He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown AleHe'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
shmaltz.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A complex yet smooth blend of bold dark malts revealing hints of chocolate, coffee and toffee paired with a lovely hop character.

Added by Cyberkedi on 03-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
486
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
80
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 486 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of jjamadorphd
2.76/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

From the variety pack, I decided to leave this style last...none too happy with it...

Out of the glass and into the pint glass, the brew certainly does look good - a dark, slightly reddish colored brew with tan head but little staying power, and no lacing to mention. The smell has boozy scent but the more it aired out the skunkier it got. The rest of the specs were less than stellar. The mouthfeel was carbonated and watery, and the taste was simply a mess of malts and hops - it tried to be something while being too many things at once. I couldn't really pull out anything in terms of taste. It's not a bad beer but certainly nothing I will really go out of my way to look for in the future.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikeg67
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours brown with a long lived beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is nutty, toasted, bready malt, brown sugar, dark fruit and coffee. Medium, smooth body. Taste is of herbal hops, toasted malt, brown sugar and dark fruit. Finish is a long lasting and bitter. Well made Brown.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown tea color with a small white head. Nice sweet burnt caramel smell with a typical brown beer flavor. Swallow is smooth but not as smooth as a stout.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 02/14/17:

Deep dark ruby red, could pass for brown. Definitely dark brown in indirect light, but just a hair more orange than red wine in daylight. Semi-opaque. Fluffy-foamy creamy tan head of great retention with a splotchy ringlet of lace. Malt tartness aroma the strongest but also the soonest to settle down, leaving just enough room for a slight bouquet of roastiness and toastiness. With last bit of pour, some resinous to earthy hops. Tart, toasty, roasty, earthy throughout. Decent balance, with somewhat irony tartness lasting through to an otherwise leathery, soily finish. Nutiness is mostly lost on me apart from the retro-olfaction which is also very mildly herbal and peppery. Prior to the finish I wouldn’t say it is not there, but there are other things here that are too similar but much stronger, at least for my palate. Medium body but the subtle tingly effervescence makes for an almost full mouthfeel. Hardly astringent for the style.

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

Photo of OompaMentor
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nitter
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Edie
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of J10Jordan
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.3/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of dark breads, molasses. Taste is bready, nuts, light sweetness, some smoke, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Pours with a dark brown body and a short tan head that has poor retention.
Roasted nuts,dark bread and toffee in the nose. The flavor follows. Slightly more bitter than sweet.
Mild, roasty flavor.

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Photo of PMarcy78
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of ajilllau
4.34/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours nice and thick and dark. This was mistakenly delivered to us and I sat on it for a bit planning to send it back, but I'm happy we didn't! I would totally recommend this beer to anyone!

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zotzot
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty nice brown beer

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Photo of BStrong17
4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevin67
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of edthehead
3.37/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dhmxray
4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 486 ratings.
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