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

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very good

268 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 7
Gots: 51 | 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:
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!!!

(Beer added by: TheBrewo on 11-08-2013)
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hebrew Jewbelation Reborn 17
22oz bottle into a snifter

17 malts, 17 hops, 17% ABV. I was a big fan of last years anniversary release, excited to try this one.

A: Pours an opaque black with just under 1 fingers width of tan colored head. Head dissipates down quickly and leaves almost no lacing, but some alcohol legs.

S: Roasted malts, black coffee, cinnamon graham cracker, semisweet chocolate, subtle dark fruits, a bit of booze. Very good aroma, but fairly mild considering how big this beer is.

T: Big and boozy, roasted malts, fusel alcohol, plastic, black coffee bitterness, subtle dark fruits. Alcohol presence is way too strong though and dominates the other flavors.

M/D: Full bodied but not thick, carbonation moderate, ABV is certainly noticeable but its not hot going down, and for the insane ABV drinkability is pretty good.

O: So I absolutely loved last year's Jewbelation Sweet 16, but I'm not really a fan of this one. Real nice aroma, but the flavor profile is overpowered by boozy ethanol. Im disappointed. Might settle down with some age, for the price its probably worth grabbing a bottle and throwing it in the cellar for a year or two. I do, however, appreciate them sticking with the trend, and I look forward to seeing an "18 malts, 18 hops, 18% ABV" beer next year.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of maximum12
3.4/5  rDev -13%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
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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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
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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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -55.2%

He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.