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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Beer Tasting: Smaltz Brewing Company He'Brew Messiah Bold

This is a brown ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company of Saratoga Springs, New York. You can tell there are bunch of creative folks here coming up with names like Genesis Ale, Jewbelation Ale, and Messiah Bold. And, as they remind us: "Do not store fresh beer in saddle bags of white donkey. Store cold!" L'Chaim!! Have you tasted this beer? Let us know what you think. As a suggestion, try to keep the review as brief as possible for each of the following: appearance; smell; taste; mouthfeel; and drinkability. Appearance Adam: deep amber, quickly disapating head Bryan: deep dark brown/almost black with a tight, off-tan head Smell Adam: slightly sweet and yeasty Bryan: not much when cold; much more grainy as it warms Taste Adam: just what the nose hinted with nuttiness too Bryan: slightly sweet malt flavor with hints of hops and a mild carbonation Mouthfeel Adam: well carbonated and clean Bryan: a decent, even moutfeel throughout Drinkability Adam: clean and carbonated and interesting, very drinkable Bryan: drinkable, for sure, as it warms into the 50-55 degree range Seconds? Adam: sure maybe even thirds ;-) Bryan: yes, a few

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've tried the light and the dark and both taste good. Smooth. I'm looking to buy these again if I can find them in a store.