HeBrew Rejewvenator 2009 (650ml Bottle)
Jewish tradition celebrates two New Years: The first in Spring after the barley harvest. The High Holidays in Fall mark the creation of the world. Harvest to harvest - the perfect bookends for deliciousness! Dates were used to sweeten beer in Ancient Egypt as early as 3500 BCE. Pliny the Elder, 1st c. Roman naturalist, lauded Judea's Dates for their succulence and sweetness. So important for food and shelter, the Date palm became a symbol for the Kingdom of Judea, stamped on the ancient and modern Israeli Shekel coins. Shaking your Lulav on Sukkot and covering your kosher Sukkah demands Date palm leaves. Palm Sunday reenacts the procession of Jesus into Jerusalem. In Arabic, "Tamr" is the 4th stage of a Date's ripening. Mohammed: "Whoever eats seven fresh Tamr fruits at breakfast shallrise above magic and poison on that day. " The Hebrew word for Date palm is "Tamar", commonly describing the beauty and elegance of a woman. Solomon's sister was named Tamar. "The only difference between a date and a job interview is that not many job interviews have a chance that you?ll end up naked at the end of it. " -Jerry Seinfeld. Like its Latin genus the Pheonix, rise and shine with our newest Double Date Shmoppelbock - and flourish! L?Chaim!
Deep amber pour with a thick, sticky tan head. The nose is quite nice. Lots of sweet fig/date character along with a little bit of spiciness. Light rummy molasses character on the back. It is sweet and sticky but it manages to do that without being cloying. A touch of light clove lends this a fairly Belgian flavour. It’s another unique, but tasty brew and a solid effort from the folks at Schmaltz.
Doppel means double and while these are stronger brews than the traditional German bocks, they are typically not twice the strength. Color is light amber to dark brown. Very full body with a high alcoholic flavor. Low hop flavor and aroma.