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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Shmaltz - Coney Island Lager

Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Coney Island Lager
Shmaltz Brewing
New York, USA
Est. 1996 (5757 Hebrew Metonic Cycle)

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.5 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 22.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Brilliant copper/amber color.
Very malty with floral hop aroma, all in great balance
One fingered head, off-white in color.
Medium amount of lacing.

Great hops 'bite' at end of each sip.
Medium mouth feel and 'just right' medium carbonation.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
Do you think you like lager beer?  Do you even think you like lager beer? Think again...

There's a new reason to like, enjoy, make that, LOVE lager beer. This is such a full flavored lager, you might think you are drinking an ale of some sort, perhaps even an IPA.  There is such a lusty maltiness and floral hop aroma enticing you in, sip after sip.

This is a beautiful crafted lager that everyone needs to experience. If your palate has "turned off" to other lagers; perhaps made up your mind that they were mainstream and cannot be enjoyed, you are a fool.  Try one of these and experience what GOOD, make that GREAT lagers are like.  To exemplify the carnival atmosphere, "Step right up! Be amazed, mesmerized and baffled by just what a lager beer can become!"

Try one for yourself.  Compare it against any other lager beer that you have favored in the past.  Then tell me if this isn't the best you have experienced in a lager beer.

Do I have your attention?  No? Well then, this beer should!  Step right up and see for yourself.  This is not the side show, it is the main event!


  1. I can appreciate this since I just recently learned about Coney Island this semester :) Nice review!

  2. Well said Reaper - My CI T-shirt acquired in Denver gets several odd looks and got me into a crime scene once. Where can I find this holy grail of lagers in Minnesota

  3. Here's a list of retailers in MN. Enjoy!

    Blue Max, 14640 10th Ave. S, Burnsville, MN 55337, 952-432-3350
    The Cellars - Eagan 2113 Cliff Rd., Eagan, MN 55122, 651-405-6681
    The Cellars - Minnetonka, 11333 Hwy 7, Minnetonka, MN 55305, 952-912-0293
    The Cellars - Woodbury, 1815 Radio Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125, 651-738-8110
    The Cellars - Roseville #2, 1149 Larpenteur Ave. W, Roseville, MN 55113, 651-636-6464
    The Cellars - Oak Park Heights, 5805 Neal Ave. South, Oak Park, MN 55082, 651-351-1317
    The Cellars - Plymouth, 16605 County Road 24 West, Plymouth, MN 55447, 763-559-2114
    The Cellars - Roseville #1, 1649 County Road C W, Roseville, MN 55113, 651-636-4404
    Surdyk's, 303 E Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55414, 612-676-2282
    Haskell's Mntka, 12900 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55305, 952-544-4456
    Haskell's Excelsior, One Water Street, Excelsior, MN 55331, 952-474-0935
    Haskell's Plymouth, 4130 Berkshire Ln. North, Plymouth, MN 55446, 763-553-9198
    Haskell's Bloomington 5155 West 98th Street Bloomington 5543
    Zipp's Liquor Store, 2618 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55406, 612-333-8686
    1st Grand Ave Liquor, 918 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105, 651-227-7039
    Perrier Wine & Spirits, 1960 Cliff Lake Rd. #101, Eagan, MN 55122, 651-452-7420
    McDonald's Liquor, 5010 34th Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55417
    Rum River #1, 14107 St. Francis Blvd., Ramsey, MN 55303

  4. I'm gonna refer to this as my "gateway beer." Gateway in the fact that it's paving the way for me to not only appreciate "hoppier" beers, but actually enjoy them.


    I can't believe those words left my fingertips. I may be transforming into a hop-head instead of a lager-head!

  5. Hi all. This is Zak from Shmaltz Brewing Company, the makers of the Coney Island Craft Lagers. I'm so glad you guys have enjoyed Coney Island Lager. We wanted it to be rich and complex, but also easily accessible. I hope you have a great holiday. ~Zak