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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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!!!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1806) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
$9 bomber may just be the best price per alcohol volume in all of beer(said with absolutely zero thought behind the statement) 17% by my damn self. Poured cold as dark brown and nice creamy tan head. Smell initially cold is big dark booze soaked fruits, rich caramel, biscuit, cocoa. Taste is somewhat harsh cold with thick booze and considerable hop punch but overwhelmed by the alcohol soaked dark fruits, heavy caramel, licorice. As it warms all flavors and booze all are enhanced. Like it but 22 ozs solo is going to be tough.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (302) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle sample at He’Brew Brewery tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Dark black with nice quickly diminishing brown head. Roasted aroma, sweetish, syrupy, very alcoholic. Flavor is very alcoholic and very sweet, liqueur. Alcoholic sweet aftertaste. Full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2322) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Almost black pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Chocolatey malt aroma. Malty taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Aromas of alcohol, prunes, sawdust, orange peel (or is that my arm pit?). thick coffee w/ cream head on darkest brown. Flavors of alcohol, milk chocolate, licorice, lime & roast malt. Very creamy mouth feel. Too much. Quickly fiery in the stomach.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle pours a rich dark brown with a decent tan head. The aroma is quite fruity, with light toffee malts. The taste is very strong, the alcohol is noticeable in the throat. Lots of fruits, malts, and chocolate, medium body with a strong finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2426) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (693) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2708) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2013
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, beige head, over a black (SRM 40) body.....nose is plum, fig raisin, molasses, light hops.....taste is heavy molasses, vinous tones, layers of plum, fig date, raisin, sweet throughout, finishing with a mild spice hop bitterness....mouth feel thick, chewy, sticky, alcohol heat present, carbonation low. This is thick, heavy, sweet, very alcoholic and highly complex. It is almost like drinking carbonated Port Wine flavored with additional molasses. It is a bit too much. BJCP 7/3/13/3/6

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSH1976 (210) - Delaware, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pours a dark brown with very little tan colored head. The aroma is difficult to describe since there is so much going on here. There is a lot of sweetness, malt, raisin and other dark fruits, molasses, chocolate, toffee, even a little smokiness and lots of booze. Taste is very sweet and basically a combination of the various aromas. Somewhat resembling a barleywine but even sweeter and more dark fruitiness. The hops attempt to show in the finish but are overpowered by malt. Full bodied with a somewhat dry finish and a noticeable warming effect. This is one hell of a unique beer but the cloying sweetness, and extremely high abv, make drinking this not very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4596) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
This poured a darker brown with a non existant head. Aroma was of molasses, dark burnt caramel, toffee, and booze. Falvor was lots of booze, yeast, light roast and big caramel.


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