Sunday, May 10, 2015

He'Brew Origin Pomergranate Ale

I haven’t had to many Pomegranates before or enough to describe how one taste. All I know is that is kind of a purple color and they can be kind of big. So I had no thoughts on how this beer, He’Brew Origin Pomegranate Ale, 8.0% ABV, was going to taste. He’Brew is New York and is owned and operated by Smaltz Brewing. Origin Pomegranate Ale is imperial amber ale brewed with pomegranate juice. Specialty 2-Row, Wheat, Munich, Dark Munich, Dark Crystal and Carmel 30-40 malts are used along with Warrior, Cascade, Crystal, Centennial, Willamette, and Vanguard hops. Origin Pomegranate Ale pours dark red color with a four finger semi-white head that slowly fades into grade whips of lacing. I found there to be little to no light coming through the glass with an average amount of carbonation. The aroma is sweet with a little pomegranate and nice caramel scents. I found the aroma to be a little like a barley wine. The taste is a little sweet at first but then you get a nice caramel flavor that add a little strength to the taste. I really didn’t get a full pomegranate flavor on this I just barely got any pomegranate taste. There is a slight strong alcohol taste to this ale that kind of overshadows the imperial amber ale aspect of this big beer. But that isn’t overwhelming. The mouth feel is medium and has a nice sweeter finish of slight juicy caramel. The aftertaste doesn’t linger to much but what does is a nice faint pomegranate/caramel candy aftertaste. I enjoyed this He’Brew Origin Pomegranate Ale, so I would give this an A-. The only thing holding this beer back is that the pomegranate flavor isn’t a strong or flavorful as is should have been in my opinion. But that is the only downside to this Origin Pomegranate Ale that I found. This was a good beer and wasn’t overly strong with the alcohol. I would recommend that you go and try He’Brew Origin Pomegranate Ale. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!   

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