Chanukah, Hanukkah: Pass The Beer

New York
United States
Shmaltz Chanukah, Hanukkah: Pass The Beer, Shmaltz Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Dark Ale brewed with chocolate. 8 Malts. 8 Hops. Enjoy Chanukah, Hanukkah: Pass the Beer while celebrating all the miracles of the 8 crazy nights. We hope our fermented creation will bring some light to the winter darkness and pair perfectly with the chocolate gelt, latkes and the battle royale of dreidels. Pass some HANUKKAH BEER over to your favorite friends and family and delight in the warming of the season. L’Chaim!

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ABV: 
8.0%
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Chanukah, Hanukkah Pass the Beer by Shmaltz Brewing Co. is a dark ale brewed with chocolate, which is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beer (category 30A in the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Spice, Herb or Vegetable Beers are beers brewed with spices, herbs, and/or vegetables (typically dubbed SHV). The resulting beer should have the added SHV balanced and complementing the base style. Chanukah, Hanukkah Pass the Beer is brewed with chocolate to go along with 8 malts and 8 hops measuring in at 8 percent ABV.

Chanukah, Hanukkah: Pass the Beer pours black and opaque with a large, fluffy brown head. The aroma is chocolate and roasted malt with lighter ashy notes; there are no hops or esters in the aroma. The flavor is similarly chocolate and roasted malts with hints of added chocolate and a subtle sweetness.  The beer finishes moderately bitter with lingering roasted and chocolate malts.

Chanukah, Hanukkah: Pass the Beer is a pleasant stout-like strong ale but the added chocolate flavor does not stand out enough from the base beer. Regardless, the beer is an enjoyable stout-like strong ale that stands well on its own despite the less-than-desirable chocolate character. Enjoy!

Brewery Introduction

Award Winning Beer and Delicious Shtick Since 1996! - Shmaltz Brewing started in northern California in 1996, our first He’brew creation, Genesis Ale, came in 22s, hand bottled, hand labeled and delivered out of my grandmothers’ Volvo. Founded as “a Jewish celebration craft beer” by proprietor... Read More

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