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He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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

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273 Ratings
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.22%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 03-16-2012)
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Brubaker

Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep dark amber. 1 finger off white head; lingering. Crystal clear.

S- Sweet malts with raisin.

T- Starts with sweet malts. Then dark fruits. Ends with a slight hop. Some cookie/biscuit to it.

M- Velvety with light carbonation.

O- Very enjoyable. Very clean. A unique Nut Brown.

Would Drink
Would Buy
Might Make

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 02:37:51 | More by Brubaker
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

4.39/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This was one of the best beers I've had in a long time. A nutty, toasty aroma and appearance with a malty, thick taste and mouthfeel. The appearance was deep, dark brown with minimal head, but the taste was very refreshing and relaxing. I will definitely purchase this beer again soon. It was one of the best I've had ever, and I am looking for more beer crafted by the Shmaltz brewing co.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 19:47:36 | More by Jacurdy60
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pkalix

California

4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

dark pour, not much head on top...
smell is the typical nut brown variety; nothing special, but nothing offensive or displeasing. generic.
taste is smooth and refreshing. nut brown specific, easy to drink, easy to session.
overall, if ease of drinking is a category, it's a 5. nice and easy, smooth.... very nice. taste is not especially great, but very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 03:16:25 | More by pkalix
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a dark chestnut color with an ample cap of frothy tan head. Excellent retention and lacing. A pretty dang good looking brew.

Nose is a nice blend of cocoa, walnuts, caramel, hazlenuts and buttery yeast. I really like the aroma on this one, has everything you want in a brown ale. Maybe even some coffee and brown bread as it warms.

Smooth and rich for the style with ample sweetness and a sharp tannic, hop bite at the end. A well thought out recipe on this one as the flow is terrific with the yeast, malt profile and notable hop presence all play nicely together. One of the better brown ales I have had in quite some time.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 21:11:01 | More by twiggamortis420
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - dark brown with a big cap of brown head that has good retention and leaves nice lacing

S - sweet caramel, mild toffee, nutty

T - nutty, caramel, toffee, faint coffee notes

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a nice, rich, full flavored brown ale that is easily drinkable. It has all of the right notes for a brown ale. This is definitely a beer worth checking especially if brown ales are your favorite style.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 23:42:56 | More by tdm168
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Suds

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown in color, with red highlights and a thin head. Dark, but mostly clear. The smell is muted, malt, bread, a touch of hops, but not very intense. Some roasted sensations. The flavor, however, is great. A nice balance of sweet malt and some toasty notes, backed by a mild bitterness. Full and enveloping mouthfeel. Great drink ability.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 22:56:21 | More by Suds
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Chris_Cali_2o9


4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams cup

A- Mahogany body, 1" khaki head

S- Roasted nuts, cocoa nibs, bitter dark chocolate, hints of dark fruit, floral hops

T- Roasted nutty malts, cocoa nibs, toffee, metallic twang

M- Creamy body, crisp carbonation

O- A great brew, can almost pass as a porter. Not only is it full of nutty goodness, cocoa nibs and bitter dark chocolate make a strong appearance. Smell and taste are one in the same, if it wasn't for the somewhat watery flavor and metal after taste, it would have gotten a better score.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 17:02:46 | More by Chris_Cali_2o9
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baos

Indiana

3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint glass.

A: 2 finger head that dwindles down to a few bits here and there and a bit of lacing. Body is dark a nice cola color with perfect clarity.

S: Quality malts, fresh grains, and the slightest hop in there.

T: Nice chocolate and CaraMunich malts, ends a nice bitter and refreshing cascade hop note.

M: Very nice medium feel.

O: My first bier from this brewer. Very good. I look forward to having more.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 00:11:17 | More by baos
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark chestnut in color with an amber hue and good clarity. Poured with a rich, light being foam that slowly dissipated. Sweet dark and toasted malt aromas with hints of brown sugar, molasses and dark fruit. Medium bodied with rich, aggressive carbonation. Caramel and toasted malt flavors up front followed by ripe fruit and molasses. Malt and fruit flavors fade in the middle giving way to a brief nuttiness that immediately transitions to lightly bitter floral hoppiness that carries through to the end. Finishes semi-dry with a dark molasses and light bitter hop aftertaste. Overall this has nice character and was on the sweet side.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 18:17:25 | More by IronLover
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marcusR111

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Beer was a nice color, dark like cola. Head dissipated away quickly beginning about 1 and half fingers thick to just around the edge of the glass.

