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He'Brew Jewbelation 12 - Shmaltz Brewing Company

He'Brew Jewbelation 12He'Brew Jewbelation 12

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very good

250 Ratings

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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%

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

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhinos00 on 10-22-2008)
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3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a very dark brown with a small head that is gone in a flash.
Kind of looks like flat soda after settling into the glass.

The Booze and caramel just wafts out of the glass and smacks you in the face. Notes of vanilla and dark fruits are also apparent.

Tastes boozey and sweet. A little overpowering in both those categories. The sweetness comes in the form cola syrup and vanilla. Then more booze. Burns a bit when swallowed.

Mouthfeel is syrupy, but with decent carbonation and alcohol burn, it almost feels like drinking cola.

At twelve percent ABV, it's not all that drinkable. And to be honest, the flavor isn't all that appealing. I enjoyed Bittersweet Lenny's R.I.P.A. much more than this brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 20:59:20 | More by JAA
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Hebrew Jewbelation 12

LOOK: Pours a dark brown, opaque, but without sediment. Short lived tan head forms and fades somewhat quickly. Carbonated bubbles rise lazily to the surface, as if the alcohol by weight in this beer has made them dizzy.

SMELL: Chocolate malt, alcohol, rye, toffee, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toast, tobacco, leather, nuts, dark fruits.

TASTE: Roasted malts, nuts, and alcohol upfront. Molasses, coffee and mild bitterness on the back end. Earthy, raw hop flavor with notes of herb, citrus, mint and leaves. Tobacco and extra dark brown sugar are in the finish, giving off a strong candied malt impression. A bit of extra dark soy sauce has crept into this brew, showing a bit of oxidation. Finishes with chocolate syrup and a presence of alcohol

FEEL: A full bodied ale, just enough carbonation has held up to carry the beer. The low level of carbonation and relatively heavy body makes for a syrupy brew that some tasters describe as chewy.

OVERALL: There are some bold flavors in this brew, and the age is starting to show. Pleasing enough to sip upon, and warms the soul. A good strong ale, the cellar is treating me good today!

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He'Brew Jewbelation 12 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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