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He’Brew David’s Slingshot Hoppy American Lager

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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As a young shepherd, David famously vanquished the giant Goliath with a hand-crafted sling. Our modern anti-hero Bart Simpson clowns through childhood vrith a slingshot. Homer. Caesar. and Thucydides wrote of slings. The IRA. The Incas vs the Conquistadores. Native Americans and Palestinians have all wielded this iconic weapon of the underdog. A low-status tool, ancient slings were rarely preserved in the tombs of the wealthy. Michelangelo’s David embodied resistance and epic beauty in the Renaissance. Slingshots meant merry mischief to Dennis the Menace, Calvin, Woody Woodpecker and the Beverly Hillbillies. A musician and poet, the teenage David rescued his sheep from the mouth of lions. The first to unite the entire nation of Israel. the lineage of the Messiah descends from him. In Samuel 17, rising to the boasts of a mighty enemy, David refused the armor and weapons of the King. instead proclaiming victory. Not by my sword but by my Spirit” David in Hebrew means “Beloved”. I am approaching the age that my dad. David. died when I was a teenager. A lifelong Special Ed teacher and summer Army reservist. he served as both loving mentor and affable prankster a dedicated advocate for the underdog. In Alchemy, the Star of David equals a mystical union of male/female earth/sky leading to nirvana. The 6-pointed Brewers Star blends fire, water, malt, yeast, hops, and the character of the brewer. In the spirit of a slew of Dards & Slingshots. Shmaltz hoists our tribute to the glories of Summer… L’Chaim! Jeremy Cowan, proprietor

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (290) - HONG KONG - JAN 30, 2015
Had at Americanos. Clear orange-amber, thick fluffy white head. Smells and tastes like a relatively standard lager though taste has some more florals and dry, bitter hop. Body is medium, fluffy, has a small citrus/pepper kick. Not especially interesting or even that hoppy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HKdIPA (348) - HONG KONG - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle at Americanos. Slightly hazy bright orange pour with big foamy head. Aroma is very faintly hoppy (very faintly). Taste is as promised - hoppy (but not that hoppy) lager. A bit plasticky hop flavor. Not as good as other hoppy lagers like Clown Shoes' one or Sam Adams IPL. Not bad but wouldn't get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3534) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a hazy yellow with a big foamy white head and good lacing. Nose of caramel malts and citrus. Medium in body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor begins withy citrus ands some brett, and moves to an earthy finish. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (4843) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Slightly hazy golden with a thin white cap. Clean lagery aroma with a dose of lemon and biscuit. Smooth and mellow semisweet flavor of blonde biscuitiness and a little lemon citrus tone and bright clean lager finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamT (211) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2014
12oz bottle poured into Snifter. Golden hue, great clarity with 2 finger thick frothy white head. Good lacing. Strong citrus hop, lemon peel, light malt, floral aromas. There was some funky smell that I couldn’t quite pinpoint, medicinal aroma maybe? Bland watery taste up front but then it leads into a light citrus and floral taste. Crisp carbonation on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (8349) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
355ml bottle. This is David’s slingshot hoppy american lager in bottle. Just poured it and a definite brett presence in the nose. Color is an orange/gold Flavor is fruity hops, heavy brett with a medicinal character, tropical fruit underneath, mild acidity. Pretty good for a lager that seems to be unintentionally infected with brett. Call it a happy accident.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (2135) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle into glass at house of bricks rooftop with the bike crew... pours hazy orange with white head.. taste hoppy fruit...good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (618) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Aroma is hoppy and malty. All of the He’Brew beers I have tried so far have had a weird funky taste which is evident here as well. Decent lager otherwise but lacking in hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9460) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at Beer Run, 7/10/14. Pours a hazy yellow color with a thin frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of brett, earth, pale malt, mild citrus hops. The taste is earth, citrus, mild pale malt and brett. Medium bodied, low carbonation.
Earlier Rating: 8/13/2014 Total Score: 3.4
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a thin tan head. Aroma of spicy, floral, earthy hops, mild caramel malt. The taste is toasted malt, citrus and pine hops. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1249) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Growler. Pours a really vivid gold with a high, large-grained, white head and a lot of visible carbonation. Nose is very floral; moss rose, petunia, and some citrus. The subtlety on the nose is nice. Lovely and bright on the tongue; crisp and hoppy, but not overly so. Lime and floral notes really play up the lager elements. I just find this a really well balanced, easy drinking but not simplistic beer. A little stone fruit sweetness on the finish ties the whole thing together. Bravo.

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