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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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Reviews: 214
Hads: 267
Avg: 4.04
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 14
Gots: 26 | FT: 3
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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:
Beer added by: spartanfan on 10-18-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of taigor
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into 8oz glass.

A - Poured dark brown, almost black with medium head and a Guinness reverse waterfall action with moderate lacing around the glass.

S - Malts upfront with chocolate, plums, raisins, figs and apples hints.

T - Dark chocolate bitterness upfront followed by malts and fruit sweetness with alcohol presence throughout the whole experience.

M - Full bodied with lots of carbonation.

D - Very good and abv is well hidden. Definitely would recommend this one.

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Photo of CHickman
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a opaque black in color with massive 2 finger cream tan head that fades slowly an left a cream ring around the top; it looks like a coffee stout and was not what I expected to pour out of this bottle since it listed 13 malts and 13 hops I thought that it would look like a strong ale or DIPA. Leaves good lacing that clings to the glass and leaves walls of foam. A lot of bubbles race up too the top like a sparkling water or champagne, which looks odd since this coloring resembles a stout...a unique brew to gaze at.

Smells like coffee and bourbon mixed together, with molasses, syrup, cocoa, toffee, vanilla, flowers, sweet malt, wet bread, caramel, roasted grains, maybe some faint hops and then some alcohol peeking through. Again, not what I expected when I bought this bottle, and I'm glad I let it age for 6 months, but man this is one crazy ass beer in a shockingly good way. Pretty nice nose overall that's sweet and enjoyable, but lets you know the 13% knockout punch is coming. I like the unpredictable nature of this beer so far.

Tastes of bourbon and sweet malt up front, followed by burnt coffee, toffee, molasses, light syrup, vanilla, coffee beans, cocoa, rum, brown sugar, raisins, dark fruits like dates or plums, licorice or an after dinner drink like amaretto, and then some alcohol, I mean serious alcohol, and then more sweet and complex flavors...this beer is over the top in 13 different ways. It started out looking and smelling nice and complex, but the taste just keep whacking your palate with so much that it's a sensation overload. The beer tastes barrel aged and resembles a barleywine; with the 13 hops listed on the label I thought that it would have some nice hop flavor and perhaps some bitterness, but the bitterness is like a strong French roast coffee and while this might be labeled an ale I really can't grasp what it should be. This darts back and forth like a prize fighter jabbing your taste buds and then kicks you in the nuts with a rich, robust, dark flavor that just wipes out your tongue.

It's very complex, like a coffee stout, and then boom!, a napalm attack on your tongue. It's really weird and I don't know if I'm just tolerating the taste or enjoying it because the 13% is getting me drunk. This could be one of the most confusing beers ever...oy veh. There is a bitterness in the finish that leaves a coffee taste lingering.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with medium to light carbonation and a medium to heavy body that leans towards the heavy side.

Low drinkability, this is a sipper or bomber that should have been shared, but I took it on solo late on a Friday night. This beer kicked my ass and is warm, toasted and tasted like rum or bourbon as much as it tastes like beer in the end. I'm not sure what to make of it and glad that I tried it, but doubt that I would seek it out again.

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Photo of TCgoalie
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Notes from 7/5/10

Pours dark brown nearly black with a one finger off white head. Loads of bubbles race to the surface.

Tons of molasses and dark malts in the scent alongside caramel and roasted toffee.

Just as the scent indicates, all kinds of brown sugar, molasses in the taste. There are some dark fruits mixed in with some burnt flavors. A couple of sips in, I get some sour apple. This is very rich and sugary.

Due to the sugary character, this is very full in the mouth. The aftertaste brings about a good deal of heat. The sweetness collects my saliva and clumps up making it hard to swallow.

This is not drinkable in the quantity sense, but the flavor lasts a long time. A rather unique brew.

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Photo of kwjd
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown colour with light tan head. Some lacing down the glass with good retention. Smell has lots of hops and some roasted malt. This tastes a little boozy, but also quite bitter and delicious. Very smooth mouthfeel. I'd be interested to see how this beer ages even though I did enjoy it fresh.

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Photo of thetomG
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very dark brown pout - decent bit of tan head - very little lacing.

Man this beer is CRAZY. 13 malts & 13 hops @ 13% abv... and you can certainly tell. I'd describe it as a bit of a hot mess right now and wish I would've given it more time in the cellar because I think that with some more age it could be great. As it is right now, its only good. Just too many aromas and flavors all battling it out, and the heat from the high ABV is quite prevalent. Strong roasted malty aroma, flavor is even more intense with a fizzy sort of carbonated feeling to it.

