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Reunion - A Beer For Hope 2012 (Shmaltz Brewing)

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RATINGS: 130   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2048) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2013
pours a deep dark brown with a large foamy tan head, and great lacing. smell is of chocolate and some vanilla. taste is smooth, chocolate, vanilla, a little coffee, spice, and malt. ends creamy and a tad bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, and faint roasted nuts. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. There?s a good amount of soapy webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a good dose of dark chocolate and tootsie rolls. The finish has light-moderate vanilla with a touch of cinnamon and roasted nuts. It?s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Deep ruby red, brown, the head big and frothy like an ice cream float. The aroma is big and chewy ... rife with caramel, malt balls, cocoa. The beer drinks with a chocolate milk character up front, a bit thinner than that but otherwise good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1123) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle from Scott on Xmas. Aroma and flavors of the cinnamon and cocoa nibs with a smooth palate following a carbonated opening. Pretty drinkable offering here and enjoyable in the winter time...almost like a winter ale without the allspice and nutmeg. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a slight tan was that quickly dissipates. Light roast coffee notes along with slight leather. Medium mouthfeel. Dark fruit, cinnamon, coffee, and cocoa in the flavor. overall, not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dodgrblu (561) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine Roseville; aroma of chocolate and fruit; bittersweet chocolate taste. Some roastiness a decent brown ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (2657) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Shared from a 22 oz bottle at home on Christmas eve. Pours almost black with a thick tan head. Aroma of dark sweet cherries and cinnamon. Carries over to the flavor with bittersweet chocolate notes. BItter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1640) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, dark raisins and a hint of vanilla. Pours dark brown with a small filmy head. Taste is strong of vanilla, coffee and hints of cinnamon. Kind of bitter mouthfeel but fades into a great malt. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinVA (1008) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a small tan head that fades fast. BIG cinnamon aromas. Taste is very spicy with a big hit of chocolate and a bit of vanilla at the end. For all of these flavors, it’s a fairly well-balanced beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5612) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bomber. Very dark pour with an off white head. Lots of spice in this - very flavorful. Good beer.


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