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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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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%
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:
Beer added by: kirok1999 on 11-01-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

10 malts, 10 hop varieties added 10 times in a 100 minute boil, 10%. "Double Nut Brown"
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from last year's gift set.

a - opened the bottle and filled my ccb snifter. brew poured a deep brown with some ruby highlights. there was a thin greyish mocha head...dissolved kind of quickly and left a ring on the surface of the brew.

s - grapes and pot pouri. some brown sugar. rustic. nutmeg.

t - brown sugar. some rustic earthiness. malt forward. has a kind of like cheap red wine vibe.

m - kind of thick and sludgy.

o - overall decent, not crazy. kind of like a really boozy brown ale.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of drabmuh
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the time of this review, the #39 American Brown ale on beeradvocate best of lists. Poured into my Jewbelation glass because I am one sick mother that has the capability to do such a perverse thing, you would too if you could.

Beer is brown, dark, with a thin tan head of small bubbles, low carbonation, low lacing. Looks fine.

Aroma is sweet and bourbony with a strong back bourbon and malt syrup presence.

Beer is thick and syrupy, pretty thick, hurts my teeth. The finish is a little dry with mild bitterness. The midpalate is completely dominated by bourbon / alcohol / liquor character and the lead off is pretty sweet. I don't hate it but I don't love it either.

Photo of alpinebryant
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pour a dark brown with a medium tan head.

Aroma of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, sweet malt. Rye and spicy malt aromas.

Taste is very much of an old ale. Strong caramel flavors mixed with leather, old boot, rye malts, and a medium american hop presence to balance out the sweetness. This is more old ale than American Brown Ale, but it is tasty and I always have respect for both styles. As an American brown ale, I would say this is too thick, but as an old Ale I would have said it is just right.

Light carbonation and a medium body. Overall a tasty beer, hard to complain about this brew.

Photo of megahurts4
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10)

Appearance: brown, small head, and good lacing.

Smell: malty dark fruit sweetness and cocoa.

Taste: malty dark fruit, slight cocoa, dark chocolate, faint vanilla, and a faint floralness.

Mouthfeel: medium.

This is a very complex brew. There is a slew of flavor that is far from weak, but is still drinkable.

Photo of Schmittymack
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark reddish brown into the old trusty pint shaker. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and dark fruits. Taste was malt, chocolate, raisins, and a bit of sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium body and smooth. Alcohol well hidden for a 10% brew. I'm liking this one quite a bit.

Photo of MattyG85
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into He'Brew pint glass.

Appearance: Very dark brown that shows a little red color when held up to light. Decent sized light tan head quickly fades into a thin layer. Very good lacing.

Smell: Sweet toasted dark malts and nuts followed by chocolate and hints of earthy hops. Dark fruit smells like raisins.

Taste: Dark fruits, malts, and chocolate give a sweet taste up front. Hints of vanilla follow. Finishes with some hop bitterness and warmth from the booze. Also taste some plums in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Smooth despite the high alcohol.

Overall: A very tasty and interesting version of a brown ale. Almost feels as if it was barrel aged. A very fine brew.

Photo of DoktorZee
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a schooner. No obvious best before date.

A - Pours a dark brown with ruby at the ends, has a tan head that disappears very quickly with little lacing.

S - Nose combines a light caramel malt along with grassy hops.

T - Initially some moderate hops bitterness makes way for some caramel malts with some strong coffee notes at end. As compared to some of the other offerings this is not overly sweet (e.g. compared to 13).

M - very light carbonation, thick and coats the mouth.

D - moderately warming, but also drinkable.

I'm not sure if I would call this one a Brown Ale but it's solid. It's definitely less intense than some of the other higher numbered offerings, but still powerful.

Photo of Pencible
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 re-release as part of the Vertical Jewbelation set.

A: This poured a clear, dark ruby with a little tan head.
S: It smelled like rye and raisin and earthy toffee, with a little vanilla and chocolate and alcohol.
T: It tasted like milk chocolate and earthy toffee, with vanilla and raisin and rye. It had a smooth aftertaste with some alcohol warming.
M: It was thick with a little carbonation. Great body!
D: This had amazing body with nice scent and taste. The alcohol was more pronounced, but it was still not tough to drink. I would definitely suggest aging this, except this was my only bottle. Oh well, it was still very good fresh.

Photo of gnemesis
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle (vertical mix pack) into snifter on 03/14/2011.
This beer is black, thin tan head, not much retention and little lacing. Smells of sweet honey, brown sugar, dark fruit, and notes of booze. Flavors match the nose but adds some alcohol heat, some slight metal, earth, and a dab of roast. This one is full bodied and low carbonation. Good beer but some age would improve it.

Photo of SirRuss
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Matt black body supports a head whose shade is identical to the nine. The initial carbonation is tight, smooth and aesthetically integrated, but retention is fleeting and the lacing is average at best.

S - Milk chocolate, toffee, and a slight herbaceous note (coriander perhaps) rise from within, yet the signature Jewbelation intensity seems to be taking a holiday of its own.

T - This brew seems to offer many of the same elements as the nine, although none of them are expressed with the suave bravado of other examples from this series. As much as i would like to deliberate the subtleties distinguishing these two brews, I'd rather spend the rest of my time enjoying this one, and refer any readers of this post to the Jewb 9 review - http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/262/25467/?ba=SirRuss
-and suggest that it is read several decibels lower than if you were trying to get a feel of the nine (for which the review was originally written)

M - Good, but over done. Prickly, and uplifting to the extent that it detrimentally diminishes the potential of the flavor profile.

O - Pretty damn good, but unfortunately for the ten, the nine has clocked us on to the fact that the Jewbelation series can do a whole lot better, and with a whole lot less.

Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The darkest of brown liquids fills the snifter and presents a buttery tan head of foam that is quite dense and offers lacing that sticks around the glass.

Has a very balanced DIPA scent to it. Lots of hops with a caramel malt sweetness that rivals it.

Very hoppy and very malty indeed. The hops are bitter and mostly piney. The malt adds a generous, but not cloying amount of sweetness along with a toasty character. Some noticeable alcohol as well. Very black barleywine-like or imperial cascadian ale if you will. I guess you could even call it a hugely hopped imperial stout.

Very soft carbonation, smooth feel and dryer finish. Medium bodied.

Overall, this is a nice big beer. It is both hoppy and malty. It's not crazy or outstanding, but it is solid and enjoyable. This is the best one I've had thus far out of the holiday pack.

Photo of KidsDoc
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into tulip

A: dark brown, near opaque with a huge tan head that lasted forever. nice thick lacing

S: very sweet malt, some faint nuttiness, toffee. As it warms there is an intense alcohol almost bourbon like aroma

T: unusual and a bit off/disorganized. Very sweet caramel/toffee malt; some dark roast malt. Finishes bitter/dry but I do not detect hops in the actual flavor profile

M: very smooth. Medium body. very nice level of carbonation

O): this one was not the experience I was expecting which made it disappointing to actaully take down. Glad I tried the novelty of it, but one is plenty. The overall taste just didn't come together for me.

Photo of claspada
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aromas of strong chocolate and dark fruit with hints of citrus rind and earthiness in the background.
The taste begins with dark and milk chocolate. Hints of raisins and some dates. Hops give it their very best to push through the increasingly dense maltiness, which adds a moderate bitterness. As it warms you get some burnt chestnuts are present.
The mouthfeel is warming with a nice finish balanced but the lingering bitterness (from either the malts or hops) undecernable at this point is kinda of off-putting for me as I do not like bitterness in my dark ales.
Medium-above average body. Medium carbonation. These Hebrew anniversary beers all seem to share a nice, smooth mouthfeel.
Overall this beer is smooth drinking, despite how it leaves a slight hop taste on the pallet, the great taste makes it a joy to drink. This is the first of the Jewbelation series which is worth noting as a good beer; hope the prolonged vertical tastings improve going forward.

Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown color; almost no light. poured a 1 finger tan head with fair retention dissipating to a skim. Laced n wavy rings.

S: Nutty malt. Prunes and raisins. Bitter chocolate and alcohol.

T: Much like the nose. Dark fruits and phenols come through prominently. Malt comes through really big in the taste. Clean and warming in the finish for a big beer.

M: Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry and warm in the finish.

D: Complex and flavorful. The ABV is evident; definitely a sipper.

Photo of JamnesCameron
4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Good followup to Number 9 - 5766.

Poured into a He'Brew short tumbler.

Pours an almost opaque, clear, deeply ruby beer. A little darke than 5766. Tan, creamy head of about a finger, drops slowly to wisp with nice lacing.

Aroma of dark roasted grains, more malty than 5766, dark fruits (dates, raisins). A slight earthiness. But no other hop aroma can be picked out.

First sip is of roasted malt, nuts, toffee. A little chocolatiness. A little deeper roasted flavor than 5766. Still no real hop flavor stands out. Long, lingering bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, with a resiny bitter coating.
Carbonation is at a good level, no carbonic bite or prickle. Slight warming from alcohol.

Another excellent example of the style. Nothing too aggressive. Good balance of flavors and aromas. Just as the 5766 does, hides the alcohol very well.

Photo of biboergosum
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, plucked from the Vertical Jewbelation mixed pack.

This beer pours an ostensibly clear very dark cola colour, with two fingers of foamy, creamy beige head, which slinks away slowly, leaving some broad skeletal lace around the glass. It smells strongly of caramel molasses, dark, sugary fruit steeped in grain alcohol, and some breadiness. The taste is big bready, roasted nut toffee malt, more boozy fruit, some red wine-like heat, menthol cough candy, and bitter earthy hops. The carbonation is on the low side, but still appreciable, the body thick, viscous, and quite creamy. It finishes with a decent dryness sneak attack - hops, alcohol, and fruit - all concerted in their effort at leveling off the big lingering malt bomb.

A nice big nutty brown ale, with an edge that keeps it from jump starting a benign, sympathetic diabetic episode.

Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle at 45 degrees into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. From the Vertical Jewbelation gift pack.

A: It pours a nearly opaque very dark brown color with a finger of khaki head that recedes to the edges rather quickly but laces well.

S: Booze-soaked dark fruits, cherries, caramel, biscuit, and toffee.

T: Sweet figs and dates, caramel, toast, hazelnut, and some chocolate.

M: It has a medium-thick body with some creaminess and a palate-sticking finish that is quite syrupy.

D: This isn't as complex as the two previous years and shows a bit more alcohol.

Photo of Gmann
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a near black color with brown highlights. Short, tight, dense head that settles into a solid ring leaving some clingly lacing on the glass.

The aroma is malty sweet with touches of raisins. Some buttery toffee notes as well.

The taste is of vinous and buttery notes. Some red wine flavors mix with raisins and fig. This is matched with a buttery caramel flavor. Quite sweet and not quite what I am looking for in a brown ale. Needs some more earthy notes to help balance the sweet. There is some hop bitterness in the end but it is subtle.

Moderate body with tingly carbonation; sweet on the palate and finishes a bit sticky. There is some bitterness in the end to help offset the sweet flavors.

This one didn't really do it for me. Quite sweet and raisiny. I would like to see some earthness to the brew.

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He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.