A bit of a sipper, due to the complexity and high abv, I'd drink this again, but just wish I had sat on it a bit longer...

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Photo of drizzam
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - An aggressive pour yielded a three finger khaki head topping a dark brown body. When held up to a bright light, ruby highlights can be seen through the otherwise very dark body. Very good head retention which resulted in a spotty lacing. I actually would have expected bigger lacing from the head.

S - This Jew has a big sweet malty nose with a touch of spice and maybe a bit of dark fruit or molasses lingering around in the background. Not an overly aggressive aroma, and the alcohol becomes more and more noticeable as this brew warms.

T & M - This brew is not for the faint hearted! The malty body of the brew is almost cloyingly sweet with a big alcohol kick, especially as it warms. Medium bodied and creamy, almost slippery on the tongue.

D - This brew is too high in ABV to be a sessionable beer, but it is certainly drinkable. Hebrew made a big beer for their 13th anniversary that is worthy of a try. I look forward to trying more from this ethnically diverse brewery!

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Photo of BostonBrewins
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a dark brown with a huge, frothy tan head. Good lacing, check. Head retention, also check.

S - Smells extremely sweet, primarily of caramel and toffee. This smells like we have a malt bomb on our hands...

T - Wow this beer packs a bock like kick! Big, huge actually, bold, and complex. Sweet notes of caramel, toffee, and black licorice dominate. While this is a malt bomb, there's alot of hop flavor as well, mostly those of the spicy variety. Citrussy finish.

M - Full bodied, but not too heavy. A bit too syrupy though.

D - Nothing subtle here, big and flavorful. With 13 hops and 13 malts, some would say this is a gimmick beer. I feel it is a highly imaginative and well executed brew. But I can't imagine drinking more than one of these, hence the low drinkability.

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Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Jason. Rather chocolate, roasty, could pass as a sweet stout. Coconut there suggesting barrel againg. Average mouthfeel. Very dark with an off-white head, lots of lace. Sour aromas. Complex malt and also coffee.Fine, but not the most enjoyable Hebrew I have had.

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Photo of david18
3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this on tap and this was my review:

I thought this beer had way too much dark fruit malt and also wasn't dark enough to be considered a double imperial stout. Also, what is double imperial? Isn't it one or the other? Anyway, this beer drank much more of a strong ale or a winter ale. A lot of dark fruit, malty aroma and not the kind of roastiness you would expect in a stout of any kind.

Color is dark brown but not black. Nose is very strong with fruit and alcohol, taste is similar to aroma. Too strong. That explains why i fell asleep at dinner a little later.


Now the beer is being called an American Strong Ale, which I still thing is wrong. It should be a strong dark belgian.

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Photo of hckyfn9999
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with some ruby hues and a nice-sized, light tan, colored head. Aroma is of soft spice, molasses, caramel, and dark fruit.

Taste is sweet and very complex. There is dark fruit, molasses, licorice, a hint of spice, and vanilla among other things. Mouthfeel is viscous. Alcohol well hidden, but a sipper for sure. A very good efort here.

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Photo of cdkrenz
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to drizzam I'm able to sample this fine brew from a bomber.

A - Dark dark brown body with a thick frothy medium tan colored head standing inches tall and fading at a snail's pace. It is a fine looking Hebrew.

S - There's a slight spicy nutmeg aroma. It has nice caramel presence as well.

T - WOW! If ever a beer was a seriously interesting character, this is the one. The flavor is robust consiting of super-sweet spice, rich medium roasted malts, slight alcohol, hintings at bubble gum, pungent plums, and subtle hops.

M - The feel is smooth and thick.

~ The brewers in this case I would have to say are going for a beer that is something to sit back with a bottle on an evening in while watching a movie or catching a ballgame. This isn't the one you take out on the boat with you while you tool around the bay. Overall this a drinkable beer. You just have to be in the right frame of mind for it.

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Photo of biegaman
3.28/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer's deep, deep brown tone is very shtarker, even its dark chestnut highlighting suggests a masculine tone. Despite the colour made apparent when holding it up to the light, no rays are allowed passage through the center of the beer; it is, for the most part, opaque. The head, like a good Jewish beer, wears its kippah and never takes it off.

