He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +12.1%
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.
11-30-2013 18:19:03 | More by schoolboy
4.2/5 rDev +8.2%
Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Bottle aged approximately one year.
A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a bubbly center patch of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing slides slowly down the glass leaving a tight-knit sheet of foam behind.
S- Potent aroma of caramel, vanilla and oak. Quite sweet but the dark roast penetrates hard enough to make a nice contrast.
T- Sweetness at first with a slightly boozy kick but the burnt sugar flavor and dark roast evens things out. The dark roast lingers heavy in the aftertaste leaving notes of dark chocolate, coffee and toffee in its wake. Every sip seems like the alcohol will tip the scales in terms of drinkability but the other flavors push through hard enough to stop the heat in its tracks and make for a pleasant taste. There's also a decent amount of bitterness from the hops to keep everything sufficiently in check.
M- Slightly sharp from the booze and there's a small stinging in the throat as it goes down. Also kind of syrupy and sticky with medium-low carbonation and a full body.
O- I always enjoy Jewbelation this time of year. It's a nice, affordable strong ale that goes down pretty easy even though it has an intensely high ABV. Good for a cold night such as tonight.
11-24-2013 05:48:26 | More by Immortale25
4.36/5 rDev +12.4%
appearance: Very dark, nearly opaque ruby. Substantial tan head on the pour that mostly recedes.
smell: Fairly subdued and complex. Guess that sounds contradictory but I expected 16 malts and 16 hops and 16% Abv to be pretty in your face. Pretty tame though, malt forward, roasty and unique.
taste: More of the same. Much like the nose. Delish.
overall: Drank one of these fresh and loved it. Put one back for a year and loved it. This got trashed quite a bit. I'm a big port fan and have a soft spot for big abv sweet monsters, which this is. Gentle giant here. Not sure why it didn't get more love other than a general aversion to sweet beers.
11-14-2013 23:47:54 | More by cindyjeffsmith
4.29/5 rDev +10.6%
Appearance: It has a nice deep brown (almost black) color to it. It has a nice mocha head that dies down moderately fast and leaves next to no lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of dark fruit (plums, raisins, grapes), sweet roasted malts, some chocolate and maybe some molasses.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has some definite dark fruit (plums, raisins and grapes), some chocolaty notes, some sweet roasted malts, some coffee, molasses and an earthy bitterness.
Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.
10-14-2013 19:42:56 | More by SebD
4.1/5 rDev +5.7%
He’brew Jewbilation Sweet 16 has pretty much no head, but there is a slight bit of cream colored foam at the top. The appearance is very dark brown, with a few visible bubbles shooting up. The aroma is very strong- alcohol, caramel, prunes, dark cherries, and overall dark malt. Flavor is of all those elements, and one picks up a dark bread crust, dark brown sugar, and even some bitterness to balance the rich sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium and chewy, with some alcohol burn and carbonation prickle. He’brew Sweet 16 finishes semi-dry, sweet, rich, and tasty. But, drinkability is low and poor. Overall, this is most excellent, but one might find it too intense to enjoy.
10-13-2013 14:19:43 | More by RonaldTheriot
He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.