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

He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary AleHe'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale
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He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary AleHe'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

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.

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Ratings: 530 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of utopiajane
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours menacing and black with no light , not even around the edges. A little thick but not so thick like oil. Had a fair head of beige foam that fell fast and left a big ring with enough lace to look at. Nose is dark and roasty. Chocolate and a bit of fruit. Hops take a backseat but I do get a little plum from the nose. Drinks smooth and a little hot. Milky chocolate and full malt. Molasses, brown sugar, raisins. Medium heavy body and very creamy.

Drinks hard with the alcohol but pleasantly so. The heat lingers at the back of the throat and the chocolate is divine. I got a few hints of spice on the nose but so far none of the cinnamon allspice and ginger that other people talked about. Maybe it needs to warm. Big beer. Really big beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.78/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of langchops
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into snifter

A - Pours a thick deep black body. Looks like a beast at first pour. Only a little light getting through the edges, but very dark

S - Sweet and roasty dominate the nose. Some dried fruit and dark chocolate.

T - Several flavors going on with the dark chocolate and roasted notes dominating.

M - Coats the mouth well. Nice full body, almost no carbonation

O - Pretty much what I expected from the description. It's a lot to tackle solo. For the price and ease of obtaining, I would keep a couple to drink over the next year.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Sark
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- thick viscous pour (maple syrup or strong ale here?), black as night with transparency only on the very fringes, finger and a half of dark beige head of super smooth consistency

Smell- light aroma, dark toasted malts with chocolates, ripe fruits of plum and black currant, hops play a back seat

Taste- very intense on the front end with toffee and middle of more sweet dark malts and some hop spiciness, finish has a noticeable boozy astringent character that lingers

Mouthfeel- full bodied, chewy and alcohol warmth finish

Overall- fun beer, definitely something to take home and share with friends on a cold night, I'll be searching this one out and aging it

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Glencairn glass.

A: VERY dark. Black-dark. Nice light tan head rises and fades, leaving heavy lacing on the glass.

S: Raisins and...cat litter? Eww. The less pleasant scents don't stick around for very long, and all that remains is heavy, sticky malt sweetness.

T/M: Incredibly thick. There is a boatload of hops in this beer, and it manages to balance surprisingly well. A bizarre, dizzingly boozy beer that is chock full of all sorts of stuff. Bitter citric hops, chocolately malts, goodness only knows what all.

O: A little too much and a little too weird to be recommendable (and I split this four ways). I would have no idea what to do with a bottle all to myself.

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Photo of DrDaves49
2.11/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Everyone has different tastes and opinions in what's good and what's not. I bought this for the 16 hops and 16 malts...it was nothing like I expected, and I bought 2 bombers.

The pour looked okay for an extremely dark beer.

The smell and taste, way to much clove. I couldn't pick out any of the so called 16 hops....just the malt, chocolate, clove, etc were Way, Way to much for me. Again personal taste.

I like to sip my beers at anywhere from 55 degrees to room temp to bring out all the nuances. This one I literally had to hold my nose and pour it down, better than down the drain, I guess.

I'm very much into DIPAs , high IBUs and high ABVs This one(flavor wise) was certainly not for me.

I may let the other bottle age for a year or so and review again.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 74.3% out of 100 with 530 ratings
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