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

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

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very good

44 Reviews
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Reviews: 44
Hads: 294
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 33.59%
Wants: 7
Gots: 60 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: TheBrewo on 11-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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!!!
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, alcohol, and slight cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, toffee, and alcohol flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toasty bitterness but a fairly strong alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of interesting aromas and flavors, but it doesn't hide the alcohol very well whatsoever.

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Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short dense dark tan head that quickly died down, leaving lacing covering the surface, a patch of bubbles in the center, and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts, raisins, and toffee are present in the smell along with some hints of alcohol. The alcohol becomes much stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The overall taste mostly follows the smell and also has some initial flavors of oak. Once the beer warms up, the taste of alcohol becomes a lot stronger and seems to overshadow the other flavors. Slight bits of bitterness are perceptible.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The alcohol lends some warming to the mouthfeel and makes your mouth tingle a little.
O: For such a strong beer, it manages to hide a decent portion of the alcohol, but only when the beer is cold (it definitely tastes strong, but nowhere near has the level where the alcohol is overwhelming and makes this undrinkable). The drinkability does deteriorate as the beer warms up and the alcohol become a lot more prominent.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, a frustratingly difficult offering to come by around here, as there are myriad (usually beyond weak-ass) stories abounding as to why different stores don't carry it. Meh, it was easier to get an over-pour of this at the GABF last year. M. Cowan missed a certain '17' reference in Winger's creepy ode to underage sexual allure. Hey, I have a certain impending feeling of getting worked over right now too.

This beer pours a solid, well, almost black, with prominent red cola highlights pervading, and three fingers of puffy, frothy, and tightly foamy tan head, which leaves but a small bit of low-lying, ebbing seawall lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of roasted, somewhat meaty caramel malt, chocolate liqueur, middling black fruit esters, treacle, brown sugar, sharp alcohol twinges, and musty earthy, leafy, and weedy hops. The taste is actually not quite as gag-inducing as I was expecting - sure it's strong, the heat really, really close to the surface, in the sense that a mere muscle tic in my throat might cause it to come spewing forth. Anyways, the flavour is replete with singed, dense caramel and bready malt, somewhat acrid black fruit flesh esters - prune, dried cherry, plum, and figs - strangely unsweet brown sugar, a hint of oily nuttiness, dry cocoa and coffee, drier tanned leather, overripe, kind of fermenting apples, musty licorice, and an ethereal earthy, weedy hoppiness.

The carbonation is pretty innocuous, barely even registering on the froth-o-meter, the body a sturdy medium-heavy weight, generally smooth, with that threatening booze informing just a little too much on any nascent creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the now meek-seeming malt ceding control to the chocolate and dark fruit cabal, while the alcohol hones its metallic edges.

For such a strong brew, the 34-proof booze is actually pretty well integrated, relatively speaking - any wines of comparable ABV are much more hot-tasting. That's not to say that it doesn't seem to be lurking around every corner - it surely is. Everything else is just subservient to that - the malt, the hops (all 17 of each), the fruitiness - it all comes off as pushed down, and somewhat dulled. Hmmm, not surprising, I suppose.

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Photo of jlindros
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Well, to be honest, these Jewbelation series beers have been going downhill since 13, which was phenomenal. Now it just seems like too much of everything and becoming a mess. Plus they are so boozy they're hard to get down. But I still want to try them and see if any come close to how good 13 was, and it's a bit of a tradition to drink them during a big snow storm, or just before it, since it will help warm (started by helping to warm when we lost power during a snow storm).

Pours a small mocha colored fizzy head that fades semi quickly, very little lacing, but nice legs on the sides of the glass, typical everything for this high abv, super dark molasses brown color with small hints of ruby coming through.

Nose also goes all over the place like ti can't figure out what it wants to do, a hint of cocoa and mocha flash through, then quickly into raisin and brandy soaked prunes, varying levels of caramel, mostly dark caramel and molasses, little dusty cocoa, hint of a roast and coffee, creamy oats with teh dark chocolate, biscuit, toffee, and even a little biscotti almond aromas. Some booze poking through, perhaps fusel, but not as bad as it should be. Actually the nose does have a lot to it, but not as crazy and messy as the last couple Jewbelations. It's actually not bad. I wonder if they finally got a hold on the various malts and got them to harmonize a bit.

