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RATINGS: 113   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!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6851) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a very dark body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet malts, molasses, dates and figs along with a vague blending of hops in the background that have a citrus gummy bear to black licorice sensation. The taste begins with malts, molasses sweetened dark roasted malts, slivers of burnt malts, toffee and chocolate. This then leads into sweet dark fruity esters midway and into the finish providing yet another facet to the experience. This is a nice sipper where the huge abv is noticeable but restrained for 17%. Overall this seems it needs some time to better integrate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (577) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2013
22 oz bottle shared at a tasting on December 15. The pour is a very dark ruby with a medium sized dark tan head that fades to a thin lacy ring around the edge of the glass. Holy smokes does the booze dominate the aroma. There is a little bit of a dark fruit presence that’s trying to peek through, but it’s struggling. The flavor is immediately warming. Very fruity. Almost like a barleywine, this thing packs a pretty complex, albeit extraordinarily boozy, palate. It’s kind of thin, and the booze lingers a bit much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (3747) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Sampled on draft and from the bottle. Delicious both times. I’m still amazed that this is 17% alcohol. I really wouldn’t have pegged it over 11%. Pours a good clear dark brown with fizzy light brown diminishing head and great legs. Aroma notes of molasses, caramel, chocolate, toffee, anise, and bread lead to an even more complex flavor profile of plum, raisin, cassis, port, tar, soy sauce, licorice, and cola. Oily and thick on the palate. Really nice. Can’t wait to try again in a few years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. From notes. Another boozy winner from Hebrew. Super complex, with about 100 different things all clashing together at once. Alcohol is super well hidden for how boozy it really is. Digging it.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5229) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6158) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thetmaxx (745) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdoyledesign (173) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2402) - 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

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