Coney Island Albino Python – Shmaltz Brewing Co. (NY, USA)

Coney Island Albino Python – Shmaltz Brewing Co., (Clifton Park, NY, USA)

On the bottle:

“Shmaltz brewing company reveals a most charming, attraction: the sensual dance of provocative hops & spices entwined with a sumptuous & elegant malt body. Taste the rapture. Surrender to temptation. Seduce and be seduced. This white lager is pasteurized but may have a dusting of yeast. Agitate gently before serving. Indulge your inner beer freak!”

My Notes:

  • My Rating: B+
  • Why I like it: very balanced – [malt-hops-bitter-flavours-spices]
  • Where I got it: Brewery Creek
  • How much: <$8 for 1pt.6floz. (750ml), 2010
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: Nope
  • Would I recommend this to beer afficianados: Yes

Tasting notes: pours slightly hazy grapefruit peel pink/orange, almost zero head, minimal ringed retention, ultra micro CO2, slow-moving bubbles. Very muted nose of nothing when chilled, at around 17C there are lots of malts. Predominantly the hop+breadiness+honeyed malts of a lager up front, intertwined with traces of cinnamon-ginger-cloves, cane sugar 3/10 sweetness in the mids. Finishes with a very soft slightly dry bitterness+aniseed. Medium high complexity, low-medium depth, medium length, medium-high carry. This beer has superb balance and transitions.