Taste starts very sweet, like a Southern Tier stout sweet, big sweet malts, candy covered with more candy and candybar. Plenty of malts again too, and booze, which comes on hot and tingly, a little fusel but not too bad. Malts bring a lot of different flavors again, at least somewhat harmonized again, starting with teh caramel, many various levels of caramel and caramelized sugars, into molasses, and a nice toffee, then a bit of a almond nutty biscotti again. A mild cocoa and dark chocolate, as well as some creamy oats and milk chocolate, touch mocha and coffee but a light coffee. Malts also have a hint of biscuit and toasty grain, little candy cookie, a very mild raisin and alcohol infused date. A bit syrupy but not too much, and really really sweet still. Finish is sticky sweet, it attempts to dry but not much so, little syrupy still, mild creamy, and bit more fusel booze but not a ton, lots more of the varying malts again.

Mouth is full bod, syrupy, thick, little prickly small bubbled carbonation, plenty of fusel alcohol.

Overall not bad, lots of malts that tend to go everywhere again, but not too crazy and they seem to go well together a bit, lots of malts that are pretty good, a bit too sweet and syrupy, but doesn't go too crazy, booze is quite strong too, but not overbearing. I can drink this, and it will help with the impending doom of the snow storm.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this cellared bottle at the Dusty Sheep in Lancaster, enjoyed in a tulip chilled.

The color is brown almost black with thin tan head with fine bead and little spots of lace collect. The smell is strong with booze and light roasted aroma with subtle dark cocoa and slight brown sugar with earthy woody nose. The feel has an intense booziness with medium high carbonation and light roasted with dry finish and slight thick feel with mild bitter aspect in the finish.

The taste has intensity in every way with light brown maltiness in a roast quality with slight piney hop and some strong alcohol mid palate with light spice and some hop flavor mid palate which brings pepper and the malt continues into the finish with a rich roasted and light raisin flavor with alcohol in the residual taste. Overall a better taste than feel and aroma therefore I enjoyed it as a good strong ale with nice herbal hop in the finish.

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Photo of russpowell
4.06/5  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...

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Photo of smcolw
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Modest starting head that settles to rim bubbles. Little lace--just some spots. The liquid is deep brown where light shines through on the edge of the glass.

Interesting aroma of slightly darker malts (despite the very dark color, there's no burnt smells). Light hop given that there are 17 different varieties.

Extremely rich beer (with a low-ish carbonation). Soft start but it does become a flavor bomb quickly. The malt is complex without any particular style being dominant. Like the smell, taste wise it is closer to light toast with no burnt elements. There's a potent alcohol warmth throughout the tasting. Good hop presence. In a word, balanced. it is extreme on the body and the alcohol.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
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.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a thin film of brown foam that leaves slight lacing. Rich aroma of dark sweet caramel and toasted malt, vanilla, licorice, dark dried fruit, molasses, slight booziness. Flavor of molasses, sweet dark toasted malt, dark dried fruit, toffee with a rapidly developing hop and dry earthy bitterness, finishing with grassy hops and grain alcohol infused malt. Medium bodied with light carbonation. This starts out quite nicely, with a great complex aroma and initial taste, but falls apart in the end as the really substantial malt and flavor is defeated by the huge ABV. It is an interesting and satisfying strong ale, but shows the limits of pushing the proof boundaries. The base beer is nice, but one has to drink this very, very slowly and is left with a boozy after taste. I've enjoyed following this series from moderate ones through the latest incarnation; but wonder if Shmaltz can pull off the next few. They have done great and I hope for the best.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber into a shmaltz glass.

dark brown pour , big beige head. smell is big on raisins and figs. taste is much like a Belgian strong .. dark fruits..figs, raisins, ABV absolutely undectable on the palate. but you can feel it in your stomach. big body of course but easy drinking for 17% . recommended.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber poured into tulip 22/2/14

A dark cola liquid, almost black, much to my surprise there's plenty of foam that hangs around for a while leaving few random patches of lace, not bad for a monster, some wide legs and a little color left on the glass

S molasses and brown sugar, booze stings the nostrils, some chocolate, a little citrus and plum, very faint coffee, some spicy herbal notes I can't place, more booze, and a hint of pine and tobacco

T sugar coated raisins, brown sugars a little burnt, perhaps a hint of hazelnut, everything I smells still there, a fair bit going on but hard to pin point anything other then the booze and sugars

M thick, syrupy and very sticky, I should've shaved my beard to drink this stuff, I might need more then a facecloth to get the hairs unstuck, some bubbles would foam it up but you can't foam up syrup, hits my head and chest fairly hard

O fairly complex and I almost love it, I know its a monster but shes boozy and a little intimidating and will kick your ass

