He'Brew Messiah Bold - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gyle41386:
3.8/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
The pour is a pretty dark reddish-brown one. Dark enough that I can't see a whole lot from simply holding my glass up to the monitor. Two fingers of creamy tan foam fizz away quickly, yet a small layer of foam retains throughout. There's a fair amount of lacing stuck to the glass in pretty solid sheets.
Nose is somewhat boring, especially for a beer with "Bold" in its name. Lightly roast-y, lightly chocolate-y, lightly nutty...you get the picture. It's sweet and bready, with just a dash of spicy hops. I'd probably say this is more of an English Brown than an American Brown, but it's middle of the road, nonetheless.
Flavor is a bit better than the aroma would indicate, showing some signs of possibly living up to its "Bold" promise. Again, it's got your standard brown ale elements, only they've been intensified a bit from the aroma. More chocolate, more coffee/roast, more spicy hops, more toffee/caramel, more nuts. Covers enough bases to remain interesting. Good flavor.
Body falls just shy of being medium, with appropriate carbonation. Lightly tingly, yet still smooth. Nice, easy drinker. This one exceeded expectations.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2010 00:34:27 | More by Gyle41386
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3.68/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, raisin, prune, toast, toffee, molasses, brown bread, chocolate, light roast, floral, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt notes with moderate fruitiness; and good strength. Taste of caramel, raisin, toast, toffee, brown bread, chocolate, light roast, floral, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, chocolate, brown bread, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt flavors; with a solid amount of robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice brown ale. Good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2013 03:43:56 | More by superspak
He'Brew Messiah Bold from Shmaltz Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.