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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

476 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.66%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thickfreakness on 10-12-2012)
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guapastapas

California

2.96/5  rDev -23.7%

Its a lot too handle, very alcohol forward taste, almost like you're drinking a glass of brandi. Goes great with a dessert, flan or ice cream, because it also has a hint of sweetness and cutting it with something mellows out the alcohol potency. This is for the extreme drinker.

02-05-2014 02:37:16 | More by guapastapas
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andysc83

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-26-2014 16:52:26 | More by andysc83
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Now this is a massive ABV beer, one I enjoyed in several increments over the course of an evening, poured from the bottle into a goblet. Nearly pitch black with a brownish tinge and brown foam, looks like motor oil. Smells as sweet and boozy as you'd expect but without a lot of strong roasted barley or black malt character, more sweet and spicy with woody notes and an undercurrent of purple grape juice. Tastes like milk chocolate cake, dates and raisins, licorice, blackstrap molasses, oak, rum, vanilla, clove, unlit tobacco, another brown spice (maybe nutmeg?) ... There is yet another sweet flavor that almost veers into maple territory. Maybe some coffee, but by this point my tongue is pretty savaged. One is inclined to plumb this brew for new layers of flavor and while the aforementioned list does suggest a wide range of malty and sweet flavors, the 16 hops are almost impossible to discern at the individual level and instead there is a medicinal earthy flavor that blends together with the massive spicy alcohol burn. Drinking this beer in a mindful fashion is like walking into a grotto, looking for new caverns ... Except that just when you think you stumble onto some new passage, you come face to face with a huge grizzly bear named Fusel and have to beat a hasty retreat. This comparison notwithstanding, its a fairly fun experience. Very sweet and warming, makes the mouth and lips numb and leaves a medicinal burn as its calling card. Of course this brew is thick, chewy, and dextrinous, although maybe less so than one would expect (?) ... Its obviously pretty attenuated to contain this much alcohol. Aging might mellow this out. An interesting experiment and not soon forgettable. Curb your enthusiasm around the insane malt and hop bills though. You won't be able to pick them all out.

01-25-2014 15:27:44 | More by CalgaryFMC
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csurowiec

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-25-2014 01:32:21 | More by csurowiec
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-24-2014 06:44:20 | More by drewone
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alamode

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-21-2014 11:52:33 | More by alamode
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DrewskiWhit

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-19-2014 23:12:10 | More by DrewskiWhit
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user785335

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-19-2014 15:25:38 | More by user785335
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-18-2014 15:57:13 | More by DerrickW
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VashonGuy

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%

Had a .3l glass at Beveridge Place in Seattle.

Appearance - dark brown to black, slight head, not much lacing.

Smell - not very much aroma, surprisingly. Maybe this beer was too cold from the tap, but I did sip it over 30 minutes, and didn't get the aroma I was expecting.

Taste - very boozy in a pleasant way. Sweet and complex.

Mouthfeel - creamy and full.

Overall - I liked this beer quite a bit, but didn't love it. For all the 16 hops and 16 malts, and 16% ABV, it didn't quite come together. There's a lot going on in terms of flavor, but I probably wouldn't go back and order another. Pretty dangerously high ABV!

01-16-2014 23:04:08 | More by VashonGuy
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IvoryFoxhole

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-16-2014 03:53:20 | More by IvoryFoxhole
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fearfactory

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.7%

01-14-2014 23:00:40 | More by fearfactory
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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

01-11-2014 12:11:14 | More by Lare453
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kfrazack

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

01-10-2014 20:22:12 | More by kfrazack
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-08-2014 03:35:05 | More by GratefulEdd
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-06-2014 01:04:19 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-05-2014 17:45:01 | More by jaydoc
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.1%

01-05-2014 15:58:23 | More by liamt07
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

01-02-2014 16:40:26 | More by -NESTO-
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. I have been eyeing this bottle for a while now, so I know this beer is about a year old now, but I doubt the 16.00% abv has mellowed much. This sounds like one of the craziest beers I've tried yet, so I have no idea what to expect.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours with a slight mahogany hue to it, but it appears as opaque motor oil black in the glass. Just over a finger of creamy chocolate mocha head. Some thin scattered lacing. Looks good.

S - Smells rich, dark, sticky, and boozy. Oak wood, bourbon, rum, chocolate, cream, chocolatey fudge syrup, brown sugar, & cold coffee. Some fruitiness present on the end, but it isn't what I would describe as dark fruit, more juicy & earthy. There is no denying that there is a lot going on here.

T - Sticky, boozy chocolate syrup. Caramel. Toffee. Oak wood. Dark malt / coffee bean roast. Brown sugar. Earthy yeast, taffy apples, and some other indistinct fruitiness on the finish. Notes of vanilla, as the beer warms. Again, there is a lot of stuff going on here. Layers of fudgey chocolate roasted goodness.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with a long sticky candied, malty, caramel finish.

Overall, a big, bold, and brave beer. Definitely not as hot and messy as others have said, so maybe a year in the bottle did it some good. Sticky, sweet, and hot, but not overly so, and at no point is the massive 16.00% abv apparent, although I'm sure it is destined to doom me. A recommended slow sipper.

Shmaltz Brewing He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale ---4/5.

12-30-2013 02:17:25 | More by mfnmbvp
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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-23-2013 03:07:56 | More by RMoeNay
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sjanowiak

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-14-2013 22:13:12 | More by sjanowiak
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Lynn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16%

12-13-2013 21:28:26 | More by Lynn
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

12-13-2013 04:13:31 | More by mychalg9
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

12-13-2013 02:01:23 | More by XmnwildX12
He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.