He'Brew / Cathedral Square St. Lenny's - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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4.63/5 rDev +19.3%
Purchased as part of the 2013 gift pack.
Brewed with specialty 2-row, rye ale malt, torrified rye, crystal rye 75, crystal malt 80, wheat, kiln amber, and caramunich 60. Hopped with Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe, Crystal, Chinook and Centennial. Dry hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo and Crystal.
Pours out to a slightly hazy medium amber, forming a large creamy yellow head with amazing retention and one solid thick sticky sheet of lace. Carbonation is moderate. The nose is immediately very hop fruity...I get tangerines, apricots, pineapple and grapefruit sitting on top of a subtle toast note. Reminds me a bit of a great ESB with that apricot jam on toast nose. Mouthfeel is smooth as silk with a huge sticky body. The taste is fantastic. Very hop forward up front, balanced beautifully with with the tropical notes from the yeast, all sitting on top of the toasty sticky malt body and with a well balanced spicy bitterness which lingers on the tongue long after it goes down the pipe. The yeast is well attenuated, not finishing completely dry, but not syrupy sweet, just perfect. A testament to the brewers craft here, my friends.
Highly recommend, this is fantastic stuff. Not being a big fan of Belgian IPA's, this blows all those out of the water. Yummy. Get some!
06-15-2014 04:11:56 | More by Mitchster
4.13/5 rDev +6.4%
Appearance - Pours a deep copper colour with two fingers of foamy beige head that falls over the glass.
Smell - Belgian yeast (clove, spices, banana), rye, tropical fruit, citrus hops.
Taste - Rye malts and citrus hops are well-balanced with the spicy flavours of the Belgian yeast and hint of tropical fruits. Belgian yeast is at just the right level and does not overpower the malt and hop flavours.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and pleasant stickiness.
Overall - A harmonious blend of flavours and ingredients. This Belgian yeast strain is complementary to the rye malts and hops in this brew, and by no means overpower.
04-19-2014 04:35:11 | More by leaddog
He'Brew / Cathedral Square St. Lenny's from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.