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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Take aim at Shmaltz’s newest year-round offering, an American Craft Lager thoughtfully created to stand up to the big beer Goliaths of the world. Boasting a bright, citrusy hop aroma, supported by touches of wheat and rye, Slingshot is guaranteed to strike the craft beer bullseye every time.

Slingshot pours a bright straw color with a thin white head and light lacing. The aroma features juicy, tropical fruit notes of peach, lemon and red grapefruit with the light spice accent of noble hops. The polished malt bill is mainly 2-row pale malt with portions of Vienna and a touch of wheat and rye to add a delicate balance to the spice and fruit. It is medium in body with a smooth refreshing mouthfeel to make Slingshot a well-balanced, easy drinking American craft lager.

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2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (11289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 15, 2017
Meh. This is the type of beer people refer to when they say they don’t like "beer." Higher quality than the macros but doesn’t really do anything to distinguish itself. Muddled generic grain profile is a touch sweet, with light hopping. Boring.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7450) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright golden color with a huge foamy soapy orange-white head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was grassy and perfumey. The flavor was bready, grassy, perfumey and a touch nutty. Medium length finish. Medium body. Not good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
Rating #2340 - 2016.02.18 - Bottle from Shmaltz mixer @beerblast. Clear yellow pour with a lingering white foam. Aroma is vegetal, grains, malts. Taste is a little dry, grains and vegetal, but quite smooth on the finish. Ever wary of the "craft lager", but this isn’t bad - a well executed mild hopped pale lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (1519) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Hazy, tawny golden color, topped by a moderate sized creamy white head. Light grainy malt nose has hints of citrus peel. Flavor has sweet grainy malt notes. A bit of lemon and rye malt comes through upfront. Slightly sweet with honey like notes in middle. Citrus hops in dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2574) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Good sized off-white head of fine bubbles. Pretty decent head retention. Light citrus and cereal in the aroma with some lemon and straw. Color is a slightly hazy golden orange. Zippy in the mouth from the active carbonation. Moderate bitterness with more lemon peel, rice, spicy hops and bitter orange. Mild alcohol presence. Lingering bitterness and lemon. A decent lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (1071) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2016
I had this at the Flying Saucer. Pours gold with a white head. Taste citrus, spice, a hint of hops. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
westknife (82) - USA - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle. This shit is delicious. Not everything has to be a triple IPA with 15% alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (2158) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2016
On tap. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a foamy head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus, fruit and grain. taste of Citrus, slight malt sweetness, fruit and grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly light body, quite smooth and refreshing. Pretty nice Lager.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (4749) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - SEP 22, 2016
This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a murky bronzed orange color with a one finger white foamy head. Quick dissipation. Foamy rings of clingy lace. The aroma starts sweet bready with sweet grassy hops that spike the breadiness cleanly sending a stellar balance of it all hitting my nose. Light lemon blends in as it warms. Really nice! The flavor takes it all in to bring the maltiness forward sweetly with a dry underscore of some bitter hops. The aftertaste is sweet crisp breadiness with a quick sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fantastic sessionability about it. Low carbonation. Semi-sticky but good, not cloying. Overall, damn nice pale lager. I’d be glad to have this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (7127) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2016
12 ounce bottle received in a beer of the month club box. Hazy golden with a fluffy white two finger head. A thick layer of lacing. Citrus, lemon and grass in the aroma. That is tasted along with grains and light noble hop spiciness. Pretty decent stuff.


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