I'm curious where these anniversary brews are headed, I doubt I'll live to see it get to over-proof levels but I have to admit I'm looking forward to see where this ends up.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brown body, almost black, with two finger head and lace patches all over. A slightly boozy malt driven aroma with touches of bread, sweetness thanks to chocolate and possibly toffee and some dark fruits (your requisite figs and plums reference). I can see where this beer is not for everyone because while not overpowering the booze is noticeable and plays a part in this beer. I occasionally love sipping on a good whiskey or scotch (they are different) and this beer reminded me of that, just "nursing" it and enjoying little packets of sweet flavor in every sip (I must say I eventually finished the bomber, on my own, and the alcohol doesn't gain more prominence as beer warms but the sweet malts do, although after the bomber I was done for the night). This beer is thick, at times sticky, passes over easy w/o burn and has a slightly hoppy bitter finish that balances a rather sweet beer, complete with chocolate, caramel, syrup, toffee, bread, and dark fruits malt notes so it's a rather complex sweetness. Even get a little vanilla bourbonesque twang near the end of the bomber (or my buzz was stronger than expected). This is one I enjoyed and would recommend to anyone who likes to take chances on stronger, boozy beers with a sweet edge.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

Pours a very dark , brown, basically opaque. Looks stout-like. No head, really, and no lacing.

Smells boozy, with tons of burnt/caramelized brown sugar and molasses.

Tastes great- the aforementioned caramelized brown sugar, milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, burning alcohol, and some musty, tea-like hops. Some dark fruits are present as well, plums mainly.

Full and creamy mouthfeel. Very present alcohol keeps the drinkability down a bit. Essentially no carbonation.

17% ABV here- 17 malts and 17 hops used. This is an extreme beer, and tastes like it. It ultimately works, but I can bet that this beer will really benefit from aging, up to 5, maybe even 10 years. Some time down will really mellow out the alcohol and bring the sweet caramel and brown sugar flavors even more to the forefront.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mini-snifter. Aged one year.

S- Boozy, burnt sugar, caramel, dark fruit, maybe some fig, still very hot after a year.

T- Sweet, more dark fruit, booze, lots of booze. Alcohol drowns out much of what is underneath.

M- Slightly creamy at first but starts to sting as it warms. Hot.

O- Past years were better.

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Photo of maximum12
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.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle, 2013 brewed

very dark brown, almost black in color with ruby highlights. thin khaki head that stays awhile. rich malty aroma, dark fruits, burnt sugar. similar in the taste, slightly sweet, also a bit earthy. fairly viscous, lower carbonation. coats the mouth.

overall - pretty damn smooth for a 17% abv beer. Hebrew does it again

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Photo of Pencible
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly opaque black ruby with a little tan head.
S: It smelled like fresh oranges and rich dark chocolate, with some metallic hops and honey wheat bread.
T: It tasted like burnt sugar and molasses, with some metallic copper and bitter citrus zest and honey wheat bread, as well as some roasted coffee and rich dark chocolate. It had a bold bitter and sweet aftertaste with a lot of alcohol warming.
M: It was very thick and sticky with a little carbonation. Great big body.
D: This was a huge brew as expected. But it seems the excellent blend of scents and tastes has been overpowered by too much going on, and overwhelmed by the alcohol. Definitely a sipping beer. Will certainly improve with age, I look forward to trying this again in about 5 years. For now, it's way too rough around the edges. (Still one of the most incredible values on the market.)

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Photo of jzeilinger
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).

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Photo of thecheapies
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Pours very dark brown, almost black. A ring and cirrus cloud shapes on the surface of tan foam.

Whilst there is a great character of sweet licorice, oak, and dark chocolate; the primary odor coming off of this is heavy fusel/paint thinner.

Mega huge. Way too much bite with the alcohol. Tastes like alcohol. Oh, and cheap brandy, anise, dark chocolate, paint thinner, and soy sauce. Not as sweet as the combination of the aforementioned ingredients. Light peatiness is great. Wish more of these flavors could be featured.

Hard to drink a 5 1/2 oz pour. That's saying something. Boozy, sticky, boozy, flat, and boozy.

Ridiculous beer. Nuff said.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brownish black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of tan head that slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bready, toasty, and fairly earthy aroma with hints of hops and dark fruit undertones. Dark roasted malts with bready hints of biscuit, toasted bread, dark chocolate, sweet caramel, toffee, coffee roast, grains, yeast, nuts, and some smoke. Sweet hints of molasses and burnt brown sugar. Earthy hops with hints of grass and pine. Also some citrus hints of orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Dark fruit presence with hints of figs, raisin, dates, plum, and prune. Some alcohol scent is noticeable. Actually a more laid back and drier aroma than expected. Pretty good.

