He'Brew Origin Pomegranate Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by Douglas14:
3.98/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
The Origin has a blood orange color with an impressive head that is off white in color and leaves incredible lace. The smell is sweet and fruity. Yup, definite pomegranate in the taste...if I hadn't known it were pomegranate, I don't think I would have been able to identify the fruit, but because I do know, it makes perfect sense. The taste has more to offer towards the end than it does at the beginning. The alcohol in this beer definitely sneaks up on you...I know 8% isn't over the top, but the Origin drinks like a pale ale. it is not that smooth/silky, but maybe it wasn't meant to be.
Overall, pretty good beer, but I was definitely expecting more from Shmaltz on this one.
Serving type: on-tap
08-28-2008 01:59:20 | More by Douglas14
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3.39/5 rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours a dark copper with blonde highlights into my glass. Lots of head and lacing.
Upon opening the bottle, the aromas made an immediate impact upon my olfactory gland. Wheat, caramel and a hell of a hop bill. Pomegranate juice also in nose.
Molasses, caramel, toasted bread and a touch of pomegranate make up the taste of this excellent beer. The hops don't have a chance due to the excellent malt bill.
I have mixed thoughts about the mouthfeel. It's "sour" and that could be the pom juice in play. Some caramel, etc lingering though.
Not a bad choice for the price, which is much lower than their other high ABV offerings. Just not impressive enough to warrant a second round.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2014 19:20:40 | More by Brad007
He'Brew Origin Pomegranate Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.