He'Brew Death Of A Contract Brewer - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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3.06/5 rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
12oz bottle as part of mixed 8 pack. Brewed with specialty 2-row, Munich, wheat, crystal rye, chocolate, pale chocolate and kiln coffee malts. Hopped with cascade, citra, summit, crystal, amarillo, ahtanum and chinook. 7% ABV.
Pours out to a clear near black. Popping the cap releases a very brisk Psssht. Carbonation is moderately strong, ~3.0 carbs, forming a ever growing, voluminous light tan soapy head with superior retention and solid lacing. The aroma is interesting. Tropical fruit hops notes like mango, pineapple with some pine and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is sharp and biting from the roast malts and the hops, with a medium body. Taste opens with a blast of the hops, followed by coffee and LOTS of roast malt...a bit much for my liking. Very bracing and aggressive. The bitterness is very firm and frankly too much for me. Tons of hops throughout and into the finish and lingering forever in a puckering bitter aftertaste.
Not my cup of tea. This is a well-brewed beer, but it's the least enjoyable beer I think I've had from Shmaltz. I wouldn't recommend it, nor would I ever want to buy this again.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 03:35:07 | More by Mitchster
3.86/5 rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours an effervescent mahogany with 3 fingers of tan lacing. Superior lacing & head retention
S: Pine & grapefruit, roastyness,
T: Follows the nose, some dryness, a little licorice & cola, plus roasted grain up front. Roasty malts, a touch of charred grain, pineyness, slight astringency & grapefruit as this warms, some carob as well. Finishes grapefruitty, piney & with some roasty grain & a little bit of grainy sweetness
MF: Medium bodied with form carbonation, nice balance
A nice take on the style, very drinkable
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2014 05:20:52 | More by russpowell
He'Brew Death Of A Contract Brewer from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.