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

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87
very good

464 Ratings
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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 133
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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Etan

Wisconsin

2.93/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

22oz bottle.

A: Looks like a stout, with a glassy black body and a large chocolate-colored head.

S: Roasted malt, chocolate, heavy, somewhat grapey sweetness, moderate alcohol note.

T: Spicy alcohol, roasted grain, leafy hops, dark chocolate, leather, grape juice, fusel, char, sugary, astringent hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Thick-bodied with surprisingly active carbonation.

O: What's the point of this beer? Fusel, charry, syrupy, brutish, and boring. Not undrinkable, but not exactly something that deserves drinking.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 03:36:17 | More by Etan
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Montana

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charlzm

California

3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Aroma notes include alcohol, subtle mint/herbal smell. Some cocoa, a trace of pepper, prunes. A dash of wet pennies on the pour dissipates quickly. As it warms, a nasty garlicy/onion note becomes prominent. Summit hops, perhaps? All in all, not a very aromatic beer and what is there is not very pleasing.

On the palate: slightly sour milk chocolate malt, alcohol heat then bigger and longer-lasting bitterness than I had been anticipating. A little anise and... nutmeg? Not very complex or deep. The panoply of flavors reported by other reviewers is either beyond my ability to discern or... let's just say that.

Mouthfeel is thick, creamy and smooth; my guess is that there are oats in here. Alcohol heat is front and center, close to but not crossing the threshold into overbearing.

A few sips and I'm feeling this one already. The advertised 16% ABV seems to be accurate. Not as good as Jewbelation 12, which was my introduction to Schmaltz and still my favorite beer from this brewery. As far as style goes: this might as well be a Russian Imperial Stout based on what I experienced.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 18:13:06 | More by charlzm
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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06-12-2014 16:08:43 | More by hickmancase
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Texas

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New Jersey

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Appearance - The beer was a dark brownish black color with a very modest white head.

Smell - The booze jumps out as part of the aroma. As the same time one really notices the malt.

Taste - The booze is noted but it is not overpowering. The sweet malts leave an impression, aligning with notes of sweet dark fruits and malts. Toward the back the back, the booze becomes more apparent. I had one of these in July and did not like it as much as I do not. I well balanced bourbon aged beer.

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Overall - This is not a elite beer, but I would certainly drink it again.

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He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.