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He’Brew Jewbelation Reborn (Seventeen)

 
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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 510   ABV: 17%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!!!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle to glass. Dark Brown pour with a medium thick khaki head. Nose is huge roasted malt, really sweet, faint booziness. Taste is sweet malt and chocolate. Figs, raisin, boozy finish. For 17%, it is definitely hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4832) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 650 ml. Opaque black with a lasting film of brown sugar foam. Nose is dark chocolate, soy sauce, tobacco, bread dough and a hint of merlot. Taste is lightly soured dark chocolate, oat, soy sauce, and dark rum. Finish has wheat and molasses with some touches of tobacco, wood and rum. To the sweet side but has enough balance to not become overly sticky. Heavy body is mostly smooth with a small tingle of carbonation and alcohol warmth, though it is surprisingly well masked for 17%.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1541) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8528) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Draft. Blackish beer with a dark tan head. Malt and dried fruit aroma. Thick malt and caramel flavor with plum, dried fruit, and alcohol. Fuller bodied. Malt and caramel linger with dark fruit and alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2652) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Heavy toasted and nutty for the malt, moderate perfume and burnt orange peel for the hops, light earth for the yeast, with raisin, prune, tawny port, toffee and alcohol. Head is small, frothy, light brown with slippery lacing and good legs and is mostly lasting. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts heavily to harshly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic, and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, syrupy, with a carbonation between soft and lively, and finishes metalic, lightly astringent and harshly alcoholic. This American Strong Ale is somewhat harsh in spots, but it’s complex and super rich.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from ABC. Nose is pomegranate, molasses, sweetness, figs, marker, some roast. Pours a dark, dark brown, beige head. Flavor is sweet malts, figs, plums, hot alcohol notes, lightly roasted, intense. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (9749) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Matt. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong booze, wood, dark fruit. Thin mouthfeel with strong booze, dark fruits, vanilla, wood.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bomber. Dark garnet with no head. Toffee, candi, and booze. Thick and strong. Hides the ABV well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3507) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle... Pours tar-black with a tiny, creamy, beige head. Good retention. The aroma is a hearty and complex swirl of tawny port, singed toffee, dark raisins, toasted nuts, ethanol, cigar tobacco and black bread. Full-bodied and syrupy with prickly carbonation. The flavor features candy sugar, milk chocolate, caramel, dark raisins, dates and tawny port with loads of harsh, boozy heat. There is quite a bit of bitterness in the finish. The bitterness is a touch metallic, but not offensive. Charcoal, burnt caramel and ethanol heat linger quite a while after each sip.


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