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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
slimspady (213) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
Light, brown, clear pour with 2 finger head in the SA pint glass. Sweet, malt in the nose. A little nutty, syrupy sweet. Med body but the flavor sticks around. Almost coats the inside of the mouth with sweetness. First impression was ok, but it gets better the further you get. Birthday beer #2. 071712

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5408) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle. Copper pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is rather malty with lots of caramel, earthy hops and tea leaves. Taste is chewy malt, caramel, toffee notes, floral notes, earthy hops and soft, spicy hops. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a moderate, creamy carbonation. Ends with more earthy and spicy hops, toffee, tea leaves, caramel and malt notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1304) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Pours a clear orange yellow. Taste is well balanced with hops and a good malty backbone. Finish is crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfearnley (1115) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
355mL to flute Smells like straw, caramel malts, and a bit of sourness. Clear amber with a nice 1cm long lasting tan head. A bit of hay in the taste, bitterness and slight sourness at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
Pours a rather murky deep gold with a thin bit persistent head and some lacing. Aroma is sweet - almost too sweet - caramel malt. Very malty body, slight staleness, lightly sour but pleasantly bitter hops in the finish. Reminds me a bit of an ESB. Light carbonation, chewy body. Almost... But not quite quaffable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle. Stale malty aroma. Hazy orange amber with a large beige head. Burnt toast and sugar flavor with a light bitter hop finish. Light to medium body. Not particularly bad, but not especially enjoyable either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2503) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2012
Shimmering but strangely hazy ruddy copper body with a bad case of the the sea-monkeys. Carbonation is very fine managing only a thin, tight and flabby off-white head that is depleting. Peanut husks, toffee and butterscotch, teabags and orange marmalade on the nose, phenolic and sweet. Its got a raw character to it in the mouth. Very yeasty, doughy, milky with a roasted malt note and husky, grainy backend. Sharp, acrid bitterness on the finish that has a touch of smoky, bandaid phenolics. Body is medium light, oily, with light carbonation. A developing citrus note plays in late into drinking. Nothing much here. A few off characters, but all in check. It’s just kind of bland really! (12fl.Oz, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2012
This was a pretty malty offering from He’Brew (for an amber). The body was brown and with a large head, suggested moderate carbonation. Aromas were mellow and fruity with a hint of yeast and bread in the mix. The mouth feel was smooth and again, mellow with hints of caramel, toffee and bitter hops. Not bad at all, and incredibly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OmegaX (1301) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Hmmm...bottle pour. Nose is light caramel/chocolate with some light citrus notes. Taste is pretty similar. Not bad but nothing to write home about...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
4265homebrew (5) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2012 does not count
Citrus aroma with a gold copper appearance. A nice crisp but not bitter grapefruit taste, from theincredible cascade dry hopping. Taste great through to finish. I was pleasantly surprised at how good this kosher brew tastes.

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