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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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431 Ratings
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Ratings: 431
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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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-31-2013 03:29:41 | More by kwjd
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CCutch

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

05-29-2013 16:59:33 | More by CCutch
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oline73

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

05-28-2013 02:12:49 | More by oline73
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-27-2013 23:32:25 | More by Kerrie
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Local Option cervoise.

Well, my homeboychick J.R. wussed out on our erstwhile continuation of our quest through the Jewbelation series, so VDubb's gonna haveta fill in for this final step (as of now, anyway). This stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a half-finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, whiskey barrel, dark fruits, and a light haze of raspberry. The taste brings in more of the same, with a stronger sense of bourbon and a bit more dark fruits (richer this time). The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a smooth feel. Overall, a kinda odd beer, but one that generally pleases.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 22:50:51 | More by TMoney2591
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-27-2013 21:07:08 | More by Kmat10
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Omer4176

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-27-2013 15:22:59 | More by Omer4176
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BigJim5021

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-27-2013 00:13:43 | More by BigJim5021
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bmurray10

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-26-2013 03:29:13 | More by bmurray10
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shand

Florida

3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

It's time to unleash the funk! Batch 1. The two batches should really get separate listings...

Funky Jewbelation pours a very deep brown with a nice cap of head. The aroma is - honestly - not what I expected. The Funky might be more than in name, and I don't know where the fruit could come from except for the Oirigin in the mix, but I get a bit of a tart fruit peeking over the rye barrels. I was expecting pure sugar sweetness from reviews I remember reading earlier, but this smells very nice. The taste brings some of the fruit sweetness I expected into play for sure, with a huge sweet malt along with a pronounced nuttiness that hits the backend with the strongest barrel component the beer has to offer. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy - overly thick for the strong fruit component. Overall, Funky Jewbelation is a tasty and complex barrel-aged blend that doesn't quite strike cohesiveness. Drink it cooler, the temperature rising just brings out more sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 02:46:11 | More by shand
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mtalley999

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

05-25-2013 02:27:55 | More by mtalley999
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alamode

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

05-21-2013 00:58:54 | More by alamode
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-21-2013 00:49:35 | More by kingmaker
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gritz147

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-17-2013 00:45:44 | More by gritz147
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a snifter)
Batch 001 bottled 13/6/12
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a tan creamy head that last for a good bit.

S- The earthy wet wood aroma has a soft Flanders red cherry ester note to it with some tartness in the finish.

T- The nice tartness is followed by a red wine character with some caramel and smoke with some walnut hints to it. The sweetness of the finish has bourbon and chocolate malt coming through and lingering for a bit.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel has an alcohol heat and a soft carbonation in the finish.

O- This beer has some good layers and it is interesting how the sour and oak mix well with red wine and Flanders yeast characteristics with softer bourbon notes. It gets a bit too thick and syrupy for me as it warms but it was interesting to drink along the way.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 20:30:32 | More by rhoadsrage
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-15-2013 00:21:48 | More by lucasj82
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BuddyE

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

05-14-2013 14:58:36 | More by BuddyE
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ThatCracker

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

05-14-2013 14:53:28 | More by ThatCracker
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Brenden

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A thick dark brown that's not quite motor oil thick or dark, this beer grows a brown head up to about a finger high. Retention is good, as the head doesn't fade much. Lacing is left in patches to the middle of the glass and a little beyond.
There's lots of complexity in the aroma. A little bit balsamic with caramel sweetness, some rye spiciness and mildly earthy notes, and some dark fruits, it foretells the complexity and depth that will be found in the flavor. Alcohol is well masked.
The flavor opens up even more, and it's such a good mix of a little tart, a little sour, a little sweet, and full of flavor with a great display of skill being shown in the masking of overly alcoholic notes between the high ABV and the whiskey and bourbon barrels. The earthiness and gentle spicy note are just enough underneath, as I imagine it's just what's pulled from those rye whiskey barrels. Delicious.
This is a big-bodied, robust, and smooth beer. A strong ale it is, but it doesn't overwhelm anymore in the feel than in the smell or taste. Even a little crisp, it brings a nice bit of dryness into the finish.
This beer and its overall reviews make me wish more BAs would rather have depth in their beer than just being overpowered by it.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 22:37:26 | More by Brenden
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JackMcAwesome

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-11-2013 23:06:51 | More by JackMcAwesome
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

05-11-2013 01:20:07 | More by Jasonrm72
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -72.8%

05-09-2013 23:51:28 | More by tommyguz
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TBoneJones

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very dark brown, nearly black. Minor head fades.
Smells of licorice and rye! Like a rye twizzler. Funky cherry too.
Tastes like barrel-aged oaky dark plum, sour cherry in there too, all of the aforementioned not blended in the most appealing way. Interesting dark fruit notes, but the funky aspect here throws me off.
A boldly tart and sour brew of dark fruits that leaves me with the overall impression that im glad to have tried a new barrel aged brew from a solid brewery, yet I don't see myself seeking it again. Grapey sourness with rye. Odd combo for my taste. Too sweet.? If you like sweet & sour rye ales then this may suit you well. It didnt for me, but maybe it will for you.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 00:50:09 | More by TBoneJones
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Grinky

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-06-2013 02:32:30 | More by Grinky
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bundy462

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-05-2013 06:07:08 | More by bundy462
He'Brew Funky Jewbelation from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.