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He'Brew Messiah Bold | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by WVbeergeek on 09-13-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.76/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours brown with a reddish tinge when held to light. Head is off-white and about finger width, decent retention, resulting in a sparse lace.

Smell - Malt forward - caramel with slight notes of toffee. A dry euro hop undretone. All fairly faint aromas.

Taste - Taste is slight toffee and a touch nutty, but lacks any real redeeming qualities. Slightly watery.

Mouthfeel - Watery light body. Very little carbonation. ends up drinking like flat diet soda.

Overall - Similar to the Messiah nut brown that's offered, only considerably worse. A little more dry hop but with less flavor, and replaced by a watery mouthfeel. Bold? If by "This is bold in that we're selling you watery beer and we know you'll buy it at least once" kind of bold, then yeah. You got me. It was a bold move selling me on sub-par beer named after it's better (though average) brethren. It won't happen again. Unless I read more a lot favorable reviews for beers I've yet to try, I'm done with this brewery.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark tea/cola color, with a nice, two-inch head of tan foam.
Aroma-Faint chocolate
Taste-Chocolate, coffee, subtle hazelnut, nice little hop note. Very well-balanced and quaffable. Good flavor and balance. A fine match for a grilled burger or a chunk of aged Gouda.

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2.97/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz brown bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Brown with amber hues. Very thin off white head that fades as quick as it began.

Aroma - Malty. Chocolate and toffe notes. Nutty and toasty. Brown sugar.

Taste - Muddled malts. Caramel and toffee flavors. Slighty toasted and nutty. Notes of brown sugar and some slight hops bitterness on the backend.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Dry mouthfeel. Kind of an odd finish. Its very average and a bit boring. I've definitely had better Browns.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a single....pours a rich, dark brown with a camel fluffy head the dissipates quickly. Smell is malty with a light hazelnut essence. Almost smells like a German-style dopplebock. Taste includes hazelnut, brown sugar, maybe molasses, maybe caramel. Finishes with a light hop crispness. Very clean finish. This is a very easy drinking ale.

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look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Bottled: unk
Pours brown with a sheet of cream foam. Smells of sweet malts, a slight grape, prune smell on the nose, not really becoming of a brown ale. Empty flavor of sweet malt, grape artificial flavor again and some dirt. Very, very thin beer, oddly thin with sharp assertive carbonation. This beer is a huge fail, I can't believe a brewery is built on this kind of beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black with brown edges. Thin light brown head that dissipates quickly leaving a ring but no lacing. Aroma of roasty malt and molasses. Taste is mild roasted malt, coffee and some chocolate. Body and flavor are thin, but what flavor is present is nice. Needs a bit more robustness to be "bold". Pleasant, but average.

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He'Brew Messiah Bold from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 499 ratings
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