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

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BA SCORE
87
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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Photo of yamar68
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).

yamar68, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of neckbracesub
5/5  rDev +28.9%

neckbracesub, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of jriggins6
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jriggins6, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
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.

sukwonee, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of sneaks2210
4.5/5  rDev +16%

sneaks2210, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of DrFunkenstein
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

DrFunkenstein, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of Beerlover
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....?

Beerlover, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of kbenson
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

kbenson, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of beerdhabelly
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.

beerdhabelly, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev +3.1%

BeerHunter76, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of KickbacksSteve
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.

KickbacksSteve, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of StoutIrish
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

StoutIrish, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Tiernan
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Tiernan, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of truesolution
5/5  rDev +28.9%

truesolution, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of kirok1999
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with some wispy foam. Looks more like a stout but considering the 16 malts, I guess it should be dark.
Sweet, fruity and lush on the nose. Lots of creamy chocolate, caramel, and candy sweetness.
Tastes just wonderful. the massive alcohol is nicely hidden behind sweet and creamy malts. The hops play well but are overcome by tons of malt. This drinks like a well carbonated stout, thick and lingering on the tongue. Really well done, makes me really anticipate 17.

kirok1999, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Vec2267
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - jet black, opaque, espresso like foam, some retention

S - coffee, chocolate, berries, alcohol evident

T - bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit/prunes/raisins, alcohol, molasses, char, hops appear as muted licorice and mint, quite bitter on the back end, tons of complexity - the evident alcohol is why I gave it 4 rather than 4.5 - quite intense and complex - just too much booze

M - rich, viscous, low carbonation, much like a aged gold rum

O - too big, too boozy, too much - a huge rich cornucopia of flavors - oh for the flavor with half the alcohol

This is good beer that could be great. I love aged rums and this has many of the same qualities. I will buy another just to see what a year of age does.

Vec2267, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of sailorastro
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

sailorastro, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Texasfan549, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of brureview
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quite a beer- especially for election night.

16% ABV proceed with caution.

Dark- very dark coffee chocolate color with a small head. Served at 55F. This beer must be served on the warm side. The warmer the better to bring out the nuances of flavor.

Aroma- toffee- chocolate which accentuates with warming. The alcohol begins to waft in the nose after time.

Mouth feel- smooth little carbonation.

Taste: alcoholic, coffee, and chocolate. All balanced into the flavor- quite over the top.

Great beer. Savor very slowly.

brureview, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of raffy313
4/5  rDev +3.1%

raffy313, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of jimnastic
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

jimnastic, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

kjkinsey, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

TrickkyGangsta, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of bigorange
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

bigorange, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of danipp
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

danipp, Oct 28, 2012
He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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