He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10) | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10)He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10)

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Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
10 malts, 10 hop varieties added 10 times in a 100 minute boil, 10%. "Double Nut Brown"

Added by kirok1999 on 11-01-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The darkest of brown liquids fills the snifter and presents a buttery tan head of foam that is quite dense and offers lacing that sticks around the glass.

Has a very balanced DIPA scent to it. Lots of hops with a caramel malt sweetness that rivals it.

Very hoppy and very malty indeed. The hops are bitter and mostly piney. The malt adds a generous, but not cloying amount of sweetness along with a toasty character. Some noticeable alcohol as well. Very black barleywine-like or imperial cascadian ale if you will. I guess you could even call it a hugely hopped imperial stout.

Very soft carbonation, smooth feel and dryer finish. Medium bodied.

Overall, this is a nice big beer. It is both hoppy and malty. It's not crazy or outstanding, but it is solid and enjoyable. This is the best one I've had thus far out of the holiday pack.

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Photo of KidsDoc
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into tulip

A: dark brown, near opaque with a huge tan head that lasted forever. nice thick lacing

S: very sweet malt, some faint nuttiness, toffee. As it warms there is an intense alcohol almost bourbon like aroma

T: unusual and a bit off/disorganized. Very sweet caramel/toffee malt; some dark roast malt. Finishes bitter/dry but I do not detect hops in the actual flavor profile

M: very smooth. Medium body. very nice level of carbonation

O): this one was not the experience I was expecting which made it disappointing to actaully take down. Glad I tried the novelty of it, but one is plenty. The overall taste just didn't come together for me.

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Photo of claspada
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aromas of strong chocolate and dark fruit with hints of citrus rind and earthiness in the background.
The taste begins with dark and milk chocolate. Hints of raisins and some dates. Hops give it their very best to push through the increasingly dense maltiness, which adds a moderate bitterness. As it warms you get some burnt chestnuts are present.
The mouthfeel is warming with a nice finish balanced but the lingering bitterness (from either the malts or hops) undecernable at this point is kinda of off-putting for me as I do not like bitterness in my dark ales.
Medium-above average body. Medium carbonation. These Hebrew anniversary beers all seem to share a nice, smooth mouthfeel.
Overall this beer is smooth drinking, despite how it leaves a slight hop taste on the pallet, the great taste makes it a joy to drink. This is the first of the Jewbelation series which is worth noting as a good beer; hope the prolonged vertical tastings improve going forward.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown color; almost no light. poured a 1 finger tan head with fair retention dissipating to a skim. Laced n wavy rings.

S: Nutty malt. Prunes and raisins. Bitter chocolate and alcohol.

T: Much like the nose. Dark fruits and phenols come through prominently. Malt comes through really big in the taste. Clean and warming in the finish for a big beer.

M: Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry and warm in the finish.

D: Complex and flavorful. The ABV is evident; definitely a sipper.

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Photo of JamnesCameron
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Good followup to Number 9 - 5766.

Poured into a He'Brew short tumbler.

Pours an almost opaque, clear, deeply ruby beer. A little darke than 5766. Tan, creamy head of about a finger, drops slowly to wisp with nice lacing.

Aroma of dark roasted grains, more malty than 5766, dark fruits (dates, raisins). A slight earthiness. But no other hop aroma can be picked out.

First sip is of roasted malt, nuts, toffee. A little chocolatiness. A little deeper roasted flavor than 5766. Still no real hop flavor stands out. Long, lingering bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, with a resiny bitter coating.
Carbonation is at a good level, no carbonic bite or prickle. Slight warming from alcohol.

Another excellent example of the style. Nothing too aggressive. Good balance of flavors and aromas. Just as the 5766 does, hides the alcohol very well.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, plucked from the Vertical Jewbelation mixed pack.

This beer pours an ostensibly clear very dark cola colour, with two fingers of foamy, creamy beige head, which slinks away slowly, leaving some broad skeletal lace around the glass. It smells strongly of caramel molasses, dark, sugary fruit steeped in grain alcohol, and some breadiness. The taste is big bready, roasted nut toffee malt, more boozy fruit, some red wine-like heat, menthol cough candy, and bitter earthy hops. The carbonation is on the low side, but still appreciable, the body thick, viscous, and quite creamy. It finishes with a decent dryness sneak attack - hops, alcohol, and fruit - all concerted in their effort at leveling off the big lingering malt bomb.

A nice big nutty brown ale, with an edge that keeps it from jump starting a benign, sympathetic diabetic episode.