S- Has a very sweet smell, very molasses like with a hint of chocolate and malt.

T- Nice taste, slightly bitter from the hops. Sweetness from the chocolate and the roasted malt.

M- Good carbonation for a slightly heavy beer.

Excellent easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2013 03:12:46 | More by marcusR111
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a dark, slightly hazy mahogany brown. Fine one finger light tan head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of sweet dark, lightly toasted malt, nuts and a hint of caramel. Flavor follows aroma, with light toasted and sweet caramel malt and nuts, finishing with light nuts, chocolate and hops. Medium bodied with good carbonation. On the light side of flavor, but very pleasant, well integrated taste. Left me wishing for more intensity, but enjoyed this well made, light brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 04:49:35 | More by LiquidAmber
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Dogfish Head snifter. The beer pours out a clear, dark, and deep mahogany with a really tight head that has good retention. Really beautiful color when held up to the light. The nose is very faint, but has some roasted notes, nuts, and a spicy note.

The body is medium to full and the mouthfeel is slick and slightly creamy. The flavor is quite full and complex for an American Brown Ale. You get bittersweet roasted malt flavors in the front of the palate that develop to coffee. At the back of the palate, the hops dry things up and provide a nice, lingering finish with coffee, nuts, and some cola-like notes. The beer is quite smooth and easy to drink, but it does have a little hoppy bite to it, giving it an earthy, rustic kind of flavor.

Overall, I thought this was an outstanding brown ale. I wish it was just a little bit maltier, but still one to seek out if you enjoy this style.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 16:26:44 | More by deadonhisfeet
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shand

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic.

Pours out a very deep brown (for the style, at least), with a finger of fluffy head. The aroma is malty, nutty, and a bit watery smelling. The taste is much better, providing a nice rounded roasty maltiness along with a nice nut flavor. Bitter and delicious. The mouthfeel is very smooth and medium-bodied, and the drinkability is good. Another solid brew from Shmaltz. I'm really finding that a lot of their smaller beers are really overlooked, the Coney Island line has some real stunners in it as well as long as you can find them fresh.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 02:47:20 | More by shand
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, pours deep brown color with a short light tan head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing, clear

S: toasted malt, caramel, toffee, hazelnut, pecan pie

T: coffee, pecan, hazelnut, slightly smoky quality, slight hop bitterness towards end

M: thinner with little carbonation, slightly silky quality

O: richly flavored brown ale with nice nutty flavors

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 02:14:25 | More by M_C_Hampton
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scootny

New York

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A towering head with nice lacing. Dark off white. Brew itself is clear and a dark cola. Smell sweet malt with a nice healthy breadiness. A good nutty character to the nose. Flavor has a nutty malt core with lots of roasted grains and a light sweetness, mostly Caramunich malt. Flavors of faint chocolate and coffee. The finish is dry and mostly earthy with a light leafy hop and oil lingering. A touch of bread and earthy hops as it fades. Feel is medium weight and a crisp tingly carbonation. A really good nut brown/American brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 03:00:11 | More by scootny
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claspada

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy medium brown color with ruby tints and a small creamy, fairly long-lasting, off-white head that leaves some decent lacing.

Aromas begin and end with toasty brown breadiness with an emerging nutty and light yeasty fruity presence.

The tastes begin with the same toasted brown bread maltiness, a little cocoa, light earthy hops, and that aforementioned nuttiness. Some molasses and burnt caramel flavors emerge more as it warms.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. The finish is fairly smooth and dry.

Overall this is a decent example of a brown ale, a bit on the hoppier end of the spectrum but it's appropriate for an American Brown ale I guess, I just usually prefer a little less in my brown ales. Not bad, worth a go.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 15:35:35 | More by claspada
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MonkeymooTJ

California

3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a dark chocolate brown with slight flashes of deep amber red around the bottom edges. A healthy slightly off white head lingers a good while after the initial pour and clings nicely to the edge of the glass on the way down.

Aroma: A nutty essence hits the nose immediately justifying its name. A good caramel backbone and a nicely placed roasted scent is also noticed. A bit of a buttery note sneaks in but isn't necessarily overdone. I really couldn't detect much hop aroma but did pick up on the slightest herbal essence.

