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RATINGS: 109   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!!!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6033) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14350) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (142) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1699) - 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 (58) - 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 (2103) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Almost black pour. Big tan head. Plenty of lacing. Chocolatey malt aroma. Malty taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Azand222 (170) - 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 (2350) - 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 (548) - 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 (2586) - 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


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