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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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83
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447 Ratings
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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.85%
Wants: 16
Gots: 69 | 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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Ratings: 447 | Reviews: 127 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Dave_Treat
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.

Dave_Treat, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of DrFunkenstein
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DrFunkenstein, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of BuckTuckian
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

BuckTuckian, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of scottwurst
3/5  rDev -18.5%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of JMS1512
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

JMS1512, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of scott2269
4/5  rDev +8.7%

scott2269, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of M1A2
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

M1A2, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of KJ2013
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

KJ2013, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of mquartuccio87
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

mquartuccio87, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of halo913
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

halo913, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
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.

facundoCNB, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of beertardis
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

beertardis, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Joshuacmagee
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Joshuacmagee, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Huffaroma
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

Huffaroma, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Chugger
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Chugger, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of Brabander
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I got this bottle in a kind of trade a few weeks ago. I am breaking my head if i got this bottle from Trevorjk but i will ask him the next time i see him...

Poured in my small duvel tasting glass the beer looks nice, pretty dark fluid and a decent head.

The rest gets disappointing from there on. The beer is too sour for me. I dont know if its the hops they used or the yeast or any other ingrdient. I also can not detect the bourbon and whiskey there should be in the bottle. It is there but not as noticable like the other is this style...

Brabander, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of JandJMD
3/5  rDev -18.5%

JandJMD, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

GRG1313, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of dominic4beer
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

dominic4beer, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Andonato
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Andonato, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

mendvicdog, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a Burley Oak snifter (Batch/Cases: 001/999; Bottle Date: 3/6/12)

A: Nice minimal tan head with a deep dark brown body that is close if not pitch black.

S: Excellent smell on the swirl. Lots wood and bourbon notes. Lots of scents but they are all quite sweet smelling. Quite a lot of raisin and roasty notes as well.

T: WTF is that flavor!? It's so "sweet" that it almost gets you to pucker as if it is tart/sour. I almost don't want to take another sip to fully detail out the experience. I got that shiver that you get when you are trying to eat/imbibe something bad that you don't want to but kind of have to. So, after that all that I guess I am warming up to it a little bit. It seems that the pucker is from an actual bit of tart/sour/funk. It gets much better the more you drink though. Lots of raisin. It really tastes like a syrupy cola, it makes me think that this is what the stuff in the box for the fountain soda (the syrup) would taste like. It really tastes more like a wine (which my mother said).

M: It is a bit thin but comes across as syrupy with just a prickling of carbonation.

O: This is a very surprising beer starting off. It comes on strong and then settles down as your palate adjusts and comes to terms with what you are drinking. I wasn't expecting the tart/sour notes, which is confusing coming with the strong, sweet notes of a BA stout. This sure is one funky beer. It's good but surprising and not another one I would go out of my way to acquire again. However, I wonder what it would be like with a fair amount of age on it.

gillagorilla, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Lamdawg420
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Lamdawg420, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of SGToliver
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

SGToliver, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of DE_NY_HOPHEAD
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

DE_NY_HOPHEAD, Aug 21, 2013
He'Brew Funky Jewbelation from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.