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He'Brew Genesis Ale (Old Version) - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Genesis Ale (Old Version)He'Brew Genesis Ale (Old Version)

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515 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 515
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 19
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-15-2001)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pouring from the bottle to the glass, the head poured smoothly but quickly disippated into almost nothing. Slight lacing in the glass as I drank.

The heavy malt-forward aroma was sweet on the nose and pleasant to experience as opposed to getting ram-rodded with hops. The mouthfeel was creamy but not heavy; this beer would fit in nicely with a nitro tap.

The malt taste was bready with some slight hints of mild fruit (probably esters). A sweetness pervaded every sip.

Easily sessionable, this beer was way more than expected. It's complex in its simplicity and it's brave to stand against the current hop trends. Truly a fantastic session that pays homage to Schmalz' "could give a shtick" style and to us fewer recognized malt-forward beer lovers.

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3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought a single as part of a mix six pack at World Market in Round Rock, Texas.

Poured a murky amber copper with medium head that slowly dissipated leaving little to no lacing...a nice little ring of head remains for the duration

Getting some sweet malts with caramel...maybe a bit of drak fruit and baked bread as well. Not too shabby.

Taste follows scent...lightly sweet upfront followed by hints of caramel, sweet bread, and a touch of hops at the end. Not bad, but a bit pulled back. Fairly easy drinling...medium bodied with a nice finish

Another good effort from Shmaltz. A pretty approachable American Amber.

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He'Brew Genesis Ale (Old Version) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 515 ratings.