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

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very good

490 Ratings
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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 12
Gots: 116 | FT: 11
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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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mfnmbvp, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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My parents were in the Hitler Youth, but some of their best friends are/were Jewish. I've had one or two other brews from this brewery, but I was saving this one for a special occasion. In this case, putting up the Christmas tree and watching OSU/Michigan.

It is a huge, sweet beer. Pouring it almost straight down a tall glass gave a huge dark brown head. A spectacle.

The taste is way sweet. It begs to be sipped. The aftertaste is so complex and cool. Totally worth it.

Overall, this is a great beer and I am glad I bought it. It aged fine. I guess it is a one shot deal and I will never be able to get it again.

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He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.