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He'Brew Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah (13) - Shmaltz Brewing Company

He'Brew Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah (13)He'Brew Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah (13)

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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%


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

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: spartanfan on 10-18-2009)
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Reviews by sjccmd:
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sjccmd

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark, pretty much black, with brown/copper highlights. Decent sized light tan head...surprising for the ABV.

Raisins, dates, dark chocolate, roasted malts in the nose. The alcohol has a big presence that's a little off-putting but is not out of control.

The taste is very rich and fruity. Along with the smell with bitter chocolate in the finish. The alcohol doesn't bother me as much in the taste. It just provides a nice amount of warmth. Very nice flavors. I wasn't expecting this amount of dark fruit flavors.

The mouthfeel is very full and rich, but not very thick. A decent amount of carbonation. I might like it thicker, but it's not a deal-breaker. Very long, sticky finish.

I initially wanted to take points off for drinkability, but as I'm getting towards the bottom of the bottle, I'm not finding that it will be hard to finish. Despite the ABV and sweetness, the flavors are just so enjoyable that I don't mind.

Overall, this beer is very nice. Shmalz's beers may be gimmicky, but I've never been disappointed by anything I've had from them. I imagine this would be a good one to age.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2009 00:21:58 | More by sjccmd
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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rudzud

Massachusetts

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.

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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California

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Illinois

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Pennsylvania

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California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-10-2012 02:32:06 | More by TGS
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle from the 2011 Holiday Pack.

(A)- Pours a fairly dark brown, almost black color. Some tan froth.

(S)- A rich but deep malt profile with bits of raisin.

(T)- A good dense roasted grains component with raisin and molasses. Subtle bits of cocoa.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. A good roasted bit near the end. A smooth feel to it despite the hefty ABV.

(O)- Overall, a solid strong ale that is quite drinkable despite its strength.

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Florida

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Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, from the 2010 Vertical Boxset.

appears a very dark brown color, off-white head that fades to nothing. aroma of plum, fig, tobacco, spiced rum. similar flavors in the taste. complex and blended taste. medium to thick body, lower carbonation.

overall - they added one more grain and one more hop, but it's still very similar to Jewbelation 11 and 12.

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Opaque brown-black with a thin ring of light brown foam.

Sherry, raisins and other dark dried fruits, a touch of roast and nuttiness, a light earthiness as well.

Restrained roast, then the earthiness, lots of dried fruit and sherry, and then a dry dark chocolate finish. Perhaps the driest of the series so far.

Pretty heavy-bodied despite the dryness, low carbonation.

A slow sipper, but well done. Would go nicely with a cigar or the right cheese. Has a lot of subtle notes if you're willing to take the time to look for them.

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He'Brew Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah (13) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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