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

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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

262 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 262
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 11
Gots: 27 | FT: 4
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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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -1.2%

t0rin0, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of TGS
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

TGS, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of sweemzander
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%

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.

sweemzander, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of thegrifter
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

thegrifter, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

jmdrpi, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of ajs4bd
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

ajs4bd, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of DougVanHoy
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

DougVanHoy, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of dominic4beer
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

dominic4beer, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of TimH
3/5  rDev -25.9%

TimH, May 19, 2012
Photo of MrOH
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

MrOH, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of DrFunkenstein
4/5  rDev -1.2%

DrFunkenstein, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of mattafett
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

mattafett, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of 2378GCGTG
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

2378GCGTG, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%

Review from 1/2011 notes. Bottle from the 2011 Holiday Gift Pack. Poured into a He'brew small shaker pint. Pours very dark brown amber, appearing black with thin brown head and little lacing. Aroma of molasses, dark malt and alcohol. Dark fruit, dark malts, molasses and booze, finishes hot with dark fruits and malt. I'd age this one if they were available. Nicely done.

LiquidAmber, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Forgot that I had this beer which I picked up a while ago and finally got around to trying this evening. Pours a dark reddish brown with a very thin amount of head.

Smell is of alcohol, malt, and caramel however the alcohol vastly over powers the other scents.

Taste is a burning boozy alcohol. I get some chocolate/coffee on the after taste. I would have though this beer may have died down some after a few years, but that is not the case here.

12oz of this would have sufficed, but 22oz was a little hard to get down given the overly powerful booze scent and taste with this one.

duceswild, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of Jakers90
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Jakers90, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of iskeptopotamus
5/5  rDev +23.5%

iskeptopotamus, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of John11486
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

John11486, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of chrispoint
4/5  rDev -1.2%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of ZDePaolo
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

ZDePaolo, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -1.2%

imperialking, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of DrNo
5/5  rDev +23.5%

DrNo, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of ales4baldo
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%

P-Cool celebratory look with the 15 in the back ground.

A-Pretty dark with little to no head. Light brown head and poured a little thin.

S-Greenn apples and some cinnamon as well. Little chocolate and smoky smell. Soft booze smell for 15% beer.

T-Really good. Has a nice sweet taste that comes from the booze. Dark chocolate and plums with also some almonds. Cinnamon and raisins as well.

M-A nice soft smooth silk like draw thats nice. Full bodied and stout like feel. Carbonation is low and should be. Dark roasts and chocolate stick to the palate.

O-A really nice beer overall. Like the complexity of the flavors and the stout like feel. Will probably get better with age.

ales4baldo, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of sublime313
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

sublime313, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of Marti403
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Marti403, Dec 30, 2011
He'Brew Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah (13) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.