The brewery doesn't advertise that this was bourbon-barrel aged - and we can only assume it wasn't, that wouldn't be kosher - but it sure as shabbat smells like it was! Get within five feet of it and you're hit hard by the scent of musty, harshly tannic oak and a quantity of alcohol that could sterilize an Olympic-sized swimming pool...

And even if - IF being the operative word - you're able to get beyond that all you're likely to encounter is an excessively potent bouquet that resembles the unique, but overly bold, notions of port-macerated figs and barrel-aged coffee. I'll admit it: this is too much for me and I find myself become nauseous just from the fumes.

The taste, fortunately, is slightly less of a kappora, albeit it still strikes me as a homebrewing experiment gone wrong. While the laundry list of 13 different malts and 13 different hops is far too great to list in its entirety here, that matters little because all that's tasted is the 13 percent (is that all?) alcohol. I swear there's steam coming out of my ears.

The flavours include some sort of fermented raisin juice, a bourbon-blended Christmas-style figgy pudding and a lot of ashy, harshly roasted and naturally spiced oak wood. I'm sure there's plenty of people out there floored (literally, as well as figuratively) by the beer's Imperial Stout-like complexity, but I can't get beyond its obnoxious potency.

There was definitely a time where I might have automatically assumed this beer was great just because its overwhelming strength and boldly distinctive character. Not anymore. I don't see this as "The Chosen Beer" but rather "The Undrinkable Beer". Perhaps if taken in shots but otherwise this is good for nothing but causing chaloshes.

Everything about this is meshugeh (who needs 13 malts or 13 hops or 13% alcohol?), it's a mieskite of a beer. Let us hope that He'Brew doesn't try to top this for their fourteenth anniversary! I've enjoyed all this brewery's beers to date (including the anniversary offerings) but I've found this one (even after aging) too intense and obnoxious.

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Photo of rebelthrower
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mazel tov on the the 13 years!!!

A: Very dark, almost black. With a closer look it has a little red around the edges. Very little head with very little lacing.

S: Malty, a bit of chocolate and a some alcohol.

T: Dark chocolate and molasses. Nice presence of maltiness. A bit of sweetness

M:Carbonation was on the lower end. Very smooth and medium bodied.

D: This beer is great. I sipped on this one for a bit. When i finished i wish i had a second bottle.

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Photo of EchoCharlieEcho
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Very dark brown, nearly black and opaque, with dark red tints around the edges. Abour 3/4 inch light tan frothy head which fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.

S: Malts, roasted grains, figs, caramel, chocolate, and earthiness. Despite the ABV, I can't detect any alcohol.

T: Robust, roasted malts hit at first, followed by earthy malts. Once I got used to this after a few sips, I could detect chocolate and molasses. As it warmed I couldn't taste the hops as much and I picked up dark fruits and some woodsiness. I'm not tasting the alcohol as much as I'm feeling it in my throat and chest as I'm drinking.

M: Full body, a little sticky and syrupy.

D: This is a sipper, but after I finished my glass I wanted more. Too bad I shared the bottle.

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Photo of crispy620
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a retailer in Florida and this is one of my favorite beers. Unfortunately it seems to be at it's end of production. I got 10 cases and in 2 weeks they completely sold out. But good news, it seems Schmaltz is doing a Christmas Gift Set with 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13.

Color - Dark brown, almost black in color with rich malty tones that are everywhere. After a swallow some piney, hoppy flavors come out.

Poured into a Belgian glass to give it airing, left a nice even 1/4 inch lace all around the glass and clung to the sides the entire time.

This beer has a lot of after taste, that malt flavor that remains with you long after you swallow the last gulp/sip.

Sold in my store (Florida Wine & Spirits)for $5.99.
Can't wait for the new Winter Edition of this beer.

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Photo of TheSarge
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew pours with a thick, black, and tar like appearance, but reddish hues do show through on the edges of the glass. The head produced and retained is great. It's two fingers thick and off white to khaki in color.

In the aroma I detect cocoa like aromas, very over ripe dark fruits, and maybe even a slightly maple character.

In the taste fig and maple flavors shine through. Possibly even coffee characteristics can be used to describe some of the angles to measure here.

The consistancy of this brew is thick, mildly carbonated, a little oily, and warming in the end. This is a desert in a bottle when it's all said and done.

