He'Brew Jewbelation 12 | Shmaltz Brewing Company

He'Brew Jewbelation 12He'Brew Jewbelation 12
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He'Brew Jewbelation 12He'Brew Jewbelation 12

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by rhinos00 on 10-22-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 266 |  Reviews: 213
Photo of alexgash
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Served at cellar temp.

Lusciously dark brown body. Small, short-lived, dirty khaki head. Not much lacing. Nose of rummy fruits, vanilla, licorice, oak, butterscotch, and dark chocolate.

Sweet, dark fruit malt right up front. Slightly toasted edge to it. Maple syrup and dark brown sugar dominate mid-palate. Dates, figs, pecans and earthy caramel. Some roasted barley and dark chocolate provide a touch of bitterness. Rummy fruits show up again in a warming finish. Lingering maple syrup. Medium-full body with gentle carbonation. Nice, albeit a bit sweet.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from session notes.

Has the same appearance as all the other Jewbelations in the tasting session; dark brown with garnet highlights, one finger of tan head with nice retention but mediocre lacing.
Smells of partially burnt milk chocolate, dulce de leche, caramel and raisins.
Tastes mostly of partially burnt brown sugar and dark fruit medley. Also has a Tootsie roll sort of flavor that resolves into a semi-boozey drying finish. Heavy bodied, yet really smooth in texture, absolutely delicious. The only thing I am missing is some kind of nuttiness... basically plays similarly to a high-octane doppelbock.

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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of mattafett
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of oline73
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Max's. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours almost black with some red when the light hits the beer. There of a layer of creamy off white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Really sweet, which is to be expected. Malt and caramel, this one is chalked full of dark fruit notes, maybe some raisins.

Taste: Extremely sweet from the malt. Reminds me of malt syrup. I'm getting caramel and dark fruit with some warm alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is thick with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This is a good beer. I'm glad I ended the night with it and only had a small pour. The warm alcohol was nice in the finish.

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Photo of drcarver
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - deep syrupy black with medium brown highlights. small head which fades quickyl leaving little lacing.

S - sweet fruitiness and some nuttiness but not very strong. not quite what I expected from an ale this strong.

T/M - full bodied, thick, and creamy. sweet brown sugar, molasses, and soy. creamy finish. a hint of burn. little after taste.

O - a great beer. each one in the pack gets better and better.

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Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of HopStoopid120
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of RyanBeer13
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of FreshmanPour77
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from last year's gift set.

a - opened the bottle and filled my ccb snifter. brew poured a purple black that had no head whatsoever. as the beer settled, a small head appeared but was gone in an instant looking like a shiny barrel aged delight...way more american strong ale than american brown.

s - nice malt forward leading with nuts, grapes, and a nutmeg almost dopplebock smell.

t - big and bold...grapes...nuts. again, very dopplebock like. some boozy bite in the finish.

m - rich and full bodied. a bit syrupy.

o - overall, an interesting beer. the booze isn't too in your face, though it is there. not bad, not great.

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Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of J0E
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: Opaque brown black with almost no head. It's what I was expecting.
s: Strong alcohol, and sweet roasted malts. Faint molasses and fig.
t: The roasted malts are not as sweet as the nose would suggest, and there's a nice amount of coffee bitterness to balance it out. The dark fruit taste is present at first with the malty sweetness, but then gives way to the chocolate and coffee. Heat from the alcohol is very present
m: very smooth and creamy. What you would expect from a beer this with this high of an abv%. A sipper for sure.

O: This was a nice, balanced, strong brown ale. Would drink again for sure.

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Photo of megahurts4
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

He'Brew Jewbelation 12

Appearance: dark brown, very small head, and some good lacing.

Smell: roasted malts, chocolate, and a bourbon sweetness.

Taste: nice roasted malts, chocolate, and a vanilla/bourbon sweetness.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy.

This is a good Jewbelation. The balance is very good, but the alcohol is not masked very well.

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Photo of sendsilk
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a recent trade. Thanks to Thunderroad! I believe it's a 22 oz bottle (at least). The label says it's a borwn ale, not my favorite style, but not disgusting to me either.

A- DARK brown, super dark for a brown ale. Nice frothy head, considering this bottle is at least 2 years old, it has great carbonation.

S- Super. A really great smell of sugar, plums/raisins, malts. Reminds me of the smell of a Bells Batch 9000.

T- Surprisingly good. Sweet fig, raisins and malt with a slight chili spiciness in the finish. Slight alcohol burn. I am pleasantly surprised by this beer.

M- Somewhat thin, but for a brown ale it's definitely not out of line.

0- Isn't it great when you have a beer you keep passing over because you think it's nothing special and when you finally do decide to try it, it far surpasses any previous expectations that you had? Very nice indeed!

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Photo of jera1350
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twelve is black bodied with a ring of tan foam and no lacing.

The nose is very sweet and malty with a big dose of grassy hops.

The flavor is nice and moderately complex with no trace of the twelve percent alcohol. Molasses, some roast, solid sweetness and lots of grassy notes from the hops.

Smooth, but only medium bodied. Nice lightly dry finish.

A really tasty big brew that actually drinks quite well for the abv. I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Motladiwa
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am happy to have this on draft at one of three accounts in Indiana to receive the entire package.

A- Would look better if it retained its head but that quickly went away. Nice and black, very pretty beer.

S- Faint hint of booze after a sweet dark cherry. Smells like it tastes, delicious and welcoming.

T- Malty fruit, caramel, Michigan cherry, rye bread. Dried coconut?

M- Very smooth and well balanced. A bit dry. Creamy with dry finish.

All in all I truly enjoyed this beer on draft. It's a one and done serving given the abv. Very enjoyable and I can't wait for the 13th to be tapped. Especially looking forward to the Vertical. This is a great series to go through release by release and taste how the addition of more components transitions the flavors. Although more complex, very well balanced and extremely enjoyable.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle release from 2008.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a 2 inch multi-colored head that fades to a small cap. Half of it is a dark khaki and half is a lighter tan. Decent rings of lace stick around the glass on the drink down. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, ripe dark fruits, and sweet bread. Very delicious smelling. Taste is of raisins/plums, caramel, dark bread, and slight soy sauce. Good carbonation but with a thick and creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that I have been sitting on for a while. I am glad I finally cracked this one open.

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Photo of Schmittymack
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the Jewbelation vertical gift set. Poured into a pint shaker glass a dark brown with a very small tan head. No lacing. On the nose, I get malt, caramel, a bit of smokiness, and a touch of chocolate. Taste was quite good: caramel, molasses, some black licorice, sweet(er) malt, and a small touch of smokiness. Mouthfeel was fairly thick and the taste stays with you a bit. Alcohol well hidden in this one. Not exactly a "Joe Sixpack" kind of brew but a very nice sipper. Should've cracked this one up in the mountains after hitting the slopes during the winter. I'd do this one again, given the chance.

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He'Brew Jewbelation 12 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 75.9% out of 100 with 266 ratings
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