He'Brew Funky Jewbelation 13' - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation 13'He'Brew Funky Jewbelation 13'

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86
very good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 1
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation 13' from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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