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Photo of bucklemyshoe
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle at 45 degrees into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. From the Vertical Jewbelation gift pack.

A: It pours a nearly opaque very dark brown color with a finger of khaki head that recedes to the edges rather quickly but laces well.

S: Booze-soaked dark fruits, cherries, caramel, biscuit, and toffee.

T: Sweet figs and dates, caramel, toast, hazelnut, and some chocolate.

M: It has a medium-thick body with some creaminess and a palate-sticking finish that is quite syrupy.

D: This isn't as complex as the two previous years and shows a bit more alcohol.

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Photo of Gmann
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a near black color with brown highlights. Short, tight, dense head that settles into a solid ring leaving some clingly lacing on the glass.

The aroma is malty sweet with touches of raisins. Some buttery toffee notes as well.

The taste is of vinous and buttery notes. Some red wine flavors mix with raisins and fig. This is matched with a buttery caramel flavor. Quite sweet and not quite what I am looking for in a brown ale. Needs some more earthy notes to help balance the sweet. There is some hop bitterness in the end but it is subtle.

Moderate body with tingly carbonation; sweet on the palate and finishes a bit sticky. There is some bitterness in the end to help offset the sweet flavors.

This one didn't really do it for me. Quite sweet and raisiny. I would like to see some earthness to the brew.

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Photo of alexgash
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.

Very dark maple syrup amber body. Mostly clear. Pinkie finger of dense, layered, dark khaki head. Some lacing. Very malty nose, with notes of toasted caramel, maple syrup, rummy fruits, and milk chocolate. Slight herbal, woody edge.

Singed caramel and toasted malt flavors greet the tongue. Quickly becomes sweet, with notes of dark rummy fruits, candy sugar, and light molasses. Herbal hop bitterness around the edges throughout, but doesn't really match the sweetness until the finish. Lingering maple syrup and fruit malt sweetness. Warming, but not too much heat. Full-bodied, velvety-smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Sensuous! A very nice big brown ale.

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Photo of WesWes
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a dark brown color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great! It has a complex roasted malt and burnt toffee scent . It's malty sweet with a bit of alcohol warmth and some roasted malt character. The taste is excellent as well. It has a rich, warm, malty flavor that's quite complex; sweet up front with a good deal of earthy, roasted malts in the finish. The hop character stands out as well. There's a noticeable bitterness that resinates through to the finish. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a tremendous "double brown" ale. I love the complex malt bill and the subtle alcohol warmth. It's a rich, warm sipper, but a delicious one.

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Photo of kaseydad
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snifter pour and I am met with a dark brown ale and a beige foamy head. Nice lacing. The aroma has some dark fruits, chocolate and an almost garlic salt aroma. The taste reminds me more of a stout than a brown ale. There is a coffee taste followed by a big toffee finish. Slight cocoa powder and an alcohol presence in the aftertaste. Smooth finish with no bitterness whatsoever. The initial smell made me think there would be a harsh finish, but alas..none to be found. There is a slight alcohol warmth in the stomach after consuming half the bottle. This is very, very drinkable for being a 10% monster. A tad on the sweet side, but a well done brown.

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Photo of UA8
2.38/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Jewbelation gift pack

Ok so long and short on this beer is another waste of time. Seems to me that hebrew really had no idea what they were doing the first several year of this series. So you give me beers with 8+ malts and 8+ hops in this case 10 of each and you give me a brown ale? Wtf hebrew?

In this case its a boring headless pour with a boring one note fermenting dark fruit nose.

Taste is boring as well with some caramel malt notes, figs, dates, bitter hops which provide little to no flavor just a nasty bitter taste, and grain alcohol.

The released alcohol makes it taste thin and hot with a somewhat unrefined semi coarse carbonation.

Overall another boring lets thrown a bunch of crap in a kettle and ferment it beer in the series. I know the 11 is solid with age I hope it was solid early as well.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the Vertical Jewbelation pack. Pours out a deep dark brown colour, bright ruby highlights when held up to light. Creamy light beige head with large loose bubbles that lazily recedes and leaves a thick coral reef of lacing behind.

Somewhat reminds me of the 13 with the aroma. Treacle, cherry and a light dusting of chocolate, some spikes of warm alcohol.

The flavour is bold, that's for sure. Taste seems to be replaced by intensity however. Akin I suppose to some Turkish coffee with a neutral alcohol warmth, gets even more intense on the finish, and lingers long into the aftertaste. But no real character beyond that.

Mouthfeel is pretty full, a bit grainy with assertive alcohol warmth. low carbonation but full body.

