Monday, January 16, 2012

Shmaltz He'brew Origin Pomegranate Ale

My buddy Matt picked me up a bottle of Shmaltz He’brew Origin Pomegranate Ale. The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a lofty and frothy off-white colored head that leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of caramel malts, pomegranate juice, and grassy hops. There’s something about this beer, I think the yeast strain, that reminds me of the Jewbelation series, despite this being an imperial amber ale. The taste is dry and very malts. This beer is very toasted malt forward with caramel accents. A dry finish comes out with some pomegranate juice. There are also hints of chocolate lingering in the background and the hops shine on the finish by bringing out grass and pepper flavors. The alcohol content is 8.0% ABV. This was quite a delicious amber ale with plenty of toasted malts and caramel flavor. The pomegranate flavor provided a nice accent to all of these flavors and had a great hop profile as well.

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