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He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
532 Ratings
He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary AleHe'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
shmaltz.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Thickfreakness on 10-12-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
143
Ratings:
532
pDev:
13.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Now this is a massive ABV beer, one I enjoyed in several increments over the course of an evening, poured from the bottle into a goblet. Nearly pitch black with a brownish tinge and brown foam, looks like motor oil. Smells as sweet and boozy as you'd expect but without a lot of strong roasted barley or black malt character, more sweet and spicy with woody notes and an undercurrent of purple grape juice. Tastes like milk chocolate cake, dates and raisins, licorice, blackstrap molasses, oak, rum, vanilla, clove, unlit tobacco, another brown spice (maybe nutmeg?) ... There is yet another sweet flavor that almost veers into maple territory. Maybe some coffee, but by this point my tongue is pretty savaged. One is inclined to plumb this brew for new layers of flavor and while the aforementioned list does suggest a wide range of malty and sweet flavors, the 16 hops are almost impossible to discern at the individual level and instead there is a medicinal earthy flavor that blends together with the massive spicy alcohol burn. Drinking this beer in a mindful fashion is like walking into a grotto, looking for new caverns ... Except that just when you think you stumble onto some new passage, you come face to face with a huge grizzly bear named Fusel and have to beat a hasty retreat. This comparison notwithstanding, its a fairly fun experience. Very sweet and warming, makes the mouth and lips numb and leaves a medicinal burn as its calling card. Of course this brew is thick, chewy, and dextrinous, although maybe less so than one would expect (?) ... Its obviously pretty attenuated to contain this much alcohol. Aging might mellow this out. An interesting experiment and not soon forgettable. Curb your enthusiasm around the insane malt and hop bills though. You won't be able to pick them all out.

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He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 532 ratings
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