He'Brew Jewbelation 11 On Rye | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by LilBeerDoctor on 12-27-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Grant35
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of donniecuffs
2.93/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured thick, near-black, with a tan head that laced well.

S: Picked up strong sugary aroma, caramel, coriander, and coffee, but also a hint of a high alcohol content.

T: Another very sweet offering from Shmaltz. Felt like drinking liquid caramel mixed with espresso and grain alcohol. For a Strong Ale, the alcohol content is not hidden well like in some other top-notch specimens. Also struck me as a beer that would overpower almost every food that you would attempt to pair it with.

M: Again, liquid syrupy caramel, with a slight alcoholic after-burn.

D: I struggled to suck down this one.

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Photo of Durge
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nearly black-brown in color, solid, with a fair oatmeal colored head and good lacing. The aroma is a stiff molasses malt with a hint of caramel wine. The flavor is tootsie roll molasses and some sherry alcohol. I get some coffee bitterness with a mildly resinous near full bodied feel. Fairly intense with notable alcohol but still drinkable to a degree. Well done Shmaltz. Pretty hearty stuff, sweet and tasty.

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Photo of gford217
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Handbottle shared by a generous soul at the Brick Store HmoG.

Pours a dark clear mahogany with ruby hints around the edges and little head to speak of.

The aroma has some of the underlying beer with sweet caramel malts and dark fruit, but the barrel presence is really dominant with the oaky vanilla sweetness and whiskey really coming out.

Same story with the taste which had an interesting tartness on top of the woody tannins and tons of booze. The caramel malt base and dark fruits are there but subtle.

The mouthfeel is very smooth and slick with the aforementioned barrel presence generating a dry boozy finish.

This was a decent beer, though the barrel presence was really overpowering to me. Glad I had the opportunity to try it.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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 to a skim. Spots of lace.

S: Lots of spicy aromas. Bitter chocolate. Very boozy.

T: Much like the nose. Dark fruits and maybe a little toffee. Sharply bitter. Warm and dry.

M: Light-to-medium body. Moderate carbonation. Warm and dry with a big bitter.

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

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Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got the last sample of this at the Extreme Beer Fest on 2/15/2008: Very drinkable. A large citrus presence--most notable to me was lemon. A good beer. I don't remember much about this beer, but I do remember that I liked it.
Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 3/5
Flavor: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 14/20

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He'Brew Jewbelation 11 On Rye from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 7 ratings