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He'Brew Messiah Bold - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

485 Ratings
THE BROS
62
poor

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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 09-13-2003)
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine June 2007.

There aren't too many KSA (Kosher Certified) beers on the market today--it's definitely a niche within a niche. We dropped in a bit of Matisyahu to listen to while we consumed this beverage. We're not sure if it helped.

Pours out as a brown-colored, amber-tinged brew, with fine clarity. Decent head retention with a spatter of clinging lace. Malty aromas of chocolate and coffee meet with a faint brown sugar center. Solid medium body with a sufficient carbonation for a brown ale. A stodgy maltiness to start, reminiscent of a light roast coffee, featuring a hint of carob and a quick flash of caramel on the taste buds. Mild on the hops with a clean floral and citric bitterness. Clean all around with a mild roasted character in the semi-dry finish.

This brown was around before brown was in, and it's a rich and delicious one at that. We did not go running to the market for gefilte fish to pair with this beer, but a slow-cooked beef brisket, potato salad and red cabbage did the trick. Cheers to Jeremy Cowan for keeping it real.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 18:44:25 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Todd

Colorado

1.73/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12oz brown bottle. No freshness date, but it was recently brought into the store where it was purchased.

Pours a near black, deep brown with ruby hues. The off-white head is massive (2-3-finger thick), frothy, foaming and sticks to the glass as is slowly settles to a nice retaining lace.

Light aroma. Musty metallic with some esters of dark fruits, faint toasty toffee and smoke.

Medium bodied with a dull, but even, mouthfeel. One-dimensional malt character with an odd fruity flavor (like Kool-Aid with not enough sugar added) and moderate sweetness, faint toasty edge. A bit dirty and metallic. Hop bitterness is low to missing. There’s some hop flavor, but it’s very weak. Finish is also odd. It’s dry with tannins with a very slight smoky linger. Oxidation is definitely noticeable, with a paper-like feel and flavor throughout the entire experience.

Typical of a lot of contract brewed beers, this is a very dull beer. Quite boring actually. Says “Rich and Robust” on the label, but doesn’t deliver. Hell, it’s not even “bold.” It simply lacks any defining character.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2005 23:56:55 | More by Todd
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He'Brew Messiah Bold from Shmaltz Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.