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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

188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Photo of mactrail
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly black with a ruby glint in the wine glass. Modest head, but quite spritzy on the tongue. Subsequent pours show off the foam and add to the carbonation. They must have aged this in tanks and made sure it had enough spritz when they did the bottling.

Licorice is the single biggest flavor to my palate. Very dark roasted flavors dominate. There is just a whisper of sweet malt at first, but fairly dry as you sip. This doesn't seem to have the sweet base of residual sugars of most of the big Shmaltz beers. Rather sharp instead of sticky. Burnt figs is the impression once the hops start to dominate the finish.

Quite tasty, truly different, and maybe it's evidence that at least some beers can benefit from age. From the 12 oz bottle in the boxed set of older Jewbelations.

Photo of theminutemen
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of claytong
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of champ103
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hay Merchant in Houston, TX. Jewbelation 15 has already come out, so I guess this is a 5 year old keg. Pretty cool.

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A two finger dark beige head forms forms with good retention. Especially considering the age and alcohol. Light lace is left.
S: Big roast, coffee, and chocolate. It took me back a bit, almost a shock. Some oxidation is noticeable. Finishes a bit vinous.
T: Follows the nose, but I am ready for the big punch of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The oxidation becomes much more apparent as this warms. Again some dark fruits like grapes in the finish that makes this seem vinous. Plenty of alcohol.
M/D: A full body and still well carbonated after 5 years. Smooth at the same time. Plenty of alcohol, but still a nice beer to sip on. One snifter is enough for the night though.

This is a big, intense beer that is enjoyable. Though I could not take very much in a sitting. This has aged well, but still a monster of a beer.

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Mora2000
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. This aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt, much like the Jewbelation 9. The flavor is more complex that the aroma, which is a good thing in my opinion. I get the same chocolate and roasted malt that I got in the aroma, but that is complimented by some molasses and a little bit of pine flavor from the hops. The alcohol is also quite present in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of jmdrpi
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, from last year's gift pack.

appears very dark brown, almost opaque. cream colored head, retains a thin covering. aroma of rich malt, brown sugar, raisins, figs. taste is also all malts, no hops detected. similar flavors in the taste. fairly thick, with low to medium carbonation.

overall - nice and complex.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 1/2011 notes. Bottle from the 2011 Holiday Gift Pack. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a dark red brown with a trace of head, but sparse lacing. Faint malt and dark fruit aroma. Light taste of dark and roasted malts, dark fruit, faint hops. Very subdued. Nice flavors, but not assertive enough.

Photo of jdprmd
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of MrVonzipper
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of r3o
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of durwood64
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of gregshead
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 7/31/11

A: Pours thick with half inch of head. Reasonably dark brown.

S: Raisons, molasses, prunes and dark fruit in general. Great smell.

T: Sweet dark molasses with some fig taste. Molasses flavor dominates.

M: Quite a bit of carbonation feel for a beer that is 4+ years old. SOme heat feel on the nose

O: A very solid beer. A strong brown ale. Sad they only made this as an anniversary ale.

Photo of MrOH
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extremely dark brown, very little head. Delicate lacing.

Raisins, nutty, fruitcake, dark rum, cocoa powder aromas.

Prunes, chocolate, hazelnut, espresso-like bitterness (but not flavors). Very dry for all the sweet tastes occuring. Good flavors, fits the description of a double nut brown ale. Seems like it could stand to be a bit less bitter.

Heavy-body, but not cloying sweet. Creamy. Fine carbonation.

A fairly unique brew. Definitely gets better as it warms. Enjoyable, but not something that I would necessarily seek out. Glad to have tried it.

Photo of Jefe73
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of pzrhsau
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Rich dark opaque brown color with not much of a head.
s: Rich dark nutty oil aroma with a nice blend of hopiness and some hints of amber malt.
T: Rich malty flavor with hints of chestnuts that almost give it a rich chocolate warmth at the end. Very rich with hints of the hops and different malt give it a different taste every time you take a sip.
M/O: Very smooth and not too overwhelming given the mixture of ingredients. The combination does work well so this makes it a very good beer to sip slowly to release all the unique flavors.

Photo of jlindros
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lighter fizzy head covering somewhat typical for 10% abv, light lacing, pretty much jet black color beer with no real light coming through.

Nose is complex as usual, dark fruits, brandy soaked raisins, fig, nuts, dark malts, caramel galore, molasses, some light cocoa, sweet reddish malts and toasty brown malts, some booze and bit of fruity esters, and plenty of brown sugar. A slight hint of honey like aromas even come out as it warms.

Taste also starts rich and complex, mostly brown sugar and sweet malts. Brown soft aged malts, little toasty, and reddish malts with plenty of caramel and toffee. Molasses cuts in with dark fruits, raisin, date, even light dried apricot. Then hops really kick in, earthy bitter hops, a bit spicy, with a long lingering bitterness. Some booze comes through the middle with the sweetness balance. Then light cocoa, with a touch of powdered bakers choc and a little coffee syrup. Finish is still semi sweet, syrupy malts, caramel, and a long lingering spicy hop bitterness.

Mouth is heavier bodied, syrupy, decent carb for the style, bit of warming booze.

Overall pretty good, nice malts and sweet additions, dark fruits, hops seem a bit out of place as they get a bit to spicy and bitter, although the booze and sweetness balance well.

Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of smakawhat
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Crashing the Hanukkah gift pack commences...

Barely a one finger head off the pour, tan colored head, body comes out brown chestnut but hits and produces a big dark body of nearly blackened red.

Nose is alcohol, faint barleywine sense of malts and sweetness. Unfortunately not very pleasing.

Taste however is a big improvement. Chocolaty malt, with an almost silky texture. Rich, a little bit of banana, and roast. Slight tannic sense with black licorice.

Fairly interesting, even though it didn't start well. However, it's really not that memorable a drink to fall over or wanting to desire this again.

Photo of drcarver
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - think syrupy body that slowly releases a light brown head. head is short lives and leaves little lacing.

S - sweet (molasses) with a bit of smoke.

T/M - full bodied and a full mouth flavor. Sweet brown sugar to the back. Soy sauce toward the front. A toasted/burnt bread flavor lingers in the mouth. Thick and coats the tongue.

O - the best one so far from the menorah pack.

Photo of plumcrazyfx
4/5  rDev +2%

He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.