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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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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.22%
Wants: 1
Gots: 17 | 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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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
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3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep brown color with a one finger cream head. The head has a good level of retention, fading slowly over time to leave a decent level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is one the lighter side for a nut brown. It does however have a nice sweet brown bread aroma, mixed with notes of chocolate and some nutty smells.

Taste – The taste starts out a nice blend of roasted malt and some caramel sweetness. A lighter nutty and cocoa flavor comes to the tongue more toward the middle in the taste. In the end some lighter bitter hop flavors of an earthy flavor come to the tongue and leave a roasted bitter flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather average. A thicker body would have definitely been better, as it would have played well for the roasted, nut and earthy flavors.

Overall – The taste is fairly nice; roasty, lightly nutty and bitter, but the other characteristics, mainly the mouthfeel take away a bit. Overall not too bad, but nothing spectacular either.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 00:41:02 | More by Darkmagus82
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3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Starts with a large head but settles to a narrow layer of light tan bubbles. Good set of streaky spots and webs of lace. Brown color where light shines through easily. Appears to be clear.

Dark caramel aroma--sweet with a bit of toast (with cinnamon sugar). A bit cloy.

The flavor is an improvement because the flavor is dryer than the smell indicates. Strong crystal and caramel malts. The swallow features a very good hop presence, more than most brown ales. The body is also above average.

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Very tasty nut brown. Rugged malt toast, dry toffee, barley, breakfast coffee, and finishing alkali-pressed cocoa. Herbal and caramelized. Absolutely awesome.

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Kickass nut brown. Among my favorites.

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He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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