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He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown AleHe'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale

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328 Ratings
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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 03-16-2012)
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.39/5  rDev -5.6%

(poured into a tulip pint)

A: seemed as though some chunks of something came out during the pour, however, the beer ended up showing a fairly-clear, reddish brown... though, yes, small specks of sediment are floating about... collar holds all the way

S: dark malts with a hint of fruitiness and an overtone of Long Island musk

T: nice and malty, alright, with toasted-nutty and dry chocolate malt flavors and a somewhat assertive bitterness... I wouldn't call it sweet, but it does have some dark sugar nuances of the crystal malts showing through... bit of a leafy, flowery note in the aftertaste, though no real "hoppy" flavor throughout... there's some nice elements to its construction, however, this particular bottle doesn't come across as quite "brewery fresh"... little bit of a smoky phenolic overtone from the decay setting in

M: medium-bodied with a fair amount of carbonation and a dry, snappy finish

O: the bottle wasn't at 100%, but most of what one would need to know came through... all-around standard, East Coast American brown... hits all the right spots... wouldn't go out of my way for it

08-29-2014 04:11:25 | More by Bouleboubier
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irthesteve

California

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-28-2014 06:29:14 | More by irthesteve
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alostplot

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-26-2014 07:45:59 | More by alostplot
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slym

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Nice nose on a great-looking pour, and the taste follows suit at first, but then gives way to an over-sweet malt back-end. It's a little too thin-feeling for my tastes.

Still, a decent beer overall.

08-25-2014 02:03:19 | More by slym
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malvrich

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%

Brown bottle into a Stella glass

A: 3.5 Brown /burgundy appearance. Tight tan head with decent retention. Good lacing noticed. Spotty at best throughout the drink

S: 3.25 Roasted dark malt toast prominent and tart hops at the back.

T: 3.75 Exactly like the nose with the hops bite a bit more forward than expected per the nose. The tartness is nice against the round maltiness. Not burnt tasting. Sort of tangy. Maybe a bit "light" for the style. Very nice!

M: 3.5 Good carbonation tingle which I like. Lighter than expected with a little stickiness remaining in the finish.

O: 3.75 Pleasantly surprised with this. Wondered if it would be sweeter than I prefer. Well balanced and interesting. Notes say 5.5% ABV however the bottle says 5.2. This I would purchase again!

08-24-2014 22:02:36 | More by malvrich
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-23-2014 02:13:53 | More by AndrewBV
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-22-2014 13:50:12 | More by ncstateplaya
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sholbert

California

2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

08-20-2014 22:08:09 | More by sholbert
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thufflife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-18-2014 19:25:00 | More by thufflife
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BTraylor


3.44/5  rDev -4.2%

08-16-2014 01:59:15 | More by BTraylor
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kristenrae8

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

08-11-2014 00:05:02 | More by kristenrae8
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Hootie159

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-10-2014 21:47:42 | More by Hootie159
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-06-2014 05:53:03 | More by zestar
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

08-03-2014 23:04:06 | More by JohnnyMc
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-03-2014 07:10:44 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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civicm87

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-30-2014 16:29:55 | More by civicm87
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Tasted from bottle at City Taco in Evansville, IN, to accompany some gourmet fish and shrimp tacos. Appearance unknown, as this was not served in glassware.

Nose malty and nutty, so pretty much typical for the style.

Taste more roasty and nutty. Hint of citrusy hops follows, and this one drinks very smooth, without too much cloying sweetness as can be the case with some brown ales. Smooth and easy drinking. A non-craft beer friend accompanying me had the same beer, and he also enjoyed it. No problems here with this solid and faithful nut brown ale.

07-28-2014 15:37:01 | More by secondtooth
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Keene

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-24-2014 12:28:45 | More by Keene
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-20-2014 19:43:46 | More by Howlader
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-20-2014 04:51:48 | More by ygtbsm94
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-19-2014 05:55:06 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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AndyBSound


3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-15-2014 19:55:09 | More by AndyBSound
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AlexDSM

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-10-2014 23:02:54 | More by AlexDSM
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scripna

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-10-2014 01:47:17 | More by scripna
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%

I feel as though I am Hercules, left to clean out the Aegean Stables when it comes to my backlog of bottles. I am not trying to be disparaging of bottled beers, but when I am the creator of The CANQuest (TM) and I am swimming in bottles, something is wrong.

From the bottle: "Silver Medal World Beer Championships"; "MALTS: specialty 2-Row, Carapils, Dark Crystal, Chocolate, CaraMunich 60, Kiln Amber HOPS: Warrior, Cascade, Liberty"; "Born: SF 1996 Reborn: NY 2013"; "The Chosen Beer Brewed in New York L'Chaim! To Life!"; "Kosher Certified Rabbi Approved"; "Why is this beer different from all other beers? As commanded, we at HE'BREW Beer have been fruitful and multiplied our offerings. Tradition teaches that the Messiah's name is Shalom - Peace. With your first sip of this rich, dark, and delicious libation, we hope to offer a momentary taste of microbrewed bliss. If you feel the sudden urge to beat your swords into ploughshares (Isaiah 2:4) or to picnic with the lion and the lamb (Is. 11:6) ... Rejoice! Now, our award-winning brewers can't claim supernatural powers - simply a fanatical commitment to brewing world-class beers: A truly scrumptious mitzvah (good deed)! May your cups runneth over with the blessings of great beer and great shtick. To Life ... L'Chaim! [undersigned] Jeremy Cowan, Proprietor".

I was slightly anxious to get started, so my pour was nearly inverted, which does not work well when dealing with a bottle. Once things slowed down, a great pseudo-cascade took place, resulting in two fingers of dense, light-brown head with good retention. Color was a deep-brown with garnet highlights (SRM = > 27, < 34) and NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled of chocolate, coffee, tobacco and caramel. Mouthfeel was medium and it was not as sweet as I had girded myself for, based on the nose. It tasted more like cocoa than outright chocolate and the tobacco taste helped to also reduce some of the inherent sweetness of the style. Finish was semi-sweet and left me with an unusual dried tobacco flavor in my mouth. Not bad, but just not really my bag.

07-09-2014 22:16:37 | More by woodychandler
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He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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