Funky Jewbelation 2014 - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by barczar:
4.16/5 rDev +6.1%
Pours a clear deep brown with frothy tan head that dissipates to a ring of foam.
Balsamic vinegar notes and fairly sweet caramel malt dominate the aroma. There's a hint of phenols.
Chocolate and deeply toasted, lightly toasted malt form the backbone, with acetic acid providing contrast. Very complex flavor profile, which finishes a bit burnt and with a touch of buttery diacetyl.
Body is light, with moderate to light carbonation. Alcohol is somewhat well hidden, but warms the body.
Interesting contrast of malt character and sourness. Menthol surfaces at the finish. Strange, but I like it.
04-05-2014 01:16:20 | More by barczar
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
22oz bomber, bottled 02/18/2014, batch 03/case 1492. Served in a Duvel Tulip.
Appearance: Black with a full glass, but more of a cola brown with some ruby red highlights as the glass got less full. Thin tan ring with some small strands and occasional dots of persistent lacing.
Smell: Bourbon, rye whiskey aroma dominate, but not overpowering. There are some other smells under that bourbon barrel / whiskey smell. In fact, it's quite appealing - like a fine aged whiskey. Maybe just a hint of tart fruits....but I could be confusing that aroma I can't quite place with the taste of this beer.
Taste: With 7 different aged beers all blended together it's amazing to me that this beer has some distinct flavors, but it does. Definite whiskey/bourbon flavors, wood tannins, a tartness that mellows out a bit as the beer warms up (sour tart cherry), with a roasty finish that has hints of chocolate, coffee, and more whiskey notes.
Mouthfeel: Juicy, sticky, and light carbonation.
Overall / Drinkability: A slow sipping beer, but it grew on me with every sip. The initial pour when it was still cold was very tart, mouth puckeringly so, and I was worried I might not be able to finish it, but then more of the flavors came out and it was still a sour beer, but with enough other flavor to compensate for it. I think I would be in serious trouble to finish off a whole bottle myself (I shared this one with the Mrs.) but I handled my big Duvel glass pour and was glad to have it. I had paired this with Pizza and it didn't quite go. Not sure what type of food to pair this with. Something more substantial I think. Could go with a dessert though - the tartness might pair well with cheesecake or a fruit tart.
04-17-2014 23:09:44 | More by damndirtyape
4.5/5 rDev +14.8%
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.
08-08-2014 00:07:18 | More by beerjunky413
3.99/5 rDev +1.8%
There is an obvious cherry character to this sour. But the blend makes this a nice balance. Well done.
The nose is fruity and gives you the impression of even more tartness than is really present.
This beer is a nice combination of sour, barrel characteristics, and a little acidity.
04-19-2014 02:59:00 | More by Judicator7
Funky Jewbelation 2014 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.