1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen - Shmaltz Brewing Company

Not Rated.
He'Brew Jewbelation FifteenHe'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

357 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
View: Beers (41) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 357 | Reviews: 131 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BroJeffrey
BroJeffrey

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-30-2013 02:33:57 | More by BroJeffrey
Photo of suspect
suspect

New York

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Central Waters Snifter.

A: Deep dark mahogany color. Aggressive pour leads to a 1 finger light mocha head that fades pretty quickly. Lacing is present but not very prevalent.

S: Lots of dark fruits, figs, licorice...big sweet malts. ABV is present but mixes nicely with the sweetness.

T: Follows the nose almost directly. Man is this thing full of flavor. Big sweet malts with tons of sweet dark fruits with a twist of bitterness at the end mixed with a touch of hotness at the very end.

M: Big bold bodied. Wonderful creamy finish. Perfectly carbonated.

O: A nice easy drinking humongous beer. Congrats He'Brew on another wonderful anniversary beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 01:19:58 | More by suspect
Photo of Jules11788
Jules11788

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-19-2012 05:03:04 | More by Jules11788
Photo of sprucetip
sprucetip

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-25-2013 20:28:32 | More by sprucetip
Photo of grahamboudreaux
grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-21-2013 07:19:02 | More by grahamboudreaux
Photo of MSandahl23
MSandahl23

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-27-2013 16:32:36 | More by MSandahl23
Photo of Dray
Dray

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-08-2012 18:48:16 | More by Dray
Photo of BourbonDork
BourbonDork

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-03-2012 19:39:59 | More by BourbonDork
Photo of muchloveforhops3
muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-16-2012 09:18:41 | More by muchloveforhops3
Photo of leedorham
leedorham

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-06-2013 14:59:09 | More by leedorham
Photo of maximum12
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
Photo of DougVanHoy
DougVanHoy

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-04-2012 02:11:43 | More by DougVanHoy
Photo of scott2269
scott2269

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-16-2012 22:41:32 | More by scott2269
Photo of AaronBurr
AaronBurr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-04-2013 17:14:04 | More by AaronBurr
Photo of Alcorn
Alcorn


4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

12-03-2012 15:25:05 | More by Alcorn
Photo of Channel10Geuze
Channel10Geuze

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-24-2012 02:18:30 | More by Channel10Geuze
Photo of onedownlefty
onedownlefty

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-06-2012 14:22:46 | More by onedownlefty
Photo of dfernandez77
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
Photo of afsdan
afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-22-2014 17:43:57 | More by afsdan
Photo of pirmannt1
pirmannt1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-03-2012 08:27:26 | More by pirmannt1
Photo of OMG
OMG

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-15-2012 20:08:30 | More by OMG
Photo of schnarr84
schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-08-2012 06:06:47 | More by schnarr84
Photo of Jeffo
Jeffo

Netherlands

4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from codysjb when he came to Amsterdam for a visit. Cheers for flying over all that delicious stuff man!

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, fizzy, looser looking, dark tan head with horrible retention. Head crack and snaps its way down to a light ring. Bistre brown body with almost no carbonation evident. No head or ring remains and it looks relatively lifeless by the end. Unimpressive.

SMELL: Lots of fruits and caramel sugars on the nose. Grapes, raisins, caramel, butterscotch, brown sugar and some chocolate covered cherries. Boozy rum qualities as well. Really bold and interesting. Nice and complex for sure.

TASTE: Lots of sweetness here. Dark fruits, red wine for sure, with grapes and raisins, as well as some caramel and brown sugary sweetness up front. Boozy rum with more surary and caramel sweetness at the swallow. Bold and very persistent aftertaste with lots of sugary sweetness, butterscotch, rum, with some dark cherries and a touch of bitter dark chocolate as well. This is boozy for sure, but very flavorful, complex and generally delicious.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth with no real bite and finishes slightly sticky. A touch of heat lingers. Very good for such a big beer; only some more weight would help give it top marks.

OVERALL: This is some fantastic stuff. Boozy, but not hot; flavorful and complex, but not tiresome. This bomber was way, way too easy to drink. I've had my fair share of American strong ales, and I feel pretty confident saying that He'Brew makes the best of its kind in the USA. They're always flavorful, complex, surprisingly balanced, and nowhere near as hot as they could be. Definitely pick this one up if you can, or any of their other strong ales for that matter. Thanks again codysjb. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 13:09:45 | More by Jeffo
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: Dark brown with crimson highlights. Decent head on the pour that recedes to nothing but a faint ring.
smell: Brown sugar and dark fruit.
taste: The expected flavors escalate into something better than expected. The promised brown sugar and dark fruits come together with more complex and pleasant flavors. Finish is right on.
overall: Nicely done. This one has the 10.9% label stuck over the 15%. Doesn't even seem to be 10.9 going down but the mouth feels like I had a shot afterwards.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 01:39:50 | More by cindyjeffsmith
Photo of SHODriver
SHODriver

Louisiana

4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a thick deep black with a small tan head that is slow to build and quick to fade.
S: Smells of alcohol, some burnt sugars and molasses and a decent amount of piny/cat piss smell from the hops
T: like beer porn with layer upon layer of complexity. Slight sour/tart note which is a bit odd for the style but I can dig it. Deliciously bitter on the swallow that lingers
M: Very thick and slightly chewy, carb is there but not overbearing. Alcohol is a bit astringent, I left it in my mouth so long it started to burn my tongue like mouthwash
O: Another huge beer from Schmaltz that gets bigger every year. Here's to hoping they never decide that enough is enough.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 05:19:44 | More by SHODriver
He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen from Shmaltz Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.