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He’Brew Jewbelation Reborn

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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!!!


NeuroPliny's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (222) - Calgary, Alberta, - MAY 9, 2014
Poured from a 750 cc bottle shared with JB. Poured into a stem glass. Black with minimal quickly fading head. Aroma is raisin, fig, brown sugar, molasses, and roasted malts. Flavour is roasted malts, dark dried fruit, spice, and subtle hops. Perhaps a bit sickly sweet for my liking. Minimal carbonation. Medium to full body.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1388) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Shmaltz has been making anniversary ales for many years and they get bigger and bigger each year. Their 17th Anniversary Ale – “Jewbelation Reborn” – is made with 17 malts, 17 hops and is 17% ABV. With those statistics you’d think this would be a complex and massive robust. It’s actually a lot less insane than you’d think (then again the bottle I was drinking was 2 years old so it may have mellowed out some).

I poured a 22oz bottle into a Shmaltz snifter. Thanks to Alex and Marissa for this bottle!

Appearance: Dark blackish/brown hue, though not completely opaque. Pours to a small, brown, foamy head which quickly dissipates and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Strong black licorice notes; slight Belgian-like characters (candi syrup and fruity esters); chocolate syrup notes. Surprisingly, the alcohol is not present in the nose.

Taste: My first sip immediately conjures up memories of other very strong imperial stouts. Though not technically a stout, the beer has a similar flavor profile: chocolate syrup, black licorice and piney/dank hops. Slight Belgian-ish flavor lingers in the background, too: rum-soaked raisin, fig, dates, and a bit of perfume. The alcohol is certainly a major flavor component and imparts and drying sensation, but it’s not distracting – it blends with the palette quite well. Tasty and interesting to be sure.

Drinkability: At 17% ABV, He’Brew Jewbelation Reborn is not a beer to be taken lightly. Each sip is an intense sensation. Alcohol gives the mouthfeel a hot sensation with a lingering warming sensation in the throat – akin to capsaicin. The mouthfeel is thick, sticky, syrupy and cloying. To call this a sipping beer is understatement – it was rare I took more than a half sip at a time. Four ounces is a sufficient and satisfying serving size – don’t drink more than that unless you’re brave or a fool.

Score: 7/10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3515) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 18, 2015
EBF 2015. Un monstre de fin de soirée à Boston. Un liquide visqueux aux saveurs de vieux vins mutés. De la mélasse, du sucre, du malt et encore du malt.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (188) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Aroma: caramel, alcohol, raisin, Appearance: black, clear, brown foam, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, boozy Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Yow. Heavy but I like it!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (4400) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 11, 2015
22 oz. bottle. Deep dark brown. Aroma is chocolate, brown sugar, caramel and cherries.

Body is medium yet sticky, syrupy sweet. Holy Christ this is sweet. Flavor is booze soaked raisins, stupid crazy, sugar. 17 malts is maybe to much?? Cloying....

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamChandler (3521) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 11, 2015
dark black, some brown edges. no head on the pour straight from the bomber. Aroma is boozy, chocolate, fudge, tobacco, maple syrup. Very dense bubbles, thick, syrupy. There’s a ton of flavor here. really hard to describe each flavor here. Syrup, sweet, chocolate, maple. intense

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3826) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
Rendu à cette étape de la soirée, je n’ai pas réalisé que ce monstre tirait un gros 17% d’alcool. Au nez et en bouche, beaucoup de malts épais et de fruits foncés. Ça sent le porto et ça goûte aussi la mélasse, le rôti et les fruits liquoreux. L’alcool arrive maintenant et me pince la langue. La finale assez chaude arrive à atténuer l’aspect lourd des malts. Pas mauvais. Quand même un drôle de choix de ma part.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3234) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Pours clear very dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, toffee, and booze. Raisin and fig flavors with toffee, molasses, and some booze. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1595) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bomber. Dark garnet with no head. Toffee, candi, and booze. Thick and strong. Hides the ABV well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (1032) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2015
This beer is insane. Crazy strong with deep milk chocolate, coffee, and prune notes. Pours a rich dark brown with a short head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rodriguez (313) - Quito, ECUADOR - DEC 30, 2014
A lot of marketing for this beer. I couldn’t find 17 hops or 17 malts or even 17 degrees alcohol. It is not a bad beer, but it is not something special. A lot of figs and dark fruit aroma and flavor, alcohol is well hidden. It has a medium body, and it it is very sweet. It was complex, not.


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