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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
god (18) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2004
Light golden brown color, very similar to the bottle just lighter. A little cloudy. Medium head with little lace. Citrusy start with a bitter finish much like grapefruit. Cool and light with a watery body makes it refreshing on a hot day, yet more flavorful than your typical "light" beer (which this does not claim to be). Keep your mug cold because although it does get creamier with warmth the citrusy taste doesn't do well warm. It is actually kosher (but then again, isn't all beer?). Check out their web site for more fun, www.shmaltz.com.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a one finger white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind. Slightly earthy floral hop aroma with hints of pine needle and fresh cut grass countered by caramel malt sweetness, toffee, and biscuit. Kind if bland without much else going on. One dimensional hop profile and the malt presence is stronger than I prefer. Light bodied with delicate hop bitterness that lingers over the sweet malt backbone into a slightly dry finish. Light and easy to drink but not very complex or interesting. Dry, grassy bitterness countered by caramel malt, biscuit, toffee and a touch of dark fruit. Hop profile is one dimensional but has decent flavor. Malt presence is stronger than I prefer but provides some needed balance. Sessionable but kind of boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
willisread (1282) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Slight hazy amber color with a big soapy head. Strong burnt caramel malt aromas with a touch of pepper and honey. Bitter on the palate and not very well-balanced. Leans toward the bitter side. Malts are there but seem burned and astringent. Finish is bitter and astringent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Block (1824) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2015
I don’t know about this one. It’s not very good and just a pain to describe. It’s basically a bad amber ale. The flavors are kind of weird and I can’t decide if this is a novelty beer or not. I don’t think it is. It’s kind of malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (7858) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
far more bitter than malty. a good, complex beer for the style, but it comes off just a bit harsh. like i said, more bittering hops, and maybe not enough citrusy high floral aroma hops. pretty good still."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (886) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Definitely more of an amber than a hoppy pale ale. Awful pour, tons of head with no lacing. Lots of malt flavours. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (3013) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a decent amber/red color with a slight transparency to it. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess that dissipated within less than a minute. The smell had some crisp caramel malts coming through in a slightly dry sort of way. The taste was fairly sweet through the malts. On the palate, this one sat fairly light and had a fairly good sessionability about it. Overall, this was a decent Amber ale as its nothing to go bonkers about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2073) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours an amber color with off-white head. Caramel malts and some roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Pretty average amber ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseMartineau (91) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
341ml bottle. Pours copper with finger of off white head. Aromas are hoppy, floral, citrus, some dried apricot, a little toffee. Taste is of tropical fruits, toffee, grapefruit. Medium carbonation starts slightly sweet and finishes with a nice lingering bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219 (421) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 30, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark orange with amber hues and a large off white head that leaves quite a bit of stixky lacing. Nice mix of malt and hop in the aroma. Picking up caramel, wheat, dough, and earthy hops in the nose. Taste is also an excellent balance of hops and malts. Getting caramel, light citrus, floral, wheat, white bread, and pine. Very crisp and refreshing. Long slightly bitter finish of caramel malts and light citrus. Medium bodied, surprisingly somewhat thick texture, lively carbonation. Very, very nice beer. Not really a "session" beer as it is over 5%, but it’s certainly a beer I could drink several of in a sitting. Very easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 23, 2014
Drinkable, but not bad. Amber in colour and in some features. Somewhat thin and nice malty tastes.

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