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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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433 Ratings
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Ratings: 433
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 17.12%
Wants: 14
Gots: 65 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of 6 ales aged in 73% rye whiskey and 27% bourbon barrels. The blend consists of He'Brew Jewbelation 15, Vintage Jewbelation, Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA, He'Brew Origin, Reunion Ale '11, & He'Brew Messiah.

(Beer added by: Pahn on 03-30-2012)
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This pour was very unusual in the coloration, which appeared orange brown and translucent during the poring, but in the glass, it looked very deep red, bordering on black. The head was about two fingers thick at first, and then dissipated down to under one finger thick. The smell of the beer was very strong, and was wafting away from the glass without the need to bring it to the nose. There was strong oak barrel smell, along with the brett, which probably lurked in the nooks and crannies of the same. The taste was keeping up with the funky theme, with sour highly aged taste reminiscent of a Flanders Red. This is an intentional effect, as the aging process involved in this beer and the Belgian style is very similar. When other beers say funky, they usually add a bit of Brett character and call it a day. This one goes for the full "funk you" treatment. I love the resulting creation. The ABV is listed at 9.5%, but it is not evident at all, so make sure you be careful when sampling this. Beautiful beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 05:17:33 | More by rajendra82
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-04-2013 01:55:15 | More by PEIhop
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kaseydad

California

3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Was trying to find this for many weeks and was able to buy a couple. Had one about three months ago and now reviewing this aged slightly less than a year.

Pours an almost black ale with a nice staying beige head. Didn’t want to go away. Decent lacing.

Getting a lot of barrel in the nose. Dark fruits, rubber, brown sugar, light chocolate, green apple and whiskey. The barrel is still very present though not overpowering.

The taste has gotten better with age. Three months ago this was much too sweet but this is blending nicely as it sits. The sweetness is still present, but it’s morphing into a more well-rounded beast. Underlining hope bite and a slight pepper kick on the swallow. The rye shows through on the aftertaste and leaves a lingering impression.

Overall I like the attempt but I can see where the overwhelming sweetness could put some people off. It’s definitely different. I love the attempt and while it’s not on par with some of there other brews, this was a fun and unique flavor experience.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 16:34:32 | More by kaseydad
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-30-2013 03:32:22 | More by GratefulEdd
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FreudianID

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-24-2013 19:54:36 | More by FreudianID
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

10-23-2013 22:22:32 | More by ste5venla
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irongator

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

10-16-2013 22:19:24 | More by irongator
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated 2/18/2013. Batch No. 2. Bottle neck label says "L’chaim sucka" so you know you are in for some fun. Pours deep dark brown with a dark kahki brown head. Smell is crazy. A combination of sour beer and chocolate, with something that reminds me if wine. Smells sweet with some citrus. Bit if the rye whiskey and oak on the nose, too. flavor is sweet up front with chocolate and lots of molasses. Fades into sweet black cherries and sour vinegar. Rye whiskey is present but it is not too boozy. Sweet lingering aftertaste on the palate. Like a slightly sour cherry cordial. Pretty heavy beer, with low-to-medium carbonation. Had no clue what to expect with this, but it actually turned out rather nicely. No single word to describe this. It is certainly funky. Share the bomber, just too much sweet for one.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 21:49:20 | More by BMMillsy
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pinnser

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

10-14-2013 15:25:11 | More by pinnser
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mitch3114

New York

3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into pint glass at brewery during tasting event

A- Dark brown, thick, viscous looking, little tan head

S- a hint of whiskey, funk, sour, malts

T- It's an all out assault on the taste buds. There is a presence of whiskey, bourbon, and wham! slam dunk the funk! Sour!

M- Thick, chewy, tart

O- I'm glad I got to try this magical concoction and I appreciate the depth and the complexity of flavors. However, it just quite isn't my cup of tea...

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 21:01:53 | More by mitch3114
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-12-2013 18:54:21 | More by Pens1967
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

2.78/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not sure where to start on this one. A lot of things going on, and not all of them go together.

Dark pour, no head.

Smell of chocolate and cherry and other tart fruit.

Taste starts out sweet, followed closely by the tart fruit, then the bitterness. not a good hop bitter, but something not quite right. Too many things going on.

Not a fan of this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 00:18:36 | More by Dave_Treat
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-11-2013 00:11:15 | More by DrFunkenstein
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

10-09-2013 18:16:33 | More by BuckTuckian
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scottwurst

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

10-08-2013 22:36:37 | More by scottwurst
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-07-2013 18:22:34 | More by JMS1512
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scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

10-06-2013 14:15:14 | More by scott2269
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M1A2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-06-2013 03:59:46 | More by M1A2
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-05-2013 04:58:17 | More by KJ2013
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mquartuccio87

New York

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

10-02-2013 02:50:00 | More by mquartuccio87
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halo913

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-28-2013 13:14:05 | More by halo913
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

batch 001

poured a dark brown, 2 fingers of head which dissipated into a ring (1/8" thick) leaving no lacing behind. smells of bourbon, chocolate, hint of dark fruits. this beer is definitely all over the place.. starts off with a roasty chocolatey flavor, moves on to a funky/sort of sour stout feel, pulls off of that into a tart berry flavor (maybe their pomegranate ale), then into a bourbon profile.. medium body with low carbonation, finishes very sweet. overall, this isn't a bad beer.. but it's just a little too over the top to be worth seeking out again. like i said, it's all over the place flavor-wise, but i kind of expected that. for what it is though, it's not bad at all and worth trying at least once.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 01:36:41 | More by facundoCNB
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beertardis

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

09-26-2013 00:30:42 | More by beertardis
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Joshuacmagee

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-23-2013 21:11:18 | More by Joshuacmagee
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Huffaroma

Montana

2.4/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Had this over my birthday,

Appearance, A good very dark brown with 1/2" head

Smell, had some great whiskey, rye, and a little hop notes that I could detect.

Taste, Upfront more carbonated than their usual beer. It gets weird here, the pomegranate was SO overpowering that it made this beer undrinkable in my opinion just way to sour. It was just too much for me. There were flavors of Jewbelation 15 that I could barely detect so I went back for a few more sips till I couldn't take it anymore.

Overall, a good one time experience and it is definitely a Funky beer. So for any who love a strange tasting sour, try this one out

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 03:52:42 | More by Huffaroma
He'Brew Funky Jewbelation from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.