RSRIZZO (1986) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Aroma is sweet with a little malt. Color is a deep gold with a hint of orange. Carbonation is good with a very thin head. Taste is bright and hoppy. Starting with medium body it goes down with a slight creamy feel. Finish comes in sweet with a hint of malt then a bright hop flavor that has just a touch of citrus and a faint bitterness. After taste is dry with the bitterness riding along. This is a great Lager with amazing hop character. Cajun (534) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Tasting - Gulf Brew 2010 - normally I’d have better notes, but the only thing my notes say on this beer is that I’d buy it. I must have enjoyed the look of this pour. I never give anything a 5. Slipstream (2625) - USA - OCT 17, 2010
Cool Coney Island / Luna Park crazy face on the label. Pretty dark pour for a lager. Nice aroma for the style too - malty with floral tones. This is a pretty dry, full-flavored lager with a lightly smokey finish. An excellent lager! Schmaltz makes some of the best lagers available. I can’t think of a better one offhand. paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Tawny in color, with a nice white head. Solid hop aroma, very earthy. Crisp malt smell, very fresh draught. Smooth, nice bit and a classic Vienna style lager. Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Golden brown and clear with white heat. Fruity aroma. Very smooth and drinkable and has a Carmel malt flavor.
nuplastikk (6256) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2007
22oz bottle. A little more complex than I had assumed. Deep bronze amber color. Rich and malty, with the sweetness pleasantly balanced by the subtle dryness and complexity of the hops. topherh (1928) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 29, 2008
22 oz bottle pours a nice clear golden-amber. Herbal - Lemony hop aroma. Flavor is malty, grainy, very lightly hopped. Very easy to drink. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2008
22 oz. bottle, no freshness date, blurb and list of ingredients along the left side of the label (you can get the exact list of ingredients here, http://www.coneyislandlager.com), dry hopped with Cascade hops, sampled in a lager glass.
L: Slightly hazy appearance, amberish copper in color with an inch high head of beige fluffy foam that leaves behind a patchy amount of lace that follows the body down the glass as I consumed it.
S: Leafy, spicy, citric hops are the first smells I noticed, followed by toasted caramel and grains. Further whiffs bring out aromas of butter and honey bread. I like the aroma on this lager, it has that twist on the style that I’ve come to expect from Shmaltz.
F&T: Smooth and softly crisp mouthfeel, touches of oily hop stickiness on the tongue, ending on a gulp inducing creamy note. This also possesses a good malty heftiness that makes this quite easy to consume. Obviously well thought out, well crafted blend of malts and hops, enough malty sweetness to combat the sour bitterness of the hops. Toasted malty tastes of caramel, grainy bread and toffee, towards the end flavors of honey butter and caramelized sugar add sweetness to the sour citric hops. The hops tastes hold their own and emerge slightly on top at the end. The peels of lemons and grapefruit, tea leafy, herbal earthy, finishing with a mild citric spicy bitterness. The finish also has a quick, clean dryness to it that makes the mouth water for more.
I really liked the Coney Island Lager from Shmaltz, uniquely different and highly enjoyable, I can’t wait for the next one in the series. Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2012
Id give it a 10 for best american lager ive ever had. Perfect blend of hops and malts. ronaldtheriot (1933) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Coney Island Lager has a very thick, creamy, light beige head, lots of chunky and thick lacing around the glass, a semi-opaque amber appearance, and no apparent streaming bubbles. The aroma is of dank, fruity, bready malts with a touch of a hop zing. Taste is of sweet and sour malt, brown bread, citrus, and one encounters a hoppy undertaste, but the bitterness is low, overall. Lots of hop oil also comes across in the smell and flavor. Mouthfeel is medium to thick, and Coney Island Lager finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and quite drinkable. Overall, this is a really nice, interesting beer. You should most certainly check it out. RJT