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Saturday, July 18, 2009

He'Brew Genesis Ale

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Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
He'Brew Genesis Ale
Shmaltz Brewing
New York, USA
Est. 1996 (5757 Hebrew Metonic Cycle)

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.6 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Tawny, rusty orange color.
Tasty maltiness with a floral hop aroma
Three fingered creamy off-white head.
Strings of foam lace the glass.
Medium bodied mouth feel.

Grim Reaper's Eulogy

Genesis: In the beginning there was nothing. God said, "Let there be light!" And there was light...And God saw that it was good.

Let me tell you it was more than good, it was damn good! I can't think of a better way sit back on a Saturday, (my apologies to the Sabbath and all that.) I enjoyed this from the comfort of my crypt's back porch, overlooking the bone yard, knowing full well this ale would make a proud addition to the mausoleum.

According to the label and website, this is the first effort put forth from He'Brew. Just can't wait to try it's darker cousin 'Messiah Bold' that's hanging out in my mortuary fridge, alongside their 'Lenny Bruce' commemorative ale. The 'Lenny' suggestion came from my new friend Zak, at Shmaltz, via a blog comment here, at (shameless plug for me, muahahahahaaaa!).

But back to the Genesis...this ale had a perfect balance of maltiness and hops. And, there was a nice hoppy bite at the end of each sip. In addition, it had wonderful floral hop scent that wafted up into my skull cavity as each sip (gulp) was savored.

Get yourself some religion my friends and enjoy your own pint. Back to resting my bones.

מזל טוב Mazel tov

1 comment:

  1. Howdy The Reaper. Zak from Shmaltz again. Glad to see that you were able to get your hands on some other members of the lineup. I think Genesis Ale is generally under-appreciated, so I was really happy to see that you dug it (get it?). So many of our beers are heavy-bodied, high-alcohol, lots of hops, that people forget about a solid session beer. I'm looking forward to hearing about the Messiah Bold. Truth be told, that's one of my favorites. Thanks again. L'Chaim!!

    PS: on 8/11 we're having a great event at Rattle N' Hum in NYC. If you're in the area, it's going to be an amazing lineup.