26 December, 2009

Shmaltz Brewing Company Messiah Bold

Shmaltz Brewing Company Messiah Bold
no alc. given

My second foray into the world of Hebrew brews, and a second home run!

This dark brown ale is a perfect combination of what I like about typical browns and porters. The nutty body of a brown comes alive in the nose, while the body leans more toward the smooth sipping and finish of a porter. Very well balanced, with the perfect level of carbonation and thick clingy head, even after the glass is down to the bottom. Susan particularly enjoyed it.

A very nice treat! Thanks again Shmaltz!


1 comment:

Melissa said...

Hey Chris-

This is Melissa from Shmaltz Brewing Co. So glad to hear that your second experience with our beers was great! Messiah was the second beer we made as a company, and it's one of my personal favorites. I'm a big porter fan and definitely agree with you that it's akin to a novice porter. We've got a great seasonal out right now called Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah. It's our 13th anniversary/extreme Hanukkah ale brewed with 13 malts, 13 hops, and 13% ABV. Definitely worth checking out! Thanks again.