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He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10) - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10)He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10)

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88
very good

187 Ratings
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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
10 malts, 10 hop varieties added 10 times in a 100 minute boil, 10%. "Double Nut Brown"

(Beer added by: kirok1999 on 11-01-2006)
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TheLongBeachBum

California

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: After trying the Genesis 10:10 a couple of months or so ago, I figured that I must be going buts when I spied this “other” 10th Anniversary brew. Guess these guys really are celebrating their 10th in style. The “Monumental Jewbelation” has a main label with an orange background and it is no surprise to see that this is a 10% beer, with 10 malts and10 hops with 10 minute additions on a 100 minute boil….what a surprise. The label is absolutely festooned with bumpf, information and general Jewish and Deca- inspired bullshit. A Limited Release posted at 10% ABV and KSA Kosher Certified Rabbi Approved.


Appearance: Thick body, dark brown with a tangential black tanned body when sat at rest on the desk. Slow lazy carbonation pushes up a rich fine bodied heavy tan cap that plugs the glass with a 2” deep cap. Scorching lacing capitulates for a while, wanting to remain on the walls for a short time, but changing its mind it soon slides back down into the body of the brew. Carbonation is resolutely firm and finely dissolved.

Nose: Soft malts, hints of perfumed molasses, freshly baked wholemeal bread, bran, dark fruits and rich sugary syrups are thick matted aromas that hang heavy in the air.

Taste: Starts like a sweet Belgian Stout but dries like an Irish one, then the gentle English Brown Ale bitterness rises and further lifts a Porter like mellow malt middle from a Barleywine finish. The ending has dark fruits, caramel, figs, toffee, Parkin, prune juice and a soothing ginger smoothness which piques in the last quarter. A mélange of the better darker styles seems to work extremely well in this blend.

Mouthfeel: The feel is of a woolly, thick deep carpet. A comfortable easy fitting dark beer. Full bodied with a healthy carbonation, this keeps the pace of life alive and rather high paced. Solid stuff and creamy with a sharp caste and well-dissolved conditioning.

Drinkability: Whilst the sweetness bothered for a short while, it soon dissolved into the background and it balances well as it works its way into the cross-section of the myriad of styles. This offering appears to take its beery DNA from several sources but it all blends effortlessly into a super smooth Anniversary Ale.

Overall: With the less than impressive Genesis 10:10 sampled, as well as the gorgeously hoppy Bittersweet Lenny’s DRIPA under my belt, I have to confess that the Monumental Jewbelation 10 is equally as favored as the Lenny’s and one of the better of the several 10th year brews that I have sampled from Shmaltz to date. A dark, intensely flavorful, brooding monster with strong Stout undertones.

Happy 10th Birthday to Schmaltz!!!

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2006 06:51:20 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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