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He’Brew Jewbelation Reborn (Seventeen)

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 510   ABV: 17%
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!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Shared a 22oz bottle with some friends. Poured a pitch black color with a small tan head - more carbonation and head than I expected on this one, but head doesn’t last very long. Wispy remains behind. Aroma is dark fruits, like a ton of dried fruits - lots of burnt malt notes too, brown sugar. Bitter earthy notes, brown sugar, booze. And I mean a lot of booze is in this one. Very warming, but a year or so has mellowed out the edges a bit on this one so it was actually pretty drinkable for what it was since only two of us were partaking in this one, but I don’t think I’d return - I hear they no longer try to match the anniversary year, which is probably a smart move.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (6093) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2015
22oz bottle pours out black topped with pretty much no head. Nose is roast some soy plenty booze and a bit of malty sweetness. Taste is more of the roast malts soy some burnt sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1955) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
Bomber, cellared about a year. Ruby hued deep dark brown, mocha foam settles and fades. Dark roasted chocolate malt aroma. Taste is mostly rich sweet dark roasted chocolate malt, molasses, dark fruits, quite boozy and intense, totally over the top. Softer carbonation, full bodied, lightly hopped. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $0 ][ Shot glass ][ 08.15.15 ]
tepid sepia. Light chocolate and oxidation, booze creeping in. Heavy chocolate syrup and booze all over a la southern tier, sugar stinging mid-late. Deplorable balance, no nuance, no grain, no hops, no yeast.. no water. Beer?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (920) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle, deep black beer, a little cardboard colored head dissapeared, some lace. Aroma raisin, malt. Molasses, toasted barley, brown sugar, toast. Taste hot! Raisin, anise, molasses, coffee, burnt sugar, toasted barley Palate rich but not thick, this is not under attenuated. Carbonation very subdued. Finish is sweet, but this stuff is hot enough to need that. More like brandy than beer. Over all effective, but it just not that tastey

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Bomber shared by DCLawyer at the WWWW Mid Atlantic Summer Beer Tasting. Clear copper, thin fizzy tan head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, caramel, raisin, booze. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, caramel, cranberry, booze, mild smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5731) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
650ml bottle pour a dark brown color with a finger and a half of light beige head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and roasted grains with some pine and and dark fruits. Taste is a dark fruit and chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain and light pine hop bitterness. Alcohol is noticeable, but subdued. This is a well done brew that is nicely balanced and quite flavorful. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6091) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at the RateBeer WWWW Tasting shared by DCLawyer, thanks! Dark brownish black with beige head. Aromas of booze, bourbon, dark fruit. Tastes of dark fruit, chocolate, booze, bourbon. Medium body with a dry finish. Booze for days.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7695) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Big roast and caramel. Pours Dark brown with mocha head. Syrupy some citrus. Barley wine kind of feel. Boiled down malt. Bottle thanks to Dclawyer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle courtesy of DCLawyer. Deep clear amber. Aroma of boozy caramel. Taste is just booze.

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