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

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88
very good

235 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 5
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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4/5  rDev +2.3%

goldrhim, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Mattyb79, Nov 18, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -18.7%

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).

jzeilinger, Nov 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

jpd026, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

sgttibbs, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Hopmodium, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

bigaddy, Nov 10, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance- Pours up about half a finger's worth of head which has some retention. The head is a dark beige/mocha while the body is an opaque dark chocolate body. Some lacing extends from the surface of the beer but I do not expect this beer to leave much lacing. It does leave considerable lacing.

Nose- Lots of presence with most of that presence coming from the bold caramel of the aroma. Vanilla and toffee with hints of coconut. A little bit of bubblegum with other candy like notes. The nose is very sweet and portends a very sweet beer. Reminds me a lot of a barleywine. Shows none of the 17 percent. Coconut starts to assert itself over the caramel. This beer has a lot of promise. Some butterscotch.

Taste- Definite caramel that moves into burnt caramel with definite coconut and some vanilla and toffee. Very reflective of the nose except there's a bunch of alcohol (Who woulda thunk it?) However, it's quite tame for 17 percent. Some woodiness (mostly oak) on the finish but it really can't compete with alcohol. The oak works well with the vanilla and slight toasted notes that occupy the front of the flavor profile. Some raisins are tucked in the background but like almost all of the other notes, this gets sent packing because of the high heat. But do not think that the high heat is a negative because it isn't. It may inhibit some of the complexity of the profile but it itself is not obtrusive. Some bumblegum and slight candy. As I wrote before, not much of a departure from the nose. The strong woodiness gives it a bitterness that suggests coffee and roasted notes. Some leather and a little bit of astringency from the alcohol. Nevertheless, this is very well rounded for such a high gravity beer. I would really like to see what aging would do for it and because of that, I think I will be purchasing another of these beers. Good to very good.

Mouthfeel- Almost heavy. Lots of syrup to the texture but a good amount of carbonation helps cut that.

Drinkability- It's a little scary. Great integration and balance. I should not be drinking a bomber alone. Seems deserving of its 12 buck price tag if only for the fact that it kicks every wine's ass in regard to alcohol content. Plus it tastes good.

Overall- Is it an Imperial Barleywine or a Imperial Wee Heavy? The last one seems more accurate but it has elements of both. Definitely worth a try. I haven't had the last two efforts but I don't know how they are going to keep uping the ante. I will certainly buy more of this. It is fine fresh and seems worthy of aging.

artoolemomo, Nov 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

laminam, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Dark, sweet, syrupy. This is some strong medicine. Splashed out 1/3 each for son-in-law, his dad and meself on Father's Day. Really packs a wallop. Very little head, but so many complex flavaz in there, smoky and lots of spice and fruit. Mouthfeel is great, like Robitussin with exactly the same effect.

Homers_Beer_Odyssey, Jun 17, 2014
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He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.