He'Brew Funky Jewbelation - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by barczar:
3.86/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours an opaque deep brown with amber highlights and a solid two inch mocha head that dissipates fairly quickly into a half inch layer of foam, leaving spotty lacing.
Dark cherries and plums dominate the initial aroma, with rye, hints of chocolate, and today malt rounding out the profile. There's some ethanol notes that are offputting.
Flavor is far sweeter than anticipated, almost cloyingly so. Cola, sherry, and lightly roasted malt are at the forefront, accompanied by raisins, dark cherries, and booze. Toffee and rye emerge as it warms, along with perfumey hops. There's a complex vinous character.
Body is syrupy, with minimal carbonation. There's significant alcohol warmth.
Overall, a bit cloying. Interesting sherry qualities, and good dark fruit esters, but the sweetness detracts from the experience. Alcohol content is also not as inconspicuous as it could be. It has some great qualities, but unfortunately also has some pretty significant negative ones. To me, the positives are enough to redeem the brew.
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2012 06:07:13 | More by barczar
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4.01/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This poured a dark cranberry red to almost brown that gave it a purplish hue in the bar. The head was a tightly knit cap of dense brownish foam.
The aroma is tart, a tad sour and full of balsamic funk. A good amount of sour cherry can be had along with some barrel wood.
The flavor is well matched between barrel and sour. The taste is tangy and tart with cherry, vinegar and sour. The barrel manifests itself in a bit of oak and a touch of vanilla for sweetness. This taste profile compliments the sour cherry very well.
The feel is a bit puckering but not over done and adds to the personality of this ale.
This is listed as a strong ale but this certainly could mask for a well done European Flanders, Oud Bruen or any other sour style ale.
Serving type: on-tap
06-29-2014 13:22:39 | More by KYGunner
He'Brew Funky Jewbelation from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.