Monday, March 18, 2013

Reunion Ale '12

Reunion Ale '12 (8% ABV) is an American Brown Ale.  It is a collaboration between Terrapin Beer and Shmaltz Brewing.  Touted as "a beer for hope".    I've enjoyed beer from both breweries so I don't need to hope it's good.  I'm sure it will be!

I wasn't disappointed.  Yum!

Brewed with cocoa nibs, vanilla and cinnamon, this is a dessert beer if there ever was one.

It pours a deep mahogany with a thick, fluffy off-white head.

The aroma is reminiscent of a cookie; a sweet, melt in your mouth beerific cookie.  Loads of  vanilla, sprinkled with cocoa and spices.  Nom!

The flavor is caramel, vanilla and cocoa with a touch of cinnamon.  The sweetness is balanced nicely with just the right amount of bitter.  There is definite brandy quality to this brew; it's boozy and warming.  The finish is crisp and spicy.

It has medium body/medium carbonation.

Overall, very good!

Slow down, sip, enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the review, Bräuista! The "Beer for Hope" refers to part of the proceeds from the sale of that beer going toward research for Myeloma and Bone Cancer. It's a project that was started in memory of a woman named Virgina McLean, a craft beer friend who lost her own battle with cancer and who championed the cause. So, not only is Reunion '12 delicious, but it benefits a great cause!

Shmaltz Brewing Co.
Marketing Manager