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Contract brewed for Shmaltz Brewing Company. Our First Creation

Crisp, smooth and perfectly balanced between a west coast style pale and amber ale, with a supple malt sweetness and a pronounced hop flourish.

Malts: 2-row, Caramel 40L, Dark Crystal, Munich, Wheat
Hops: Warrior, Northern Brewer, Willamette


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kambei70 (617) - - JAN 13, 2013
Pours pale amber with poor and lacing. Smell is floral an herbal. Taste is balance between malt and hop with some astringency on the end. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6368) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle from WIne Source, Baltimore. Amber with a big, frothy, off-white head. Peaches and tangerines aroma, with a touch of floral hops. Solid, sweetish malt flavours, with more fruit and a dryish finish. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drdisque (530) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
From a bottle. Fairly strong malty hoppy balance. Pretty harsh though. Could use some sweetness to balance it out. More than I was expecting but probably wouldn’t get again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mike739 (2) - - NOV 7, 2012 does not count
A solid beer. I don't know if I could drink a six pack, per se, but definitely an enjoyable single pour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1413) - Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle - average size thick head, medium copper color, fruity (apple?) hop aroma and flavor, balanced well with sweet malt

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quasicrystal (5) - - OCT 17, 2012 does not count
First rating. Clear copper colour. Fluffy head with nice thickness and many bubble sizes. Creamy in the centre, bubbly against the glass. I'm a bit stuffed up but the aroma seems to be bright and clean with malt and baguette-like bready notes. There's a mineral water thing there too. Taste is light for the colour and a little thin up front, with a crisp hit of quenching bitterness. Malt comes through but stops before becoming sweet. Hops are there but overall the finish is medium-short. Easy to guzzle, but there's enough going on at the end of the gulp to stand out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Decent. The nose is citrus and floral hops with a touch of bread. The beer is golden, a little light for an amber ale, with a white cap. Bitter with floral and citrus notes. Crisp finish. More like a pale ale or blonde than an amber ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (4287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Hazy dark copper with a thin foamy head. Smells like a faintly grassy pile of amber and crystal malts. Taste is pretty crystal malty and a little toffee with that typical somewhat-overdone amber flavor, but with a nice delighhtful dry-hopped flavor of some grassy tones. It’s all kinda light, even the dry hopping flavor. But it all kinda works out as a nice, easy going, no frills brew. Tasted really "session" even though it’s 6%

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Efisher63 (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2012 does not count
Just ok. Nothing fabulous. Still drinkable. Listed as a hop session beer, yet not hoppy, but low alcohol ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconch (290) - - AUG 25, 2012
Copper pour with thin head. Nose of caramel and toffee. Taste is hoppy and fades quickly. Carbonated palate with a thin finish. Decent flavors for a low abv beer.


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