He'Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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486 Ratings
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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:
99
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
80
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 486 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of MrDis
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of RancidAggro
4.38/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

In the late 1960s, the poster was as important to the American counter-culture as TV was to the mass culture.
One of my favorite posters was an advertisement that also became a cultural icon. It showed a little black kid with a huge smile eating pumpernickel bread and the caption read: "You don't have to be Jewish to love Levy's."

Fast forward 50 years and ... you don't have to be Jewish to love Messiah Nut Brown either.
My high rating is not intended to say it is a great beer. (It probably is slightly above average.)
Its got mediocrity for Looks. But that gets bumped-up with its Smells: very malty, yet not sweet. And Tastes deliver about the same. An honest beer that cannot conceal that its Feel is thin, but nonetheless balanced, tilting to its malts.
Besides malt preference, I like Schmaltz' sense of humor. You don't have to be Jewish to get the jokes.
So, enjoy the ironies of life !

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

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mark_mla
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty basic nut brown. Nice chocolate flavour

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Photo of sachie23
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Swillburger/The Playhouse in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a golden dark brown color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like caramel and toasted bread with some nutty aromas.

This isn't super bold or interesting, but it definitely succeeds as a nut brown ale. There's a nice warm nuttiness, with some breadiness and slight caramel.

This is medium bodied, and pretty crisp, with a normal level of carbonation.

Decent stuff here.

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Photo of broadway848
3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hrodebert
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alyssa1224
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Wizzle32
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cheer4beer_
3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rpbisaillon
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Mortarforker
3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Stevenw7474
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzeilinger
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours an amber brown color with a thin, cream colored lacing ring.

S - Herbally, nutty, earthy, malty aroma.

T - Nutty, medium roasted malt, toasted caramel flavor on the back end.

M - Medium body, sticky.

O - Not a lot of flavor going on. Uneventful.

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Photo of millerbuffoon
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of predikit
2.83/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light brown, settles in the glass a dark brown, that just barely lets light through. The offwhite head dissipated immediately.

The smell is very mild, almost no detectable notes, minor molasses.

The flavor is almost non existent, no bitterness, a minor nut flavor takes the after taste.

Very light bodied, thin, watery, but crisp and drinkable.

A middle of the road, but disappointing ale.

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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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