A bit of a one-eyed monster this beer is, as mentioned above the intensity far overwhelms a real semblance of flavour. I'd also peg it more as a Robust Porter, but that's pretty much moot at this point.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into tulip dec28 2010

A dark brown with a thumbs width of thick tan foam that has decent retention and leaves a few patches of lace

S faint chocolate and molasses pretty average in this department

T much stronger flavors in the mouth with a little booze and some nutty flavors added to what I smell

M a little silky until the carbonation fluffs it up a bit, no problems here

D I thought this brew was pretty well rounded other then a faint smell, at 10% they did a pretty good job hiding the booze

another one out of my vertical pack that I appear to be drinking in a random order, not bad now too bad I'm not willing to buy another vertical pack to see how it ages

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Part of HeBrew Jewbelation Vertical Pack - $25.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with hints of garnet at the far edges and crowned with a tall, creeping, light tan head.

Smell: Chocolate coated berries garnished with a snippet of citrus zest (joining the aromatic alcohol to impart a sniff of tripel sec) and a liberal dusting of earthy, wood-toned spices and additional cocoa powder.

Taste: Dark chocolate blended with semi-sweet chocolate and some sweet caramel administered a few drops of J├Ągermeister. Hints of smokes, spice, and sawdust. A few raisins and red currants. Hops give it their very best to push through the increasingly dense maltiness of this series, but manage to throw off tastes of resinous pine, tangerine, grapefruit, and mint. Moderate bitterness. Late-arriving burnt chestnuts. Slips back towards the malts as you near the drying, warming finish with some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. These Hebrew anniversary beers all seem to share a nice, smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability: This revisitation through the HeBrew anniversary beers has been pretty tasty voyage. Packed with flavor and good, wholesome fun, I say.

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Photo of superdedooperboy
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12-ounce brown bottle poured into a Vertical Jewbelation tasting glass. This is the 2010 re-created brew, part of the 2010 Jewbelation Holiday Gift Set.

Deep, dark brown in color, almost black at first look, but upon closer examination there are clear ruby-mahogany highlights gleaming around the edges. Produces a rich, thick head of light tan foam that fades slowly, leaving behind an intricate webbing of lace along the walls of the glass.

Chocolate is the first thing to hit the nose, followed by notes of figs, dates, and sweet dark cherries.

Full-bodied, moderately carbonated. Rather sweet throughout, with sweet caramel up front followed by loads of dark fruit character very similar to the nose, a moderate hop bitterness with virtually no stand-out hop flavor, and a hint of smokiness. Finishes on the sweet side, with a touch of balancing dryness and a lingering flavor of dark fruit and burnt caramel on the back of the tongue.

Absolutely delicious, this brew is mostly reminiscent of an nice old ale, perhaps even a strong Doppelbock without the clean character of lagering. Of the first three Jewbelation releases, this one really shines, and sets the bar for those that follow, which are arguably just as great, though this one may almost win as far as sheer delight is concerned.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Notes.

Dark brown, red/brown hues, brownish head, decent lacing.

Sweet, with some chocolate, nutty caramel, malts, and wood.

Sweetness, chocolate, earthy/nutty taste, bittersweet and booze.

Medium in body, slightly dry and creamy, with low carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty good. Definitely hid the alcohol better than the 9.

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Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Poured 1 finger of off white head. Really good retention. Not much lacing. Color is black.

S. Smell is good. Nice and strong smells of roasted malt and chocolate. A little bit of molasses. Some alcohol presence. Dark fruit smell. Smells a lot like Jewbelation 9.

T. Taste is also good. Roasted malt, molasses, dark fruit. Pretty sweet but some bitterness. A little coffee flavor but not much.

M. Medium/full bodied. Medium/low carbonation.

D. This was a lot like a bigger better version of Jewbelation 9. This is an easy drinking 10%abv beer. Nothing amazing, but really smooth and well balanced for such a big beer.

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Photo of jsh420
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours dark brown with a 2 finger tan head that had good retention and left lacing all over the glass

smell - maybe my nose is not working but i pick up nothing but just a quick faint whiff of chocolate malt

taste - this is where the series started to shine - rich dark roasted malts backed by a good amount of hop flavor

mouthfeel is medium heavy with low carbonation very slick and smooth

drinkability - after the so so beers of the #8 & #9 the #10 was where the annv. series hit its stride - perfect winter brown/stout/porter

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Photo of brystmar
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Red hues shine through this amber ale. Small amount of head, doesn't last long; mild beady lace adorns my glass. Nose is malty with caramel, dark fruit, raisins, faint alcohol.

