Full Review

Shmaltz Brewing Company

Shmaltz Brewing Company
Reunion Ale ’15 Pumpkin Beer

Category: Flavored Ale

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

Shmaltz Brewing Company
Reunion Ale ’15 Pumpkin Beer

Category: Flavored Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8%
Dusty red oak color. Spicy, sweet aromas and flavors of turmeric, lit incense, gingerbread, and clove oil with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of chocolate scone, nuts, and hint of cedar finish. A solid, well-spiced pumpkin beer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: turmeric, lit incense, gingerbread, and clove oil
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of chocolate scone, nuts, and hint of cedar
Bitterness Bitterness: None
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Cake, Marcona Almonds, Sauerbraten
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid, well-spiced pumpkin beer.

The Producer

Shmaltz Brewing Co

The Producer
6 Fairchild Square
Clifton Park, NY 12065
USA

Flavored Ale

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Flavored ales may be flavored with, or affected by, the addition of unusual ingredients including chocolate, coffee, chili peppers or even juniper. 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. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Williams Brothers Alba Scots Pine Ale, Southern Tier Pumking and Dogfish Head Punkin Ale.