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He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen - Shmaltz Brewing Company

He'Brew Jewbelation FifteenHe'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen

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350 Ratings
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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 14.18%


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

California

4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours deep, dark brown with only a few highlights when held up to the light. Head is substantial after an aggressive pour and dissipates into a thin cap following a few minutes of rest. Lacing is minimal.

S: That borderline sour note from an African coffee hit me first. What follows is chocolate cake, dates and a hint of soy sauce.

T: The taste follows the nose with an additional buttered chocolate muffin element that kept me coming back way too soon. The hops struggle to rein in the dark malt explosion near the end and fail every time. That's okay with me. The supposed alcohol content is 15% and hidden masterfully.

M :It's velvety to the max. The liquid Sticks around forever. Carbonation is low but appropriate for the alcohol level.

O: This is a very, very powerful beer in terms of both alcohol and drinking impression. How they were able to provide such drinkability is beyond me. This is one that can be appreciated now and later.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 03:50:19 | More by FACEMEAT
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dfernandez77

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: Very deep warm brown, nearly black. Crystal clear but dark, so it almost seems translucent. Warm tan head, suitable to style.

smell: Malt assault, roasty caramel, molasses, prunes. Luscious and phat. Alcohol is present - but not in a boozy way - clean. No discernible hop aroma.

taste: Rich and smooth. Lot's of smooth phat malts. Roast and bittersweet chocolate. Hops are present in bitterness for good balance. Sweetness is all melanoidens and dextrins - complex and not candy sweet.

mouthfeel: Medium heavy, slick. Roast and a bit of astringency haunt the finish while the slickness remains. Luxurious.

overall: Fantastic balance in a huge strong ale. Like a huge Baltic Porter with a splash of Strong Old Ale. It's a little aggressive in youth, but I'm going to try to get a case of this to wax and hide away for more than 12 months.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 03:54:31 | More by dfernandez77
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dankster

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber for 7.99

A- deep brown and reddish color with thick tan head about two fingers. did not last too long

S- Big nutty and carmel malts with a small hint of the hops.

T- Awesome, taste more of the malts than the hops being there fifteen of each. kinda maple and oaky. You would never guess this is 15%

M- smooth and creamy with nice thick coating on the tongue.

O- great strong ale and once again at 15% this one could hurt you but you wont know it just by drinking it. well done men!

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 19:19:56 | More by dankster
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jamespub

Missouri

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought today and split with a friend.

A- Dark, transparent along the edges. Not quite black like a stout, but plenty dark. Very thick looking. Nice carbonation the dissipates slowly into beautiful caramel colored swirls that linger throughout the drinking.

S- BOOM! Smells big, boozy, and malty.

T- The first thing that came to mind was bells batch 9000. It is super malty with the taste of black licorice, not overpowering, but incredibly pleasant. where is the alcohol? for 15%, I can't taste it. The etoh smell is there, but this beer is velvety smooth. There is a mild, crisp bitterness that reigns in the malt towards the end. Completely opened up as it warmed. this was my first shmaltz brew, and it blew my mind.

M- viscous. this was a winter beer. very smooth feel. the flavor up-front lingers in the mouth for days, and it is very welcome. the feel left nothing to desire. it was all there, and scratched every itch.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 04:32:42 | More by jamespub
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LtCracker20

Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep mohogany brown with a 2-finger tan head that doesn't stay around too long, but on par for the ABV. No lacing at all.

S- Slight dark fruits, molasses, candied sugar, and an apple aroma. Almost none of the ABV is present.

T- All the flavors in the smell meld together very well. Some brown sugar is in the flavor but again, almost no burn in the flavor and that's pretty impressive with the 15% ABV.

MF- Just about a medium body with a little carbonation. I think it could've a little more body, but it did have the right amount of carbonation.

O- I can't believe how well the ABV was hidden in this one. I've like the last few versions of this beer and the 15 was no different. I'll definately pick up another to put away.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 21:25:04 | More by LtCracker20
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He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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