Fruity and slightly sweet up front, quickly fading to reveal surprising malt complexity. Caramel notes and more fruit mix with hops on the way out. Mild boozy warmth as it goes down.

This is a thick, creamy brew. Perfectly carbonated too. Far too easy to drink for a 10% -- this growler emptied faster than expected. Cheers!

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Photo of BigPlay1824
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in the vertical jewbilation tasting glass

A: pours a deep brown with a slight red hue, pours with very little head, leaves a nice amount of lacing

S: deep malt notes, slight underlying sweetness, nice woody character, slight alcohol tinge

T: nice deep malt character, alcohol tinge seen in scent is not present in taste

D/M: smooth drinking, leaves a slight malt taste on the pallet, easy drinking brew, great taste makes it a joy to drink

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Photo of mdfb79
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 12/06/10 notes. Had on tap at FireWorks in Arlington, VA as part of "The Chosen Bar" Jewbelation takeover. Part of the re-brewed beers they did for 2010.

a - Pours a dark brown, almost black with one inch of tan head and moderate carbonation. Looks exactly like Jewbelation 9.

s - Smells of nuts, caramel malts, dark fruits, and light alcohol.

t - Tastes of nuts, caramel malts, dark fruits, sweet molasses and sugar. The dark fruit comes out a lot more as it warms up which is enjoyable.

m - Medium to full body and low carbonation, super smooth and creamy.

d - I liked this one a lot better than Jewbelation 9 and 12 (the other 2 brown ales). I thought the taste was great and the dark fruit came out a lot more. Would like to have again.

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Photo of Phelps
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The third bottle in my series of anniversary beers from Schmaltz, re-brewed as part of their special Hanukkah variety pack. In addition to the nine malt and hop varieties in last year's release, this one adds rye crystal malt and simcoe hops.

Pours thick like syrup, a viscous liquid that amalgamates to midnight brown, pretty opaque though some maroon highlights are visible after a hold to the light. It's capped by a one-finger head the color and consistency of pancake batter that collapses slowly, coating the sides of the commemorative glass in even sheets as it does.

The nose is grape juice, toast, milk chocolate, a bit of coffee beans, wheat bread, oak, oats and sweet red wine. Very fruity.

In contrast to the fruity nose, the flavor is nicely balanced between sweet raisins and bitter toast and dark chocolate. There's also a bit of rum. After the swallow, toasty flavors of charred bread and light roast coffee roll in and linger between sips. Hard to separate out the flavors, which I suppose is the mark of a good blend, like a bite of toasted cinnamon raisin bread.

A very light, fizzy carbonation massages the tongue amidst a smooth medium body. The alcohol is fairly well-hidden for its weight, noticeable as a slight ethanol flavor in the mouth and a warming in the chest. Interestingly, the beer loosens up as it warms, losing just a bit of creaminess. Too bad.

Each of the anniversary beers becomes better with additional ingredients. If this continues, my mind may just be blown by the time I get to 14.

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Photo of BHwks
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a duvel tulip. Taken from the re-released jewbelation package for Hannakuh '10.

A - Dark, almost black with a slight brown hue when viewed from an angle. About a 1/4 inch head which dissipates quickly.

S - Molasses and a little brown sugar are what come to mind. Very inviting.

T - Starts sweet with dark fruit and molasses, finishes with a nice hop bite. Very complex.

M - Much fuller than 8 or 9. Really smooth, slick and full.

D - Average - the fullness of the malt and hop finish starts to overwhelm as one finishes the glass, though in a good way. Not too many 9% can be categorized as highly drinkable, IMHO.

A very well balanced and tasty brew. I've been drinking these in order (had to catch up tonight and last night to keep up with each night of Hannakuh), and it's interesting how each one gets more interesting and complex. I also find it interesting how each is categorized as a different style, though it really seems that each one is a more complex take on the previous style. A really cool idea to re-release these in a gift pack and offer them for around $30. (a very fair price IMO) I could see this being a nice after dinner beer or something that you could pair with an equally complex cigar.

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Photo of atsprings
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Flying Saucer served in a tulip glass a deep almost opaque black with a thin diminishing head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet fruits and a bit of chocolate alongside dark malts. The taste is a slightly complex blend of baker's cocoa, sweet fruits, caramel malts and a hint of molasses. The beer is a bit on the heavy side with smooth carbonation. This one is certainly enjoyable, one to drink slow and enjoy as it warms.

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He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 191 ratings.
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