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He'Brew Messiah Bold - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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489 Ratings

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Ratings: 489
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 09-13-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

jucifer1818, May 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

lucasj82, May 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Bill235, May 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

BushwyckCraft, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

slay, Mar 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

boudreaux, Feb 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

ptarmigan98, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of templar316
3.44/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep cola colored body with a kahki head that's gone as fast as it appears. Some roasty nuts come out in the nose: cashew, maybe hazelnut . Not much going on in the flavor the malts don't really develope, I get more tea then hops. There's a little of the hazelnut in the finish but it's not enough to save this one from being average. A nice smooth finish though so you can drink a couple.

templar316, Feb 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

calcnerd, Feb 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

VaporDome, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of TheBrewo
3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer was served on tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a Blue Point pint glass, glowing a cola brown coloring. It held a one and a half finger head of big creamy light brown bubbles, showing great retention. Spidery patterned lacing was left around the glass as slowly disappeared. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared average. The aroma gave pale and light caramel malts, cooked caramel candy, light honey syrups, and a soured mash of rye, dried barley, soured yeast, and lime and lemon citric hops. With warmth came creaminess and lactic acidity to play off the sweeter, oily hoppiness and sugary cherry fruitiness. Our first impression was that sour flavoring dominated along with stark roastiness for a more tangy and bitter beer than expected. The flavoring opened with roasted brown malts, chalky bitterness of barley, and dried cherry and pears. Mixing to the peak was the drying chalkiness of powdered candy, plastics, grassy hops, bittering yeast, lemon rind, adjuncty grain, and bittered choke cherries. The finish came with those same bitterly roasted malts from the beginning, with big drying chalkiness of grain, grassy hops, booze, synthetic cherry pits, light vanilla esters, and all of the bitterness of clove without much of the spice. The body was thin, and the carbonation was medium. There was decent pop and smack, but minimal slurp and cream to the lip. There is actually significant dryness from the chalkiness, giving a dirty, gritty feel to the lips and tongue, and a palpable stickiness around the mouth. The abv was fine, and the beer drank decently.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the look and the aroma. There was a beautifully creamy head, with nicely retaining froth and lacing. The nose followed with a fresh blend of fruit, sugars, and hops, for an interesting take on a brown ale. The flavoring, however, fell short, as the bitterness impeded those aromatics from being translated into solid flavoring.

TheBrewo, Jan 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

t0rin0, Jan 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

BeerLover99, Jan 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

jdmandel, Dec 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

BJasny, Dec 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

cliff1066, Dec 17, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -63.5%

sendbeer, Dec 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Texasfan549, Dec 11, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

kjkinsey, Dec 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

LGFitz2, Dec 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

mwar, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of rfgetz
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark, lightly hazed brown with moderate cap of off-white head. Scent brings notes of dark caramel, but lightly sweet, toasted grains and nuts, faint notes of cocoa powder. Taste a bit more assertive, taste moves from toast into roast territory, hops give firm bitterness but not much flavor, some light fruit notes accompany nuts, caramel and cocoa. Medium bodied, maybe a bit too carbonated. Bold, but not necessarily complex.

rfgetz, Nov 28, 2012
He'Brew Messiah Bold from Shmaltz Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.