He'Brew Messiah Bold - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by Reaper16:
2.2/5 rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
served from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass
Pours a rich brown with what I would call a beige head if there were any head to speak of. Super minimal foam leaves just a thin veneer of lacing in spots.
Raisin, slightly roasted grain and some sort of surprising plant scent. Tobacco leaf? All scents are muted, none make for a cohesive whole.
"Rich and robust?" "Bold?" No, this brown ale is neither. Weak grain taste, some very slight hopping. Tobacco tannins meet some unwelcome diacetyl butteryness. Esters on the finish... What is this beer trying to be? It doesn't taste like a brown ale. It could be a dark lager for all I know. The only flavor components that make them selves known have little to do with the malt and yeast used. Weak and confusing beer, this.
Thin, weakly carbonated, not drinkable due to its incoherence and overall blandness. This is a bad beer; I really can't say anything positive about it.
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2009 02:26:21 | More by Reaper16
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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 485 ratings.