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RATINGS: 124   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!!!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1306) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle from the holiday mix pack. This is the strongest beer I’ve drunk to date. Pours clear brown, beige head. Nose is toffee/molasses, some roast, slight alcohol, nondescript hops. Flavour is same, mainly toffee/treacle, lots of nuts, the booziness isn’t too bad really, I’ve had beers with a third the abv with more alcohol presence than this. Could be that you’re just expecting it here. Sticky. Yeah a nice sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2252) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours deep red and brown with minimal head. The aroma is full of cherry and strawberry notes. The taste is big cherry and big booze.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottled, muddy brown pour with no head, lots of chocolate and maple syrup notes, chewy malt bodied, millionaires candy, good smooth finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3882) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is sweet caramel, hints of chocolate and golden raisins, and some very light toffee. Very dark brown with a small cinnamon colored head. Flavor is lightly bitter, contrasting moderate sweetness (overload of malts), spicy, white pepper, and a finishing bitterness without being overwhelmed by alcohol (where’s the beef (alcohol)?) Huge new offering (their take on Tactical Nuclear Penguin?)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BurkeKevlar (5) - - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
Every year, I think that next year will be a huge mess. Every year, I am surprised. Less burn than you would expect at 17%. Delicious, dark flavors like burnt caramel, raisin, and plum. 17 hops? Where? There's no room in a malt bomb like this. Looking forward to whatever Legal Age brings!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5894) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Holy .... This is a BIG, BIG beer. It’s a gigantic beer in every way ... deep and dark-as-night ruby red, the head perhaps a bit too quick to run away. The aroma is rich and sugary, full of robust dark intrigue. Onc eyou start drinking this, it clings to your lips several minutes afterwards. The flavors are explosive ... chewy dates, raisin, cooked brown sugar. Thick as a peanut butter sandwich. (#5441, 2/17/2014)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2014
A huge beer that is big in ABV and comes through, the malt really carries through the palette, I enjoyed this beer and is a must try for all.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - FEB 10, 2014
Nose--cold coffee, wheat, dark sugars, Appearance --used motor oil, dark head, lingering lacing, Taste--sweet, sourish, slightly bitter but rounded-ish, a little asymmetrical Palate---full body, sticky, creamy. Big

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours dark brown with almost no foam. Smells lightly sweet, oaky, slight vanilla and a bit of alcohol. Tastes full bodied, with hints of dark fruits, vanilla, a bit of chocolateand ends with a big alcohol burn.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1334) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Ok it's a mess. But what a fine mess! What impresses me here is that while the 17% heat is present, it's not overbearing, and pretty drinkable too. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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