Full Review

Shmaltz Brewing Company

Shmaltz Brewing Company
Chanukah, Hanukkah Pass the Beer

Category: Specialty Ales

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Shmaltz Brewing Company
Chanukah, Hanukkah Pass the Beer

Category: Specialty Ales

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
Bright deep amber color. Interesting aromas of chocolate covered peaches and nuts, herb sourdough, and grilled pepper with a satiny, tangy, fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length chili pepper chocolate, orange, vanilla latte, and arugula finish. A fun chocolatey, peppery flavor ride.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Rich & Heavy & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered peaches and nuts, herb sourdough, and grilled pepper
Taste Flavor: chili pepper chocolate, orange, vanilla latte, and arugula
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Corned Beef Sandwich, Ribs, Sauerbraten
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun chocolatey, peppery flavor ride.

The Producer

Shmaltz Brewing Co

The Producer
6 Fairchild Square
Clifton Park, NY 12065
USA

Specialty Ales

Beer Glass Snifter Amber.jpg
Serve in a Snifter
This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Specialty beers may be flavored with, or affected by, unusual ingredients (ginger, chipotle peppers) or fermentation agents (Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus), or brewed with unusual fermentables (buckwheat, sweet potatoes, maple syrup). This category also features the growing number of ultra-high gravity “extreme” beers that push the limits of alcohol. In addition, the base beer may be related to almost any classic beer style. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, and overall drinkability.