He'Brew Genesis Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine June 2007.
He'Brew's first creation, kosher as well. Contract-brewed, though without a doubt part of the craft-beer industry. At least in our eyes.
This beer boasts a deep amber color that is perfectly clear and stunningly bright when held to light. The head shows two fingers after a hard pour, with good retention. Malty and creamy aroma with a hint of hops. Sublime crispness adds to its drinkablity. Solid medium body.
Malt character makes it way around a few times with bready, caramel and biscuity flavors. The hop bitterness seems modest at first but then sneaks in with a prickly bitterness from middle to end with fine herbal, woody and citric flavors. Toasted biscuit flavors and a mild fruitiness share the same space in the drying finish.
Nothing over the top, which is something that gets overlooked--just an easy- drinking and delicious yet somewhat complex ale. Chalk this one up for brunch, and pair it with an everything bagel with cream cheese, lox, red onion, tomato and capers.
Serving type: bottle
09-27-2010 18:43:34 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a slightly hazy, watery brown with a frothy quarter inch cream head that lingers.
Muted citrus, resin, and toasted, nutty caramel malt form the aroma. There's a hint of chocolate.
Grapefruit pith and lemon underlie a strong, nutty malt backbone, becoming a touch resiny and bitter in the dry finish.
Body is moderate to a bit thin, with moderate carbonation and a fairly stringent finish.
Hops and malt are fairly well balanced. The astringent finish is somewhat offputting. I'm not a huge lemon fan, but the malt backbone is nice.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 18:25:54 | More by barczar
He'Brew Genesis Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.