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RATINGS: 109   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!!!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Russ2079 (9) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2013 does not count
Coffee, oak, dough, yeast, strong, liquor, caramel, malt, full body, sweet, slightly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle. Opaque, murky mahogany. Short tan head. Aroma is boozy and sweet. Lots of caramel, toffee, toasted malt, dark fruit notes, alcohol, roasted nuts and dark bread. Taste is very boozy and extremely sweet but has a weird hoppiness underlying it. There’s burnt caramel, toasted malt, toffee, dark fruits, chocolate notes, roasted nuts, chocolate cake, liqueur and dessert pastries. Body is medium with a moderate carbonation. Lots of boozy warmth and sugary stickiness to this one. Ends with more booze, candy notes, chocolate cake, cocoa, roasted malt, burnt caramel, dark fruit, roasted nuts, chocolate pastries and toasted dark bread.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pour on tap at Black Bottle, dark brownish red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruits, booze, some toffee, molasses notes, hints of earth, slight spice, touch of bourbon and oak. Taste is a mix of bourbon, oak, slight booze in there, hints of dark fruit, touch of molasses, toffee, finishing sweet, boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Poured from the bomber into my 10 oz tulip. Aroma shows some alcohol, but not much. Flavor does show the alcohol, some caramel and roast. Lots of oak? Palate is extremely dry! Thin head with no lacing. Overall a pretty good strong ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (172) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Pours a dark black with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malts, malts and a hint of coffee followed by booze and more booze. Taste is a hint of hops followed by roasted coffee and a hit of malts. There is an intense booze aftertaste that lingers. Palate is malt and very boozy. It definitely changes for the better as it warms. This is definitely good and unique but I’m wondering where the tipping point is. Still nothing compares to he Jewbelation Fifteen. It was a more perfect balance. Still love this series though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Bomber from whole foods, 17% wow! talk about a super strong drinking beer, but it doesnt taste that strong, overall decent

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2350) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
On draft at the Monkey. A lot going on with this one. Notes of Earth, plum, cinnamon, tofee and plum. Good strong warming feeling as it goes down. I enjoyed the well -balance of ingredients, even though there was a lot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (1998) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Almost black with a brown head. Aroma is mostly roasted malts, dark chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is more complex with a variety of malt and hop subtleties. Full bodied with a boozy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3059) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
On draft at Spacebar in Falls Church VA. Pours black with a tan head. Light malty nose. Flavors of caramel, dark fruit and a massive dose of alcohol. Heavy bodied, light carbonation, somewhat sweet and boozy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
roxtersoxter (270) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours dark black with small tan head with very little lacing. Aroma of malt, oak, and hops. Taste similar to a barley wine but smoother. Taste of oak with a lingering flavor of alcohol. Very good beer!


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