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He'Brew Jewbelation Fourteen - Shmaltz Brewing Company

He'Brew Jewbelation FourteenHe'Brew Jewbelation Fourteen

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

260 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%


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

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: crusian on 10-21-2010)
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Fieldzy27

Florida

4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a Hofbrau hefe glass. I like doing this with barleywines because it displays them oh so well.

A-Pours almost black with flecks of redish-brown. When held to the light a few slivers of amber shine through but not much. I have seen lighter imperial stouts. The head is cappuccino colored and is think and rocky. Looks like a mocha-mountain range. who says you cant have good head with a lot of alcohol. No lace though.... only minor disappointment in an otherwise perfect beauty.

S-Very sweet and malty. Bit of bready-ness. Some dark fruit character...this thing is pretty nuts. Its really hard to pick out a large amount of any specific character and this makes sense when 14 types of malt are in the house. Not sure what hops were used but I can pick some Amarillo as its one of my favorites but really there is no citrus or floral hoppy anything. Lots of sweet goodness though. A small amount of alcohol is apparent but it adds more than it detracts.

T- Ok this is pretty hard but i would suppose a beer this complex should be? There is initial dark fruit sweetness like blackberries and then is immediately overtaken by rum soaked dark fruits. Alcohol is there and it lets you know. But it doesn't really distract from the beer. I feel a year of age on this bad boy would put it in the perfect range. Chocolate malt really stands out at about mid palate along with some more sweetness. There is hops in here but I cant even close to pick them out specifically. For the most part they are non-existent though. As it warms alcohol becomes more distracting and is there in the aftertaste as well. Still dark bitter chocolate rounds out the end of this guy. I kinda of feel like I could write about this beer for much longer but I need to get back to drinking it.

M- This sticky monster stays with you. Every sip coats your mouth with waves of flavor that hang around for minutes after. The feeling of it is lush,smooth,full and very attractive. Leaves you wanting more. No funky feeling after drinking and carbonation is a little low for a fresh beer I like a "smidge" more zing on a barley wine but I cant even begin to complain about this guy. Lucius and smooth should be reiterated.

D- This is a sleeper. It has some heat to it but no where near enough to even dream of 14%. It goes down smooth and its many layers of complexity distract you from the fact that you're killing a bomber. Yet another beer from an amazing brewery. There prices are perfect and they are slowly finding a way into my heart as one of my favorites. Keep em comin guys

L'Chaim!

(just noticed this was my 14th beer review on the 14th of November...random)

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 21:54:55 | More by Fieldzy27
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Brewsheet available here: www.shmaltzbrewing.com/HEBREW/J14/J14_BREWSHEET.xls

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He'Brew Jewbelation Fourteen from Shmaltz Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.