He'Brew Jewbelation 5766 (9) | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Jewbelation 5766 (9)He'Brew Jewbelation 5766 (9)

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Todd on 03-01-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 170 |  Reviews: 128
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. This beer was not as complex as I hoped it would be. The aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt, with not too much else going on. The flavor is more of the same, with some sweetness from the chocolate and some medium to heavily roasted malt. The alcohol also begins to creep in, but it is not as in your face as it is in some of the other Jewbelation beers. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 1/2011 notes.Bottle from the 2011 Holiday Gift Pack.Poured into a He'brew small shaker pint. Pours a very dark red brown amber. Thin head and light lacing. Light malt aroma. Taste is mild dark malts, some nut flavors, faint chocolate and coffee. Everything is very low key. What flavor there is, is very pleasant. Would have scored higher with a bit more aggressive flavors. A good, but not remarkable brown ale

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured out a little bit darker than I expected it too. The smell of the beer was pretty nice, lots of malts and hops on the nose, well balanced aroma from what I could tell. The taste of the beer was good to start off and as it warmed up I fel that it got a little bit better actually. The mouthfeel of the beer was heavy, and kind of on the thick side. Some carbonation in there to liven it up. Overall I though that it was a decent brew all together.

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4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The next in my Jewbelation reviews since they re-released the entire series last year, this for the end of Channukah.

Pour looks thicker as it runs down the side of the glass, with a nice creamy 1 finger head rising up and fading fairly slowly with lots of soapy lacing, over dark murky pond water brown color with the slightest hints of burnt brown sugar brown colored light coming through.

I can smell the nose from a foot + away after the pour, loads of chocolate come wafting out, more like fruity chocolate, the candy bars my grandmother used to give me that has raisin and black cherry in it. A touch of cocoa, and more dark fruits, raisin, fig, etc. Then syrupy additions, caramel and molasses, touch of nougat and even vanilla. Lots of malts, mostly brown toasty malts. Very complex nose. A hint of booze as well. As it warms, lots more dark chocolate coming out and a bit more dark fruit.

Taste starts rich and complex as well. Lets see, starts with dark malts, crystal malts, bit of chocolate malt, reddish malts, and some other dark malts but no roasty malts or bitter scorched malts. Then syrups as well, plenty of caramel, molasses, nougat again, little coffee syrup. More chocolate as well, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, little milk chocolate, vanilla, and again candy bar chocolate with caramel, nougat, raisin, etc. Again dark fruits as well, little raisin and and fig, etc. A hint of bitterness comes through with a hint of warming booze, to help balance out the whole thing as it has a bit of sweetness. Finish gets a little more bitter, bit more cocoa and dark fruits, lots more caramel and fairly dry.

Mouth is a bit heavier bodied, dry finish but a little sticky, hint of warming booze, good carb.

Overall nice, great flavors, nice malts, syrup flavors, fruits, chocolates, etc. Drinkable with a hint of booze, but a little sticky finish. Little sweetness but dries nicely. Definitely tasty beer.

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3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very rich creamy mouthfeel. I wonder if they had to give it a dose of nitrogen for this latter-day bottling. Deep, dark flavors with a hint of licorice. Some burnt malt and browned biscuits. Flavors end with a nice hoppy burr. It does seem like the malt sugars have faded to a hint of dishwater. Thinner and drier than I would like for all the complex flavors. Toffee nose. Some dark caramel and toasted almond flavors.

A very drinkable and interesting beer that seems to defy categorization. I liked one comment about this being somewhere between a porter and a doppelweizen. Or is is more of a Scotch ale?

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3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really dark brown, no head, no lace.

Raisins, slight nutty cocoa aroma. Pedro Ximenez sherry again!

I swear to god that this is bitter, carbonated sherry. Not that its a bad thing, just not what I was expecting.

Fairly light bodied for the flavors and abv. Medium carb.

Despite what it says in the review, I like this quite a bit. Kinda like a light RIS or dark English barleywine with some age on it.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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He'Brew Jewbelation 5766 (9) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 170 ratings.
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