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Coney Island Sword Swallower by Shmaltz Brewing Company (He'Brew)
American All-Malt Lager
6.70 % ABV

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American All-Malt Lager
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Review by tavernjef on 07/10/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 9 17 5 8 2008
Slightly smeared of chill haze medium gold hue and tone. Thin, firm, thickly set head of white foam sits well with a solid amount staying present. Big sheeting lace lays across the glass with might.

Aroma is clean and crisp with a very well handled hop tone of leafyness topped with a feathering of citrusy pine and dulled fruity sweetness.

Taste is quite nice with an over quick crispy grab and crunchy carbonation bite of toasty light pale and biscuity malts to start it off as the hops then take over. Long lasting leafy/semi grassy hopped dryness squeezes off the sweet realm with a strong lasting gleem of slightly pithy citrus and pine. It has a remarkably fine finish that lasts well and is appetizingly simple and clean within its dryness.

Feel is firm and crisp, crunchy a bit, and wholesomely set in a strong medium body and girth that has one hell of a lasting hoppified drying finish.

Sword Swallower is quite a good brew from He'Brew; simple, yet complexingly hopped in its dry finish and overall tone and character. Plus, I think its probably much easier to swallow then an actual sword?

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 06/12/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 8 14 4 7 2008
There's quite a suggestive label on this one of a woman swallowing the sword. Described on the bottle as a Steel Hop Lager.

A - Pour produces a half inch head of butter colored foam made up of tight, uniform sized bubbles. Decent retention. Body is a crystal clear golden color with a few large bubbles floating to the top.

S - Leafy green hops are the first thing that hits my nose. Not really pungent, but the biggest of what's in the aroma. Some corn pop syrupy smell.

T - Starts off with a sweet corn syrup flavor that really takes hold of your tongue. Leafy green, grassy hops come in. There is sort of a stickiness to all of this. Light breadiness. Finish brings on a light bitterness that lasts through to the aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied, but sticky. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Pretty good lager here. Decent enough flavor, although not overly complex. Drinks more than easy enough for it's 6.7%.

Served In: Pint Glass

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