chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 3, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on draft at Falling Rock during the GABF. Can’t comment on what this tastes like from a bottle. Excellent! I was skeptical at the addition of pomegranite, as rarely have I found a beer with fruit to be truly exceptional, this exceeded all expectations. Nice malty creamy start with just the right amount of pomegranite finish to let you know it’s there. Outstanding balance.
Bulk_Carrier (3174) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ya want me to say something about this. Yeah, I see this is retired. Ho-hum, yeah, I’ve had this when it wasn’t retired. Here goes.
Okay, into a pint glass and a snifter (oh yeah, two bottles, here we go).
The appearance was a decent looking hazy burnt orange to brown color with a decent looking one finger foamy head that leads to a fairly sticking lacing.
The smell had a decent sweet malty to somewhat citrusy hoppy aroma rolling all around my nose and misleading me to an extent to try to invade a sort of bitter hoppiness. Does it? Ha, I’m actually not mislead, as for the most part, its not.
The taste is fairly sweet through the malts and there really isn’t much malty sweetness at all. The aftertaste and finish, ah, well, its not there whatsoever.
On the palate, this one sits at/about a fairly light to medium with a somewhat sessionable sort of quality running about the mouth and tongue. The carbonation is there, its not misleading as it shows a decent sharpness but its nothing overbearing.
Overall, kinda glad I can get Schmaltz in SE Alaska, weird, but okay, I’ll never understand distro in this nation, but if anything okay, not a bad brew. Worthy of having again, sure will, I’d check into this. Cheers y’all.
Gription79 (2750) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. The aroma is strong of berries, fruity, alcohol, melanoidin rich malts. The rich bready malt character is the flavor. The alcohol is strong and warming. Nice.
jnkor (333) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black with a thick caramel head that dies nicely to a small ring. The aroma is thick and sweet, but a little stale. Taste is very overly sweet, balanced with a smoky taste, but not perfectly balanced. Very sugary. Palate is a little watery, but perfect. Could improve greatly with age.
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
You can definitely smell and taste the alcohol. Beer is very fruity and hoppy. There are hints of caramel and a lot of citrus flavor.
reebtogi (5192) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bomber pours amber in color with a finger of off-white head which leaves little lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted malts with some caramel and pomegranate and an earthy hoppy bitterness with hints of citrus. Taste is light roasted malt bitterness with some caramel and light chocolate malt sweetness and the pomegranate juice and a moderate earthy and light citrus bitterness in the finish. An interesting beer that was quite tasty.
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by 618Brews- thanks, Kid! He said this was still sitting on shelves locally at Friar Tuck. Pours a cloudy orange color, murkier in the middle and brighter yellow on the sides, with a small white head. Aroma of pomegranate, caramel and sweet malts, honey, wine-like alcohol, and wood. Flavor is boozy up front, with sweet malts, honey, sugar, tropical fruits, and pomegranate juice last. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, boozy mouthfeel. Just a bit too alcoholic for me.
JoeTheYounger (1178) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost identical to 8 and 9 with a tad bit more alcohol in this one. Good stuff.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shmaltz Brewing Company--HE’BREW The Chosen Beer--Genesis 10:10--10th Anniversary Ale Brewed With Our Chosen Specialty Malts, Hops, Brewers Yeast And Pomegranate Juice--2006 22 oz. Bottle. 10.00% ABV. 50 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) ESB--Imperial? 4 @ $5.99 Each. Minimal thin light white lace head. Clear bright rich red color. Malty earthy floral toasted toffee hop front. Light sediment. Creamy mellow sweet cloying earthy doughy pomegranate toffee crusty rich smooth toasted body. Smooth mild hot hop spice end. Sampled 11/1/2008.
alexsdad06 (7797) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clear deep orange amber color with a large off white head. The aroma is slightly toasted caramel, citrus, and some fruitiness. Tastes of pomegranate juice, caramel, berries, hints of citrus, some chocolate, and fruity. The alcohol remains well hidden throughout. This is definitely on the sweet side.
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice flavor. I like it - I don’t LOVE it. sweet - alch bite - nice creamy head - definately a sipper