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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Reviews: 147 | Ratings: 191
Photo of davesway10
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a New Belgium Tulip. Nice dark brown color with a thick tan head. Much like the Nine with a little more booze thrown in. My bottle is part of the 2010 re-release and not from the original batch, Same recipe though. Again, Malty dark chocolates. Smoked maybe. All in all a good beer.

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Photo of glid02
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Porter Beer Bar during a pub crawl event for the brewery.

Pours a dark brown color with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of sweet toasted malts with solid roasted undertones. Also present are robust milk chocolate aromas and hints of toffee.

Tastes good. Sweet dark malt flavors - equal parts toasted and roasted malts - kick things off. Joining in shortly thereafter are moderate chocolate flavors that temper the toasted malt sweetness a bit. Very slight vanilla and toffee flavors make a brief appearance before fading out into a slightly sweet ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I thought this beer struck the best balance between ABV and flavor for any of the anniversary beers. Well worth a shot.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up as part of the new Jewbelation gift pack. Poured into the glass I found in the box. Pours a dark brown, light ruby highlights with a medium brown head. Aromas of molasses, dark brown sugar and an assortment of dark fruits. On the palate, medium to full bodied, dark chocolate, molasses and roasted malt.

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Photo of philbertk
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Shmaltz Brewing Company--HE'BREW The Chosen Beer Monumental Jewbelation 10th Anniversary Ale Brewed With 10 Malts and 10 Hops-Limited Release 2006 22 oz. Bottle. 10.00% ABV. 100+ IBU's? (4.0 / 5.0) Winter Ale. 4 @ $5.99 Each. Lacy light espresso head. Clear dark red black color. Light sediment. Smoky raisin toasted mild hop front. Thick spicy smoky roasted raisin plum burnt toffee rich complex hot body. Tangy hot EtOH hop spice end. Big Over the Top Brew--Aged Well. Sampled 7/25/2008.

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

Pours dark with white bubbly head, and is lacey. Malty aroma. Smooth thick creamy mouthfeel. Some roasted malts, some chocolate malt. Dark sipper. Big beer, well balanced.The couple years of ageing promoting caramel, cognac, a tad of fig, anise.Alcohol hiddden.

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Photo of far333
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown with red highlights and a firm half-inch cap of tightly bubbled foam that settles slowly.

Aroma of dark malt, fig and prune, some brown sugar and caramel.

Taste fairly matches the nose, darkly roasted malt, prune, some charred bark, bits of oak and smoke, molasses and cocoa. Lightly sweet and warming, mild bitter flourish with some metallic alcoholiciousness. Very rich and balanced.

Even mouthfeel, rich and full. Tasty beer, lower than average drinkability mostly for the high ABV and rich flavor. It's a sipper.

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

Poured dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate complex toasted malt,chocolate and bread aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Heavy balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of long duration.

This is a standout beer.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
1.9/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

reviewed 1/5/2007 (22oz bottle):

Pretty good head, tan, foamy, diminishing, a little lacing. Beer is an inky black color, slightly brown, but completely opaque. Very strong aroma, a little complex. Strong malt at first, but then a hint of some floral hops. Overall strong coffee, stouty aroma. Inhaling deeply: some alcohol & hoppy aroma. Stouty alcoholy taste, strong alcohol. Strong rubbing alcohol breath after drinking. Letting warm up a little more....still stouty, still alcoholy.

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Photo of brentk56
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a melted dark chocolate color with a rocky tan beige head that leaves a nice pattern of lace

Smell: Burnt caramel, rum raisin, toasted pecans and licorice

Taste: Initial burst of licorice laced raisin and nut bread, with a date/raisin fruit aspect that is underscored by a bit of citrus; after the swallow, the licorice, dark fruits and pecan flavors dominate although there is a bit of residual bitterness that offsets the sweetness

Mouthfeel: Incredibly thick and creamy, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: With a couple of years of age, this beer has settled down nicely to produce a complex fruity and slightly sweet concoction

Thanks, emacgee (from the other site), for the opportunity

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Photo of GPHarris
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

aged since 4/07

a - pours a one finger thick dark tan head into a goblet that leaves nice lacing throughout and also coats the glass well. the body is dark brown with reddish-purple hints.
s - vanilla, caramel, biscuits and raisins with a slight alcohol burn in the nose. smells terrific and complex.
t - vanilla, caramel, syrup, spices and dark fermented fruits.
m - medium and slick on the tongue.
d - shared this w/ my fiancee' and it drank very well and we both enjoyed it a lot.

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Photo of csmiley
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours dark brown and starts to look black. A healthy dose of ruby is evident around the edges. Head reached an outstanding two plus inches leaving an impressive coat of lace around the glass. Retention was very nice.

