What Would Eli Drink?
He'Brew Jewbelation 12th Anniversary

He’Brew Beer – Jewbelation Twelve (12th Anniversary Ale – 2008)

WWED Grade: A

Appearance: About one finger of nice light brown head – that died fast. Extremely dark brown, can’t see any light through it. 

Smell: Musky malt. Bitter sweet hops. Almost whiskey or bourbon flavor. Earthy/woody. Aged in oak?

Taste: Oaky. Like a Barleywine Porter. Bitter on the sides of my mouth.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, almost syrupy. Creamy on the slush.

Drinkability: Very drinkable if you enjoy dark, medium-heavy beers. Great on it’s own. Wouldn’t drink it with a meal – could be very filling.

ABV: 12% WOO-HOO!!!

Serving Type: Bottle poured in glass.


This is a beer drinkers beer - definitely. You get a good wiff of it’s strong Oaky type Bourbon smell before and during every sip (that may be partly due to the glass – so get a good glass!). The label boasts “12 Malts and 12 Hops” and 12% ABV?!? Love it. But if you’re not a beer person – you may not really appreciate that. I can’t exactly decipher the 24+ different ingredients going into this beer myself – but it’s sure packs a punch. The He’Brew Beer folks know what they’re doing – and they do it right. Guess it’s taken them about 12 years to get here. “The chosen beer of the chosen people”? Well – I can’t speak for the entire tribe, but I’d choose it again :-)