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He’Brew David’s Slingshot Hoppy American Lager

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamT (186) - 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 (7886) - 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 (1983) - 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 (510) - 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 (8981) - 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 (1196) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkSanta410 (311) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with thick white head. Aroma is grain, slight citrus, grass and a faint sweetness I can’t pinpoint. Taste is initially pretty hoppy, lemon and grass but then transitions to a bit of peppery yeast and biscuits. Not bad. Palate is light body, medium carbonation. Pretty average, but hops were showcased well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trev (1960) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Gold pour, medium white head. Delicious aroma of baking bready, grassy and lemony fruit hop. Floral, grassy, piney hop Flavour over biscuity/bready malt body. Light grainy sourness to finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jrwhitney6 (330) - - AUG 8, 2014
Pours a pale, transparent gold with a brute white head. Nose of malt and lemon zest. Taste consistent with nose - lemon, grain, touch of bitter hops (just a touch) on finish. Easy to drink, good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (1991) - New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
A golden body with a white head. Nice retention. Aroma was a mix of floral hops, toasted malts and a bit of talcum powder. Maybe a bit if pine. Flavor was mildly sweet. Hops were present and were more peppery than bitter. Floral notes in the finish. Moderate mouthfeel and easy to drink. A decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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