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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

220 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 220
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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TboneRN

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-30-2014 16:23:57 | More by TboneRN
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-27-2014 02:55:02 | More by calcnerd
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Tafyob41

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-24-2014 04:57:25 | More by Tafyob41
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jakea

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-23-2014 13:02:03 | More by jakea
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PaulUH

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-19-2014 13:29:35 | More by PaulUH
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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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oso

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -42.3%

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

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2014 01:28:04 | More by GreesyFizeek
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-16-2014 23:33:30 | More by DrunkinYogi
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

03-16-2014 06:31:58 | More by ToddGingerich
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Valentno7

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-14-2014 19:40:22 | More by Valentno7
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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-14-2014 12:14:25 | More by Drknight
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 06:01:00 | More by biboergosum
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nitter

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-13-2014 23:08:10 | More by nitter
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-10-2014 22:23:10 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a 3F Teku glass.

A- Pours a deep brown, muddy body with a decent 2 finger light chocolate head that reduces slowly to leave blotchy lacing.

S- Lots going on here, smells very complex. Sweet caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, dark fruits, toffee, slight booze, candied sugar.

T- Starts off with tons of sweet malt notes that really follow the nose - caramel, toffee, dark fruits, light coffee and chocolate notes.. the finish is roasty and slightly charred.

M- Thick, rich body, low carbonation.

This exceeded my expectations.. a very well crafted beer. Remind me of a heavy version of a Quad. Would never guess it was 17%

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 01:51:53 | More by gcamparone
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Geekydad79

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-09-2014 16:39:21 | More by Geekydad79
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Motozappa

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-07-2014 04:24:32 | More by Motozappa
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potownbill

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-05-2014 00:14:11 | More by potownbill
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Kg0mz

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-01-2014 23:44:10 | More by Kg0mz
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HoudiniRN

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-28-2014 23:25:52 | More by HoudiniRN
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-27-2014 04:30:09 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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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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kaseydad

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-26-2014 02:08:03 | More by kaseydad
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-25-2014 03:14:38 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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