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RATINGS: 107   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!!!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3528) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2014
tap - Pours very dark amber, nearly black, with a small tan head. The aroma is of alcohol, roast, and a little dark fruit. It’s very sweet with obvious alcohol tones and some roasted chocolate with a touch of dark fruit. This one is just so sweet. Syrupy. It’s good but I think I’ve liked some of the earlier in the series more. Maybe at such a huge abv it’s time they changed things up a bit, maybe go more for a huge stout or barley wine instead of simply getting sweeter and sweeter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1674) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pour dark brown with moderate head. Rich caramel toffee aroma with roasted malts and cotton candy. Flavors of dark brown sugar, heavily roasted malts, a melange of hops (but not overly bitter), and chicory. More like a thick barley wine. Alcohol is present but nothing like what I expected 17% would bring to the party. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (456) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Poured from bottle into tulip from 53F cellar. Pours a very dark color, almost black, with light tan head. Head dissipates fairly quickly but never goes completely away. There is no lacing to speak of. Aroma - alcohol, dark red fruits, malt, a bit of milk chocolate. Taste - good grief there’s a lot in there. Very complex, moderately bitter coffee flavor, followed by dark dried fruits, raisins, and dark cocoa. Alcohol is apparent with a light warming burn at the back of the throat. Finish is quite long and somewhat bitter. Carbonation level is average, but a bit spiky on the tongue. It has a full, oily mouth feel. This is a big complex beer and nice on a very cold day.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4188) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
This poured a darker brown with a non existant head. Aroma was of molasses, dark burnt caramel, toffee, and booze. Falvor was lots of booze, yeast, light roast and big caramel.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stantheman (620) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
A 650 ml bottle from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. An almost black, slightly translucent beer with beige head and heady dried fruit notes on the nose. Dried fruit and chocolate notes assault the palate. Oh yeah, this is good! Big rich malts here, but a prominent hop note evident as well. Body and mouth feel is thick and oily, and that in a good way. Big winner here!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Uhhhh... pours black with a massive and long lasting tan head. Atypical for a17% beer, kinda fishy. Smell and taste are boozy for sure, dark fruits. Dk if its 17% though, had half a bottle after a couple of other beers and didn’t feel much.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSH1976 (206) - Delaware, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pours a dark brown with very little tan colored head. The aroma is difficult to describe since there is so much going on here. There is a lot of sweetness, malt, raisin and other dark fruits, molasses, chocolate, toffee, even a little smokiness and lots of booze. Taste is very sweet and basically a combination of the various aromas. Somewhat resembling a barleywine but even sweeter and more dark fruitiness. The hops attempt to show in the finish but are overpowered by malt. Full bodied with a somewhat dry finish and a noticeable warming effect. This is one hell of a unique beer but the cloying sweetness, and extremely high abv, make drinking this not very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5812) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bomber. Pours a dark murky brown color with a small white head. A big hot boozy nose, raisin and toffee. Super sweet, hot, burnt caramel, berries, big rich malts. Very drinkable despite an insane abv. Nice brew

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2649) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2014
This is one strong brew. I found it to be a little to heavy with booze. Made for sipping by a fire. On tap at Victory Lane in Berlin NJ.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
12 oz bottle. Great idea to offer some of these bigger, crazier brews in smaller formats. Deep tarry brown with some edgy foam. Nose is chocolate, port, citrus peel, apricot and raisin. Dense with an alcohol bite. Not as heavy or cloying as one would expect. Taste is molasses, pine, chocolate liqueur, orange marmalade and a touch of espresso.


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