RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A beer inspired by The Playground of the World. Classically brewed to pair perfectly with whatever amuses you.

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2.9
PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2008
St. Petersburg, Fl. - Shep’s Deli - 22 oz bomber. Medium copper colored pour with a bubbly, airy white head. Not much of an aroma, a hint of fresh lake water and some graininess. Hint of bittersweetness in the flavor with some mild nutty flavors, a hint of caramel and a touch of bland lager. Nothing offensive here - just does not set my world on fire. Clean, even mouthfeel. Mark this one as average. Unlike other Coney Island brews this one does not sport a phallic symbol....unless I just do not "get" the smiling circus guy.

3.4
drfabulous (7945) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Very nice, rich lager. Bit of hops to it. Nice deep taste, unlike other lagers which feel too light. Well done.

3.1
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 8, 2011
On tap. Pours with a clear orange-copper body with a small off-white head. Aromas are of honey, biscuit, light flowery hops and a touch of fruity esters (huh?). Flavors of caramel, bready, crisp. Balanced towards malt sweetness. Bland. Light bubbles. Thin.

2.7
Ernest (7695) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium to dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, caramel), moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers, orange/grapefruit), with a light note of black tea. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Reasonably nice, if simple, aroma followed by an uncomfortably sweet and syrupy mouth experience. Sweetness lingers long after the swallow, and is only barely managed by bitterness. Ho hum overall.

3.8
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Bomber. Poured clear healthy caramel with lots of rising carbonation and a short cap of beige head. The aroma was quite enjoyable with wet grass and bready sweetness accented by ample doses of floral and citrusy hoppage.. very Czech-lagery as one might say. Flavor was even better.. crisp bread and fruity notes at the core with bright citrus and floral bitterness leaving an exclamation on the finish. Crisp and clean on the palate with a smooth flow. Didn’t see this one coming!

3
Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance: Clear amber lager with creamy slightly darker top. Low visible carbonation. Little lacing shown. 3-
Nose: Sweet caramel malt with citric west hop twist. Slight straw grainy bottom with black tea feel. 6+
Flavor/Palate : Thinner front with tart fruity citric hops, slight woody English bitter like middle. Less body than average Vienna and with much higher alpha hop profile. More of American dark lager than Vienna.

3.4
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Pours a transparent copper orange with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly toasted and sweet caramel malts with a touch of lager yeast. Body starts fairly full and semi-sweet with a bready maltiness and a drier toasty finish. A pretty good Vienna.

3.4
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2009
A Mes rate. Tap at the Rake. Clean dark golden with a thin white head. Looks like a pale ale rather than a lager. Lovely pale malt snout. One dimensional but still nice. Fruity flavour with some polite nods in a lagerly direction but this is much more of a pale ale. Good citric hints in the finish. Nice stuff.

3.1
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pours a carmel colored amber. Malt loaded aroma, caramel, toasty, nutty. Taste is sweet malts, light honey. caramel. creamy mouthfeel. Sense some ringwood yeast (Middle Ages, Magic Hat) butteryness. Decent lager

3.7
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Bottle: Orange hued caramel, ever so slight haze, large frothy off-white head, clumpy lacing.   Musty basement like malt aroma, smidgen of hops, even minor grainess.   Moderate malt base, not as much as I would have thought.   A bit more hop presense than expected.   Clean, with a little cardboardish malt on the finish.   Doesn’t detract tho.   Hint of sweetness throughout.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Could stand to have a bit more thickness.   That would seal the deal for me.   Otherwise more enjoyable than expected.   So far one of the better Shmaltz beers I have had.   Not up to par with Eliot Ness, but still enjoyable.   Would be perfect if it were a little thicker, and slightly sweeter.



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