He'Brew Miraculous Jewbelation (8) | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Miraculous Jewbelation (8)He'Brew Miraculous Jewbelation (8)

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Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-31-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Picked up on a recent trip down to the excellent Hi-Times in Costa Mesa last weekend after the even more excellent Wet Hop festival at O’Briens. A 22 ounce Bomber, the main label has an orange background with a blue middle and a silver colored middle band that has the words ‘HE’BREW’, below which the words ‘Limited Edition’ and ‘Jewbelation’ announce that this brew is a special. The orange colored neck label expands on the name and lists it as ‘Miraculous Jewbelation’ with a large dark blue number 8 below it, reminiscent of a neck label found on many Single Malt Scotch Whisky Bottles. The neck label text goes onto explain that ‘Celebrating 8 Years of Delicious Beer and Delicious Shtick’. Listed as 8% ABV, the left hand side of the label comically explains the significance of the number 8, to the right the beer is stamped ‘KSA, Kosher Approved Rabbi Certified’

Appearance: Immediately as the first drops of beer hit the side of the Glass a large expansive dark tan mass forms into a thick creamy head that rides the dark beer all the way up the Pint Glass as it is carefully poured from the Bomber. The head lasts and expands above the thick dark brown body which has a bitumen character, and is almost impenetrable to the naked eye. When gently tipped and righted the Jewbelation exhibits a superb level of finely dissolved carbonation.

Nose: Had to let this one warm up a little before really getting the best out of this one to be honest. So I am writing this at the end of the sample. Dark malts, grain toasted and a light roasted molasses in the back end.

Taste: Super deep fruity spicy body; lots of dark skinned fruits, dates, plums, caramel, toffee. Spicy liquorice and aniseed as it warms and mixed allspice which lingers after several mouthfuls with a somewhat medicated cough drop twinge in the dying end. Some cinnamon, anise and lick of coffee finish this quite complex brew.

Mouthfeel: Eight Percent and Ooohhhh Sooo Smoooth. The finely dissolved carbonation and excellent conditioning support the thick malts and bold mixed hop character to perfection. Feels great on the tongue and begs to be swished in the mouth once or twice before the swallow. Slick, smooth and silky.

Drinkability: I managed the whole 22 ounces with no effort whatsoever, fantastic and just perfect on a nippy and rather chilly night in Long Beach. Dangerously drinkable!!!

Overall: 8 Malts and 8 Hops, this could easily be a jumbled up mess. Thick and silky with a gorgeously attractive flavor profile, this is however an extremely well put together brew. A very nice 8th Birthday Present indeed and well worth a purchase.

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Photo of winomark
3.11/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with a thick light tan head. Mild roasted malt nose. CO2 adds lightness. Rich, toasty malt with a nice coffee finish. Hops not too noticable. Great mouthfeel. Flavorful, coating, but not too heavy. Very nice. Very flavorful, but no distinctive character, IMO. A good beer to have on hand. Worth a try.

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Photo of meathookjones
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This came in a 22oz bomber and was brewed with 8 different malts, 8 different hops and 8% alcohol. This pours out an opaque black with a tall tan head that quickly fell leaving no lace in its demise. Aroma is full of dark chocolate and is a little bit fruity. Taste is a bit sweet with notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt and a slight bit of fruit. There is a good amount of earthiness to it as well and the alcohol pops up once in a while. Body was about medium. Fairly good drinkability, I would have this again. Solid Brew all around.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It seems like a lot of brewers commemorate their anniversaries these days by including an equivalent # of hops, malts, adjuncts, or what have your for whatever year they are celebrating. One has to wonder when they will run out of ingredients! As it stands, 8 malts and 8 hops turns out pretty well. The beer is a rich dark brown color with a frothy beige head that stayed forever. Nice lacing too. The aroma is roasted malt, grain and a little fruit. Medium body with a smooth texture. Lots of toasted malt flavor, along with hops, plum and caramel. The alcohol comes through now and again as well. The finish is malty and warming. Overall this beer was a pleasant surprise that I would try again. Here’s to next year’s 9th!

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep dark brown color, that is a brilliantly clear ruby tinted color when held up to the light. The head is frothy and a light brown color. The aroma is rich and full of dark malt notes, but it also has a not quite perceptible but a hint of light spiciness reminiscent of cinnamon and all spice. It smells sweet and lightly chocolatey as well. It is actually quite an appealing aroma that is quite a bit different than I was expecting.

The taste is lightly sweet with rich dark fruity notes and a slightly alcoholic finish. This beer is quite interesting, it is not at all what I was expecting. I must admit that I am enjoying this beer. It is a nice cold weather sipper. It is sweet and rich, though perhaps a bit unbalanced in its sweetness, but still I am enjoying it. I get notes of raisin, chocolate, espresso, plum, cinnamon, clove, and allspice.

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Photo of Imbiber
4.85/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From a 'bomber' bottle puchased at Bierkraft, Brooklyn. This beer was brewed under contract at Saratoga Springs, NY.

Deep ruby red in colour, appearing black until you hold it up to the light. Small to medium tan head. Big malty aroma. Flavour is wonderfully complex: malt, quite a bit of licorice, hops, it's all there and perfectly balanced. Not too highly carbonated which I find good, just enough for the smooth array of flavours to be enjoyed. Finish is smooth and malty, slightly sweet.

If Jews had Christmas, this could have been described as liquid Christmas pudding. But since they don't, I'll just say this beer is truly outstanding; pity it isn't permanently available...

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He'Brew Miraculous Jewbelation (8) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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