S - Caramel and molasses are first in line with dark bread and maple coming in quickly behind. Given the alcohol percentage I am impressed that it is so hard to detect in the aroma. Some grain and more caramel finish out the smell.

T - Tons of caramel, bread, and biscuit hit the palate first. The alcohol has a strong presence in the flavor. Notes of molasses and buttered bread start to show midway. Some fruit flavors are on the tail end (think cherry and a hint of prune).

M - Full bodied with good carbonation. Finish is sweet all the way and gets very warm due to the alcohol.

D - Drinkability is good. The big beer nature of this brew makes it a sipper. It does not have the complexity that I expected from 10 malts and 10 hops. Nevertheless, this beer is a good interpretation of a strong brown ale. Glad I got the try it.

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Photo of BMoney575
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on 7-9-08
2006 Edition

Pours a super dark and cloudy brown, with a little red just peeking around the edges. A thin off-white head settles on top.

Smell is all aged malt, very sweet and complex; almost oaky.

Taste is surprising bitter malt at first, lots of dark, fermented fruit, with a slick, warming finish. Sweet, malty, boozy, and smooth.

Mouthfeel is good, nice and thick.

Drinkability is quite good, the alcohol plays an important role, but is not harsh.

Overall, a very good high-ABV beer. It has aged nicely, and is right at its peak.

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

22oz bomber into pint glass

Extremely dark brown, almost to the point of looking like a porter. Ruby highlights at the bottom. A one finger tan head slowly settles to a thin cap, leaving behind solid blocks of lacing.

The brown sugar aroma of the beer caries well. The base is some roasty malts along with hints of the alcohol.

Bitter roasty malts mix with some sweeter molasses flavors. The beer is very chick and chewy, with slightly low carbonation. There isn't much hop bitterness to this one. The finish is the lingering malts.

The high alcohol content made this one slightly harder to drink, so the drinkability is a bit lower. Otherwise, the beer is robust. Recommended (but take your time).

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

Thanks to BA Greggy for hooking me up with a 10% discount on this one.

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Hazy dark brown in color with a half inch worth of dark tan foam and very little lacing on the glass. Smell is immediately of dark chocolate and fudge brownies. Some hop bitterness in the nose, but nothing that would scream, "Hey, this has 10 hop varieties!!" Taste is much the same. Lots of chocolate malt going on here, very sweet and relatively well balanced for the ridiculous amount of ingredients. Nice thick mouthfeel, alcohol is well hidden. Nice brew.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is very dark, ut not black, I like that. Looks like liqiud brownies with some very dark burgundy highlights. Goodtwo finger head after the pour that slowly recedes to a thick ring of foam. No lacing or visible bubbling. The aroma is a bitter dark chocolate brownie with maybe a touch of cappucino. The taste is a little more creamythan the nose leads you to believe. Chocolate cake batter mixes wit biting into a hazelnut coffee bean. Great cmplexity in this kosher beer. Very silky, and tamed warmth make for a great sipping nightcap beer.

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Photo of jmacdaddy2008
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up the last bottle of this tonight and was wondering how it has held up.

Poured a creamy dark brown w/ tan head. Head held up throughout.

Smells smokey, like a porter. malt and hops have balanced out in smell and taste.

A little hot but as it settled in tasted malty and took on characteristics of a solid brown ale.

Overall, this was a good bown ale browm He'brew. Probably could have been aged longer

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

These bombers just popped up on the shelves in Central Kentucky, a year after I thought they were retired. But here they are. And, it's more akin to an American Strong Ale than a Brown Ale. The beer begins with a deep mohogany, brown hue with a foamy head that reduced to a 1/4" then held firm-- Looks a lot like Arogant Bastard Ale. Aromas are deep with complex malts, robust with hop intensity (pine and citrus), and overbearing alcohols. Flavors are deep with barley malts, picking up nutty, hints of molassas, dopplebock toasty, and fresh bread character. Esters deliver plumb, dates, grapes, figs, and apples. The alcohol still gives a solventy taste that interferes with the balance. Heavy weighted, thinned a bit by alcohols and dried out with the hop assist. Finishes balanced, aside from the fusal (cough-syrup) alcohols. Maybe another year will round the beer better.

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Photo of pwoods
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. brown bomber, purchased at Belmont Party Supply, poured into an imperial pint.

A: Pours a thick and deep brown. Nearly no visibility. 3 fingers of mocha head forms and has great retention. Nice lacing.

S: Huge caramel malts and plenty of dark fruits from the aging. Alcohol is still there with a nice rummy scent.

T/M: Again, massive caramel malts that are so thick yo have to cut and chew. Nutty notes and a fig newtown filling. Alcohol adds a great depth to everything. Full bodied and enough carbonation.