Taste: A whole lot of toffee is noticed up front. A wonderful chocolate flavor mixes in as well. Though sweet, it is not overpoweringly so. A slight bitterness helps to balance this out perfectly.

Mouthfeel: Low to moderately low carbonation. Body initially leans to the medium side but finishes rather dry. Feels a bit watery.

Overall: A good brew. Fits the style rather nicely. The malts were the definite star of the show. With just enough bitterness to keep the sweetness in check, the flavor profile was really good.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2013 00:35:26 | More by MonkeymooTJ
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a creamy off white 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, decent lacing, murky super dark pond water brown color.

Nose brings nice brown malts, good toasty, caramel and brown sugar, little nutty, fair sweetness with little brown sugar coated raisin fruit, fairly sweet like candy toasty brown malt, mild earthy hop.

Taste brings lots of brown malts, toasty and semi sweet, into sweeteners, brown sugar and light molasses like, little candy and maple tea like. malts are fairly sweet with the candy flavours, toasty brown malts, juicy caramel and brown sugar. Mild grassy like bitter hop. Finish is drier with little fluffy malt and brown toasty malt, mild bitterness and brown sugar lingering.

Mouth is med bod, fluffy carb.

Overall not bad, typical nut brown style with a nice hop touch, drinkable and pretty tasty, but nothing spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 15:33:46 | More by jlindros
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with golden edges. The fluffy head was bigger than two fingers and retained well leaving thick lacing behind. The nose has the mild essence of dark bread. This offering tastes like dark bread, as well with a mild dry bitterness on the finish.

The flavors became bolder when this beer warmed. This is an offering that should be enjoyed at or near room temperature.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 06:14:00 | More by 57md
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obrike

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours a dark brown with a decent head...not too bad on the lacing either.

Burnt malt and nuts aroma...some coffe and chocolate too.

Getting some toasted malt, faint coffee and a definite bitterness. A bit of hops in this one. A nice silky sooth mouthfeel makes this one a very easy drinker. This is one you can drink a lot of without killing your palate.

A tasty brew. I recommend for those seeking an easy drinking brown with a bit of a bite and a good smooth finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 00:02:20 | More by obrike
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da_beers

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - poured a beautiful dark brown. When held to the light you could pick up an amber hugh as well. One and a half fingers of a light brown/tan head. Little carbonation coming up.

S - sweet malts come thru, little hints of chocolate. Kind of small on the nose.

T - comes first with this smooth roasted malt sweetness. Has a light chocolate tone after that. Notes of toffee and a nice nutty characteristic as well.

M - high point here. Buttery smoothness. Quite drinkable. Leaves a nice aftertaste that makes you want to keep sipping.

O - overall good. Nut browns are are not usually my favorites, but this one at least stood out a little.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 02:45:03 | More by da_beers
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TBoneJones

Texas

3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brown with some ruby coloring when held to light. Nice-looking but slim head that nearly vanishes.
I do get a nutty roasted malt aroma, coffee hint, but slight.
I actually like the chocolate/ nutty flavor of this brew. Sweet. It has a small bite of a hop finish, yet in the end feels lacking overall, somewhat. It's nothing complex, but i like what basics are in here. Dryness in my mouth after sipping this. Of beers i know that are brown, It made me wish i were drinking a Celebrator instead. The fact something in the ingredients of this decent brown ale even reminded me of a great doppelbock tells me i liked this beer more than I expected to.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 02:08:48 | More by TBoneJones
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served 11/10/12 poured into a glass from Old Chicago in Madison, WI. This pours a dark brown color with a light beige head. The scent is rather mild with hazelnuts. The taste is bold and nutty with a great blend of robust malts, caramel malts, and nuts. The texture is smooth and is an overall pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 20:03:51 | More by Lemke10
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Has a ruby chestnut brown color with a thin loose structure head. There is a nutty malt aroma, but lean. Taste is malty with some nutty notes, licorise. Drinks alittle sweet with light hop bitterness.
Drinks smooth and clean and is apleasure to drink, though it drinks lean and thin.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 12:54:30 | More by micromaniac129
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 355ml bottle. Pours a nice cola brown colour. There are light aromas of chocolate and smoke on the nose. Not very bold or pronounced. There are flavours of chocolate and toffee with a dry, slightly bitter finish. This is definitely a session beer, something that goes down easy and won't fatigue the palate over the course of an evening.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 21:22:00 | More by CookstLiquor
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He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.