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

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very good

482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 12
Gots: 114 | FT: 10
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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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Mbennett, Apr 25, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Mouthfeel The mouthfeel is smooth is little carbonation. The bourbon is quite smooth, and is far from hot. No burning of the alcohol is noted.

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

JohnnyHopps, Apr 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Really dark, thick, and totally crazed malt concoction. So malty and rich and alcoholic, it's ridiculous. Vast aromatics of malt roasting and burning with alcohol fumes rising to the brain.

My wife and I took sips-- "Licorice," I say. "Molasses," she says. Intensely sugary with deeply roasted and even charred flavors. Massive burnt sugar and a bitter aftertaste. There must be some hops in this to slightly balance the malty sweetness.

It's hard to rate this for "drinkability" or even "sippability," but if you think of this as a liqueur it makes more sense. The candy-like quality is part of the charm. Purchased the bottle over a year ago at Grapevine Liquor in Denver. If any beer can take a little aging, this is one.

mactrail, Mar 23, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Review from 2013 tasting notes:
Poured this into a chalice, just a little bit! Looks near black, lacks head, however rich, creamy tan lacing is seen as I tilt the glass on its side. Looks like I'd expect 16% of liquid to look.
Smells of dark fruit/ chocolate, nutty, raisin, phenols, hint of vinegar?
Tastes like the smell initially. Dark fruit (plum/ fig) hits me hard, followed by a long spicy burn and a satisfying creamy, sweet, medium carbonated mouthfeel. It's hard for me to describe huge strength beers like this. Better than i thought based on seeing reviews here? Yes. While impossible to pick apart 16 hops in this beast (much less tell apart even two), I think Schmaltz did achieve something here. It all adds up to where the hops work to offset the sweetness of the dark plum. Something to respect. Like when I first sipped DFH 120 minute.

TBoneJones, Mar 09, 2014
He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.