He’Brew Jewbelation Reborn (Seventeen)

 
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RATINGS: 162   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!!!

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3.6
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
smith4498 (3641) - Winter Springs, 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
hopscotch (11051) - 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.

3.6
Leighton (21089) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle shared in London - picked up in NYC. Been aging this a few years. Pours deep amber-brown with creamy, beige nose holds well toasted malts, dried fruits, some earth, raisins, cherry. Medium to heavy sweet flavour with lots of ripe berries, a little cola, fruitcake, toasted caramel, light earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with plenty of toasted sugars, more berries, toffee, some scorched earth. Not a ton of depth, but it drinks pretty good for its strength.

3.6
teorn88 (7671) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 21, 2016
50cl bottle shared in CW, thanks to leighton. It pours a clean brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is sticky sweet with notes of chocolate vanilla toffee. Taste is also sweet and boozy with more notes of chocolate and caramel, with a drying bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, very boozy.

3.5
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate cherry, chocolate, molasses, grape, fruit, and alcohol. It pours a dark brown with an orange glow around the edges of the glass. It has a small tan head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, molasses, and caramel. The finish has moderate roast, light coffee, nuts, alcohol, raisin, and a hint of metal. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Overall, it’s not nearly as sweet as the past few anniversary beers...and that’s a good thing. 12oz bottles in the gift pack are at least a start in the right direction compared to the 22oz bottles I’m still seeing.

3.5
ICEatALAMO (1349) - Troy, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. The pour is dark and looks thin. The aroma has hints of bourbon. The taste is very heavy malt with hint of bourbon. A little harsh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
ABUSEDGOAT (2734) - California, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Blackish pour, smallish head, some lace/retention. Aroma is licorice, chocolate, caramel, touch of darker fruit. Full bodied, alcohol hidden well, sweet, slightly syrupy. A big malt bomb with really well hidden alcohol.

3.5
tgncc (3130) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2013
The aroma is vinuous, soy sauce, cereal grains, boozy. Really odd. The color is deep brown black, light tan head. The flavor is soy sauce, spicy, very boozy. The finish is booze burn, spicy, lots going on. Weird. Too much going on in this beer really. Medium thick in body, oily mouthfeel. I’ve loved the jewbelation experience, but maybe it’s come to an end.

3.5
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Black pour with light tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt, alcohol, and light hops. Flavors of strong alcohol, burnt/roasty malt, and bitter chocolate.


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