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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 510   ABV: 17%
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How could we hope to top last year’s Jewbelation Sweet 16 with its cupcakes, unicorns, & Satan’s Ferrari birthday cake? massive challenge. So for Year 17, we threw in a whole new dimension to our shtick – we built our very own brewery! After 17 years of contract brewing, our first Shmaltz Clifton Park batch emerged 17 months after the first draft of the business plan. Coincidence? Renaissance means “Re-birth” in French & Italian. In Buddhism, the concept does not truly translate as “reincarnation” but instead as “becoming,” or a “stream of consciousness.” 11 syllables structure a haiku. Shakespeare penned 17 comedies. In The Simpsons episode “Duffness” Homer sings “When I was 17″ about buying his first beer with a fake I.D. “I drank some very good beer. I stayed up listening to Queen, When I was 17.” In The Office, Dwight recites Rule 17 that all Schrute boys must learn: “Don’t turn your back on bears, men you have wronged, or the dominant turkey during mating season.” Knowledge and growth come in many forms. It is taught that Nirvana is only attained when the soul transcends cycles of rebirth. Looks like Shmaftz just isn’t there yet. So with 17 malts, 17 hops, and 17% abv,JEWBEL4TIONREBORNserves as another mark of our death as a contract brewer and proof of our conversion to a new life as brewery owner…… L’Chaim!!!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours jet black. Really viscous. A bit of soy sauce to it. Umami notes more than sweet. Brown sugar notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
soupy (33) - - NOV 28, 2013
Pours dark brown with a thick creamy head. Alcohol very present in the first sip, thought this might ruin it, but no. Vanilla notes, harsh finish. I would drink again, but not often. Another great Schmaltz brew.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (460) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Very full flavor. Strong notes of vanilla, caramel, and roasted barley. Kind of hot, but still quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3781) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 650 ml. Opaque black with a lasting film of brown sugar foam. Nose is dark chocolate, soy sauce, tobacco, bread dough and a hint of merlot. Taste is lightly soured dark chocolate, oat, soy sauce, and dark rum. Finish has wheat and molasses with some touches of tobacco, wood and rum. To the sweet side but has enough balance to not become overly sticky. Heavy body is mostly smooth with a small tingle of carbonation and alcohol warmth, though it is surprisingly well masked for 17%.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Blackish pour, smallish head, some lace/retention. Aroma is licorice, chocolate, caramel, touch of darker fruit. Full bodied, alcohol hidden well, sweet, slightly syrupy. A big malt bomb with really well hidden alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Captain_Bill (1) - Milton, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013 does not count
Great beer if you like a really strong American Ale. This was made in 2013, I think I may take one of my bottles and save it for next year. Only complaint is the booze taste is a bit to prevalent. I think it will mellow out with age. Its hard to hide 17 ABV in any beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11263) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very dark brown with a very slight, creamy tan head. Aroma has a bit of heat, and lots of Dark fruit. Maybye a bit of smoke. Full bodied +. Flavor is very malty, with dark fruit, coffee, could be chocolate. It’s almost meaty. Treacle is in it. It has hoppy bitterness, but it’s sort of a losing battle. Flavors are strong enough the alcohol gets lost from perception. Quite gobsmacking!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle to glass. Dark Brown pour with a medium thick khaki head. Nose is huge roasted malt, really sweet, faint booziness. Taste is sweet malt and chocolate. Figs, raisin, boozy finish. For 17%, it is definitely hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7158) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bomber. Poured very deep brown with a short, but easily-resuscitated toasted beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter cocoa, licorice, molasses, and maple topped by strong peppery alcohol, pine resin, and exotic citrus zest.. smelled quite boozy. The flavor found similar stuff.. a big, muddled array of malts at the core (sweet chocolates, licorice, and molasses primarily).. peppery alcohol, pine, and herbal bitterness around.. heavy sweetness masked at least some of the high boozage on the long, moderately-bitter, belly-warming finish. Heavier-bodied with a good level of carbonation on the palate.. too sharp and aggressive in a number of places.. overall big with too much going on.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2651) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
25 nov 2013, tap. Black. Nose is toasted coconut, bran muffins. Med/thin body and fizzy. Alcohol is pretty noticeable, leather, burnt toast, meaty. Not sweet considering it is 17%. Pretty tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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