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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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87
very good

469 Ratings
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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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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-23-2012 00:34:52 | More by scott2269
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Devi0us

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-22-2012 06:20:54 | More by Devi0us
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Clayton1220


4.5/5  rDev +16%

11-22-2012 01:53:59 | More by Clayton1220
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zac16125

South Carolina

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!).

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 01:48:47 | More by zac16125
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-20-2012 19:15:10 | More by anteater
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hellcatsjg

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16%

11-20-2012 00:35:12 | More by hellcatsjg
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nollie77

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-20-2012 00:27:49 | More by nollie77
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Ravenacht

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-19-2012 20:54:50 | More by Ravenacht
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russpowell

Oklahoma

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

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 03:43:05 | More by russpowell
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cfinch2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-18-2012 21:51:58 | More by cfinch2
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

11-18-2012 17:54:46 | More by Hopstout
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kizyle

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-17-2012 14:39:05 | More by kizyle
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Impressive appearance, especially given the ABV - burnt chocolate body topped with a healthy finger of dense khaki head that eventually sinks down to a stubborn collar that lasts until the last drop.

Not the obvious "Jager" aroma that bugged me about the 15... it's got some Red Hot type alcohol heat though, cinnamon, boozy vanilla/butterscotch, fresh oak, a bit more tame than I expected. Nice.

So it's pretty strong... lots of sweet candy flavors to counteract the massive booze bill... red licorice, candy cane, caramel, butterscotch, an unavoidably dry and bitter booze finish, just a big fat dessert beer that I'm calling the main course.

Give it a go if you're curious, it's more approachable than some beers of lower ABV (Samichlaus comes to mind).

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 03:03:21 | More by yamar68
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neckbracesub

Indiana

5/5  rDev +28.9%

11-17-2012 00:47:25 | More by neckbracesub
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jriggins6

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-16-2012 14:49:46 | More by jriggins6
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sukwonee

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black, thick motor oil like body, one finger mocha head. Looks like an imperial stout.

S: Chocolate, booziness, caramel, brown sugar, and some vanilla note. I know this beer is not barrel aged, but it sort of has that bourbon barrel characterics.

T: Lots of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, brown sugar. Very sweet and boozy. It's quite good, but very boozy. I think age will improve this beer significantly. Once again, this beer has some bourbon barrel characterics - although it's not aged in bourbon barrel (as far as I know). I also note some spice as the beer warms up and dark fruit notes.

M: Chewy, syrupy, and hot (alcohol burn).

O: It's a bit of a mess for now, but it's still quite good. This does taste like a 16% ABV beer. As mentioned before, it appears that this beer will improve quite well over time.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 03:49:48 | More by sukwonee
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sneaks2210

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16%

11-16-2012 02:43:58 | More by sneaks2210
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

11-16-2012 01:18:24 | More by DrFunkenstein
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one SICK granddaddy momma SOW of a beer... not that that makes any sence but niether does this beer! 16 malts, 16 hops 16 % wha wha WHAAAT?! Like I said CRAZY! pours completly black as a coffin on a moonless midnight night. with a thick khaki brown head that quickly dissapates leaving no lacing.

Smells VERY sweet and malty and boozy, some hops apparent in the nose but not much, smell reminds me of a russian imperial stout.

carbonation is medium... PHEW...WHOA...YIKES!! idk if i want this one to warm! already EXTREAMLY rich and complex! definatley a sipper and kids DO NOT TRY THIS ONE ALONE (it's too late for me) i think I'm already getting a hangover headache after 3 sips. taste is very malt driven, definatly on the sweeter side but not to the sickening degree. hops DOMINATED by the malts, boozyness masked rather well for %, hits good in the aftertaste., very iwarming. very rich, complex, sweet and some booziness. wish the hops came out more but they are still there. i wonder how this insanity would age....?

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 00:05:14 | More by Beerlover
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kbenson


4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

11-14-2012 16:26:09 | More by kbenson
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Dark as night body with espresso tint head, 2ish finger head.

S- Maybe my taster was off after some mead, but I got rye, toffee and fruit

T- RICH, chocolate, rye, toffee BOOZE, over the top, I liked it, but almost hard to keep straight it was so complex

M-Medium body, dark, maybe my problem was the amount in the bottle in combination with being full from drinking before, but by the time I had this I was super full and finishing this was difficult

O- Good flavor and a sexy appeal, but toward the end unbearable. Too much going on and if you don't drink this beast quick its a beast of a brew.

All in all, I would drink it again, but only on an empty stomach.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 06:02:50 | More by beerdhabelly
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-12-2012 02:25:50 | More by BeerHunter76
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a small snifter. Beige head, moderate retention on a deep mahogany body, almost black. Lacing is oily and clear and sticky. Aroma is an amalgam of molasses, roasted malt, caramel malt, toffee, slight coffee, raisins and some alcohol (as expected). Mouthfeel is very thick and tongue coating. Taste is some prune, raisins, alcohol heat, almost whisky, some hop bitterness in the background. Taste is pretty much in line with aromas. While the beer is hot, not as hot as expected. Clearly this will be interesting to revisit in a year or two or 10.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2012 02:46:22 | More by KickbacksSteve
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StoutIrish

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

11-10-2012 17:56:39 | More by StoutIrish
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Tiernan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16%

11-10-2012 02:52:30 | More by Tiernan
He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.