He’Brew Messiah - Bourbon & Wild Yeast


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
On tap. Opaque dark brown with no head. Fig, sour green apple, bourbon and acetone aroma. Bright medium bodied palate. Taste us caramel, sour apple, light grape with some bourbon shining through and some strong brassy acetone tastes unfortunately throwing it off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13702) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
On tap at Hay Merchant HeBrew Sweet Sixteen party. Pours a dark brown with ruby hue and creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is funk and sour fruit. Thin mouthfeel with a light sour fruit and roast with light tart finish. Easy to drink, a very good Sour from HeBrew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zapprentice (316) - East Setauket, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Tap. Aroma was sweet, caramel, vanilla, that was the good part. Flavor was just sour and uninteresting to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerapprentice (208) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
On draft at Rattle n Hum. Pours a clear dark mahogany red colour with a medium beige head. Sour vinous aroma, oak wood and light bourbon. Tastes like sour oak wood and bourbon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Slipstream (2571) - USA - OCT 5, 2009
Sour. I did not realize it was supposed to be sour, so I was wondering if this had gone bad. Vinous and mild, lightly smoky, with some cereal flavor as well. Nothing great, imo. It makes me wonder if the wild yeast aspect of it was intentional. On tap at Rattle n Hum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Had no idea this was supposed to be sour, so I was a bit taken aback. Aroma was actually rich malt, vanilla, caramel, lots of sweet notes that I expected going in. Then in the flavor a sort of wet wood/wet grain sourness comes into play with just a hint of bourbon that seems to become part of the sourness. The malty character evident in the nose also remains, but undeniably rearranged with the sour notes. Fruity-sour notes as well, green raisin most notable for me. Overall interesting and unexpected!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2009 In short: A strange and dirty dark woody sour ale. A pleasantly entertaining mess.
How: Tap at Deep Elum, Boston
The look: Dark mahogany body topped by medium beige head
In long: Nose is sour and woody. Taste is smooth caramel/toffee, lots of wood barrel, sour grapes, dark grapes, red wine. There’s a lot of wood barrel but I didn’t find it particularly Bourbon, just pure wood barrel. The sourness level is medium and the finish blends sourness with wood dryness. Overall the beer felt rather dirty and dusty. Honestly this is a pretty fucked up beer but I found it enjoyable. I hope for mankind that the real messiah is not as bizarre as this beer otherwise we’ll need to ask forgiveness for our dirty socks in order to be granted eternal rabbit ears.

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