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He'Brew Origin Pomegranate Ale - Barrel-Aged - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Origin Pomegranate Ale - Barrel-Aged
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11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 29.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-28-2009)
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Photo of SarahGullon2010
1/5  rDev -68.7%

SarahGullon2010, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of drabmuh
1.63/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

This is one of the worst beers I've ever had. I don't know what went wrong here, it was a complete miss. I drank so little of it the bartender asked me what was wrong with it, "It tastes like someone poured their whiskey sour into a sink full of dirty dishes" he laughed and took the nearly full snifter away to pour it down the drain for me.

Served on cask at Churchkey in a snifter. Beer is amber and mostly clear, no carbonation, no head, no lacing.

Aroma is sweet and whiskey like.

Beer is thin and dry, really dry, flat, sweet, whiskey water with a soapy aftertaste. Danger, danger, avoid avoid avoid.

Not everything gets better by putting it into a barrel, next time you are thinking about doing such a stupid thing Schmaltz ask yourself this, "Is this a fruit beer that will taste like shit after I do this?" If the answer is "Probably" or "likely" or "Yes" don't do it. I am unimpressed. Very unimpressed.

drabmuh, Aug 23, 2011
Photo of Psychmusic
3/5  rDev -6%

Psychmusic, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of WesWes
3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours an amber/orangish color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a tart fruit scent that's quite assertive. The barrel aging adds a light oak character, but the overall aroma is still fruit. The taste is decent as well. It's basically a sour tasting beer with some light oak character. It's smooth and easy drinking with a real tart finish. The mouthfeel is average. It's a medium/full bodied beer with a little less than adequate carbonation. This is a unique tasting beer, but nothing I'd search out again.

WesWes, Feb 21, 2010
Photo of joshcollison
3.45/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a glass on tap at HopCat in Grand Rapids, MI. I was drawn to trying this beer based on the uniqueness of the pomegranate. The beer was good, but if I had been given a glass without knowing the name, I would not have had any idea that it was a fruit beer.

After 25% of the glass was gone, I very slightly began to detect the meager possibility of there being pomegranate in the beer. The SLIGHT fruit detection was right at the beginning of each sip.

I enjoyed the beer, but if you are expecting a fruity pomegranate taste, you will not find it here. It actually reminded me of a really good Amber Ale.

joshcollison, Dec 04, 2009
Photo of russwbeck
3.48/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cask aged on Sazerac Rye Barrels at Churckey DC for #DCBW11

Light brown pour, sort of see through, without head. Sweet smell filled with fruits, mostly pomegranate. Wow, the taste has a big hit of alcohol. Fruits , whiskey. Strong. Nicely carbonated. medium bodied, boozy. This was way too strong. Expected more balanced taste.

russwbeck, Aug 18, 2011
Photo of dtivp
3.55/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper orange with a very small off white head that dissipates quickly into a thin ring, with light lacing.

Aroma of oak , tart apples, malt and a hint of alcohol.

Taste is very tart with a trace of pomegranate, with an oak ending leaving a slight bitter after taste.

Mouthfeel is medium body with moderate carbonation, very crisp and tart with a slight alcohol warming from the 8% ABV.

Overall the pomegranate did not have a strong presence, not saying that was bad,just a little surprising. This is a middle of the road ale with a nice tart bite.

dtivp, May 28, 2011
Photo of Robdrinx
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Robdrinx, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

kjkinsey, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

GrindFatherBob, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of Kahlerbock
4.25/5  rDev +33.2%

Kahlerbock, Aug 21, 2013
He'Brew Origin Pomegranate Ale - Barrel-Aged from Shmaltz Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.