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

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87
very good

221 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 44 | FT: 4
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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Skoobs

California

1.35/5  rDev -65.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Its like they filtered a bunch of rotten fruit through rotten coffee grounds. If there are toffee or caramel notes in this beer they are also rotten, and I do not like them in my beer anyway. The guy at bevmo recommended this after I said I love North Coast Old Rasputin, but they are nothing alike. People drink this garbage?

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 08:00:51 | More by Skoobs
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ConradKenney

Maryland

1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

04-18-2014 20:43:40 | More by ConradKenney
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Kaveman

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -55.1%

01-06-2014 02:43:33 | More by Kaveman
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

1.75/5  rDev -55.1%

01-03-2014 23:26:11 | More by jfcaa193
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oso

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

03-18-2014 04:35:59 | More by oso
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DubCo21

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

04-19-2014 20:24:48 | More by DubCo21
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

04-21-2014 23:13:05 | More by sweemzander
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

2.93/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This beer pours a nice dark brown, with a decent amount of sustaining head. Unfortunately, to me, it's all downhill from there. I have actually enjoyed quite a few Shmaltz beers as I could find them in the past. I wondered how this would work given the 17s involved, but for me it didn't mainly because of one "17", listed under ABV.

The smell is sweetish and dark-fruit in nature. Fig more so than date, a bit of honey in the sweetness. Maybe some dark cherries in there. Not bad; I actually don't notice any alcohol.

The taste grabs a little of the smell, then smacks me with an alcohol astringent blast that never quite subsides. The latter feel actually comes more into line with what I would expect from a strong ale, but instead of accentuating the taste. it is a welcome relief from it.

There doesn't seem to be a lot of effort into building a taste profile to me. Seems like an experiment that falls well short.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 02:13:37 | More by cjgiant
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buzzed

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.1%

04-12-2014 03:50:47 | More by buzzed
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-01-2013 21:46:24 | More by foxyaardvark27
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tjsmith910

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.1%

05-03-2014 17:06:50 | More by tjsmith910
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scot959

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-01-2013 00:38:36 | More by scot959
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -23.1%

06-08-2014 23:31:04 | More by KevMo84
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lic217

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-17-2013 18:17:30 | More by lic217
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.1%

01-20-2014 00:55:35 | More by KVNBGRY
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-13-2013 07:34:52 | More by XmnwildX12
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ctrevino

Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.1%

05-19-2014 23:59:20 | More by ctrevino
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.16/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared by jayhawk73. Thanks Jeff!

The beer is dark brown with a thick beige head that fades to nil after a few minutes. The aroma is intense. Lots of pine and alcohol. I can't pick out any specific hops or malts individually but it smells like there are copious amounts of both. Whoa. This is a slow sipper.

Probably best to split this beer 17 ways.

Or maybe drink it over 17 days.

If you drank this by yourself, you'd have a hangover for about 17 hours.

I could think of 17 beers I'd rather drink.

If you poured this over Frosted Flakes, you might puke about 17 times. You might need to do 17 loads of laundry if this happens.

Full bodied and viscous. oily, resinous hops and a sticky, syrupy feel. Not for the feint of heart. Bold, brash, flavorful, loaded with alcohol and an armada of malt and hops.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 04:21:10 | More by Huhzubendah
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A - Dark brown to pitch black pour with a minimal head giving way quickly to a thin toffee colored lacing ring and no carbonation. Swirl the snifter and it's incredibly viscous looking with some serious legs.

S - Pretty subdued aroma for a beer this size. Dark fruit, light molasses and vanilla, mild smoke aroma, oak, and healthy alcohol effervescence. (Everything sort of blends together which makes the nose a little sloppy.)

T - Chocolate malt, toffee, molasses, dark fruit, soy, wood char, and a moderate amount of boozy medicinal character. There's a slight amount of astringency in the background that is distracting and when paired with the booziness the two elements wreak a little havoc and masks the other flavor nuances.

M - Thick, syrupy, sticky, and moderately warm on the way down from the alcohol.

O - I enjoyed the 16th Anniversary more (sorry to say). I bought two bottles and plan to cellar the 2nd one to see where it goes, granted, the 17 is pretty green right now and I give Shmaltz the benefit of a doubt so I will revisit this review after the 2nd bottle sits for several months (or longer).

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 22:53:26 | More by jzeilinger
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ZoomanCru

Colorado

3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

App: Shit is black. Very dark pour, with almost no light passing through the pour. Typical proter like head with lack-luster retention and no lacing.
Smell: Deep roasted malt aroma, notes of coco, walnut, and alcohol volatility. Bready, with notes of pumpernickel.
Taste: Straight up booze taste. Very alcoholic, even more so than red wine. Notes of fig, raisin, and prunes. Sweet and lingering.
Mouth: Overall, fairly thin. Too boozy to be properly enjoyed. Strong for the sake of being strong.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 06:52:10 | More by ZoomanCru
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

01-12-2014 04:32:39 | More by TheBishopco
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

01-12-2014 14:31:30 | More by RochefortChris
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another bottle picked up from what I am convinced is a very underrated brewery. 22 oz. bottle with the standard shtick split with my wife.

Pour is moonless night with the low carbonation befitting a beast of a beer. The nose is not shy, nor is it a one-note kettle drum. Big hit of molasses sweetness is sheered off by a nice roast, alcohol-sodden chocolate, dark fruit of Middle Eastern origin. Smells scary.

Jewbelation Reborn (17) hits harder than Caine on Overworld. Alcohol leg-whips the palate; I've never said a beer is too hot, but, wow, this is a post-shoveling beer if I've ever had one. My fingers are even warm now. Past the shot-like effects, there's a ton of figgy/prunishity that doesn't go over into face-scrunching territory, but is cut by a scramble of sweet malts that give the beer a thick, syrupy feel. Also detected are flecks of leather, chocolate, burnt roast. There's nothing about barrels on the label, but there's a serious drying effect on the downslope that I associate with oak. A sipper. Five sips & I believe I've already compromised my pons. My cheek is twitching.

Complex, bruising, huge. None of these things can be denied, but I'm afraid this one finally pegged the 'too much' meter. This hot mess is certainly entertaining, but doesn't rise about the level of pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 03:12:47 | More by maximum12
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle pours a rich dark brown color with a dense cap of creamy brown head. Nice retention and lacing.

Nose is huge on the malts and alcohol. Tons of roast, chocolate, molasses, dark fruit and sweet simple syrup.

Whoa, this is sweet - diabeetus sweet. Malts are the main player with lots of molasses and cocoa powder flavors. Alcohol is big, hops are surprisingly lacking. Mouthfeel is unsurprisingly thick and syrupy. I am not a fan, I thought 16 was ok, but this one is all over the place...maybe a couple years in the cellar will smooth it out.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 22:02:03 | More by twiggamortis420
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-30-2013 14:45:27 | More by Gonzoillini
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He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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