a good lager should. Sweet malty aroma up front and then a bit of fruit and a strange touch of hops you donít expect from a lager. Fruit mixed with caramel fill the nose with a slight bit of bitterness in the distance. Very nice but not expected. Smooth caramel malt body flows over the tongue. Nice and crisp on the end. The aftertaste brings with it a nice fruity hop flavor. Bit of bitterness at the end of the aftertaste. Nice lager and easy to drink. Pretty cool stuff.


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