Taste: Like the aroma previews, a dry, bready, roasty, and earthy mix of malts and hops with dark fruits. Dark roasted barley malts with notes of biscuit, burnt toast, dark chocolate, coffee, sweet caramel, toffee, grains, yeast, nuts, and smoke. Some notes of sweet molasses and brown sugar. Big hop presence with earthy and herbal notes of grass and spicy pine resin. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, and orange. Dark fruit undertones with notes of raisin, fig, dates, prune, and plum. Some alcohol heat is tasted. A pretty good taste that is actually nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Very full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, chewy, and somewhat oily. Alcohol heat is definitely felt but its much smoother than 17% would suggest. Impressive balanced dryness considering the big amount of ingredients.

Overall:A pretty good massive strong ale. Huge mix of malts and hops but it is nicely refined and avoids becoming a sweet mess. Surprisingly smooth.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased as part of the 2013 Holiday gift pack. 17 malts, 17 hops, 17% ABV.

Brewed with 2-row, spelt, vienna, munich, rye, wheat, einkorn, emmer, chocolate, crystal rye, dark crystal, roasted barley, roasted wheat, flaked oats, caramunich 40, carapilsner and kiln amber.
Hopped with warrior, Columbus, Apollo, palisade, Golding, tettnang, ahtanum, cascade, Czech saaz, centennial, Chinook, santiam, simcoe, summit, Amarillo, citra, and crystal.

Pours out to an apparently clear near black with walnut highlights, forming a espresso crema head of medium tan with superior retention and lacing. Carbonation is a little on the softer side, ~2.0 carbs or so. The nose is of soy sauce, black walnut, dark molasses, chocolate syrup and fruity hops. The mouthfeel is syrupy, uber-dense, rich and oily. The taste is a recap of the aroma, however there is a pronounced woody note and more roast character than I picked up in the nose. The roast character is akin to that expected in a RIS, and it adds a moderate tartness to the mouthfeel (too much roasted malt and the tartness subtracts from the mouthfeel and drinkability for me). Brown sugar, pumpernickel crust, prune juice, dates and figs linger on the palette into the long aftertaste. Bitterness is moderate, enough to balance the huge malt bill nicely. The alcohol adds a peppery flourish to the finish, but is otherwise well hidden. Interesting cardamom note is barely perceptible. Very very subtle cardboard note but not enough to interfere or detract.

This is from the new Clifton park brewery and I'm happy to say, tastes just as good as all their other jewbelation beers. This beer is super-sturated and rich, demanding to be sipped over an hour. 1/2 bottle later and I'm feeling it. Yummy stuff.

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Photo of beergoot
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out a near pitch black body with a thin yet clinging, light tan head. Boozy raisin and chocolate aromas; crème de menthe. Deep, malty flavors; lots of residual sugars; molasses; figs and prunes; alcohol warmth and burn. Full-bodied; thick and velvety.

An American strong ale, indeed! In spite of the very high ABV, this beer comes across well-balanced and satisfyingly complex and deep. Mighty tasty and quite the pleasant surprise...

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Photo of PorterLambic
4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a tan head that just doesn't want to stay for the party, dropping to a film and a little scattered lacing.
Smell seems weak at first but a little temperature rise brings out notes of roasted malt, dark fruits and a touch of molasses, maybe? Good balance.
In the mouth is where it's at with this brew. Notes of roast malts, whiskey, dark fruits, vanilla, a touch of chocolate, all balanced very well.
Not the first Schmaltz beer I've had but by far the best. Full bodied, smooth, lighter effervescence, warming from the time it hits your lip. Aftertaste has a slight, albeit not offputting at all, medicinal note. It's got the whole fruitcake experience going for it. High praise from me. This is an amazing brew.

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4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slightly more than a fingers worth of late to develop audibly fizzy medium brown colored crisp frothiness... Decent retention... The head turns richer and creamier as it settles a bit... Once fully settled there is a mostly fully thin veil of lacing and thin to moderate collar... Aubergine in color... Limited carbonation which is micro-sized an quite sluggish and can only be seen towards the top of the glass... A rich, deep and complex aroma... Dark fruit... Grape juice... Brown sugar... A light layer of hopiness lingers beneath the surface... A hint of molasses... Given the high 17% ABV, there is no booziness detected on the nose... The bouquet is spot on for the style... Dark fruit... Raisins... Dates... Cherries... Plums... Brown sugar... Light hints of vanilla and molasses... There is a subtle red wine tannin character through out... Thick... Viscous... Chewy... Surprisingly smooth... A light boozy burn on the deep finish... A sipper for sure... Much more well rounded and sophisticated than I had expected... No disrespect to He'brew, but any time you combine 17 different hop and 17 different malt varieties, the potential exists for a hot mess, but He'brew pulls this one of exquisitely... This one ends up being a rock solid and world class American (Very) Strong Ale... Shalom...

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He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.