He'Brew Rejewvenator Dubbel Doppel (2014) - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Rejewvenator Dubbel Doppel (2014)He'Brew Rejewvenator Dubbel Doppel (2014)

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian Style Dubbel Ale and Doppelbock European Style Lager brewed with California Merlot and New York Concord Grapes.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 04-14-2014)
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Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of byronic
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It pours a murky brown with almost no head and no lacing. The aroma is quite interesting however it's a bit confusing as one minute it smells of a dubbel and the next it's unrecognizable. The taste is a bit of a blend between the two styles, neither of which shines. The finish is where the grapce juice is present and is a bit off putting.

For me the grape juice ruins this beer and possibly what could have been a great combination of styles.

Photo of polloenfuego
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An interesting beer that I think may need more time to fully develop. For a beer listed as a dubbel, there is a harshness or bitterness that one does not usually find in that style. It is not the booze, but something else. Perhaps it would be better saying it lacks the sweet of both the styles it claims to be emulating, the dubbel and the dopplebock.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.79/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Brown body, cream colored head. Little to no lacing.

Aroma: Malts, brown sugar, spices, mint, alcohol.

Taste: Toasted malts, raisins, some mint, nuts.

Mouthfeel: Tangy.

Overall: Although flavorful and aromatic, there is just something about it that I do not like. Too tangy or minty perhaps. Probably the use of grapes.

Photo of Wayne17
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of gutbuster
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of lawbreaker
1.94/5  rDev -46.3%

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.91/5  rDev +8.3%

22oz bottle. Back to the grapey wine guest ingredient, I see (and still with heady Judaic historical references, natch!).

This beer pours a clear, dark bronzed amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and lazily bubbly beige head, which leaves some weak soap scum lace around parts of the glass as it evenly recedes.

It smells of doughy caramel malt, musty yeast, both sweet red (you were expecting maybe something else?) and white wine fruitiness, floral honey, the gritty, earthy dark fruit of previous versions apparently not washed out of the tanks, or something, and leafy, weedy, and mildly perfumed hops. The taste is strong caramel/toffee malt, grainy soaked toast, a bit of candy bar nougat, mixed wine must (a sort of rosé, I guess, then), vegetal maple sap, that last bit of cotton candy in your warming and melting childish hands, ethereal white pepper, and surprisingly bitter leafy, weedy, and floral hops, familiar as they are from the nose.

The bubbles are quite active in their inherently fizzy frothiness, the body a forceful medium-heavy weight, even for the style, and tacitly smooth - the variously soused fruity esters and embiggened hops sniping about. It finishes somewhat on the sweet side, the grapey wine doing a good Manischewitz impression if there ever was one, the caramel malt aiding and certainly abetting, even as the hops threaten to take further unguarded territory.

Not the most complex iteration of a dubbel, but I hardly think that's the point here. A decent base version of the style supports the latest indulgence of guest ingredients herein - so, grapes it is, baby! Ya know, the opposite, or at very least, begrudging working partner of the grain we so readily accept as the way it should be. Anyway, another weird, interesting, and eventually drinkable strong Belgian and points farther south influenced offering from this continually challenging bunch of meshuggah mensches.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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He'Brew Rejewvenator Dubbel Doppel (2014) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.