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RATINGS: 116   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
75 cl bottle. Pours thick brown to black, small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate and liqourice. Dry malty, malty, alcohol and roasted. Breadish. Roasted. Dry. Sweet caramelish, bitter hoppy and dry malty. Bitter and dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle @ GABF 2013. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate licorice and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with weak boozy hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from Legacy Liquors, Vancouver
The color is almost black, with medium sized head. Mild aroma of dark caramel, roasted malt, light chocolate, bread. Full bodied; caramelly, moderately sweet, very boozy, bread, raisins, light liquorice; too strong alcohol perception. Pungent final (strong bitterness and alcohol).
Chaotic booze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11090) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours very dark brown with a very slight, creamy tan head. Aroma has a bit of heat, and lots of Dark fruit. Maybye a bit of smoke. Full bodied +. Flavor is very malty, with dark fruit, coffee, could be chocolate. It’s almost meaty. Treacle is in it. It has hoppy bitterness, but it’s sort of a losing battle. Flavors are strong enough the alcohol gets lost from perception. Quite gobsmacking!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10676) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of grape, plum, cherry and toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, dried fruit and light cocoa with a smooth lingering fruity cocoa finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottles from Smith’s and Capone’s. Pours medium in viscosity, and not nearly as thick as a beer this big should dictate, with minimal tan head. Nose is Gargantuan roasty dark malt, blackstrap molasses, hops. Tastes rich but not dense at all in palate heft, and somewhat light in palate density. The flavor is big charred dark malt, hops, molasses, mild plummy and nutty notes. Tastes a bit discombobulated. A mild disappointment for the good Doctor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7410) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7137) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bomber. Poured very deep brown with a short, but easily-resuscitated toasted beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter cocoa, licorice, molasses, and maple topped by strong peppery alcohol, pine resin, and exotic citrus zest.. smelled quite boozy. The flavor found similar stuff.. a big, muddled array of malts at the core (sweet chocolates, licorice, and molasses primarily).. peppery alcohol, pine, and herbal bitterness around.. heavy sweetness masked at least some of the high boozage on the long, moderately-bitter, belly-warming finish. Heavier-bodied with a good level of carbonation on the palate.. too sharp and aggressive in a number of places.. overall big with too much going on.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6905) - 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.


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