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He'Brew Jewbelation Fourteen - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Jewbelation FourteenHe'Brew Jewbelation Fourteen

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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 17
Gots: 50 | FT: 1
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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3/5  rDev -26.5%

TimH, May 19, 2012
Photo of champ103
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A one finger tan head is slow to rise, and gently recedes. Nice lace is left behind.
S: Big roast up front. Chocolate, cream coffee, sweet toffee. Lots of nondescript hops linger that leaves a strong bitter finish.
T: Lots of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Tons of sweetness. Sticky toffee. A bit under under attenuated. Lots of bitterness in the finish.
M/D: A full body that is slightly sticky. Though good carbonation and smooth. A monster ABV, and harder to sip on than I would like.

This needs more time. Just to big, to sweet, and to bitter of a finish. Something to hold on to for years, but not that accessible right now.

champ103, May 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

aanakinskywalker, May 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Njstoutlover23, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

DrFunkenstein, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber from Big M Potsdam NY for 6.99

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a large size frothy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fantastic lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, dark fruits, toffee

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and very light hops. There is also some dark fruit flavour - either cherries or raisins and a bit of caramel/toffee. It ends with a sweet malty aftertaste.

Overall - I was really surprised how well the alcohol was hidden in this beer. The taste was delicious and the feel was perfectly velvety. I'd like to have a few more bottles of this to keep for winter nights.

spinrsx, Apr 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

ALLISON01, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 1/2011 notes. Poured into a He'brew small shaker pint. Pours a very deep reddish brown amber. Thin light tan head and lacing. Aroma of dark and light fruit, roasted malt and booze. A sweetish dark fruit and malt start, malt, molasses and caramel middle and coffee malt finish. Fairly mellow for the high ABV, complex with flavors shifting during the drink. Seems somewhat understated, but pleasant and interesting.

LiquidAmber, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of chugalug06
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WHOA! Dark thick rich brown with TONS of black hues. head pours delicately, slowly rising thick compacted toffee colored foam. One finger head stays around for quite some time. Clarity looks to be 100% intact

Holy heavy Malt Bomb scent! Nice hop background backs up tons of rich caramel, smokey, and chocolate malts. Nice grape-pine resin stands out, even with a year or two in the cellar, impressive. By far one of the most complex scents i've ever experienced with beer. Very unique.

Tons of red massed grapes engulf your taste-buds with strong arms and flavor. Very strong vanilla mash also takes over. Very thick and syrupy. Drinks a lot like a Port. Very suagry, but in a non-offensive way. No off flavor, but there is a *slight* dry bitterness on the back end of the brew along with mild heat from the high ABV. Perfect carbonation.

This brew has tons of thought and love put into in, you can taste it... this brew could easily have held up for many more years in the cellar. This brew embodies what a great brew should look, smell, and act like, a (near) perfect brew, IMO. This is one sweet brew, but is not a sugar bomb, just very sweet and well done at that. Highly recommended, if you find one, let me know; I'll trade, heavy.

chugalug06, Apr 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

FullObs, Mar 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

DCgolfpro, Mar 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Zaphog, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of CHickman
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with brown around the edges with a massive 2 finger foamy tan head that faded slowly, leaving OK lacing (which should be expected for such a massive beer).

Smells of sweet caramel, syrup, molasses, roasted malts, brown sugar, floral hops, grains, biscuit, dark fruit like raisin and alcohol like rum or bourbon. A lot of sweetness in the nose that is quite powerful and reeks of booze.

Tastes very, very sweet, with caramel, syrup, molasses, roasted malts, brown sugar, toffee, burnt coffee, floral hops, grains, biscuit, cocoa, dark fruit like raisin and cherry, alcohol like rum or bourbon and light burn from the ABV. Very sweet and bready like bread pudding soaked in chocolate and syrup, fruity and complex, the sweetness rules as this beer has so much going on that the sugary sweetness just dominates. It is too sweet and I wish some of the 14 hops used added some bitterness and lessened the sweetness, but it is what it is.

Mouthfeel is thick, heavy and chewy, like beer tar, with little to no carbonation, a thin feel and sweet burn that trails off malty. A meal in a glass as they say.

Very dynamic and more drinkabe than expected considering the 14% ABV, but this is a slow sipper that is best to share. A nice barleywine that's worth a try; to me this is a barleywine and not a strong ale, so that's how I see and taste it.

11/21/14-Cracked open a very well aged Jewbelation Fourteen and found the aroma and flavor just as sweet and boozy overall, with more brown sugar and molasses coming through with the booze that was like a dark rum, merlot and bourbon mixed together. It was very complex and had a lot of malty characteristics jump out as it warmed, with just a massive amount of sweetness that tamed the alcohol enough to make this an enjoyable slow sipper. This is a big, thick, bold in your face brew that was pretty much that same with 2.5 years of age to it.

CHickman, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of neckbracesub
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an outstanding barleywine strong ale. One of the darkest colored of its kind and certainly one of the best tasting/after-taste.

I experienced it on tap at the superior Heorot Pub in Muncie, Indiana, and out of the 4 beers I had in the two hours spent there, this was the best. The aroma has equal amounts of caramel and fruitiness, the head is more apparent than any barleywine I have tried in the past, and there is the least amount of bitterness in the after-taste of this strong ale.


neckbracesub, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

John11486, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jdprmd, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

MrVonzipper, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

hippityhophead24, Feb 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

muskiesman, Feb 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

racens, Jan 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

djrn2, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 01/15/12 notes. Thanks to nmann08 for sharing this one. Haven't had it yet due to a mislabeled keg at FireWorks.

a - Pours a dark brown color with one inch of tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of caramel malts, roasted malts, alcohol, sweet dark fruits, and molasses.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, oak, sweet dark fruits, sugar, molasses, and alcohol.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. A little thick and while not overly hot, you can tell the alcohol is there.

o - Overall a very nice beer; probably one of the better Jewbalation's I've had. A sweet and strong beer I'd recommend sharing with people. Would have it again.

mdfb79, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

imperialking, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass- little to no head with no retention or lacing. Poured a deep mahogany color that looks very syrupy.

The smell is what you would expect from a beer with 14 different malts and 14 different hop varieties- it's a menagerie of scents; some coffee, some citrusy hops, some breadiness, a touch of alcohol. It's a lot to take in.

The taste is very similar to the smell- very rich flavor, almost like a watered down single malt scotch. The malty sweetness and breadiness is omnipresent and is punctuated by hops and some spice. Alcohol is well hidden for being 14% ABV but it is definitely apparent that this is a very high alcohol content beer.

Mouthfeel is very thick and syrupy- almost no carbonation except a hint towards the end of the sip. Obviously not something to pound down. This is certainly an interesting brew and hats off to He'Brew for managing to balance so many different ingredients as well as they did. Not something I would seek out however...

Hopdaemon39, Jan 22, 2012
He'Brew Jewbelation Fourteen from Shmaltz Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.