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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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As a young shepherd, David famously vanquished the giant Goliath with a hand-crafted sling. Our modern anti-hero Bart Simpson clowns through childhood vrith a slingshot. Homer. Caesar. and Thucydides wrote of slings. The IRA. The Incas vs the Conquistadores. Native Americans and Palestinians have all wielded this iconic weapon of the underdog. A low-status tool, ancient slings were rarely preserved in the tombs of the wealthy. Michelangelo’s David embodied resistance and epic beauty in the Renaissance. Slingshots meant merry mischief to Dennis the Menace, Calvin, Woody Woodpecker and the Beverly Hillbillies. A musician and poet, the teenage David rescued his sheep from the mouth of lions. The first to unite the entire nation of Israel. the lineage of the Messiah descends from him. In Samuel 17, rising to the boasts of a mighty enemy, David refused the armor and weapons of the King. instead proclaiming victory. Not by my sword but by my Spirit” David in Hebrew means “Beloved”. I am approaching the age that my dad. David. died when I was a teenager. A lifelong Special Ed teacher and summer Army reservist. he served as both loving mentor and affable prankster a dedicated advocate for the underdog. In Alchemy, the Star of David equals a mystical union of male/female earth/sky leading to nirvana. The 6-pointed Brewers Star blends fire, water, malt, yeast, hops, and the character of the brewer. In the spirit of a slew of Dards & Slingshots. Shmaltz hoists our tribute to the glories of Summer… L’Chaim! Jeremy Cowan, proprietor


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1019) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Golden clear in color. Crisp tropical fruit hop aroma. Quite a hoppy flavor for a lager. Citrus and pineapple notes. Finishes slightly bitter.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a fairly thick but not persistent off-white head. Wheaty aroma has lemon and yeast side notes. Wheaty flavor is quite refreshing and pleasing, with hints of lemon and hops. Texture is smooth and rather firm, if not too fizzy. Sling one down your throat.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Poured up on tap at Flanny’s with a crystal clear gold body that supports a light tan head of foam that someone eventually settled down to a bright white foam ring, not sure how it changed colors. The aroma offers up sugar sweet malts, cotton candy and then floral to lime like hoppiness. The taste begins sweet with a Pils like maltiness and then it flows into a nice mix of spicy and floral Noble like hoppiness. To midway and into the finish the hops jump up to a pleasing degree of bitterness. Nice refreshing brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1032) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Golden in color. Slight aroma of citrus, pine and fresh kitty litter. Crisp taste of citrus and minty aftertaste. Good lager flavor. A nice beach beer...

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Berard (209) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Draft. Pours orange with thin white head that dissipates. Medium carbonation over mild banana aromas. A bit of a sour lager. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkeh (134) - Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Hay and bread malt aromas. Golden amber color, off-white head. Great lacing. Taste is sweet malts. Not sure where the hops are?

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1182) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
has a nice floral and pine hope aroma. Some caramel malt in the flavor blended with some citrus/pine hops. Bit of a bitter hop aftertaste. Not to bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1095) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Medium amber brew with dense persistent head. Aroma of earthy hos, a little resin, tart fruit. Taste is modest sweet malt at the start, fine hoppy finish following the aroma - earty hops / touch of resin. Satisfying palate. Very fine brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1387) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy maplewood color with some lasting white foam. Toasted challah. Brown leather. Yellow roses. Tree gum. Nectarines. Wildflower honey. Pretty full palate for the style. Touch sweet but the earthy floral hops are drying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DANEgerous (85) - Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Aroma: Very floral massive notes of hops into an almost rose aroma. Sweet notes of spices. Appearance: White head with a cloudy tawny body. Taste: Spicy mildly biter hops with notes of lightly spring spices almost like sage or saffron, hard to place and unique. Palate: Thick with average cavitation with a pleasant yet odd lingering finish that keeps the almost soup like taste well after swallowed. Overall: My kind of beer to be honest. Unique and balanced hard to find something comparable, I will definitely keep an eye out for this brewer and even this beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Draft at Whole Foods Plymouth Meeting. Pours hazy gold with white head. Nose was lemongrassy citrus, hops, pale malt. Tasted smooth, pretty complex, with a nice malt and hop balance and a crisp finish. This one was solid.


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