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Reunion - A Beer For Hope 2012 (Shmaltz Brewing)

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Teaming up with Terrapin Brewing Co. for the second time, Shmaltz Brewing returns as a production partner for Reunion ’12. We brew Reunion each year in memory of our dear friend and partner in the venture - Virginia MacLean. Virginia lost her battle to Multiple Myeloma in 2007. It was her wish that we continue to raise funds and awareness on behalf of The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research (www.imbcr.org).

This year’s beer is a dark ale brewed with cocoa nibs, vanilla and cinnamon. It was inspired by a fantastic dessert that we used to share with Virginia at our favorite restaurant. This brown ale leads with a sweet and subtle cinnamon aroma. Complex malt overtones quickly give way to a chocolate and vanilla mix of satisfying bliss.

Many thanks to all who have supported this project and have helped us honor Virginia’s memory.

Cheers - Pete & Alan


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark brown colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, vanilla, chocolate, peppery. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130223]

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4015) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2013
On tap at the bocktown. Dark pour with a tan head. Barely any aroma but there is a tad of this mild beery thing hitting my olfactory. First taste is stronger but has lots of chocolate or malt in there. Chocolately feel fer sure. This stuff was way too expensive for what it is. Finish is lots like choco flavored medicine. wew. Not impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (667) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Tap: brown pour with medium-sized light-tan head. Aroma is sweet with vanilla, cola, chocolate and maybe a touch of brown sugar. Flavor is surprisingly drier than expected with lots of vanilla, unsweetened cola, cocoa, a dusty bitterness, and a slight cinnamon spice tickle at the finish. The body seems thin for the spice and abv. Decent flavors and the spices are not overdone, worth a try on occasion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with white head. Nose and taste of cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, roasted chocolate and roasted nuts. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2863) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Tap. Brown with small head. Brown ale with spice. Seems nice for the holidays. Very pleasant mix of flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
My bottle [650ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel. Pours a dark, deep amber-red with a large long-lasting fluffy beige head. Aroma has lots of chocolate along with some vanilla, light spices, light hops and molasses. malty flavour along with dark fruit, vanilla, lots of chocolate and light leafy hops. Medium bodied. Like I mentioned, there’s lots of chocolate in this, it’s borderline too much -- but ultimately, it’s not.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
2013-05-24. Very dark brown body large fluffy beige head. Sweetish aroma, sort of molassesy, notes of cocoa, caramel, Ovaltine. Hershey’s syrup, mild vanilla. Flavour is similar, quite sweet up front, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla and Ovaltine. Dusty malt touches in the finish linger into the finish. Smooth average plus bodied palate, carbonation. Enjoyable but just a touch too sweet overall. Bottle Shared by Blankboy

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Pours dark brown/ruby with a thick, dark tan head. Scent is chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon... Taste is heavy milk chocolate/cocoa, vanilla cream. Slight cinnamon tingle,...chocolate powder...malty. Very sweet, with a hint of bitter at finish... A dessert, for certain.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
22oz bottle shared by blankboy with me, jercraigs and mabel. Clear deep ruby with amber edges, large-ish lasting frothy/creamy tan head. Light aroma - chocolate milk, clover, light spice, a little sweet vanilla, not much alcohol. Taste - vanilla and Milky Way - a little grassy, but mostly chocolate and vanilla, some alcohol. Light and slick, mild carbonation, milky and hot chocolate finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2013
May favorite brew from Shmaltz so far. 2012 bomber pours a dark brown with ruby highlights with small tan head and a little lacing. Aroma is full of chocolate, mint, and vanilla. Tastes sweet but not cloying. Body is medium to full with minimal carbonation and a slightly sticky but creamy mouthfeel. A great dessert beer.


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