Saturday, October 13, 2012

Coney Island Freaktoberfest ....

Tonight I will try a Coney Island Freaktoberfest from Shmaltz Brewing Company.  It is a seasonal available September through October.  6.66% ABV is listed on the twelve ounce bottle.

Freaktoberfest poured with a small, pinkish head - looks like something on a strawberry soda.  Beer color is red, but not as bright as a strawberry soda.  It is kind of a blood red.  The aroma has some caramel, fruit, brown sugar and sweetness.  The taste is malty, with a nice bitterness.  Some sweetness, but not as sweet as the aroma hinted.  This seems to me like a nice amber, with a beefed up hoppiness, maybe a little reminiscent of a pale ale.  The aftertaste leaves you with a little of the bitter.  The color scared me a little, but I like it.  

Shmaltz Brewing Company
Saratoga Spings, New York

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