He'Brew Genesis Ale (Old Version)
Shmaltz Brewing Company

He'Brew Genesis Ale (Old Version)He'Brew Genesis Ale (Old Version)
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American Amber / Red Ale
3.57 | pDev: 12.89%
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
He'Brew Genesis Ale (Old Version)He'Brew Genesis Ale (Old Version)
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Reviews by pualie84:
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4/5  rDev +12%

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Photo of Viggo
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy amber/orange, creamy looking white head, takes a while to subside. I can barely smell anything in this maybe a little bit of malt? Taste is pretty full, malty and rich, quite pleasant actually. Hint of bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is nice, creamy and fullbodied, and drinkability is high, I would definately call this a session beer. Thanks for the trade northyorksammy.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass at Mellow Mushroom in Charlottesville. From notes. Reviewed 15 November 2011.

A: Thin head. Clear copper. Good lace.

S: Nice-ish. Floral and hoppy.

T: Not particularly good. A nice, lingering dryness at the end with a fruity-sweet maintaste.

M: No real complaints. Solid.

O: I wouldn't recommend it, nor would I have another. It's not bad, it's just plain.

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Photo of Ricochet
2.56/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Smelled like Jujifruits. Period. My dream of finally enjoying a theater candy in liquid form has finally been achieved. I'll admit, I was intrigued to say the least. It was an average looking brown and had very little head that went away quickly.

It was thick, good hops made it bitter and ale was nice. That was the mouth end of it. It tasted like a winter warmer with a malty flavor and slight licorace flavor.

So, does liquid theater candy taste worthy enough to get it again? Nope. Just average as average can be, and no where close to the style this is listed in.

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Photo of sitarist
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light shade of brownish orange, safe to call it a copper color. The head is off white and fades to a ring rather quickly. Small amounts of lacing. There is all kinds of floaters. It looks like a battle between rising bubbles and falling sediment.

S- Almost smells like apple pie filling with walnuts.

T- Burnt caramel, nutty (pecans and walnuts), and cheap apple pie filling.

M- Medium body, nice amount of carbonation, dry finish.

D- Not something Id want to drink a lot off.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Twelve-oz bottle into an English glass. Pours a cloudy brown with a moderate head and good lacing along the sides of the glass. Modest, lightly nutty, malt nose with some grassy hops. Strong malt presence in the initial taste, bread-like, somewhat toasty, followed by good balancing bitterness and woody, grassy hops. Body is just a tad thin, though texture is excellent.

This is a quite good session beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of geexploitation
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pure, dark amber with jewel-like clarity and brilliance. Light head that fades fast into only a collar. Aromas are mainly a dusting of American hops (some citrusy, floral notes) that is pretty mild compared to other ales of the style. On the palate, fruity bitterness first off, with a tea-like component. Light, smooth caramel malts and plenty of acidity that's of a manageable level. Toward the end, more bitter, floral hop flavors come out, along with a bready/grainy element at the finish. Mouthfeel is acidic with hop oils but somehow remains well balanced in spite of the lack of a big malt payload. Overall, this is a slight, mild brew, but also a very drinkable one. Not a ton of flavor, but all the flavors are pleasant, albeit not revelatory. It's simple but good.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of GClarkage
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

05/14/08- Purchased at Piazza's in San Mateo, CA.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with no freshness date found. Poured into a random pint glass.

Appearance- Amber-brown colored pour with a semi-creamy 1/2 inch head. Leaves light lace streaks behind.

Smell- A good mix of roasted malt and pine scented hoppiness. A bit restrained though.

Taste- I'm seeing this a as well balanced. Malt is lightly roasted with a deeper caramel flavor while the hops are right about where they are supposed to be. Pine and grapefruit (mostly pine) are the main flavors. Not too bitter.

Mouthfeel- Average carbonation level with a light hoppy finish in the aftertaste.

Drinkability- I liked this one just fine. Sessionable for sure. Liked it more that most of the other people it looks like.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of bashiba
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a cloudy copper/orange color with lots of carbonation and a thick creamy head.
There is almost no scent to speak of except for a light amount of bitterness.
The taste is of slight caramel malt with just a hint of sweetness up front with a greater amount of hoppiness following resulting in a nice lingering bitterness.
Has a nice creamy and carbonated mouthfeel which lends a nice drinkability of this beer.

