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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

485 Ratings
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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 12
Gots: 113 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thickfreakness on 10-12-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

VernonKell, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of cbutova
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from Black Friday notes, shared with Chico1985 after he generously opened a Firestone Walker 14 (drinks very nicely still).

A- Poured into a pint glass with a black body and a light brown head. One finger cap size and pretty good retention. Nice silky ring and a lack of substantial lacing.

S- A big pile of spicy yeast, raisin and burnt caramel notes. Roasty with some warming as well as alcohol hints later on.

T- Very big and fairly sweet. A caramel and molasses syrup mixture feel. Roast malts do a good job helping to add complexity/balance as well as yeast spice, dark fruits and big raisin hints. Does not feel like 16% but you can tell this is a BIG beer, just a tiny hint of alcohol.

MF- Thick and oily body with a creamy feel and moderate carbonation. Lots of heat in the finish on the palate but it is not over the top.

For 16% this is pretty impressive, I would easily believe someone if they told me it was in the 12% range. Nothing really jumps out as far as a distinct flavor but it is a good mix of sweet caramel, yeast and roast malt influence.

cbutova, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

thinwhiteduke, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - dark brown with a big, brown, frothy, head that has great retention

S - wood, alcohol, caramel, roasted malts, dark fruit

T - roasty, chocolate, earthy, spicy hops, woody, alcohol, dark fruit

M - full bodied, warm, smooth

This is a great beer that is very complex. There are so many different flavors that I know I didn't give them all their justice above. The ABV is definitlely noticeable but it didn't detract from the flavors or the overall drinking experience. This is yet another big beer from He'Brew that is nicely done. It's well worth a try.

tdm168, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of blmar311
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

blmar311, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of 1mrbeer
4.5/5  rDev +16%

1mrbeer, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of ferrettman687
3/5  rDev -22.7%

ferrettman687, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of crewfan16
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

crewfan16, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of BigTrubble
3/5  rDev -22.7%

BigTrubble, Nov 25, 2012
Photo of Pinche_Oso
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Pinche_Oso, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of vcoggins
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

vcoggins, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours black with a medium brown head, good head retention, lots of thick dark lace.

S: Booze centered with some soy and dark chocolate.

T: Definitely better than the nose. Delicious sweet malt flavour, dark chocolate for sure, brown sugar, Rapadura. Some ethanol but well contained. Big flavours for sure.

M: Full-bodied, rich, creamy and decadent.

O: A fun beer, but not something I could really have a ton of. The price is still really good for a beer of this size. Worth a buy.

Halcyondays, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of FrankK
4/5  rDev +3.1%

FrankK, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of BruceBruce
4.88/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I don't always do reviews, but when I do, it is because they are REALLY GOOD!!!

A. Flat black motor oil thin line of head, almost no lacing

S. Exactly what I want in a big boozy beer, sweet, then bourbon and alcohol scents that make it so that I can't wait for each sip. Oh so malty....

T. Dark fruit, then you get the sweet that you smelled like syrup or molasses, a bit of coca then coffee and wait for it, there it is... HEAT, I love it has that bite that a 16% beer should have and I know the 16,16,16 is a gimmick but man it is working, in a year this beer could be all 5's.

M. Medium carbonation which is perfect and then a good thick presence. Not too thin, not to much like a mouth full of syrup, again hit on the nose.

O. I love it, I purchased 3, 2 for aging and ended up drinking each, just got 6 more and lets hope they make it because I really love this beer now even though I know it has amazing potential. I cant wait to see what happens in the future, but this is a way better beer then 87 that is for sure. Slowly gaining respect for this brewery one jewbelation at a time.

BruceBruce, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

mendvicdog, Nov 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

CB2maltygoodness, Nov 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

scott2269, Nov 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Devi0us, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Clayton1220
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Clayton1220, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of zac16125
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a snifter
2012 vintage, Sixteenth Anniversary Edition - brewed with 16 malts, 16 hops, and 16% ABV

A: Pours an opaque black, without the slightest browning on the edges even when held to light. 1 fingers width of mocha colored head hangs around for a good bit before settling down to only an outer ring. Leaves no appreciably lacing. Looks like an IS.

S: Some dark fruits, sugary sweetness, roasted malt, a hint of black licorice. Initially, the aroma as a whole is surprisingly not that powerful, but the second glass poured from the bomber is much more aromatic with tons of sugary sweetness, a balancing booze, and some bourbon notes.

T: Roasted malt, dark fruits, candied sugar sweetness, cocoa, booze, black coffee. An explosion of flavors right from the start. Like the appearance the taste is reminiscent of an IS with the big roasty, cocoa and coffee characters. I also get fig, burnt sugar, black licorice, oak. The complexity and depth of flavors is impressive, reminds my why I love big boozy beers.

M/D: Thick, viscous, chewy, slightly syrupy. Carbonation is appropriately low. Has a whole body warming affect (as a winter seasonal should!). Really nice mouthfeel. ABV is certainly noticeable, but well restrained considering it's 16%. A slow sipper for sure, but all things considered drinkability is pretty high.

O: Overall, what a treat. A big boozy beer with a massive and complex palate profile. It comes off as a hybrid IS/Old Ale. Initially the IS components are a little overpowering, with the old ale flavors taking a back seat to the IS roastiness. However, as it warms the other flavors become more prominent and make this beer really great. An absolutely delicious 16%'er that I can just go and pick up off the shelves? Yes, I will be getting a couple more of these to store for the long winter (and winters to come!).

zac16125, Nov 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

anteater, Nov 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

hellcatsjg, Nov 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

nollie77, Nov 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Ravenacht, Nov 19, 2012
Photo of russpowell
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours ebony with 3 fingers of mocha colored head. Some head retention & lacing

S: Brown bread & toffee, leafy hops & boozeyness

T: Follows the nose, boozey figs as well, up front, treacle sweetness as well, vaniilla & raisins. Dryness ensues as this warms, some smokey notes mix in with figs & a bit of brown sugar. toffee & even a bit of honey Bourbon. Finishes figgy with a bit of maple sryup, treacle, more smokey & honey notes along with herbal & woody hop notes coming though

MF: Uber-chewy, slight to near-zero carbonation, lots of stickyness

Drinks easy for a 16% abv beer, but this is a juggernaught of maltyness that deserves splitting. with several friends. I really enjoyed this, very complex & fortyfying

russpowell, Nov 19, 2012
He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.