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He’Brew Jewbelation Reborn

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RATINGS: 146   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nikiel (879) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2014
This is a monster, pours a very dark brown, a finger of brown head after a fairly aggressive pour (more than expected) but carbonation is pretty low. Huge aromas that are just all over the place, I get candied orange, grapefruit, more dark fruits,some semisweet chocolate, a little spice, booze. Like the nose, the taste is everywhere, I get the candied citric hop notes up front, the malts take over in the middle and back of the mouth, dark fruits, chocolate, licorice, a touch of coffee, definitely some alcohol too. Not quite hot, but a "very warm" beer, after a while I found it getting a little cloying as it warmed. Worth a try, a cool idea, but it’s sharer, I don’t recommend trying to drink an entire bomber yourself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1466) - sacramento, California, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with not much head. Taste is some chocolate. Has a soy souce like salty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8292) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a rich but transient tan head and a strange grain aroma. There is a strong chocolate and treacle flavor with a very warm alcohol trail.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1197) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2014
22 Fl. Oz. Bottle poured brown, thin off white head that leaves quite quickly. Aroma malts, piney hops, and lots of booze. Taste is quite malty (no shit right...??? 17 malts) a bit sweet, and you obviously feel the alcohol too, surprisingly is not overwhelming, nice beer, quite enjoyable but definitely a sipper...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12736) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark sweet and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth sticky texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EcnarM (112) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Pours a nice dark color with a tan/brown head that disappears in a few minutes. Nice aroma that agrees with the taste. Finish is smooth and even for such a strong beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9446) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2014
22oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Dark brown, slightly red color. Good thin brown head. Plenty dots of lace. Big dark fruit, some dark chocolate, light roast aroma. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Chewier texture. Long, dark fruit, roast malt aftertaste. Bigger moderate bitter taste. Very dry finish. SOme more alcohol noticeable now, but doesn’t burn. Just a light bite and warmth. Impressive for how big the ABV is. Not necessarily super tasty, though it isn’t bad. Some light ashiness... very not bad for 17%. It’s impressive to watch them go at this series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7742) - Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
22 oz bottle shared with the group. Pours a dark cola brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, herbal notes, wood, the alcohol is noticeable, but not quite to the 17% that it is. I wonder how this will age?

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