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He'Brew Jewbelation 11 - Shmaltz Brewing Company

He'Brew Jewbelation 11He'Brew Jewbelation 11

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BA SCORE
89
very good

234 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 234
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.58%


Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 10-11-2007)
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Reviews by BeerManDan:
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BeerManDan

California

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When poured, the color was a very dark brown, nearly black, with tan foam and tan lace on the side of my glass from start to finish.

The smell of mlld roasted malts, hops and a hint of fruit filled the nose with a pleasant aroma.

The taste was of roasted malt, hops and cocoa, with a hint of rasins. There was a bit of bitterness that blended well with this ale. Not an over powering bitterness, but, a nice balance of malts, hops, fruit and cocoa with an everpresent hint of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2007 23:02:57 | More by BeerManDan
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josephwa

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-27-2014 17:08:32 | More by josephwa
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-05-2014 17:43:31 | More by jaydoc
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-28-2013 02:46:37 | More by BillRoth
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mactrail

California

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark mahogany color in the Tripel Karmeliet tulip, with an impeccable head. Bubbly and zingy on the tongue with a lovely foamy mouthfeel that renews with each swirling sip. An odd fruitcake aroma.

This is so intensely full of dark malty fruit, it seems to be turning into some kind of chocolate and black raisin bar. No boozy barrel flavors needed with this one. Essence of figs and burnt raisin toast. This seems to have turned in the drier direction but there is no hint of any off flavors or sourness. I think of all the malty Weizen-style beers I've had turning bacterial-- whoever brews these Shmaltz malt bombs must have some clinical brewing cleanliness.

Another of the never-disappointing Jewbelation brews to savor. From the 12 oz bottle in the 2011-12 holiday mixed pack purchased at Grapevine Wine & Liquors in Denver.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 04:55:36 | More by mactrail
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kinmundy77

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

11-16-2013 18:05:49 | More by kinmundy77
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with no sediment. A yellowish tan off white foam forms and has good staying power. Aroma of dark bread, dried fruit, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. In the taste, cocoa and prune, molasses, coffee and smoke. Has an even, leafy, tea-like hop flavor and fair yet dated bitterness. This full bodied ale still holds a medium carbonation. Has a warming effect as well, which is why the Jewbelation is a great holiday brew. With the AC set on 70 degrees, this beer certainly makes for an ideal companion. A malty monster, this brew has held up pretty nicely. With that being said, Jewebation 11 will continue to evolve in time.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 23:45:42 | More by Stinkypuss
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-16-2013 22:41:49 | More by Slatetank
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Duff27

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-07-2013 15:36:08 | More by Duff27
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-06-2013 01:44:42 | More by egrace84
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

As dark as the devil's dick... pitch black with a finger of khaki brown head. Loads of sexy lace, looks boozy.

Chocolate, licorice, butterscotch, peanut butter, sweet booze, caramel, sweet and smooth. So far so good.

Dry with a papery tobacco sweetness. Faint brown sugar and a detectable alcohol presence. Bitter booze and black malts. Some peat, some maple... not overly exciting but interesting nonetheless.

I definitely prefer this to Fifteen, but would opt for Sixteen any day.

I'm nervous to see what next year's brew will look like...

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 02:40:06 | More by yamar68
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Mitchster

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

$4.99 for a 220z bottle @ Oryana food co-op. Brewed with specialty 2-row, dark crystal, chocolate, victory, munich, and carapils malts, wheat, oatmeal, 'rye ale', crystal rye, and spelt. Hopped with warrior, northern brewer, mt.hood, centennial, cascade, vangaurd, tettnang, czech saaz, willamette, simcoe and amarillo hops in 11 additions. This year, they added the spelt and amarillo from the prior recipe. 11% ABV. If you want, you can go to their website and download the recipe note-for-note.

I thought that this bottle was flat when I poured it. It's not, it's just that the beer is so thick that it takes a while for it to achieve a head. Pours out to a thick nearly black, forming a dense whipped medium tan head with very good retention and sticky sheets of lacing. Carbonation is mild to moderate. The aroma is great, with a huge malt bill up front reminscent of sticky raisins and prune juice, carob, cocao, black walnut, beef bouillon, soy sauce and then a dark underbelly of earthy and pine-laden hops. The body is dense, but the mouthfeel is actually very smooth and soft...liquid velvet. The taste of the beer is a recap of the aroma. There is a huge opening of sorghum molasses, followed by that dark pine sap hop bite. The bitterness is moderate in comparison to the hefty malt body. I would have actually preferred it a little less hop intense, because these malts taste so good. As is, they are a little buried. Finished with a pronounced chalkiness as it warms, and a lingering aftertaste of green oily hops and deeply roasted malts.

I think this may be my first He'Brew beer. I've got 2 other bombers in my fridge and after this, I'm looking forward to them. Well brewed and worth a try.

Re-review 2/15/13-Compared to my original review, the hop bite I mention isn't quite there, although this is an aged 120z bottle from the gift set. The chalkiness isn't there either. Nose of dark fruit and toasted bread crust malt with earthy, herbal and spicy hops and dried fruit esters. Good head with excellent retention, medium carb, ~2.5. Flavor is a recap of the aroma: Lots of carob, molasses, prune juice, herbal hops and a touch of spiciness. Warming mouthfeel and full bodied, not very astringent. No fusels or oxidation. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 06:26:00 | More by Mitchster
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DmanGTR

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-30-2013 13:13:37 | More by DmanGTR
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-19-2013 15:15:02 | More by Sludgeman
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-26-2012 04:04:39 | More by jaminjohnson
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-24-2012 22:29:31 | More by cliff1066
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JayKay412

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

12-17-2012 01:59:25 | More by JayKay412
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle from the 2011 Holiday pack

(A)- Pours a near black color. Some tan froth & lace.

(S)- A dense and rich malt profile. Otherwise its quite muted and subdued.

(T)- Plenty of roasted grains & raisin

(M)- A good carbonation level with an ok balance to it. A bit heavy in the grains to almost make it a touch abrasive.

(O)- Overall, an oak beer. A bit grainy in taste and feel.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 14:16:55 | More by sweemzander
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thegrifter

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-28-2012 00:02:46 | More by thegrifter
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-21-2012 03:44:30 | More by shagal
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, from the vertical Jewbelation 2010 gift pack

appears almost black, with off-white thin head. just a thin collar sticks around. aroma is very nice - a little booze, tobacco, spice.

taste is dark malt, raisin, plum, earthiness. well balanced, smooth blended flavors. medium to thick body. mild carbonation level, drinks well.

overall - similar to the other Jewbelations, very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 03:54:53 | More by jmdrpi
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claytong

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

05-27-2012 00:44:13 | More by claytong
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TimH


3/5  rDev -24.4%

05-19-2012 18:05:03 | More by TimH
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is very similar to several other Jewbelation beers: a lot of roasted malt and chocolate, and fairly straightforward. The flavor is similar. There is quite a bit of chocolate, as well as quite a bit of booziness from the alcohol. There is also quite a bit of sweetness and some molasses-like notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 20:31:55 | More by Mora2000
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | 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. Thin light tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of faint dark and roasty malts, dark fruits, alcohol. Taste is nice, malts up front with a subtle change to dark fruits finishing with a bit of hops and booze. This is my favorite Jewbelation so far. The balance and depth are excellent.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 03:19:37 | More by LiquidAmber
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He'Brew Jewbelation 11 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.