1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

He'Brew / Cathedral Square St. Lenny's - Shmaltz Brewing Company

Not Rated.
He'Brew / Cathedral Square St. Lenny'sHe'Brew / Cathedral Square St. Lenny's

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

100 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 100
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Belgian Style Double Rye India Pale Ale

(Beer added by: CloudStrife on 08-27-2013)
View: Beers (26) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of He'Brew / Cathedral Square St. Lenny's Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 100 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jmbranum
4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bought at Central Market in Fort Worth, Texas. Transported back to Oklahoma via Amtrak.

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber bottle into a large wine glass.

Pours a clear amber-orange clear liquid with smallish head. Gloriously good aroma with some citrus and vodka notes (the latter makes sense since this is 10% ABV).

Flavor is very rich and full. Some wine and liqueur notes. Some grapefruit, dates, raisins, some different grain (maybe some spicy rye), a tiny bit of maple syrup, all followed by a heavy dose of hops.

The best thing I could compare this to would be a meeting between a Belgian Trappist ale and an West coast style Pale Ale.

I really liked this. I want more! Very sad this is a one time offering.


Photo of ryanpj
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of sirhc3034
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Sammy1987
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of lochef81
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Beernoobie
3.85/5  rDev -2%

Photo of sunsjammer
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of TubaDan
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of clausr
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of frlrv1020
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of BeenTired
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of RockinRich
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of rbmjr1
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ToddGingerich
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of allengarvin
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

A: 4.5 - Poured into a Bernardus chalice, this is a dark copper-amber beer with a substantial head, nearly an inch thick, dense, foamy.
S: 4 - Candy sweetness with lots of spicy phenols, peppery and clove-y.
T: 3.75 - Heavy malt dominates, the last thing I look for in either a Belgian or an IPA, quite sweet, though bitterness is ramped up to offset it. Ripely fruity, with alcohol apparent.
M: 4 - Big bodied, creamy
O: 3.5 - Too heavy for me, with not enough Belgianness in the flavor.

Weighting (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.92

Photo of vonnerbeer
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of HipCzech
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Serving: On tap at The Hay Merchant, poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Clear, copper brown. Thick, off-white head with nice fine lacing down the glass.

Smell: Malt, caramel a bit of spice and emerging Belgian yeast as it warms.

Taste: Full and malty with some sweet fruit (apples?) and honey. The rye, hops and Belgian yeast combine for an interesting mix of peppery spice. Nice dry, bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Full, smooth mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Neither the rye, hops or Belgian yeast dominate, complementing each other nicely,

Photo of Sheldog
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of JessBrittingham
4.4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Slatetank
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%

I enjoyed this 12oz chilled in a teku, review from notes.

The color is ruddy amber with thick haze and 2 finger light cream with very fine bead and lace that sticks in spots. The smell has dark fruit and light floral scent mixed with toasted bready aroma and mild alcohol odor with dark berry ester and caramel with scents of dried fruit like raisin and a slight aroma of alochol. The feel is thick with sweet body and toasty strong texture with alcohol and light toasted accent with moderate bitterness and mildly sweet and boozy finish.

The taste is extremely alcohol dominant with slight fruity and dark caramel flavor with subtle stone fruit from the yeast and light pine earhty hop flavors with a subtle medicinal taste in the finish. This didn't live up to the original Lenny, I understand it is not even close to the same beer but there is too much fusel almost paint thinner quality and sweet malt and not enough hops in the taste

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of suckaj
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Gww1864
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Anbrenn
3/5  rDev -23.7%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
He'Brew / Cathedral Square St. Lenny's from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.