He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17)He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
shmaltz.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 17.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
How could we hope to top last year’s Jewbelation Sweet 16 with its cupcakes, unicorns, & Satan’s Ferrari birthday cake? massive challenge. So for Year 17, we threw in a whole new dimension to our shtick – we built our very own brewery! After 17 years of contract brewing, our first Shmaltz Clifton Park batch emerged 17 months after the first draft of the business plan. Coincidence? Renaissance means “Re-birth” in French & Italian. In Buddhism, the concept does not truly translate as “reincarnation” but instead as “becoming,” or a “stream of consciousness.” 11 syllables structure a haiku. Shakespeare penned 17 comedies. In The Simpsons episode “Duffness” Homer sings “When I was 17″ about buying his first beer with a fake I.D. “I drank some very good beer. I stayed up listening to Queen, When I was 17.” In The Office, Dwight recites Rule 17 that all Schrute boys must learn: “Don’t turn your back on bears, men you have wronged, or the dominant turkey during mating season.” Knowledge and growth come in many forms. It is taught that Nirvana is only attained when the soul transcends cycles of rebirth. Looks like Shmaltz just isn’t there yet. So with 17 malts, 17 hops, and 17% ABV, JEWBEL4TIONREBORN serves as another mark of our death as a contract brewer and proof of our conversion to a new life as brewery owner…… L’Chaim!!!

Added by TheBrewo on 11-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
311
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
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Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brownish black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of tan head that slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A bready, toasty, and fairly earthy aroma with hints of hops and dark fruit undertones. Dark roasted malts with bready hints of biscuit, toasted bread, dark chocolate, sweet caramel, toffee, coffee roast, grains, yeast, nuts, and some smoke. Sweet hints of molasses and burnt brown sugar. Earthy hops with hints of grass and pine. Also some citrus hints of orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Dark fruit presence with hints of figs, raisin, dates, plum, and prune. Some alcohol scent is noticeable. Actually a more laid back and drier aroma than expected. Pretty good.

Taste: Like the aroma previews, a dry, bready, roasty, and earthy mix of malts and hops with dark fruits. Dark roasted barley malts with notes of biscuit, burnt toast, dark chocolate, coffee, sweet caramel, toffee, grains, yeast, nuts, and smoke. Some notes of sweet molasses and brown sugar. Big hop presence with earthy and herbal notes of grass and spicy pine resin. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, and orange. Dark fruit undertones with notes of raisin, fig, dates, prune, and plum. Some alcohol heat is tasted. A pretty good taste that is actually nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Very full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, chewy, and somewhat oily. Alcohol heat is definitely felt but its much smoother than 17% would suggest. Impressive balanced dryness considering the big amount of ingredients.

Overall:A pretty good massive strong ale. Huge mix of malts and hops but it is nicely refined and avoids becoming a sweet mess. Surprisingly smooth.

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MF: Chewy as all get out, warming, slight carbonation

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An American strong ale, indeed! In spite of the very high ABV, this beer comes across well-balanced and satisfyingly complex and deep. Mighty tasty and quite the pleasant surprise...

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He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 311 ratings.
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