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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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426 Ratings
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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 16.85%
Wants: 13
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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drew74

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-30-2014 03:02:57 | More by drew74
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-30-2014 01:47:41 | More by jklecko2
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-29-2014 23:31:06 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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atrocity

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-29-2014 20:06:09 | More by atrocity
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bwarren82

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-29-2014 00:07:35 | More by bwarren82
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erialbill

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-24-2014 03:05:28 | More by erialbill
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doesntmatter

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-21-2014 13:37:21 | More by doesntmatter
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

04-21-2014 03:13:37 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really excited to try this one, had never seen or heard of it before but a beer that's made up of seven different aged beers sounds GLORIOUS! Hopefully it tastes half as good as it sounds. This is the 2014 vintage

A: very very dark crimson brown, looks black until you hold it up to a light, with a thin quickly dissipating light khaki brown head.

S: Aromas of very strong sour ales, can't get much more than that, maybe once it warms...

T: initially very sour. The mid-palate of this beer is where I get kind sidetracked and the after taste is where I get completely lost - not in a bad way but in a way that makes it hard to describe accurately what is going on in this beast. There is some strong maltiness at least for a sour, not overpowering but pretty noticeable for this style of beer. waiting a bit for is not a bad idea with this one. picking up a slight dried fruit aftertaste, raisins or dates. There is also some metallic taste to this in the mid-palate perhaps from the yeast strain used. Great sour factors here but subsides after 4 or 5 sips, then there is a pleasant sweetness to it, unfortunately the rye from r.i.p.a. and the bourbon whiskey is lost in translation.

O.A. : I wish there was a little more complexity in the beer for all the different ales that were used to mix this one, still very good to try if you like unique and sour aged beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 22:57:40 | More by Beerlover
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-17-2014 02:14:57 | More by lupercmda
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sukwonee

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-16-2014 02:37:50 | More by sukwonee
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denver10

Kentucky

3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a maroonish amber with an off white head. Aroma is dark fruits, a touch of roastiness, minimal rye spiciness, and minor bourbon barrel presence. Flavor threw me for a loop from what I was expected based on the aroma, in a very good way. Sweet and slightly tart raspberry, a little pitted dark fruit, sourdough bread, a toached of roastiness and chocolate, rye, and a touch of bourbon barrel. Medium bodied mouthfeel, with nothing unique about it. Overall, solid and enjoyable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2014 22:40:25 | More by denver10
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

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

On tap at the Chimes, Covington, LA

A: Blackish with a frothy tan half-finger head that sits. Lots of thick lacing.

S: Fruity, featuring cherries and plums, vanilla and caramel with a woodiness.

T: A big surprise when the sour tartness popped up. Then things turned a bit more predictable with tasty molasses, chocolate, caramel and some bitterness.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: Not what I was expecting. The sourness really turned me off, whereas others may like it. A really weird taste. Not really to my liking.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2014 20:55:39 | More by brewskifan55
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DubCo21

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-15-2014 18:02:33 | More by DubCo21
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-14-2014 23:59:55 | More by DerrickW
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weltywm

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Old Bay in New Brunswick, NJ. Served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a dark ruby red, almost black. About 1/2 finger of head on top. Not much lacing.

Smell: Sweet whiskey, some fruit, and a faint whiff of brett.

Taste: Sweet whiskey, vanilla, and molasses up front. Dominated by jammy fruit in the middle. And just enough tart sour in the end to balance things out. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a long finish. Just a little bit of mouth pucker at the end.

Overall: Very good and very unique - a nice blend of barrel aging and sourness. Everything works really well together.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2014 21:15:53 | More by weltywm
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-10-2014 06:22:00 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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Beersnake1

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-10-2014 01:20:42 | More by Beersnake1
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-09-2014 13:23:10 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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th0m

North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz. bomber.

Pours a deep, deep red almost rusty brown. Two fingers of tan head lingers for quite sometime, before disappating to a thing ring. Bubbles are small and tight.

Smells, well funky. Surprised by the sourness and until I tasted it it left me a bit confused. Smells of oak, cherries, jam, plumbs, vanilla, caramel and a bit of bakers chocolate.

Tastes straight jammy chocolate. So much dark fruit. I bought this on a whim and had no idea it was supposed to be sour. It is tart, but not overly so. On this warm night in NC it's very refreshing. Mouth feel is pretty much spot on for the taste.

Overall I really love this surprise. Will probably purchase another and sit on it for a few months to a year and compare notes.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 00:28:42 | More by th0m
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SavvyStudent

Texas

4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not sure why all the negative reviews on this one honestly; it has funky in the name so I figure to expect something a little off the normal path.

A: Pours like a solid Stout with a little bit of head and minimal lacing. Completely dark with no transparency.
S: you can smell the sourness on the nose letting you know this is not the normal dark ale. Some Cherries, wet oak, anise, bitter chocolate and wheat.
T: much the same as the nose with the sour wood, slight bitter chocolate, tart fruit
M: Sits surprisingly medium which makes this very drinkable for me. Medium carb.
O: This was a pleasant surprise for me personally. The sour dark ales are not very common and this is one of the more drinkable ones in the style that I have tried. Shmaltz did a good job with this but unfortunately I was only able to get a growlers worth. I bet this one ages well.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2014 23:19:22 | More by SavvyStudent
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-06-2014 21:39:40 | More by Axnjxn
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freshflesh

California

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-05-2014 07:59:33 | More by freshflesh
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jamespub

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

got the single 12oz in the gift box this year.

i was not expecting a sour with this one, but it hit the spot. I have started to enoy the sour imperial stouts and love sour brown ales. this was that combined with far more complexity.

A-dark brown/black with some transparency, but not much. poured with a beautiful fine head that dissipated rather quickly leaving a ring around the glass.

S-funky. the smell was my first indication that this wasn't merely a typical blend of whisky barrel aged beers. you can smell the tart and funkiness. can't believe i didn't figure it out with the name alone. smell of acidity and mild sweetness. very subtle vanilla notes.

t-i had a sour imperial stout from a local brewpub this past year and it reminds me of that, except with far more complexity and body. sweet up front, with sour coming in on the back of the tongue. barrel comes in later with vanilla coming in ever so slightly. more sour cherry than sour apple. a good, nay GREAT malt backbone to this beer. i can see lovers of O'dell Meddler really enjoying this beer as well. great complexity present in both. very hard to define the flavors I'm tasting in this beer.

m-love it. body, but not oily. smooth, the alcohol is not perceivable. the acidity from the sour isn't overwhelming, and my teeth don't feel like chalk sticks halfway through. very smooth, and a pleasure to drink for something so sweet, malty, and tart.

o-i want more of this. want to split a bomber with a few friends. very much enjoying...now i'm going to go get a cut of extra sharp cheddar.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 00:50:50 | More by jamespub
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-03-2014 19:26:54 | More by KAF
He'Brew Funky Jewbelation from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.