Sunday, April 27, 2008

He'Brew Jewbelation Eleven


This bomber bottle of beer from Shmaltz Brewing Company has been sitting in my fridge for quite some time.

Appearance: I was expecting somewhat of a Belgian golden color, but out came thick dark brown/black motor-oilish viscosity (I was kind of scared).

Smell: Chocolate, coffee malts. Can definitely smell the alcohol at 11%

Taste: I noticed some caramel candy taste as it went down my mouth. The bitterness of hops came out from hiding as well.

Mouthfeel: Thick and somewhat creamy. Alcoholic and coffee-esque aftertaste.

Drinkability. This 11th anniversary Kosher certified brew with 11 malts and 11 hops was surprisingly good. I could only have one in a night but would definitely drink this again. There was a very long, somewhat random/funny story in very small print on the label.

2 comments:

Zak said...

Hi there. This is Zak from Shmaltz Brewing Company. Thanks so much for the write-up. I'm glad you enjoyed the Jewbelation 11. Just wait for next year's Jewbelation 12...
If you're looking for something even hoppier (a la "Hopheads in Training"), you should definitely check out our Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA...a double rye-based IPA that we did as a tribute to the death of famed standup, Lenny Bruce. Thanks again.
http://www.shmaltz.com
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Jimmy said...

Thanks for checking out our blog Zak! I actually had the Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA before. Big hops and malts and good. I got my dad hooked on it. Also tried the Pomegranate Ale too...refreshing but wasn't that big of a fan. Anyways, great beers that I have had so far from the brewery and look forward to trying more like the Rejewvenator!