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He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Jewbelation FifteenHe'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

357 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 15
Gots: 107 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LtCracker20 on 12-09-2011)
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Channel10Geuze

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-24-2012 02:18:30 | More by Channel10Geuze
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TimH


3/5  rDev -25.4%

05-19-2012 18:02:17 | More by TimH
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champ103

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a near opaque black. Just a hint of ruby/brown around the edges. A bubbly tan head is slow to rise, but eventually reaches to a finger. The foam gently recedes with some patchy lace.
S: Not much in the nose. Roasted malt, light coffee and chocolate.
T: Really big and really sweet. Way under attenuated, but still not bad. The roast tries to balance that out. Big alcohol punch as well.
M/D: A full, sticky, and syrupy body. Of coarse there is lots of alcohol, which makes this hard for me to sip on and finish.

I am stating the obvious, but this is really big. Lots of sweetness, lots of alcohol, and just to much right now. For me anyway. This needs to sit for a few years to be enjoyable and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2012 00:41:49 | More by champ103
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-12-2012 00:54:01 | More by hoppymcgee
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single 12 ounce bottle

A- Pours a very dark slightly syrupy opaque brown. Lots of carbonation especially for a dark beer, can see lots of small bubbles rising from the bottom of glass. Thin laver of head, a little bit less then a quarter of a finger of brownish beige head. Leaves fairly thick layered lacing.

S- Very malty, one of the maltiest beers I've smelt, can definitely tell this beer is pack with 15 different malts. Strong molasses smell, a little bit of brown sugar, some bourbon, very sweet.

T- Like smell- sweet, very malty, molasses, fairly sugary, some bourbon in the background, fairly sweet aftertaste.

M- Fairly thick and syrupy, definitely on the heavier side. Very light alcohol burn, but not bad at all for 15%. Fairly smooth for the high abv. Carbonation not as much as I was expecting.

O- This was a pretty decent strong ale that hid the 15% abv very nicely. I liked the mix between molasses and slight bourbon taste while all the malts blended in fairly nicely. My complaints though are it was a little bit too sweet and syrupy for my liking. Overall I would recommend trying this beer if you like high abv beers and you can pick this up for a decent price. In my opinion it was a great deal on sale for only $3.20 at my local liquor store. If they had more bottles I would definitely consider picking another one up, however I wouldn't go out of my way to get another one.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 00:20:57 | More by jaasen64
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-10-2012 17:33:15 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Dray

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-08-2012 18:48:16 | More by Dray
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 20 oz Duvel tulip. Pours almost completely black, with a huge 3 inch tanish head that leaves an attractive amount of lacing, especially considering its huge ABV. Smell is a huge amount of dark fruit, hints of chocolate, biscuit, leather, and some alcohol. Taste is holy dark malts everything from the nose, but the flavor is even larger, with a balanced smokeyness and roasted brown sugar. Body is medium maybe, with enough carbonation for the style, not dry, and very drinkable for the size of this massive brew. This is a beer for fans of huge beers, that are sweet, and dominated by the malts.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 23:59:19 | More by SawDog505
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azdback

Arizona

3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a large tulip. A dark black, like the color of brewed coffee. Dark brown highlights with a small one finger head that is creamy in appearance and mocha in color.

Smell is dark burnt sugar and molasses. Dark roasted smells, chocolate and charred wood. Alcohol as it warms

Taste is very rich and sweet. Initially this is sweet like syrup and doesn't get much more complex than that. Great flavor but not much more than the sweet, burnt sugar. Not a hint of alcohol at 15% this one hides it well.

Mouth is viscous with creamy carbonation. Body is full to heavy and the finish is long and wet.

Overall I expected more from this one. The Fourteenth last year was much better and complex. A great score for 5 bucks though. If you get the chance go for it!!

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 06:46:28 | More by azdback
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vkv822

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours black, with a foamy light brown head.

Sweet, toffee, brown sugar, boozy, dark fruit. Leathery, light cocoa in both the nose and taste.

Medium, moderately viscous body, with low carbonation.

A very warming, well done beer. Hides the ABV very well. Fairly sweet overall, but enough bitterness to keep it drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 07:13:42 | More by vkv822
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am growing fonder of this brewery by the beer, so another big anniversary brew? Bring it on. 15/15/15. Put the car keys under the porch.

Pour is very dark with an inkling of amber around the periphery; plenty of jazz for a big steroid-infused beer. Nose is very sweet, muddled, maybe molasses? The sheer number of malts might be confusing my olfactory factory.

Jewbelation Fifteen richer than Robert Murdoch & not a tenth as offensive. Rich, & deep. Lovely sweet malts that mimic molasses on the tongue, sweet raisins, apple/grape juice, scorched sugars. Alcohol free, except for the heat leaking into my belly. Thicker than roof tar, this sticks to every vital it encounters. Tasty enough to be dangerous; this should have a bright warning label attached to it.