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Photo of paulozanello
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light brown and caramel color, translucent, with a thick and creamy beige head that has good retention and lacing.
Smell is roasted malts, light caramel and floral hops. Also some fruity yeast notes towards the end.
Taste starts with a nutty and grainy malt charachter and finishes with floral / fruity hops, also with a nice hop bitterness that persists in the aftertaste.
Body is medium to light with high carbonation and pretty high drinkability. Nice balance of malt and hops in this beer.
Great session brown ale, not overly complex but highly enjoyable.

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Photo of trevorwideman
3.28/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle picked up at the MLCC of all places. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a filtered reddish-copper colour with an inch of tan head that recedes quickly and leaves a few bubbles and a little lacing. Carbonation is slow and low. Aroma starts off a bit metallic, but then becomes more earthy and mineral-like. Hops are very subdued, but there is a bit of floral character there. A touch of honey, then a big crackery malt presence. More British in aroma than American.

Big nutty and crackery malt flavour dominates the palate at first, but then a light roasted character followed by a bit of floral sweetness and a bit of piney bitterness that dries the palate to entice another sip. Balance is good but it lacks a bit of flavour. Nonetheless it's tasty, and it a sessionable brew. Mouthfeel is zippy and dry with a medium-light body. This is a decent summer pale ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle for $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep amber body with a foamy, frothy, whitish head. Splotchy lacing.

Smell: Aroma smelling of toast and grains and fragrant spicy hops with just a faint, faint hint of lemon zest.

Taste: Pale malts, lightly grainy, with flavors of dark caramel and toasted bread crusts. Faint fruitiness. Medium toffee-like sweetness present. Spicy, citrusy hops with a medium bitterness. Finishes dry and crisp with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Relatively smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Not bad! Though not exactly stellar, it is an above average American Pale Ale.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.11/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours an extremely clear amber/copper color. Nice one finger white head that last a good while nice lacing.

S: Lots of caramelized malt, some grain, a little bit of flowery hops.

T: Has a nice fruity sweetness and some caramel malt on finish. Not a whole lot other than that, rather simple.

M: Medium bodied, nice carbonation with little bubbles released from the bottom. Crisp and smooth, slightly sticky finish.

O: Kinda boring, easy drinking, but for style I have had many that I like more. Overall, not memorable.

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Photo of Higravity
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fairly drinkable West Cost Pale ale. A rusty water color with a small white head that gives some lacing. The smell of hops is understated and this cold use some dry hoping t ogive it a good nose. The cramel malt are a good conveyence for the deep bittering in this beer. It also has a milder hop juice flavor that is kind of citurs rind. A little out of balance but that is to be expected. Good for a session but it would be a lot better if they would dry hop this beer to give it a fuller nose and a better hop finish flavor.

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Photo of peensteen
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale amber/red colour, one finger of white head, nice clarity, some lacing. Smell is malty with some nice floral hops, some citrus, biscuit, lightly buttery, mudded pine notes deep down. Taste is thick malt up front followed by a moderate hoppy bitterness, pine and citrus, light mango that leads to a biscuity finish. Light carb, medium body, medium weight. Quite a nice brew, not mind-blowing but fairly complex for what it is, fairly drinkable stuff.

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Photo of BackMarker
3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sometimes a good beer is one that can simply be described as inoffensive. This falls into that category. Nothing special or earth shaking; but just a good solid APA with a strong malt profile. Some hops are present for balance (and those add a bit of citrus to the profile), but very much a malty brew. Pours a medium brown, but tastes less so. Very drinkable and refreshing in its simplicity. Genesis is a good name for it.

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Photo of Mizfit019
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

My first review, EVER. Glad it could be Schmaltz. I'm liking pretty much everything I've had from this brewery.

Small head with no lacing, very nice light copper color. Lots of bready goodness in the nose. Biscuity bread like taste very easy going down. Very light on the tongue. To date, this could be my most sessionable beer at only 5.6% abv. Cheers to Schmaltz, not only for their beer, but for their artwork also.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

He'Brew Genesis Ale (Old Version) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 522 ratings