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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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335 Ratings
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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 23 | 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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4.2/5  rDev +16.7%

WoostaBia, Sunday at 07:47 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

jwmoore, Thursday at 11:50 PM
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Sampling right now on 9/8/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a brandy snifter glass. Contains 5.2% alcohol (ABV).

Pours a very dark brown and really close to being pitch black. A thin beige head is seen along with sheets of lacing when sipped. The aroma of roasted malts, caramel malts and fresh baked brown bread. Very pleasing. Taste of malts, light hint of coffee, chocolate and caramel with a hint of hazelnut(?). Very easy to drink with a (but not over powering) slight hoppy finish. Overall, a good brew.

BeerWithMike, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

mnredsoxfan69, Sep 07, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +16.7%

GSnyder, Sep 05, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Nice look, Dark mahogany brown, nearly black, with orange-red highlights and around two fingers of rich creamy light tan head. Aroma is decidedly malty, light roast coffee and milk chocolate, caramels and lightly toasted breakfast cereal. Hops are low key on the nose but show up as a floral/woody undercurrent on the palate. Tastes like English hopping to me. I am getting ample caramel malts on the palate, which is sweet, mellow, and very smooth. Think less nutty and more "black tea with sweetened condensed milk". Dark fruit (raisins) and vanilla peek out from time to time. Any citrus from the Cascade hops is well masked. I am getting just a touch of burnt toast and singed grain late. Brown spices? Very cool. Little of the more aggressive hopping one can expect from American browns but this is not really a complaint. Low to moderate carbonation and the body has some heft without being thick or sticky. The finish is rather dry and roasted although the complex malt bill lingers through to the end and I do think that's a hint of gooseberry right there. There's the hops! Quite a solid brown ale that offers some interesting twists and turns. This brewery has yet to let me down. Perhaps it speaks to (a portion of) my roots.

CalgaryFMC, Sep 04, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -12.2%

BDeHart, Sep 02, 2014
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3.39/5  rDev -5.8%

(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

Bouleboubier, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25%

irthesteve, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

alostplot, Aug 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

slym, Aug 25, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +2.8%

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!

malvrich, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

AndrewBV, Aug 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

ncstateplaya, Aug 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

sholbert, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

thufflife, Aug 18, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -4.4%

BTraylor, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

kristenrae8, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Hootie159, Aug 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

JohnnyMc, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

civicm87, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

secondtooth, Jul 28, 2014
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Keene, Jul 24, 2014
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He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.