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He'Brew Jewbelation Fourteen | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Jewbelation FourteenHe'Brew Jewbelation Fourteen

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 276 |  Reviews: 174
Reviews by EgadBananas:
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3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Black, with a slight bit of ruby on the edges. Big 3 fingers of head, tan in color, with lots of lacing.

Noticeable booze on the smell, with equal notes of dark fruits, roasted, smoky malts and some chocolate and candied sugar. It's rather pleasant, and none evasive with the booze.

Taste is very candied in flavor at the startl very sweet. Not too sweet or cloying though. There is a smokiness about it as well, along with very roasted malt notes. Some chocolate bitterness works it's way in as well. Those '14' ingredients definitely give it a bit of complexity...

The feel is good, and thick. Solid full body, with a sticky, creamy feel.

This thing is is pretty good. And though the booze does not punch you in the face, this is a total sipper. It's just more enjoyable that way. I cant wait to see how the rest of the bottles I picked up do over the years!!!

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Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of legalpete19340
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured thick and heavy into the glass. Very dark brown with a minimal head that quickly left.

S: Huge malt coming off this guy. Barley, brown sugar, molasses. Very earthy hop notes. Grass and weeds.

T: Malt bomb! Tons of dark sweetness. Toffee, barley, rye bread, some caramel. There is a hop presence here but it plays second to the malts. More earthy hop notes as the scent predicted: grass, rich soil, weeds, a little pine. The alcohol is always there in this brew but doesnt overwhelm you until you try to walk.

M: Thick and syrupy

O: Very interesting beer. Seemed like a malt bomb to me with a strong enough earthy hop presence to warrant drinking more. I respect this beer for what it does.

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Photo of RWNewhouse
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Harvey98
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of claytong
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of AnPiobaire
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

During the initial pour I found this beer to be a lucious opaque black with ruby edges in the glass. It poured into the brandy snifter with a thin creamy brown head. My initial nosing was of sun dried fruit i.e raisins and figs with a hint of chocolate. Although the alcohol was evident I didn't find it as overpowering as some other reviews have stated. I found the taste to be initially of vanilla and cherries sliding into dark chocolate and raisins. The mouth feel was chewy and thick with a bold flavor. Again I did not find the alcohol to be overpowering to the palate. However, I was certainly well on my way to a good time by the end of the bottle. I plan on going back to the specialty grocery where I found this gem and plan on relieving them of their stock for future enjoyment. I would reccomend this to fellow beer advocates that are into the bolder spectrum of the beer scale.

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Photo of adrian21
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of RuckusDu
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of muskiesman
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of hippityhophead24
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of BostonHops
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle served in a snifter glass.

pours a deep, dark brown/borderline black (opaque) with a solid finger-plus of a creamy mocha/khaki colored head. respectable retention as well as lacing.

really impressive nose on this one. notes of molasses, coffee, roasted malts... yet also an evident hoppy presence. wow, flavor is something, exceeding the aroma in terms of complexity. there's the coffee, molasses, roasted malts; also maple, raisin, and maybe a touch of brown sugar... earthy/floral hoppiness - maybe a bit of citrus - opens up mid palate and carries some hops bitterness through the finish. my only knock is the alcohol presence, which, at 14% you obviously have to expect some, but it's not quite as hidden as i'd prefer. that said, a very complex and tasty beer.

rich, creamy, coating mouthfeel; full bodied with medium carbonation. this is a huge beer in every sense... a classic sipper.

originally reviewed: 01-11-2011

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Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of raymo55
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of troyvar
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DCgolfpro
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of martyl1000
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass- little to no head with no retention or lacing. Poured a deep mahogany color that looks very syrupy.

The smell is what you would expect from a beer with 14 different malts and 14 different hop varieties- it's a menagerie of scents; some coffee, some citrusy hops, some breadiness, a touch of alcohol. It's a lot to take in.

The taste is very similar to the smell- very rich flavor, almost like a watered down single malt scotch. The malty sweetness and breadiness is omnipresent and is punctuated by hops and some spice. Alcohol is well hidden for being 14% ABV but it is definitely apparent that this is a very high alcohol content beer.

Mouthfeel is very thick and syrupy- almost no carbonation except a hint towards the end of the sip. Obviously not something to pound down. This is certainly an interesting brew and hats off to He'Brew for managing to balance so many different ingredients as well as they did. Not something I would seek out however...

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Photo of rdb4942
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of oberon
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Ommegang chalice a deep rich mahogany with very well formed tan colored head.Big sweet alcohol and dark fruit in the nose,bigtime raisin and prune.Not quite as hot as I thought it would be on the palate I have to say,the alcohol is there but it doesnt devistate every other thing about the beer.Dark fruit,brown sugar and heavy molasses flavors make it a sipper and it is kinda heavy though I gotta say.A real good sipper and another good Jewbelation brew.

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Photo of littlespeaker
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of RBorsato
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Held up incredibly well over many years. .. amazing!

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Photo of shagal
2/5  rDev -50.9%

Photo of Mitchster
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle purchased as part of a gift pack that included Jewbelation 8-14 and vertical. Brewed with 14 grains (specialty 2-row, Vienna, Munich, wheat malt, chocolate malt, crystal rye, dark crystal, rye ale, caramunich 40, carapilsner, kiln amber, flaked spelt, flaked oats, and flaked quinoa.). Hopped with 13 hops (amarillo, apollo, cascade, centennial, crystal, fuggles, german spalt, Northern brewer, simcoe, styrian bobeck, summit, tettnang, vangaurd and warrior)..and you guessed it, 14% ABV.
Brewsheet available here: www.shmaltzbrewing.com/HEBREW/J14/J14_BREWSHEET.xls

Pours out to as clear black, not super viscous and oily as one might expect, forming a whipped and espresso crema like head of medium tan with superior retention and rock solid sticky sheets of lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs or so. The aroma is tons of dark fruit...black walnut, prune juice, soy sauce, figs, dates, carob, some subdued (in comparison) herbal and spicy hops with a touch of roast character. No appreciable off aromas. Not boozy at all considering the 14% ABV. Mouthfeel is viscous, oily, syrupy and leaves a glamorous sheen on the tongue with a huge richly dense body...velvety in nature. The taste is a recap of the aroma...all of the dark fruits are here in droves, balanced by a spicy and herbal hop bitterness which is very well balanced with the huge malt body. There is a subtle sting of the hops in the finish with an herbal acidity. There is also a lingering coffee bite in the finish.

An excellent beer. The Jewbelations are a tour of force when it comes to huge concentrated flavor, pleasant drinkability, balance and affordability. They are consistently excellent. Highly recommended. Would definitely buy it again.

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He'Brew Jewbelation Fourteen from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 276 ratings