Friday, November 22, 2013

Jewbelation 17 Reborn

  • SRM Color : 24
  • Brewer: Shmaltz Brewing
  • Brewer's 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 Shmaltz just isn’t there yet. So with 17 malts, 17 hops, and 17% ABV, Jewbelation Reborn serves as another mark of our death as a contract brewer and proof of our conversion to a new life as brewery owner…… L’Chaim!!!
  • Recommended Glassware: A Tulip
  • Russ' rating: 9.5 of 10
  • With the brew: Community
  • Comments: This beer is so much more interesting than I had thought it would be! I am a fan of the Shmaltz line of beers, but this one caught me by surprise. It pours much darker and thicker than I expected and forms short caramel colored head of average ( 0.5mm - 0.7mm ) bubbles that quickly dissipates, leaving only the slightest lacing on the glass. The nose is malty with a hint of hoppy bite, and the mouthfeel is viscous and rich. I can not express how happy I am with this beer. It has a rich malty body and a powerful hoppy aftertaste, The extremely... let me emphasize: ~extremely~ high 17% ABV provides an almost instant warming effect. It is as delicious as it is effective!
     

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