D: Tasty and easy drinking. 10% makes this a heavy hitter, though.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark red color with a creamy cherry tan head. Huge citrus aroma, grapefruit, with some pine and dry flowers. Rich chocolate compliments the roasted coffee taste. Nice hop bittering, sticky pine resin and flowers. Big malty finish with some dried fruit and alcohol warming but is pleasant. Very drinkable for a 10abv.

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

Some light is passing through this dark brown monster. Poured out with a big foamy tan head that faded after a bit, but leaves a nice amount of lacing. I really like the smell. All about the malt, chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruit and alcohol. Adequately carbonated the mouth feel is smooth yet oily in the way that it spreads out and coats the tongue (Hallelujah!!). Full bodied and full of flavor. The taste would compete with a number of Double Stouts. Not overly sweet, the 10% ABV comes across with the cherry-vanilla character of a barrel aged product. Caramel, chocolate with a touch of toasted malt. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of demcorhip
3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Still cleaning out my beer cupboard.

This is a nice looking dark ale. Almost black, lets hints of reddish and brown light through the edges. Decent two finger tan head formed on the pour and want s to stick around. Looks great with its clingy, somewhat intricate lacings that remain after thicker sheets break down.

Lots of treacle on the nose, over top of a pleasant nuttiness and hints of cocoa. A woodiness and earthiness from the hops, as well as some alcohol warmth also present.

Interesting, mostly treacle, with other flavours as in the nose. Hint of anise and smoke also present. Hops are there, with a nice complimentary bitterness, some citrus and woodiness present but mostly provide a clean level of bitterness. Some musty flavours also present, likely from the yeast.

Thick and almost cloying. Quite sweet with its strong treacly character. The malts stand above the hops, it may have been a better idea to drink this one fresh as more hop flavour would have counteracted the sweet malts nicely. Mild roastiness and some alcohol warmth add depth to this ale but dont manage to rescue it from its overly sweet and cloying side.

Almost a chore to drink this treacly brew. A good example of how bigger is not necessarily better. This would go great on oatmeal, and i recommend it to anyone who enjoys their molasses. Good thing i have a weak spot for molasses. Could probablly make some killer gingerbread with this one. Glad i tried it, wonder if more of a hop presence would have made a difference, may just add some SN Celebration to my glass and see what happens.

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

Poured from a bomber to a pint glass, the liquid is dark, head is 2fingers tan and some lace.

The smell is big raosty malt and alcohol, Me like!

The taste is the same, Chocolate, coffee, alcohol, my Favorite.

The mouthfeel is stoutish full and good bite.

The drinkability is great. Prosit, MK

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

Thanks goes out to Callenak for this brew.

Poured into a chalice a dark brown color, some carbonation, tiny fizzy tannish head, a few oil slicks left behind. The nose is big on malts, roasty, and lots of caramel. The taste is slightly sweet at first, big malts and some roastyness, and a good dose of caramel. The alcohol is kinda out there alittle, but drinkable, this is a nice warmer up er. Full body. Drinkable, a very tasty brew on a cold day.

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Photo of jwc215
3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours very dark brown with a thick tan head. The head stays around in the form of a thin cover that leaves slight traces of lacing on the glass. Not a bad head retention at all for the abv level.

The smell is of caramel, nuts, dark fruits with a touch of spice in the back.

Other than some cocoa that arises mixing in with the characteristics found in the nose, this one has an aroma that greatly outweighs the taste. This has the same unfortunate metallic taste that I recall being present in this brewery's Messiah Bold (their brown ale). Fortunately, there is enough going on besides it to make it tolerable, but little more than that. Slight vinuous (almost sour notes) appear as it warms, detracting from what it should be. This one has potential that is just reduced to average at best because of minor irritating flaws - the greatest of which is the unfortunate metallic tinge.

The body falls just shy of full-bodied, and with a fair amount of creaminess. On the other hand, a certain blandness (not helped by the aforementioned mettalic tinges) just sits on the palate.

The alcohol presence, which was covered at first, grows as it progresses, adding a rawness to it that aging was unable to restrain.

It strives to be something bigger than it is, IMO. Not terrible, and okay as to share with someone, being that it is a one-off, but...not worth repeating.

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Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer after its release from the 22-ounce bottle sets in the glass a deep mahogany color with strong ruby highlights portly light tan creamy head that slowly dissipates leaving a thick coating of lace to conceal the glass the glass. Nose is lightly toasted grain, sweet malt, caramel and the flowery hops peek through; start is nicely malted, somewhat sweet with the top moderate in its feel. Finish is sternly acidic with the hops monumentally spicy, quite dry aftertaste that last a long time on the taste buds.

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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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