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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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311 Ratings
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 18 | 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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barczar

Kentucky

3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque deep brown with amber highlights and a frothy khaki head that slowly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.

Nutty, toasted malt, fruity specialty malt undertones, and a hint of metallic character form the aroma. Earthy hops and light citrus add contrast.

Flavor follows suit, with earthy hops forming a base to contrast nutty, toasted malt at the backbone. Citrus underlies somewhat subtly. Malt definitely dominates, but burnt toast and resiny bitterness finishes.

Body is moderate, as is carbonation. There's a bit of harsh astringency at the finish.

The bitterness is more pronounced than in most examples of the style. Good malt character. Metallic aroma was slightly offputting.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 17:46:31 | More by barczar
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dedbeer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-02-2014 01:31:50 | More by dedbeer
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angeepangie

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-28-2014 00:59:13 | More by angeepangie
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olbubba

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-27-2014 00:37:31 | More by olbubba
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tsp247

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-26-2014 22:04:42 | More by tsp247
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DKHNOVA

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-23-2014 05:00:19 | More by DKHNOVA
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Borrowing a few tricks from the Brits, the Brown Ale finds favor among modern craft beer lovers- but not without undertaking a kick-ass face lift! Toasty supplants nutty. Hops pull forward. And dryness promotes a boost in strength and a recession of sweetness. And that taste is alive and well in Shmaltz's brown beer.

Like any well-respecting the beer is, well... brown. Dark in its hue, the appearance of walnut with deep garnet highlights peaking through. Slightly hazy, the testament of hops are known. As its creamy froth builds upon the beer, it does so for the duration of the glass, casting broken rings of lace behind with each sip.

Bold aromas abound, approaching roast but careful not to step over- the ale saturates the olfactory sense with chocolate, toast, toffee, light coffee and walnut. Hints of brown sugar and citrus mingle about as its scent sides with dry toast rather than sweetness.

To taste, the beer layers on the palate with dark toffee, light molasses and heavily charred toast to balance. Its nutty influences are bitter and robust as toasted walnut flavors thrive on the palate. However, the simple brown keeps piling on complexity as its hop presence is felt- burnt citrus peels rise in the middle, then morph brilliantly into smooth woody and piney bitterness in closure.

Medium bodied, and perhaps trending slightly lighter, the beer's sweetness is moderate and is easily cast aside by toasty-dry malt elements, heightened carbonation to carry its residual sweetness away, and by its drying hop sensations. Count in its mild alcohol warmth and we see that there's a lot of variety that this simple Brown offers.

In true American-ized fashion, the drier, toastier and hoppier influence makes the style beg for food- anything from barbecue to cheeseburgers to stews- its simply an all-pourpose ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 18:38:54 | More by BEERchitect
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-17-2014 07:33:51 | More by crbnfbr
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TheDrunkenDeer

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

02-17-2014 06:22:35 | More by TheDrunkenDeer
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Herky21

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-12-2014 01:56:24 | More by Herky21
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-10-2014 00:51:27 | More by Goldndomer
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nasastrums

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-07-2014 20:47:43 | More by nasastrums
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paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-06-2014 00:24:25 | More by paulish
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hickmancase

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

02-04-2014 04:48:31 | More by hickmancase
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-01-2014 18:58:23 | More by BigGold
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-01-2014 17:27:02 | More by Wetenkamp
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benloho

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-29-2014 21:39:23 | More by benloho
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-28-2014 17:47:18 | More by PaulsBrew
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niiiv

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-24-2014 01:37:31 | More by niiiv
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-23-2014 02:55:49 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
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bernat1971

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-21-2014 23:19:10 | More by bernat1971
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a nonic pint. Certified Kosher.

Dominating, three-finger's width cap of tawny foam, the creamy suds recede slowly and leave behind some lacing. A dark brown body has crimson highlights poking through the glass.

The nose is chalky milk chocolate, some marzipan, a nutty almond malt, and a grassy hoppiness. This may be a little too sweet when it should have err'd on the side of roasty.

The palate has that sweet marzipan and nutty almond-like quality that was on the nose. The combo does just not work well. The palate also has an astringent mineral-like and roasted quality that is also not very pleasant. The finish is even bitter thanks to that astringent roast.

Medium-light body and more crisp than dry, this beer is slightly overcarbonated with hard bubbles on the tongue, too tingly.

This brown ale is unbalanced and can't decide if it wants to be sweet or roasty, and both qualities get muddled, neither complimenting the other. This offering is one that can easily be skipped.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 09:11:31 | More by Pintofbrown
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BeerDrinkingDiver

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-18-2014 02:58:47 | More by BeerDrinkingDiver
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Glennlawless

New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Pint Glass

S - Smells of chocolate, some bitterness bites you, sweet malts.

A - Deep brownish-mahogany color with a brown half inch head.

T/M - Malt assault, medium to heavy carb, some mild hops linger throughout the whole experience. Getting almost a metallic like taste though towards the end of the swallow...i could live without that.

Overall, This is a decent brown ale. Very drinkable, but not crazy about this. It really lacks flavor in my opinion. Ive had a few other Nut brown ales that are way better then this. You need to check out Rogue's Hazlenut Brown Nectar....same style..but drink them side by side. you will see what i mean.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 04:30:23 | More by Glennlawless
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BennyThon

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-14-2014 00:03:14 | More by BennyThon
He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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