Friday, January 23, 2009

Weekend Brews - Week 56 - He'Brew Jewbelation 12

Happy Friday everyone! It's another Weekend Brews Report, and this week we turn to our friends at the Schmaltz Brewing Company, and tip our hats in their direction. They are celebrating their 12th anniversary, and have released Jewbelation 12. That's 12 different malts and 12 different hops ready to say, "How YOU doin'?" all up in yo face! Speaking of 12, it's about time I got a song stuck in your heads:

Schmaltz Brewing Company always has something fantastic hidden in those big brown bottles, so let's get to it.

A pop of the cap and a tip of the bottle ... the dark opaque beer coats the inside of the glass and forms a fluffy light brown head that I'm sure will make a fantastic foam mustache upon first sip. Scents of raisins, prunes, caramel, toffee and fresh bread emanate from the brew. It certainly smells like those 12 malts are going to be out in front of the 12 different hops. And now we taste ...

Whoa! Flavors of fig, caramel, and dark cherries mix with a smooth, but strong rum and bourbon backbone. The Jewbelation 12 is thick and rich, and finishes slightly dry with some help from all of those hops. This beer is crazy! Honestly, this beer is so complex it's difficult to describe. Level after level of flavor appear the longer the beer sits in front of me.

Look, they only make this beer once. Any accomplished brewer that makes a single offering like this deserves your attention. Please go and get one of these bottles and let me know what you think. I have a feeling there's even more flavors and aromas then what I've been able to write about here. This beer is one adventure you need to embark upon.

Go on and get it!

Overall Score of the He'Brew Jewbelation 12: 4.0 out 5.0

1 comment:

  1. We actually tried this one last weekend, it was crazy good. And strong, we were a little tipsy after one glass each.