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

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He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary AleHe'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale

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very good

497 Ratings
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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 13
Gots: 120 | 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:
Beer added by: Thickfreakness on 10-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Bierguy5
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, 16% abv. Black in color, with some slight ruby edges. Head fades quickly, but there is a nice tan collar. Nice spots of lace cling to the sides after every sip.

Big booze in the nose. Some roasty notes, as well as ripe, dark fruit. Figs, raisins and dates come to mind. Hints of dark chocolate.

Some sweetness up front but not overwhelming. Nice roasty character with dark chocolate notes. Hints of fruit, but rather restrained.

Medium body, with lower carbonation. Not syrupy but not too far off. Alcohol is very big, but not overwhelming. I like this, maybe a bit of age will make this even better. Good stuff.

Photo of BeerLover99
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: black/deep brown body, khaki finger head,
sexy lacing

S: BIG boozy, ripe fruit, dates, figs, sweet bready malt

T: big sweet ripe fruit, lots of bready malt, HUGE boozy finish

M: med/heavy body, chewy/smooth mouth

O: He'Brew is great beer for the money, but
this one is just way too boozy and probably
needs almost a year or two to settle down.
Far too boozy for my taste.


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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of brewcrew76
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep brown with a fizzy soda head in both sound and appearance that disappears immediately.

S - Chocolate covered caramel, dark fruits, toffee. This is a dessert lovers dream. All kinds of toffee, butterscotch and chocolate covered candy. Light grassy hops.

T - Sweet caramel and toffee, chocolate, raisins, prunes, brown sugar, some fruity and grassy hops, molasses. Similar to aroma. Tastes like every piece of chocolate, toffee, caramel candy wrapped into one.

M - Medium to full and slightly sticky. Low carbonation with a good amount of alcohol warming.

D - Very complex in a sweet candy type of way. A little too sweet for my tastes but interesting.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This oughtta do me in for a NYE beer! Pours an opaque black color with a rich froth of brown head. Nice retention and lacing...a god looking brew all-around.

Nose is sweet jujubees with fruit and alcohol galore. Nose is bold and alcoholic, but seems pretty manageable with sweet, dark maltiness leading the way.

Ohhh, this is rich. Sweet and cloying for sure...sticky and big. Whatever other words you might have for an overbearing brew would fit here. Surprisingly it is not too hot though, maybe the rich maltiness keeps it from being a fire-breather, but it lacks the finesse and deliciousness of say, a WWS or Black Tuesday. An interesting brew indeed, might be a good candidate for the cellar? Just waaay too much right now. Its somewhat tasty now but I can see some oxidation helping out the malt flavors.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of far333
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blackish brown and opaque with a thick and frothy head of dimpled foam that lingers long. Aroma of vanilla and bourbon, some woody notes. Rich flavors of darkly roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, espresso, slight cherry tang, pine board, hints of smoke, raisins, root beer, dried leaves, and charred bark. Amazingly complex flavors. The sky-high ABV is fairly subdued. Good beer overall, a sipper for sure.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque black with a foamy super dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and slight cocoa. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick and a mild amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and full bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a good smell but the taste is pretty boozy and strong.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours black in color with a toffee cream colored lacing ring, swirl the glass and the lacing ring thickens.

S - Dark fruit, oak, bourbon, light char and alcohol.

T - Dark roasted caramel, dark fruit, oak, bourbon, and alcohol.

M - Thick, heavy body, sticky, viscous.

O - For 16% the alcohol is surprisingly well hidden in this beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

We pour a brew of the darkest brown, giving no light at all around the edges. It holds a two finger head of soft, creamy light brown bubbles. This shows great retention, and is easily reproducible. Thick sheets of lacing are left down the glasses. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears moderate, but slow, in this goopy beverage. The nose is initially heavy with tin and aluminum. Warmth brings out a baked raisin bread sweetness and spice, with caramel malts, and faint bready esters on the back. Booze is biting and equally as warming as the malty backbone, where it takes on an additional woody or oaky quality with buttery diacetyls, giving the impression of something barrel aged. White sugar sweetness is thick, mixing with enhanced syrupy sweetness of the booze, giving cherry and plum fruitiness. Our first impression is that the opening is very, very sweet, but this falls quickly to a more bittered, cleaner ending. As we sip, the taste gives buttered wood, fig sugars, hot booze, metallics, and synthetic apple flavoring. Toffee sweetness and lightly bittered molasses pull us to the peak which is characterized by that massively malty, bready sweetness of the nose and boozy cherry syrups. The transition to the finish gives more biting metallic bitterness and thick black coffee malts with a bit of a roast. There is light chalkiness amongst the onslaught of grain, with dark fruity sweetness of black cherries and plum, with black pepper booze to boot. The aftertaste gives citric and grassy hops out of nowhere, with heavy fusel booze, caramel malts, salt water taffy, echoes of coffee, metallic yeastiness, synthetic cherry flavoring, and the almond booziness of Disaronno. The body is completely full, and the carbonation is bubbly and moderate. There is supreme slurp, smack, cream, and froth to each sip, with a thick, thick coating left around the mouth. There is little ultimate dryness to the mouth, but things are slightly puckered and left smoothly calmed. The abv is massive, giving a big warming quality to it. This is a definite sipper.

Overall, the best thing about this beer was the robustness of the aroma. If there was one word to describe this beer it would be “rich”. The feel is intensely silky and soft, with generous coating and boozy fire from the abv. This follows a syrupy sweet and monstrously malty flavoring, with nectars and fruit laying it low with sugars. This, however, is not as hearty as the nose, which gives a shade more complexity to the experience. The hops were also hard to find, giving the balance to the malty side. This beer is over the top on pretty much every level, but hey, for anyone celebrating their sixteenth, opulence is a requisite.

He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.