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He'Brew Messiah Bold - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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491 Ratings

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Ratings: 491
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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Photo of mwar
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
Photo of bzach
3/5  rDev -12.3%

bzach, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of MCDub
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

MCDub, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Naterg8r
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Naterg8r, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of TCMike
2.6/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Produced a 3 finger light beige head. Dissipated slowly. The beer color is a medium mahogany.
The smell is weak for a brown. Slight Bread, and nut smell.
Taste is reveals more flavor than the nose. Malt, slight caramel, and nut. A little bland, but not bad tasting. Low carbonation, and a mouth-feel on the low side of medium.
I wouldn't buy this again, but it's drinkable.

TCMike, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of BourbonDork
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

BourbonDork, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of grumpygerman
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this tonight at Honky Tonk on the UES in NYC. 12 oz. bottle poured into a Lagunitas mason jar.

a - Pours a very dark brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of caramel malts, chocolate, roasted malts, toasted malts, tofee, and as it warms up some light dark fruit.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, tofee, chocolate, burnt malts, toasted malts, roasted malts, and some sweet dark fruits in the end. More fruit than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink

o - Overall a very nice brown ale. It was super easy to drink and the nose had a ton of great toffee/caramel and chocolate, while the taste had those and a little fruit. Would definitely have it again.

mdfb79, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of garymuchow
3.78/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Rich malt aroma. Not too sweet. No real hop presence.
Small head. Very dark color with garnet highlights
Flavor also rich in malt character. A little less intense than the aroma and holds a slightly thinner watery quality.
Carbonation is rather high, which cuts the smoothness from.
A solid brown ale. A touch thin, but full of robust malt flavor.

garymuchow, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of jurbanik
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

jurbanik, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of brentblack1
3/5  rDev -12.3%

brentblack1, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of Vinmar
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Vinmar, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of KegsAndEggs
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

KegsAndEggs, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -12.3%

WynnO, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of slowdaddy
3.25/5  rDev -5%

slowdaddy, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of leagr
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

leagr, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of Jfowler05
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Jfowler05, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Bishop_Collar
4/5  rDev +17%

Bishop_Collar, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

rolltide8425, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of Louski
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Louski, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of crobinso
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

crobinso, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
2.78/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours brown with a reddish tinge when held to light. Head is off-white and about finger width, decent retention, resulting in a sparse lace.

Smell - Malt forward - caramel with slight notes of toffee. A dry euro hop undretone. All fairly faint aromas.

Taste - Taste is slight toffee and a touch nutty, but lacks any real redeeming qualities. Slightly watery.

Mouthfeel - Watery light body. Very little carbonation. ends up drinking like flat diet soda.

Overall - Similar to the Messiah nut brown that's offered, only considerably worse. A little more dry hop but with less flavor, and replaced by a watery mouthfeel. Bold? If by "This is bold in that we're selling you watery beer and we know you'll buy it at least once" kind of bold, then yeah. You got me. It was a bold move selling me on sub-par beer named after it's better (though average) brethren. It won't happen again. Unless I read more a lot favorable reviews for beers I've yet to try, I'm done with this brewery.

TheSixthRing, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of MrGaughran
1.25/5  rDev -63.5%

MrGaughran, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of terence
1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

terence, Jun 25, 2012
He'Brew Messiah Bold from Shmaltz Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.