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He'Brew Jewbelation 12 - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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254 Ratings

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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-28-2012 00:02:51 | More by thegrifter
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4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, from the 2010 Vertical Jewbelation gift pack.

deep dark brown, garnet highlights in the edges. off -white thin head that fades. aroma is boozy, dark fruit, raisins, very complex. taste is dark malt, but not roasty. sharp alcohol bite, pipe tobacco, black cherry. very nice. medium to thick, a bit viscous. soft carbonation. appropriate for such a strong beer.

overall - similar to the other Jewbelation beers. Although I'd call it a Strong Ale or Old Ale, not a brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 03:16:56 | More by jmdrpi
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-02-2012 21:36:40 | More by ryancl
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-11-2012 21:18:15 | More by freelancer042
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-25-2012 00:56:10 | More by Aschap
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-25-2012 00:39:36 | More by Yallnumbskulls
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

05-27-2012 00:45:35 | More by claytong
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

05-19-2012 18:05:00 | More by TimH
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4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma has quite a bit of molasses and chocolate in it, as well as quite a bit of alcohol. The flavor is more complex and was the best of the Jewbelation flight in my opinion. I get some nice dark fruit notes, with some cherries and grapes, as well as some roasted malt and chocolate notes. There is also some sugar and molasses-like notes, as well as a good dose of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 20:34:08 | More by Mora2000
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3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 1/2011 notes. Bottle from the 2011 Holiday Gift Pack. Poured into a He'brew small shaker pint. Pours a dark red brown, minimal head and slight lacing. Sweet and dark malts, dark fruits. Nice sweet, malty finish with light hops and alcohol. A more assertive and complex effort than earlier Jewbelations. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 03:14:14 | More by LiquidAmber
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3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extremely dark brown, bordering on black with garnet highlights. No head. A few spots of lace are left here and there.

Raisins, figs, date, cherries and other dark dried fruits. Brown sugar, biscuit, and slight fudge quality. A bit of herbal hop. Sherry-like oxidation.

Taste echos the nose, with a slight tobacco note and the chocolate being more prominent. Espresso-like bitterness. Balanced for so much going on.

Heavy mouthfeel, light carbonation.

A very complex beer, good for sipping on a chilly night. The best so far of the vertical.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 02:48:04 | More by MrOH
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-30-2012 00:23:20 | More by aanakinskywalker
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4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites of the Shmaltz big malt brews. Nearly black, with a hint of red in the Ommegang chalice. Modest foam around the edges. Assaults all the senses of taste-- sweet, sharp, hot, spicy. Big aroma of licorice. So rich and fruity. Tastes like dark raisins, stewed prunes, and dried figs.

Boozy but refined, without any hint of the barrel. Clean. Strong as hell. More licorice and maybe some other spices, but all very well integrated, nothing stands out. On the whole it's a giant slab of flavor, and you have to like the sweet malt. Definitely a dessert kind of beer.

From the 12 oz bottle in one of the annual gift packs. I have enjoyed it in past years in the regular 22 oz bottlings. I love the label with the background of all their label art in a stained glass look.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 06:32:14 | More by mactrail
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4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Served at cellar temp.

Lusciously dark brown body. Small, short-lived, dirty khaki head. Not much lacing. Nose of rummy fruits, vanilla, licorice, oak, butterscotch, and dark chocolate.

Sweet, dark fruit malt right up front. Slightly toasted edge to it. Maple syrup and dark brown sugar dominate mid-palate. Dates, figs, pecans and earthy caramel. Some roasted barley and dark chocolate provide a touch of bitterness. Rummy fruits show up again in a warming finish. Lingering maple syrup. Medium-full body with gentle carbonation. Nice, albeit a bit sweet.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 02:05:59 | More by alexgash
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3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from session notes.

Has the same appearance as all the other Jewbelations in the tasting session; dark brown with garnet highlights, one finger of tan head with nice retention but mediocre lacing.
Smells of partially burnt milk chocolate, dulce de leche, caramel and raisins.
Tastes mostly of partially burnt brown sugar and dark fruit medley. Also has a Tootsie roll sort of flavor that resolves into a semi-boozey drying finish. Heavy bodied, yet really smooth in texture, absolutely delicious. The only thing I am missing is some kind of nuttiness... basically plays similarly to a high-octane doppelbock.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2012 23:54:21 | More by WastingFreetime
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.9%

01-26-2012 19:56:11 | More by djrn2
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-23-2012 05:58:39 | More by imperialking
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-19-2012 02:51:16 | More by mattafett
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-31-2011 05:25:44 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Max's. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours almost black with some red when the light hits the beer. There of a layer of creamy off white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Really sweet, which is to be expected. Malt and caramel, this one is chalked full of dark fruit notes, maybe some raisins.

Taste: Extremely sweet from the malt. Reminds me of malt syrup. I'm getting caramel and dark fruit with some warm alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is thick with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a good beer. I'm glad I ended the night with it and only had a small pour. The warm alcohol was nice in the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 23:02:20 | More by oline73
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3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - deep syrupy black with medium brown highlights. small head which fades quickyl leaving little lacing.

S - sweet fruitiness and some nuttiness but not very strong. not quite what I expected from an ale this strong.

T/M - full bodied, thick, and creamy. sweet brown sugar, molasses, and soy. creamy finish. a hint of burn. little after taste.

O - a great beer. each one in the pack gets better and better.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 23:32:52 | More by drcarver
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

12-24-2011 07:06:43 | More by jophish17
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

12-23-2011 03:04:01 | More by HopStoopid120
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-20-2011 18:48:36 | More by RyanBeer13
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New York

5/5  rDev +26.9%

12-14-2011 16:51:35 | More by GrindFatherBob
He'Brew Jewbelation 12 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.