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He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) - Shmaltz Brewing Company

He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17)He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17)

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186 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.14%

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  17.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
How could we hope to top last year’s Jewbelation Sweet 16 with its cupcakes, unicorns, & Satan’s Ferrari birthday cake? massive challenge. So for Year 17, we threw in a whole new dimension to our shtick – we built our very own brewery! After 17 years of contract brewing, our first Shmaltz Clifton Park batch emerged 17 months after the first draft of the business plan. Coincidence? Renaissance means “Re-birth” in French & Italian. In Buddhism, the concept does not truly translate as “reincarnation” but instead as “becoming,” or a “stream of consciousness.” 11 syllables structure a haiku. Shakespeare penned 17 comedies. In The Simpsons episode “Duffness” Homer sings “When I was 17″ about buying his first beer with a fake I.D. “I drank some very good beer. I stayed up listening to Queen, When I was 17.” In The Office, Dwight recites Rule 17 that all Schrute boys must learn: “Don’t turn your back on bears, men you have wronged, or the dominant turkey during mating season.” Knowledge and growth come in many forms. It is taught that Nirvana is only attained when the soul transcends cycles of rebirth. Looks like Shmaltz just isn’t there yet. So with 17 malts, 17 hops, and 17% ABV, JEWBEL4TIONREBORN serves as another mark of our death as a contract brewer and proof of our conversion to a new life as brewery owner…… L’Chaim!!!

(Beer added by: TheBrewo on 11-08-2013)
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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent ebony with 2+ fingers of mocha colored head. Stellar lacing & head retention

S: Bready, plums. Figs & a bit of booze as this warms up

T: Follows the nose, a touch of pumpernickel & booze up front, plus dryness, some carob & molasses as well. Molasses, carob, plums, prunes & booze heat as this warms & a touch of charred grain as well. Finishes fruity, dry, with charred grain & molasses, plus some boozeyness

MF: Chewy as all get out, warming, slight carbonation

This is complex & not easily drank in one go by yourself. Still hides some of its heft fairly well. Not always a huge fan of these anny offerings from these guys, but this one delivers. I bet this one will drink great for years if not decades...

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 04:22:23 | More by russpowell
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He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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