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Photo of drtth
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a deep dark brown that is almost black. The 1 ½" tan head recedes slowly to leave a ring of foam a thin layer of foam over most of the surface and a foam island near one edge of the glass. Sipping leaves both leggy and speckled lacing, some of which sticks to the glass and some of which slides back into the liquid.

Smell: The aroma is quite complex and filled with rich malt characteristics. There is some dark brown sugar, semi-sweet dark chocolate, licorice and dark molasses. While there is some alcohol present there is enough bottle age now that it has pretty much receded into the background

Taste: As expected from the nose, the flavors include licorice, dark chocolate, dark brown sugar, dark molasses. some sweetness, and a touch of roasted bitterness. As you would expect with something this complex the flavors come and go, changing places in complex ways. Furthermore as the beer warms and the flavors open up and change in their relationship to each other, with formerly shy flavors pushing forward to let their presence be known. While some of the alcohol sweetness is clearly present in the flavors it is not hot and unpleasant.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and very smooth with light but adequate carbonation. The finish is moderately long and ends with some dark roasted bitterness in the back of the palate.

Drinkability: Well with this ABV there is no question that this one is a one a night beer. This also has to be evaluated as a sipping beer. But on those grounds I'll give this one high marks on its complexity. In fact, if you want a single word to capture this beer, think "complex." I'm also thinking that this beer could easily mature gracefully in the cellar for at least two more years, if not longer.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

He'Brew "Jewbelation" 13

Appearance: Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a large snifter. A dark juggernaut she is. Small, wispy off white head forms. Spotted lace.

Smell: Fruit snacks. Cherry. Dark fruit. Hint, and really just a hint of alcohol. Figs and raisens.

Taste: Malts of over a dozen origins attempt to befuddle the palate. They succeed. Hops lay down an earthy, woodsy bitterness. Roasted malt, chocolate malt, and to a lesser degree caramel malt all blend together to provide some sweetness. Hints of oak and vanilla chime in, coupled with some dark fruits. For a beer of such size, alcohol is minimal in flavor and provides a warming sensation.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Creamy, oily. Semi-dry finish. Very appetizing.

Drinkability: Not so much drinkable as it is sip-able. Interesting and just short of a cacophony.

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Photo of pastradul
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this with a couple of BA's at a BBQ.

Pours a deep brown with a slight red tint around the edges. A small amount of head develops but not a lot.

The smell is caramel brown sugar upfront.

The taste is like a imperial brown ale or a low hopped imperial red. Alot of malt and brown sugar sweetness.

The mouthfeel is a bit on the syrupy side for me. Low card for the most part.

Not bad but not one I would like to have again.

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Photo of Buebie
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Finally managed to track this one down. Picked up one to accompany the jewb12 in the cellar and one to drink. I had this once before at Christmas, but was unable to find a bottle until now.

Poured from the brown bomber into an oversized snifter off a rigorous pour. Producing almost 2 inches of light brown head. A fizzy whipped topping basically that receded to leave a thick collar with bubble islands. Lace is sticky where the head was leaving full coverage. Past that its lace rings.
Color is black, no light penetration.

Aroma is very sweet, malty with a robust mildly roasty general grain aroma, containing some chocolate too. Plenty of dark fruit here and its pungent at that.
Figs raisins and plums mostly, smell is very good, only crossing the wine like realm in a port kind of way. Figs come on pretty strong for me and stand out the most. No aroma from alcohol, which in itself is amazing.

Taste too is pretty darn sweet masking alcohol very well. Most of the sweet overwhelming flavor drops out fairly quickly midway through.
This is a malt bomb. If you were to hypathetically look up malt bomb in the dictionary, it would show you a picture of this beer.
Alcohol is masked very well by sweet juicy malt. Booze soaked fruit does show up off the linger, providing a warmth to the esophagus and pallet. This thing is so big, sweet juicy and delicious. Its an explosion of beer happiness in the mouth.
I can honestly say I dont have the words to describe it all in this. There are some very mild soy flavors here accompanying the sweetness, my only complaint.
Burnt sugars and caramel, toffee, dark roasted grains and bitter chocolate.
Finishing with hop bitters of pine resin and earthy spice.

Mouthfeel provides a good amount of carbonation to really balance the sweet thick slick heavier feel of this.

This thing is big, ballsy and delicious. A definite desert sipper. It will probably take me a while to finish the first glass and the rest of the night to finish the bottle.

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Photo of hreb
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into pint glass, cold.

