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He'Brew Messiah Bold - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Messiah BoldHe'Brew Messiah Bold

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493 Ratings

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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 356
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 09-13-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of crhensel
3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

(12 oz. bottle into dimpled mug) Pours a dark brown with a paper thin head and no lacing on the glass. Nose is heavy of caramel malts and a little toffee and maybe cocoa. the taste is average for a brown ale, with a little less sweetness than I am used to, so this detracts a little for me. There is a bit of the nut and cocoa flavor at the finish, which helps redeem this a bit. Overall a nice, refreshing drink, but nothing overly remarkable.

Photo of Samp01
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

dark brown hue with a medium tan head on the pour. Aroma and Taste is of sweet roasted caramel malt, some toffee presence with some slight cacao flavor, nuts and some light spiced hops. Palate is a medium bodied with a sweet sticky mouth feel. Finishes with sweet roasted caramel malt, a bit of nutty notes and some toffee and cacao flavor with some lightly spiced hops for balance. Overall a good, enjoyable and balanced brew, easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Murrhey
2.17/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

A- Finger khaki head. Decent retention. Dark brown color and well carbonated. Nice lacing.

S- Honey and lighter malts. Light smell for a darker looking beer.

T- Very sweet, honey and light flavors. Sickly sweet.

M- Medium bodied, ok carbonation.

O- It's alright. Nothing I'd go back and try again.

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fifteen-year anniversary edition (lacks the moniker "bold" but I assume it's the same thing); poured chilled in ale glass

A: 1.5-finger head; very dark brown; good carb action
S: malty, carmelly; roasted grains come through; medium intensity
T: sweet nut-brown ale; medium-to-low complexity; low hop profile; roasted grains are there
M: not as buoyant as I would like

Pretty decent beer, overall

Photo of ONUMello
3.25/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Dark translucent reddish-brown
S: Caramel, cream, roasted grains, a touch of coffee. Fairly muted, though.
T: Roasted malt and caramel. Somewhat bitter.
M: Medium-bodied and smooth.
O: Pleasant dark beer, easy to drink, though average.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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5/5  rDev +46.2%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of kjritt
3.45/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

served from a bottle into my beard glass.

a. very dark brown, but clear once held up to a light. good brown head and lacing and does not totally disappear.

s. malty, caramel, some nuttiness and even a bit of hop in there. pleasent.

t. perhaps heavier than most brown ales, and quite rich, bordering on sweet. strange aftertaste of citrus.

m. this is the tricky part of this beer. too carbonated, and something seems a bit, shall i say, scratchy. thick though, which is enjoyable.

o. not a bad beverage, better than the score it has been given by most. certainly not as good as he'brews lenny bruce r.i.p.a but few are. a quality brown ale that i would have more often were i more fond of brown ales.

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2.8/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip at 48 degrees, in all fairness this bottle doesn't have a date on it, and I'm just guessing here but I have to say this has aged on the shelf for a bit. probably

Appearance: Brown in color, lets light through especially at the edges. Pour gave a 1 inch pure white head with little retention and disappointingly little lacing.

Smell: The nose is full of caramel, figs, dates, and a heavy grape note, with a sweet/sugary finish. This smelled a little too fruity, was hoping that wouldn't be evident in the taste

Taste: Fruits, grapes and dates, figs, raisins, no hop character to speak of maybe a slightly pecan/nutty finish. This is certainly a clean beer, but I was expecting some more malt support.

Mouthfeel: Light body feel with a rather unpleasant amount of carbonation for the style. I think it is closer to a fruity saison than a brown ale.

Overall: This is an interesting beer in its own right. I could be wrong on what a brown ale is supposed to be, but this certainly isn't one to me. For the price it's definitely worth a try if you can buy a single bottle as it is pretty unique, but I have no interest in trying this again.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +17%

He'Brew Messiah Bold from Shmaltz Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.