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He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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87
very good

469 Ratings
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Ratings: 469
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 113 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  16.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thickfreakness on 10-12-2012)
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint. This is the 11.8% version made for Ohio and other states with equally asinine laws.

4.0 A: Dark brown/black color. Two and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is good for the ABV, especially the last half finger that sticks around for quite some time. A short ring of lacing is left.

5.0 S: This smells wonderful! Deep, deep flavors with a richness that you can only get from a beer jammed packed with malt. Supple roastiness, tons and tons of chocolate, molasses, generic dark fruitiness, caramel, coffee, and toffee. Quite potent, but all the aromas join together seemlessly to make a great experience for the nose. Earthy hop notes with some citrus underneath. Booze is well hidden. Can't say enough about this nose. Just great.

4.5 T: The complexity and depth of flavor is also found in the taste. While the nose smelled more or less like an imperial stout, the taste incorporates more old ale flavors. Moderate supple roast, lots of caramel, raisin, tobacco, toffee, plum, and molasses. Sweet, but not overly sweet with a light sugary component. Hops are secondary to the malts, which is great since I can't picture this any other way. Earthy, citrusy, and a bit spicy. A bit boozy, but not bad.

4.5. M: Heavy body. Thick, creamy mouthfeel without being too syruppy or chewy. Good moderate carbonation. Light warming on finish.

4.0 D: Great brew. No complaints. Easily the best Jewbelation yet.

EDIT: I recently had the 16% version and it doesn't compare to the 11.8% version. The 16% has a formitable booziness that covers up a lot of the great flavors found in the lighter version. I'd give the 16% version a 3.2 score overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 02:08:38 | More by DavoleBomb
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Consumed June 21st (first day of summer 2014!) from a bomber kept at 48 degrees F since purchase in June of 2013. Poured into a Samuel Adams "perfect pint" glass.

Beer is totally black. Extremely deep ruby highlights when held to strong, intense light. A two finger light brown head forms during the pour and lingers for quite some time, aided and abetted by both good carbonation and the shape of the beer glass (I guess). Very nice, uniform sheeting that leaves nothing behind with each tilt of the glass.

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He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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