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He’Brew Slingshot American Craft Lager

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Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12042) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2015
12oz bottle. Small white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread, some honey, cantaloupe, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, orange, some rye/spicy, light honey, cantaloupe. Light-medium body, light effervescence.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (3355) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2015
On tap at Local Cantina in Clintonville. Gold pour, white head. Aroma of grass, grain, citrus. Tastes are citrus, caramel, wheat, toasty, pine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2786) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 26, 2015
bottle @ Party Town (Friday Night Flights) / Florence KY --- Clear golden amber color, white head, bands of lace. Taste is sweet malt that is bumped by fizz and light clean hops on the swallow. A simple brew, and very satisfying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (237) - Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2015
From the tap at front range bbq, the pour is clear golden straw in color with a light lingering foam head, the aroma is hops citrus, taste is crisp gentle sweetness and hops are found but very well balanced in this ale, the carbonation is good very light fours this beer, the mouthfeel is light to medium.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3334) - Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2015
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 4/24/2015. Pours slightly hazy bright golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, wheat, cracker, rye bread, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, wheat, cracker, rye bread, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, light pine, wheat, cracker, rye bread, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with zero yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice hoppy pale lager style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Clear pale yellow pour with faint white layer of head. Tropical hop fruitiness without the the expected bitterness of a pale ale. Light and crisp. Slight buttery slickness of a lager with a noble hop twinge of a pils. Surprised how much I liked this.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ctplt777 (308) - - JUN 13, 2015
"American craft Lager" whatever that even means. It’s okay. Aroma is kind of underwhelming. I tried this one twice before I decided to review it. It’s a lot better like 15 minutes into it. Initially it’s grassy and slightly citrusy. The taste is pretty good. It’s more pale ale than an "American craft lager" but it’s alright. I think this is a flavor of the week and will be gone pretty quick.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1805) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle->lager. Pale straw with small white head. A: citrus hops, grains, malt, bread. T: grains, malt, brass, lite hops. Eh.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
justsayswell (172) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Clear gold with a small white head. Nose is fresh cut grass, grapefruit zest, pale malt. Taste is catty, some oily tuna, toast. Ammonia and juniper on the finish. Not a fan.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4124) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2015
12 oz. Clear topaz with a spotty film of bubbles. Nose is green herb, garlic toast, and touches of grapefruit and cat piss. Flavors of toffee, citrus zest, toast, rye crackers and resiny green herb. Near-medium body is definitely way dry for the style and has a lightly tingly medium carbonation.


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