Wickedly excellent beer. Jewbelation might have a good shtick going on, but behind it they make really good beers. Here's another. Just don't drink it & try to operate a bulldozer.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 02:43:56 | More by maximum12
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-28-2012 01:37:01 | More by eawolff99
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fisherbray

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -56.5%

04-24-2012 03:42:10 | More by fisherbray
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kirkse

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-22-2012 16:50:10 | More by kirkse
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

04-21-2012 00:58:40 | More by thegerm87
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bluntedboywonder

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-20-2012 00:39:26 | More by bluntedboywonder
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A very dark brown pour with a good sized, dense light brown head. Fades slowly, leaving a pretty decent amount of lacing on the glass.

S: Huge aroma, can smell it across the room. Doesn't smell very far from a spiced rum. Boozy, loaded with molasses, figs, grapes and raisin. Lots of caramel in there too and perhaps some toffee and brown sugar. No real evidence of hops found, but not really that surprising given the strength of the malt base. Super big and super sweet.

T: Very thick and ridiculously sweet. I'm getting tons of sweet caramel and molasses up front with a touch of brown sugar. Some dark fruits kick in, especially the fig and raisin. Aftertaste has a touch of cocoa in it as the sweetness fades away. Pure malt sweetness all the way through. Just a hint of alcohol burn in the aftertaste but it's mostly covered up by the sugary sweetness.

M: Ridiculously heavy, syrupy and cloyingly sweet.

O: Some big beers try to balance their sweetness with hops. This beer is like drinking maple syrup. Over the top sweet. It's like drinking an iced english barleywine or something. I had a tough time putting down the whole bottle it was so rich. Then again it also hides its alcohol well and its very complex. Hard to decide on a score.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 03:03:09 | More by Dope
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Solid brown with a cap of light brown foam.

Raisin, prune, dates, caramelized sugars, brown sugar. Hops are more outdone by all of the sweet scents.

Very rich and sweet. Maple syrup, brown sugar, caramel, lightly toasted malt, dates, raisin and lightly bourbony booze. Hops are present, but all of the sweetness just overpowers it. Lots of depth to the flavor here. Love it.

Sticky and full feeling, but not syrupy. The finish is extremely clean.

I think this is a terrific beer. Loads of flavor and character. The alcohol is actually pretty well hidden for how big of a beer this is. An absolute bargain too at $6.25 for a bomber. I'll lay one down to see how it develops. Would actually grab more if I see it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 01:07:10 | More by jera1350
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Kevlee722

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-14-2012 05:48:52 | More by Kevlee722
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-08-2012 22:31:01 | More by BigTrubble
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MikeW51


3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

04-08-2012 22:30:08 | More by MikeW51
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours out of the bottle a brooding,pitch black body that looks kind of like a thin stout.2 inches of light tan foam quickly died down to a 1/2 inch and left broad rings of sticky lacing.

S-Sweet roasted malts,dank citrus,dark caramel,molasses,semisweet chocolate,dark dried fruit(prune,raisin)

T-Sweet chocolate,date,medium roast coffee,booze,fig,caramel,and light citrus.

M-Medium/full with a pretty intense sweetness and a strong alcohol warmth.ABV is relatively well hidden but still a little hot.No real sign of the 15 hop varietals.

O-Maybe a touch sweet right now.Good but a little one note.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 11:58:59 | More by StlHopHead77
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JVan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-06-2012 15:39:10 | More by JVan
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onedownlefty

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-06-2012 14:22:46 | More by onedownlefty
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Muthacack

California

3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip.

A- Pours very thick out of the bottle. Viscous and dark, resembled a dirty motor oil. Poured a one finger head that was gone right away leaving no lacing on the glass. Held it up to a light and nothing changed... dark, thick, black.

S- 15-15-15 Malts, hops, alcohol was not as expected. The Malt took over here, I struggled to find the hops as the sweetness of molasses was prevalent. The alcohol was hiding a bit.

T- Tastes very sweet, almost too sweet for me. The molasses really takes over. I was hoping for more hops to come through and balance out the roasted malts, but they just weren't there. The bitterness only shows slightly in the aftertaste.

M- Sticky and viscous with little carbonation. The alcohol is warming and it felt a lot warmer than my serving temperature.

O- I was a little disappointed with the bitterness, when I see that 15 hops are used with the 15 different malts I expect more balance. I guess when malt is in the company's name, it should be expected that malt takes over. Even with this there is no doubt I would buy it again because $5 for a 15% beer is great.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 04:59:01 | More by Muthacack
He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen from Shmaltz Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.