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:
99
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
80
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0
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Ratings: 486 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of jpjpjp
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a glossy brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than a minute. Lacing was moderately speckled and then slides a bit.
The smell has a blend of sweet nuts, roasty nuts, light about of coffee, dark fruits, a little bit of toffee and then caramel, all smells nice and authentic.
The taste was mostly sweet through previously mentioned flavors with the dry roasty malts enamoring my tongue. There's a lingering sweet dark fruity aftertaste that might actually overstay it's welcome just a hair, hmmm...and the finish, well, that's a bit better, semi-sweet and nutty.
The mouthfeel sits on about a light to medium body and enables a semi-chewy texture, kinda like chompin' on nuts and fruits. Oh no, not that again, wrong nuts, don't read into that you sick perverts.
Overall, anywho, yeah, for the most part, this was a good brown ale that in my opinion ends up leaning towards the English wheelhouse, was that intended or did I have this too old and the hops died off? Oh I dunno.

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Photo of Runbad
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Jlabs
3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whispernmyghost
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigleague
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furlinator
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Caramel, toffee and some pine on the nose. Caramel malt, toffee and sweet hazelnut flavor with a distinct hop presence throughout. A solid American brown ale.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Is it divine? We shall see!

A : Very dark coffee brown-to-almost black body, only 10% light peeking through as its held up to light. The head is beige colored and 2 fingers, and settling at a single ring of moss on top. The lace is a solid ring around the glass.

S : A fairly weak aroma, and smells about like nothing...but as I'm trying to nose this I get some light coffee and chocolate creamer, a little bit of roast malt, and a touch of hazelnut. This is all REALLY stretching as the aroma is so weak it's hard to pick up anything at all. It could be my imagination for all I know.

T : Mostly just overly burnt malt, to the point of being sour, with a faint touch of burnt sugar and chocolate powder. Some burnt toast crumbs. The aftertaste brings up a nice note of baked chocolate maltiness that encourages me to keep drinking - but I keep getting tricked, as this flavor profile is severely, severely lacking.

F : Buzzing carbonation all the way throughout, ending fairly parched and burning on the tongue. It aids the drinkability but also is the unfortunate saving grace for what would otherwise be a completely undrinkable beer.

O : I've had way better browns than this. It's okay, actually probably less than okay. It's drinkable, it's not horrible, but there is no aroma, no flavor, no substance. It's simply sorely lacking in everything that would make it a good beer to begin with. I cannot recommend this one. :-(

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

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

Photo of thebeers
3.46/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice dark brown color with a couple fingers of tan head. Malty aroma. Nutty, and slightly roasty, malt taste, with strong carbonation and medium body. Would have said it made a fine table beer at first, but as it went on, got a bit of formaldehyde taste on the backend that wasn't at all enjoyable. I may have over-poured the yeast sediment, but still.

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Photo of MustyDusty
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zekeman17
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 13tido
3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of delta490
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep clear brown with a nice cap of creamy white head. The aroma is strongly caramel without much nut. The taste is much the same with a little bit of earthy hops. The body is thinner and has a steady carbonation to it.

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Photo of nick35712
4.07/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good, albeit mild, brown ale. The strong amount of malt is really the only flavor here, but then again, that's exactly what I look for in a brown ale.

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Photo of Minkybut
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Yummy beer, another one from this company. They make great beer. This beer was rich and smooth with a nice caramel flavor expected from this type of beer. Yet it was not fake or added tasting, this beer was brewed with and for flavor. I wish I could get it here in Franklin Va. 23851

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lou50rp
3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of kinmundy77
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dlmvh5150
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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