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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

248 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 5
Gots: 46 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ridgeline23, May 10, 2014
Photo of retry4z
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

retry4z, May 07, 2014
Photo of jmdrpi
4.14/5  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

jmdrpi, May 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

tjsmith910, May 03, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

LiquidAmber, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Eaglefan344, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

joemcgrath27, May 02, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter

A- pours nearly pitch black in color with a small light tan head that eventually reduces to a small layer, leaving a bit of lace behind

S- lots of booze on the nose, some herbal hop notes, floral hop, sweet caramel malt, burnt brown sugar and toasted malt on the finish

T- big, sweet and boozy. Flavors are all over the place, picking up some floral and herbal hop, sweet caramel, brown sugar, booze and candied sugar

M- thick and viscous body with moderate carbonation leads to a sticky and chewy mouthfeel with a warm finish, lots of alcohol burn at the end

O- this one was a bit harsh, which was expected seeing how fresh it was. Some time in the cellar may mellow it out a bit, definitely one to share as drinking this on your own will put you on the floor

Treyliff, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of teromous
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Black body with a light tan head. Fluffy and creamy looking head. Good lacing.

S: Alcohol with a complement of caramel, in that direct order. Nothing else that I can discern. I'd say it smalls okay. It's not uninviting, it's just telling me "expect caramel and a lot of alcohol" and leaving it at that.

T: Wow very crazy rich. It's like drinking molasses, coffee, chocolate syrup (the ice-cream kind), and dare I say it bourbon. I find it pretty hilarious that I don't find any of this on the label. Huge bourbon flavor. Medium roasted coffee. Lots of rich dark chocolate. Insane flavor profile here. It tastes like unfermented beer. It's worth buying just to experience this flavor bomb. Not balanced at all, just a huge explosion of flavors. When I think of people going off the charts, trying to expand the limitless boundaries of what we call "American Strong Ale," this is exactly what I think of. Admittetly I am very impressed. I wasn't sure what to expect from a label that boasts "17 Malts, 17 Hops, 17% ALC. By Vol." I honestly was ready for it to be a mess, but approached it open-minded. As the beer warms, it lends flavors of oak to the palate.

M: Very full bodied, slick, sticky, syrupy. It's pretty hard to drink considering how thick this beer is, but it's so worth drinking. Absolutely a sipper. It's hard to rate it, because I can tell that the modus operandi of this beer is to be big and bold. I can't rate it perfect because it is very thick and syrupy, but it is a crazy wonderful feeling beer.

O: Well...I picked up this beer on a whim. I was not expecting how good this thing would be. I don't know if this is just one of the best secrets in the beer world or if it was just an amazing batch. This is the first beer I've had like this from the Shmaltz Brewery, but I will definitely be looking closer at them in the future. This beer is legendary.

teromous, Apr 28, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

metter98, Apr 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

sweemzander, Apr 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

brauseboof, Apr 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

DubCo21, Apr 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

AnPiobaire, Apr 18, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -61.6%

ConradKenney, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

DRTBrewster, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

avisong, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Missy82, Apr 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

thkrb99, Apr 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

AWB3, Apr 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

buzzed, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one I stored in the wine chiller so it would be warmer and ready to drink like a proper ale.

This beer pours a rich deep black with a THICK tan to brown head that is more like a slice of bread in thickness than foam. The lacing doesn't exist because the head is so thick it pulls the foam down with it.

The nose is sweet malts, alcohol and hints of hops with notes of coriander, vanilla, fructose, and honey. The high alcohol content is there but surprisingly not a detractor from the nose.

The taste is rather complex with the dark roasted malts being dominant with hints of coffee and caramelized sugar. The beer is extremely fruity and sweet with the blend of 17 ops making their presence quickly known as well. One would expect that this beer would be somewhat off balanced, and have too many extremes due tot he incredibly large number of ingredients. The spiciness is an undertone that exists throughout that is slightly overburdened by the presence of the 17% alcohol. The sweetness is present int he beginning and the finish as well as being present when you lick your lips afterwards. The hops pop in the middle and are so complex I cannot distinguish them. Despite all of the allegedly distracting notes, excessive complexity and moonshine worthy alcohol content this beer is surprisingly subdued by the enormous amount of flavor.

The mouthfeel is very rich and heavy and coats the palate nicely.

Overall very drinkable and enjoyable but just too strong and heavy to be a regular in my fridge.

AtrumAnimus, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

WVbeergeek, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

brocktune, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

MSandahl23, Apr 03, 2014
He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.