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Funky Jewbelation 2014 - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JShelbyS on 03-15-2014)
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Photo of maximum12
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%

Picked up because I like Shmaltz’s stuff quite a bit. And hey, I have a Jewish friend. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife, bottled 2/18/14.

And we have a gusher! Popping the cork necessitates a towel, & there are just too many ways to go with that, so I’ll leave it lie. The pour is dead dark, with spare red around the edges, someplace between a stout & a porter. The head fades faster than a Kenau Reeves performance. The nose is an overhand smash of fruitiness, with lobs of tartness & wood tannins. Smells like a strange wine.

Funky Jewbelation 2014 charges me up. Seriously: a wildish beer where you can actually taste the barrel is about as common as getting an ogre ride. Barrels figure prominently here with a wide slash of whiskey/bourbon warming all the way down, backed by a prominent dose of fruity cherries (sans stem) that impart only a mild tartness. Sweet malts dance into the mid-palate, barrel staves provide dry humor, but closing the deal is that exquisite balance of barrel & wild. I could have taken this bomber into my tummy alone, & I don’t say that often about wildish stuff.

This shit might be my holy grail. Taste the barrel & the bugs? Fuck yeah. Why can’t more breweries figure this out? This is a beautiful beer, artfully done. Excellent.

maximum12, Sunday at 04:49 AM
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

brongladest, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Beerlover, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.44/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 2/18/14 at 40 degrees into a snifter
Aroma of oak
Head large (6 cm), light brown, frothy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm ring and layer
Lacing OK –multiple various size islands of tiny to medium bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins sweet with marked vanillin, slowly becomes somewhat tart. By the end, the alcohol comes through. No hops, no diacetyl.
Palate full, syrupy, soft carbonation.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.25, Palate 3.25, Overall 3.5625

Ozzylizard, Sep 21, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

chefbigjon, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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JAHMUR, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of beerjunky413
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter. Dark purple/black with a sustained 1/8th inch head. Aroma: figs, plums, dark grapes, alcohol. Almost smells like an expensive merlot but with some barrel notes and wild yeast funk. Taste: slightly mouth puckering with tons of dark fruit and smooth wood undertones. The high abv is present but feels appropriate. As each sip ended I got a nice combo of dark grains and sour funk. Very enjoyable beer. I think this beer could turn a wine lover on to big, funky barrel aged beers. Wish I bought another to cellar.

beerjunky413, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

cam12, Jul 13, 2014
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Funky Jewbelation 2014 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.