Beer pours a super dark black with a reddish/brownish tinge and zero head. Very heavy, oil-like viscosity. Smell is rich and malty like a stout, not roasty or nutty like a brown ale.

Complex grain flavors with a crisp hop aftertaste. Dark and layered, but not delicate. Espresso, molasses, tart fruit. Very nice. Oh, and heady. HEADY. Low carbonation makes it seem highly drinkable, but finishing a bomber by myself will be a chore. Oh, but a delicious chore.

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.45/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

He'brew Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah 13... 13% alcohol by volume. Yes this a a big and bold Jewish beer ha ha ha... Love it and look foward to the outcome.

A- Pours a almost pitch black fluid with only the rims of the beer showing any signs of light in a brownish red haze. Carbonated head raises to a one inch top falling to a beautiful froth and heavy lacing that clings to the top of the glass and never lets go.

S- This beer smells of massive chocolate cocoa and burnt malts upfront. Followed by a creamy expresso stout-like scent of cream and coffee.
Boozy hints of alcohol are present but not "hi my name is kick you in the ass" noticeable.

T-M- Taste is one of a kind with a thick syrup like burnt malt flavor. (Chocolate, carmel, toasted and candied) This beer pounds a excessive stout and porter backbone that only amplifies the large amount of complex flavors and simple layers of stouts and porters. Mouthfeel is creamy and expresso like.

D- This beer is dangerous and drinkable as hell. I will buy six of these and get my moneys worth when 5.99 is the price for an excellent Imperial Stout/ Strong Ale?

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Photo of natelocc787
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looking forward to this after reading some positive reviews. I found out rather quickly though, 13 different hops and 13 different malts is just too much. 13% abv to boot, this one was a little messy. The appearance was a very nice sold crimson tinted black, but the head was nothing special and lace was nonexistent. Smell was complex offering bourbon, molasses and dark fruit but it was far from pungent or powerful. The taste was complex as well, more molasses, some dark fruit hidden but trying to creep in, caramelized brown sugars, woody oak notes and mild whiskey. But despite the array of flavors the taste was hurt by a poor mouthfeel, under carbonated in a bad way, syrupy and medium-thick-sounds kind of good right...it wasn't. Too much booze in the taste as well, took awhile to finish this one, may be better with more time on it.

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3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Growler to pint glass. My intention was to bring this growler to a tasting (which was 3 days after the purchase), but when the keg kicked and I was left with 40 ounces worth of head space, plans quickly changed and I was forced to consume immediately. Damn you, favorite local beer bar! Preciate the price though.

A: Small sudsy ecru colored head, long lasting. Extremely dark brown if not black body which is completely opaque save the ruby edges along the glass. No lacing to be seen but nothing was really expected since the Jewbelation weighs in at 13%.

S: Enormous malts, perhaps harshly so. In any case the malts range from molasses, caramel, bitter chocolate, coffee and roasted pumpernickel bread. Lightly hopped with pine and resin and notes of a doughy, leathery, earthy yeast. A moderate amount of alcohol comes through on the nose...

T: ...with above average alcohol on the palate. Ridiculously robust and complex flavors are incorporated. And that may have even been an understatement. Notes of King Syrup (if you're old school AND hard core, you've tasted this!), tar, soy sauce, anise, brown sugar, dried dark fruits of raisin and prune, dried plantain chips and water logged wood. The flavor duration is long and the finish is bitter.

M: The body is thick, full and chewy, completely mouthcoating and creamy. But the all-too-soft carbonation [from my bottom-of-the keg growler fill] severely and negatively affects the mouthfeel. This brew is way too robust to be with out a "clean up crew" of bubbles. I've since had the Jewbelation on tap and have increased the mouthfeel score to reflect more appropriate carbonation levels.

D: Obviously Schmaltz wasn't intending to brew a well-balanced brew here. This is an absolute palate crusher! One thing is certain, these guys know how to brew BIG beers. And this one may be their biggest.

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Photo of emmasdad
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark, dark brown, with a finger or so of nearly dark brown head, which quickly subsides to some nice lacing and random bubbles. Aromas of dark fruit, chocolate, espresso. Flavors of molasses, dark chocolate, smoke and licorice. Alcohol comes on fairly quickly (as would be expected based on the listed 13% abv). This is very good strong ale, for the amazing price of about $5/bomber. Hard to understand why these beers are so consistently overlooked. Excellent.

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He'Brew Jewbelation Bar Mitzvah (13) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.