Jewbelation Twelve

Jewbelation Twelve
Last Saturday evening was quite “interesting”. My good friend Andy came down and we had quite a tasting party (if you haven’t already, check out Andy’s guest review of Ola Dubh Special 30 Reserve). As far as beer tasting goes, our methodology of getting trashed while reviewing was probably horribly out of regulation…whatevs.

Our pre-party search for high ABV yielded an interesting option from the Olde Saratoga Brewing Co. in Saratoga Springs, NY: Jewbelation Twelve ale rocks the scales at 12%! We waited until we had a good number of other beers under our belt before we cracked open the bottle of Jewbelation Twelve. Can you say “m-i-s-t-a-k-e”?

We got what we were looking for. You can taste every last percentage of that 12%ABV. “The Chosen Beer” kicks you square in the face packing a walloping 12 malts and 12 hops. From what I recall, it pours a very deep brown…almost black. It’s spicy and chocolaty. Felt more like stout than an ale. I could not ignore the after-taste of licorice.

The 1.5 pints that the bottle contained were WAY more than I needed. A single wine-glass would have been more than enough. After hauling through most of the bottle, my buddy and I stumbled to the living room and called it quits. I’ll admit that I actually poured out the last half-pint rather than forcing it down. Even having said that, I think (on a more sober evening and in less quantity), I might be able to enjoy Jewbelation Twelve.

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

2 thoughts on “Jewbelation Twelve”

  1. Hey there. This is Zak from Shmaltz Brewing. Thanks for picking up a Jewbelation 12. That’s a hard beer to drink after a night of drinking. I usually start my night off with one. If you can find another one, you should definitely give it another shot. We’ll be launching Rejewvenator (a half-doppelbock, half Belgian-inspired dubbel, brewed with dates) next month. Keep an eye out. L’Chaim!!

  2. Thanks for taking time to comment. I agree that our approach was flawed! The Rejewvenator sounds interesting. Will have to try some, and hopefully get another shot at the Jewbelation also.

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