He'brew Funky Jewbelation 2014 - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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88
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of 7 ales aged in 35% Bourbon Barrels and 65% Rye Whiskey Barrels.

(Beer added by: JShelbyS on 03-15-2014)
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.19/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
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

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.91/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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He'brew Funky Jewbelation 2014 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.