He'Brew Rejewvenator (Year Of The Grape) 2010 - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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3.59/5 rDev -1.6%
Here is a hybrid marrying the best of both worlds. It seems the clever devils at He'brew have managed to broker a rather successful match between an ale and the nuances a wine can bring to the party. Using a dubbel works as aa witte would lack the substance but triple would overpower. Botom line is I like this a lot.
07-19-2014 21:10:58 | More by seedyone
3.69/5 rDev +1.1%
Loved its name, very funny.
Hazy brown color with a thin head with short retention.
Very nice aroma of grapes and dark fruits, Belgian yeast and some booze.
Very malty and fruity, flavor of bubbling red wine and prunes. Notes of brown sugar, molasses, toasted malts, and piney and floral hops. Medium dry aftertaste.
Full body with low carbonation.
As it states, it is really a half Doppelbock and half Dubbel. Interesting and fine beer, but it is hard to drink the full big bottle. But made me curious to try the new 2013 release with figs.
06-25-2013 20:30:57 | More by FLima
3.55/5 rDev -2.7%
Served from bottle into a Boulevard tulip. Poured a massively dark red-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, grape, bread, and dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, grape, and bread. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I went into this one not really expecting too much and it definitely delivered. It was fairly good for the style, but definitely lacked complexity in my opinion. I know they said it was the year of the grape on this bottle, but maybe they should have tried something else??? If you like grapes in your brew this one is for you, but if not, I wouldn’t bother.
07-06-2012 10:54:34 | More by thagr81us
3.93/5 rDev +7.7%
22oz bottle into Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Free pour yields a 1/4 inch bonewhite head that dissipates quickly. Pours a hazy dark red and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Sugary malt with some grape undertones. Some clove-y/fig-y Belgian yeast. Very inviting. Grape tinge plus dark fruit makes it a bit red wine-like. Sharp kind of watery note (sounds weird, but I don't know how else to describe it) present as well, but mainly fluffy sweet pastries with grape and Belgian yeast highlights. Makes me want to drink it.
Taste: Pastry like malt up front, grape juice through the middle, watery finish that gets redeemed by an estery Belgian yeast-forward aftertaste. Same powerful Belgian dubbel flavors present up front in the next sip, followed by some chocolaty flavors and a caramely finish. Stays pretty diverse and tasty.
While this is half doppelbock, half dubbel, with grape juice added, I'd say it tastes more like 80% dubbel, 20% doppelbock, with some grape highlights. Regardless, it's consistently more satisfying than the previous year's Year of the Date.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Bit overcarbonated. Nice dryness in finish. Flavors would benefit from some smoothness/creaminess.
Overall: Not on par with Shmaltz's best beers (e.g. Jewbelation 13 original release was revelatory), but very satisfying. Huge step up from the 2009 Rejewvenator.
06-16-2012 04:01:02 | More by Pahn
3.63/5 rDev -0.5%
A: Copper color. 4/5
S: Grapes, Astringent Malt, Belgian Yeast. Inviting overall 4/5
T: Grapey Meets Bock Maltyness. Interesting mix of styles. 3.5/5
M: Medium Carbonation 3.5/5
O: Glad I tired this one. Not sure I'd really crave it again though but not bad either. Interesting is my best description for this one. 3.5/5
04-26-2012 16:05:19 | More by TATURBO
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin beige head that quickly died down, leaving patches of bubbles on the surface and a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of Concord grapes in the nose along with some notes of malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has notes of raisins. There is a slight amount of sweetness with no apparent sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The bottle says this is half doppelbock and half dubbel but I don’t really see many similarities from either of these styles. It’s pretty easy to drink considering its strength.
04-21-2012 17:16:14 | More by metter98
2.33/5 rDev -36.2%
Consumed at Blue Palms Brewhouse, Hollywood CA on January 27, 2012.
Beer is a dark amber brown with ruby highlights. Very fine one-finger off-white to light tan head.
Not much aroma - some red grape. Tiny touch of musty malts.
Flavor is strong and none too pleasant. Tastes like Manischewitz Concord Grape wine with bitter wood accents blended with musty old malts. Kind of like sneaking some wine in a cellar. Not enjoyable!
Slightly dry on the finish, which goes a little way to ameliorating the frankly bad flavor.
It is safe to say I did not care for this beer at all, though I did manage to finish my glass.
01-31-2012 21:18:02 | More by charlzm
2.35/5 rDev -35.6%
this was aged 2 years, 22oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Good look to start, Browish-red, with very little head, no retention, and very little lacing.
Nose: Grapes, Figs, dates, and candy sugar
Taste: Grapes and raisins at the beginning with a bit of malt and toast, then it just fades into a nasty grapey finish that is hard to overlook
Mouthfeel: Carbonation supporting a medium body, but it's impossible to shake the grape aftertaste, it carries over into the finish.
Overall: This started out nicely, but there was way too much grape and raisin- it was a drain pour for 4 out of 7 of us.
01-17-2012 13:21:47 | More by 2378GCGTG
He'Brew Rejewvenator (Year Of The Grape) 2010 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.