He’Brew / Cathedral Square Immaculate Collaboration II: St. Lenny’s

RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Brothers and sisters, I’m pissed! As one tends to do over beers, I’ve been talking smack with my longtime colleague and friend Brian Neville, brewmaster at St. Louis Missouri’s Cathedral Square Brewery, a disciple of Belgian-style creations. Collaboration perhaps Adam Louis birth Shmaltz Brewery? Like angel trumpets from heaven, he decreased the project shall be called, "The Immaculate Collaboration". He further proclaims we must do a monk-inspired version of our beloved Bittersweet Lenny’s RIPA with Belgian yeast, naming it "St. Lenny’s." Mouth agape, I cry, "Dude, you bogarted my shtick!" That’s what friends are for, I guess - great minds drink alike - and for now, it isn’t my brewing (that’s Paul, Richie ad Mike), my art (Matt) or my punchlines (Brian) - but after nearly 17 years, it is in fact my own brewery (alone with the whole Shmaltz Brewing tribe). L’Chaim!

Please note this is the version brewed by Shmaltz (HeBrew), not the Cathedral Square version.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (6046) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2017
This bottled brew from a bottle shop was served at a cool temperature and poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a strong bubbly carbonation body very hazy orange brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was rice. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium rye aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of semi-sweet hops malt and rye. A decent one that I would consider drinking again. Appearance = 5 Aroma = 6 Flavor = 8 Palate = 4 Overall = 16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
coachd (745) - Missouri, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Aroma is Belgian yeast and fruity hops (melon, pineapple, green apple). Pretty dark golden color with a cream colored cap of foam. Tastes dank and somewhat Belgian with tropical hops and a melon like aftertaste. Like a Tripel with an amped up hop profile. Aftertaste is honeydew and dank earthy hops. Palate is dense yet slick and smooth with low carbonation. This is very easy to find where I live, fairly inexpensive and very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapped (2862) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 23, 2016
Draught @ Albion. Clear dark amber with small frothy beige head, faint vanilla aroma, low carbonation, medium bitter caramel-vanilla and bacon taste, alcohol undertones, smooth body, longish bitter caramel finish. Interesting, a bit on the bitter side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2016
bottle - Pours amber with a big, off-white head. It smells of citrusy hops and caramel malt. The flavor is similar along with some bready character, earthiness, and rye. Full bodied, it’s bitter but not as bitter as many IIPAs, probably because of the heavy malt bill. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4396) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2016
The aroma is yeasty and sweet with citrus good. The appearance is amber with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall powerful but not that fun to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shigadeyo (3708) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2016
UPDATED: APR 2, 2016 Tropical fruit, ripe fleshy fruits, oranges and lots of caramel; red orange color, mostly clear with a nice off white head; caramel layer on toffee on caramel, ample herbal spicy bitterness, spicy dry rye, dried fruits, leather, ; medium full body, smooth and chewy; damn good and arguably even better than the standard He?Brew Lenny?s Bittersweet R.I.P.A.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnokk (518) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2016
APPEARANCE- light, amber color. nice head & lacing NOSE- distinctly Belgian style scent. FLAVOR- definitly an IPA, and definitly some Belgian yeast contributions. The rye really comes through on this more than most rye IPAs or other beers that use rye.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, fruit, some caramel, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, rye, caramel/toffee, fruit, and spicy hops; Warm finish; Pretty potent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3126) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2016
From All Island Beverage The aroma is vegetable, caramel, spicy. The appearance is clear deep amber. The flavor is vegetable, caramel, bread, spicy, fruity. The finish is spicy, fruity. Medium, medium thick in body. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Bomber picked up at the $5 clearance bin, tick. Pours a dark brown red with a HUGE head, like this thing exploded, pretty annoying actually, are is more sweet than anything else, rye and spices show through, flavor has a spice front end with a sweeter finish, really no hops at all, meh.

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