He'Brew Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah (13) - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dawkfan:
4.3/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- The body is a dark mahogany brown with tinges of red on the edges, looks to be really clear as well. 2 fingers of tan colored head with decent retention, lacing is very sparse.
S- Luscious malts, and lots of them. Chocolate malts, molasses, coffee, brown sugar and sticky dark fruits such as raisins and prunes. I get absolutely no hop presence and for 13% abv, the alcohol is barely noticeable.
T- Malts are the star of the show here no doubt, all of the aromas in the nose are detected on the palate. The hops are noticeable, but completely dominated and overwhelmed by the malts. The alcohol becomes more evident in the taste as there is definitely some heat in the finish. For such a big beer, I'm really enjoying this and think they did a great job hiding the abv as best as they could.
M- That's really creamy and smooth. Body is on the full side and the carbonation feels spot on. Here's where the alcohol hampers the beer a bit, the heat really lasts long after you drink.
D- I've said this before and I'll say it again, I wish that Schmaltz would put all their efforts into this line instead of Coney Island as this just kicks the hell out of it. This is a great beer, a sipper but it can be enjoyed anytime!
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2010 04:39:02 | More by Dawkfan
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4.04/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
22oz bottle, purchased fresh in 2009. Drinking from a Duvel tulip. Thought I'd crack this and a 2010 Pumking to support the Rangers (my adopted Eastern team since I'm moving to NY in a few weeks... plus, the Kings beat my Hawks so I can't rightly support them). I stored this bad boy in a box in an interior closet. Ideally, I'd have kept it at about 65-70F, but I live in GA and that's just unreasonable, so it's been at 68-75.
A: Deep, dark brown with a creamy 1-finger head that fades a bit quickly. I'm surprised at the head - at 13% and aged for 5 years I didn't expect much of it.
S: Mostly a sweet malty smell, though there are some nice coffee/toffee scents as well. Maybe even some raisins. Some very mild ethyl booziness lingers.
T: Great malt sweetness. I remember drinking one of these fresh 5 years ago and thinking the boozy flavor overtook the milder, better flavors (I was somewhat of a newbie at the time and still noticed the booze). Now, the situation is reversed. The alcohol has mellowed a lot in the bottle over time and the malty sweetness is at the forefront now. Some coffee and toffee, but the roasted malts are the stars here. A very small amount of chocolate comes in on the back end.
M: Very viscous and silky. This is exactly what I was hoping for all along.
O: Oh, man. If you can find this one, 5 years out, do yourself a favor and locate it. I know some folks are tapping it in the Northeast every once in a while. Look for a Shmaltz tap takeover and get some of it. It holds up even better than the 2007 Black Ops I had last month.
I should note that, as I typed this up, the damn Kings came back from being down 4-2 to tie it up. Jerks.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2014 01:47:51 | More by jdcollens
4.21/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at MacGregor's Grill and Taproom in Henrietta, NY. '09 vintage.
Pours an opaque dark brown, with a creamy mocha like head, and a little bit of lacing down the glass.
Smells include intense dark fruits, roasted malt, and caramel.
Similar tastes. This is very fruity, lots of raisins, plums, and cherries, bringing to mind a cross between a Belgian Dark Ale and a Barleywine. There are some stout like characteristics- some roasty malt and a little bit of chocolate.
Full bodied. Any alcohol burn has faded away at this point. Low to little carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.
Another vintage Schmaltz beer that was a winner. This seems to have aged well (I didn't have it fresh).
Serving type: on-tap
04-29-2014 02:06:32 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.99/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Picked this up at Russell's in Amherst years ago. Poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Poured a nice dark dark brown hue with a good almost two finger dark tan head that fades to leave a thin thin cloud and light halo.
S - Aromas of figs, raisins, molasses, strong malt sweetness, toffee, light light smoke, faint booze.
T - Taste is tons of big sweet malts, figs, raisins, dark fruits, molasses, smoke roast, caramel, toffee, light char, sweet sticky goodness.
M - Mouthfeel is lowly carbonated, very sticky and syrupy. Alcohol hidden nicely.
O - Overall, a tasty beer. Not sure how this was fresh, but it did age nicely. Would prefer it to be less sticky on the mouthfeel though.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 23:06:42 | More by rudzud
He'Brew Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah (13) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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