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

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87
very good

469 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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cfalovo97

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-18-2013 01:51:29 | More by cfalovo97
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.7%

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AmandaSchaefer

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.7%

05-13-2013 22:58:10 | More by AmandaSchaefer
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.7%

01-27-2013 04:35:04 | More by lupercmda
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ferrettman687

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.7%

11-25-2012 06:01:25 | More by ferrettman687
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fearfactory

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.7%

01-14-2014 23:00:40 | More by fearfactory
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.7%

11-25-2012 01:17:57 | More by BigTrubble
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.01/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with a medium foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of deep caramelized sugar notes with light dried fruit and alcohol ester. Taste is also dominated by caramelized sugar with overly sweet notes and some alcohol warming notes. Body is quite full with motor oil consistency and alcohol is indeed a bit too straightforward. Too sweet with too much alcohol being perceptible.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 02:03:02 | More by Phyl21ca
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured chilled in ale glasses chez White.

A: thin head, solid black, thin carbonation; no lacing
S: figs, raisin; quite like a stout
T: the flavor is so intense, it tastes much better when mixed with something else; it's like a stout concentrate; very spicy and complex; dark fruit, figs, brown sugar; much like a milk stout; if diluted with seltzer water, about 1:1 I find the flavor improves to a 3.5
M: syrupy

Hey guys, stop the gimmick already.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 13:15:46 | More by Arithmeticus
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BuzzLitebier

Maryland

3.11/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Had this stuff in a pint glass from a bomber.
A: It poured black with a finger-wide tan head. It dissipated quickly and minimal lacing remained. I didn't see too much carbonation at all.
S: Dark fruit and treacle all the way
T: WHOA! It was heavy-duty hard core Belgian dark +10 and cloyingly sweet. It was like syrup and very boozy.
M: It was beyond heavy (think thick) with a bit of carbonation, which was OK, but man...

Would I have it again? Normally this profile is in my wheelhouse, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 00:26:32 | More by BuzzLitebier
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jimnastic

California

3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one should be called Sweet Valvoline.
Yes, needs some age on it, but drinkable...over a couple days :P
Caught a couple bottles mis-priced @ Whole Foods ($5.99), so well worth the cellar.
Drink with a couple quarts of water tonight, to save your brain from feeling pickled tomorrow.
Love Shmaltz, love Jewbelation, love the concept, but a little over-the-top...as mentioned above, the complexity overwhelms itself, which should mellow w/ age.
Sit on this one.
--Nastic

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 02:47:19 | More by jimnastic
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16 everything! Thanks to cbutova for sharing this intimidating beast. This followed up Genealogy of Morals and Firestone 14 in a Black Friday tasting.

Quite dark, not quite black, red highlights. Tan head eventually forms a thick ring and slight cap, good for the ABV.

Sweet malts, molasses, dark fruit, some booze make up the scent.

Taste mostly follows the scent with caramel malts, molasses, dark fruit, some cocoa, light earthy hops. Decent flavor but seems very tame considering the size of the beer at hand.

Medium carbonation, medium body. It feels big and there is some booze, as to be expected, but this is quite drinkable at 16%.

Not a very remarkable flavor profile, but maintains a good balance - it's not "overly" anything like a lot of big beers (sweet, roasty, boozy, etc) - the surprisingly drinkability is a plus.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 18:53:23 | More by Chico1985
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hackmann

Michigan

3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: coffee black body with a two finger dark tan head; leaves some sticky lacing on the glass with each sip

Aroma: rich sweet malts, roasted malts, just a touch of alcohol, not as boozy as I thought it would be, let’s see what happens as it warms up, fig, chocolate syrup, coffee; the nose has that boozy tone as it warms.

Flavors: this has a very rich style, the kind that can become too much for me, rich sweet malts followed by some toasted grains, burnt sugars, dark chocolate covered caramel, a squirt of Hershey mild chocolate syrup, hoppy spice or is it the alcohol,

Mouthfeel: a bit syrupy, thick and chewy is a good way to look at it, rich toasted and slightly burnt notes cover the palate, sweet on the front and mid palate, hoppy spice and alcohol peppery feel on the finish with the sweet note swirling around, low carbonation feel,

To the Point: as they say on the bottle, ‘this is about cupcakes and unicorns’ and I feel like I just ate three too many cupcakes and I am only halfway through this bottle. This is a sipper. Would I buy another one? … No. If you like bold and rich malts … this is for you.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 01:25:05 | More by hackmann
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braugon

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

12-05-2013 14:35:55 | More by braugon
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Lazaro

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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Adavar

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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BeerZack

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

09-03-2013 05:55:09 | More by BeerZack
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

02-20-2014 22:52:14 | More by MinorThreat
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

12-09-2012 04:49:39 | More by mportnoy
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

12-24-2012 04:47:30 | More by creepinjeeper
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Duff27

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

05-07-2013 15:38:21 | More by Duff27
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auggie

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

12-20-2012 04:36:02 | More by auggie
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

01-11-2014 12:11:14 | More by Lare453
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Marty30

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

12-28-2012 00:41:29 | More by Marty30
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hvy1

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

10-01-2013 13:26:19 | More by hvy1
He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.