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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation 13' - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of 6 ales & lagers aged in 55% Bourbon Barrels and 45% Rye Whiskey Barrels.

(Beer added by: djrn2 on 11-08-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

BalancingBrooms, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

thufflife, Aug 18, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Big_Dave, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

JDeming, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Stephen_Purdue, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

neckbracesub, May 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Fettpopps, May 24, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +13.1%

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 2/18/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour cherry, green apple, raisin, prune, caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, oak, clove, red wine, vinegar, musty funk, leather, herbal, light vanilla, light bourbon, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, dark malt, and moderate bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour cherry, green apple, raisin, prune, caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, oak, clove, red wine, vinegar, musty funk, leather, herbal, light vanilla, light bourbon, and yeast/oak earthiness. Nice amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, green apple, raisin, prune, caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, oak, clove, red wine, vinegar, musty funk, leather, herbal, light vanilla, light bourbon, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, dark malt, and bourbon barrel flavors; with an awesome sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and moderately creamy/acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding sour strong ale! All around fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, dark malt, and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, May 10, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +14.9%

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store.

Pours a very dark opaque brown, with a quickly fading one inch head that recedes to rings of lacing down the glass.

Smells include apple cider, grapes, cherries, caramel, and chocolate.

The taste is similar. Mind-boggingly complex- I uttered "Wow" out loud when I first tried it. Gonna try to pick this one apart- vanilla, bourbon, cherry, apple cider, lactic acid, chocolate, oak and other woody flavors. Just packed with flavor, with a nice alcoholic fruity acidity that lingers on the palate for a while.

Slightly boozy, but it adds to the overall experience. Tart, but creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Surprisingly drinkable.

This one was really weird for me, but it worked well. Delicious stuff.

GreesyFizeek, May 06, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark, nearly opaque brown with a half finger fine tan head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of dark lightly toasted malt, wood, cherry juice, wild yeast, mild citrus. Starts wth cherry, oak, light fruit juice, wild yeast funk and quickly develops a puckering wild sour cherry tartness, whoa. Medium bodied with some creaminess. Lots going on here, quite a different flavor than the the malty aroma, which may have reflected the original ale mixture used. I'm not a big sour fan and usually don't review them due to not having the taste for them, but this one is compelling to me, largely because it is relatively complex and the sourness sneaks up while sipping, but with plenty of flavor support and good barrel wood notes. Not enough to convert me to sours, but plenty to impress me and allow me to drink this with pleasure.

LiquidAmber, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

harpus, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

GratefulEdd, Apr 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

devilfluff, Apr 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Mar 28, 2014
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army01, Mar 20, 2014
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david18, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Drknight, Feb 25, 2014
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3.01/5  rDev -21.4%

i really didnt like this one, but maybe its just my palate. a strange blend of beers, aged partially in rye, partially in bourbon barrels. there is an obvious infection here, or bacterial presence, i suppose possibly intentional, but why? dark syrupy in color, i smell red fruit, orange zest, soy sauce, and dark malt. its sour and sweet, a mix ive never really enjoyed, but it smells more like an asian dish than a beer. the taste is odd too, sour up front, sweet on the back end, with the soy all the way though. the beer they call origin, a pomegranate brew, is very evident in the taste, tart and juicy, distinct as that beer way. the other flavor agent thats front and center is the rye barrel. course and granular, with a whiskey sting. the alcohol is robust, the sourness is there, but there is just way too much going on for this to be enjoyable for me. its a sloppy mess really, a jumble of a bunch of things that dont even work very well on their own. i really didnt care for this at all.

StonedTrippin, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Eaglefan344, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Twig2848, Feb 12, 2014
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ThreeFishes, Jan 29, 2014
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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation 13' from Shmaltz Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.