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He'Brew Miraculous Jewbelation (8) - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Miraculous Jewbelation (8)He'Brew Miraculous Jewbelation (8)

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130 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-31-2004)
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Reviews by Guinness4me:
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Guinness4me

Florida

2.48/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Odd. I had to smell this beer three times before I could really SMELL this beer. It poured well enough, but when I went to smell it, I got nothing. Even after a few sips from my snifter, I still barely get a beer smell.

The taste had a little more kick, but not much. The only thing I really get from it is a very slight alchohol kick near the end.

The mouthfeel is average at best, but it has a strange deep chest burn long after you've swallowed.

Doesn't really seem like a porter to me, but I'm not really sure exactly what it is. Odd.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2004 03:27:06 | More by Guinness4me
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Stinkypuss

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3.91/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

LOOK: Unknown vintage, pours a murky brown with an off white foam collar. Looks like the carbonation is still strong, and defintely an unfiltered brew.

SMELL: Richly malty and pungent nose on this. Definitely leather and tobacco, along with a cascade of dark fruit and alcohol fumes. Kind of smells more like a Baltic porter than the sweeter, American interpretations of the style.

TASTE: Dried fruit and dusty cocoa notes dance on the palate being quite nice. The hops have faded slightly but remain earthy, piney and resinous. There is a faint faint note of grapefruit juice. Pipe tobacco, molasses, roast, coffee and must round out the profile quite nicely. For 8% alcohol by weight, there is little evidence of that in the taste.

FEEL: Medium bodied, medium to low carbonation, and a chalky residue all contribute to the mouthfeel. Has some age on it, so it has smoothed out in time.

OVERALL: A very good porter in the vein of its European brethren. Tasty, strong, complex and quite rewarding. One of my favorites from the Jewbelation series, this is a cellar treat.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle as part of the 8-15th anniversary box set for $30. Has been cellared in the closed box for a year since I bought it. 8 year anniversary beer brewed with 8000lbs of malt with 8 different grains (2-row, crystal, chocolate, victory, munich, carapils, wheat and oatmeal), 8 different hops (warrior, northern brewer, mt. hood, centennial, cascade, vanguard, tettnang, and czech saaz) and 8% abv.

Pours out to a clear very dark brown, near black, forming a tightly beaded, very creamy light tan head (like good cappuccino foam). Superior head retention and solid thick sticky sheets of lace, moderate carbonation, ~2.5 carbs or so. The nose is redolent of prunes, figs, raisins, spicy hops that have mellowed a bit, rum, carob, a little touch of bourbon, and subtle black walnut. Mouthfeel is slightly acidic due to the hops, with a medium rich, but not syrupy mouthfeel. Cleanly fermented, no off-flavors, even at this age. The taste is a recap of the aroma with a pleasant medium bitterness, in perfect balance with the malts, and some mild dark roasted malt flavor. Reminds me of a strongly hopped baltic porter, but not as roasted or astringent as a robust porter or American stout. Finish of black cherries, leather and mild pipe tobacco.

An excellent beer. My only complaint (and I'm sure I won't have to wait long considering I have the rest of the series to go) is that the mouthfeel is a touch too thin considering the flavor and abv. Highly recommended.

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He'Brew Miraculous Jewbelation (8) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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