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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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433 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - near black and impenetrable, two fingers of mocha head retained nicely
S - a milky sweet & sour aroma, rye, toffee, and mild hops, definitely funky
T - this thing is all over the place, the milky sweetness is prominent, rye and woody notes, mild molasses, a hint of herbal hops
M - big and somewhat chewy, low carbonation, sticky sweet, with just a little dryness from the alcohol
O - I think this is a case of too much of a good thing, big respect for the forward thinking, but it seems unfocussed and that comes through in the flavours, but still worth a try for any curious beer advocate

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 03:47:13 | More by joemcgrath27
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flpiii

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

08-23-2012 21:29:11 | More by flpiii
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FullObs

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-20-2012 17:25:24 | More by FullObs
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SirIPAalot


3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-19-2012 16:09:54 | More by SirIPAalot
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aaronblain22

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-17-2012 12:59:57 | More by aaronblain22
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

08-15-2012 10:21:15 | More by jwat
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

08-12-2012 02:37:42 | More by GrindFatherBob
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sammo

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-06-2012 19:10:49 | More by sammo
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-06-2012 03:34:52 | More by mdillon86
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a tulip. Batch 1, bottled 3/6/12.

A: Pours a black-brown with a big tan head.

S: Caramel, mild chocolate and old hop leaf, sweet syrupy bourbon.

T: Very sweet. Grape, fig, chocolate and caramel, slight dry woody note followed by very sweet, almost brandy-like barrel notes (coconut, sherry, brown sugar).

M: Slight carbonation, thick.

O: The sweetness of the Fifteen definitely dominates, but the blending and barrel-aging make it a huge improvement over that beer. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 14:20:35 | More by Etan
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I shared at Tulune's Southside Saloon in Johnstown, PA

Batch # 001. Bottled 3/6/12.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark tan head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots and streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, sour and tart fruit, and some punishing bourbon/whiskey aromas. Taste is powered by sweetness mixed with burbon and whisky....pretty much the same with a fruity and funky finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that has an interesting blend of He’Brew beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 03:06:24 | More by WoodBrew
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1Adam12

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-29-2012 13:24:22 | More by 1Adam12
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zeff80

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a jet black color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of some black cherry and toffee, caramel and sweet malt.

T - Malty and sweet with toffee and caramel flavors. Some sour cherry is present and very mild.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is pretty good. I think letting it sit for a few months helped.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2012 13:13:01 | More by zeff80
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-24-2012 23:20:40 | More by rolltide8425
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-23-2012 18:14:16 | More by sholland119
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csustar001

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-22-2012 22:18:11 | More by csustar001
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I really wanted to like this beer.

I thought Vertical Jewbelation was fantastic and thought Genesis 15:15 was World Class. When I saw this was another Barrel product from HeBrew it was a no-brainer pulling the trigger for $12.99.

Funky I found to be a bit too sweet. The dark fruits were past vinous...into straight Welch's Grape juice territory, and I'm not a big fan of grapejuice. The stickiness from the barrel was apparent but slim to no barrel made itself known in the taste. Where's the Rye Whiskey and Bourbon the bottle promises?

Not sure what else to say other than I'm glad I only picked up one of these.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 20:34:10 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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Grant35

California

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

07-19-2012 04:38:12 | More by Grant35
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: This was all but black. It poured with a medium sized head that faded to a thin film.

s: Odd, but mostly in an appealing way. I find vinous soy sauce, some fruity chocolate, cheries, tobacco, vanilla, and sweet, sugary booze.

t: Sweet brown sugar up front and then mildly funky, vaguely chocolatey, vinous dark fruit. Plenty of booze and hints of tobacco and soy sauce at the end.

m: Big and chewy.

o: Well, its different. It just doesn't quite come together for me. Glad I tried it but I don't want another.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 22:49:19 | More by DIM
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 001/999
Bottled in March of 2012

A- Totally opaque black pour with a finger and a half creamy off white head. Lacing is pretty good for a barrel aged beer.

S- Right up front you get a boat load of sour mash from the whiskey barrels. Dark malts, brown sugar, vanilla, licorice, black strap and some grape juice and apple skins. There is some shoe leather, a touch a peat and a bit of oak and tobacco. It's pretty funky, and very complex. There truly is a lot going on in here.

T- Brown sugar and sour mash compete for supremacy. Grape juice with apple skins than it shifts to super sweet. Brown sugar, vanilla, molasses, figs, dates and plums. The barrel ageing is evident and it really helps meld everything together.

M- Medium to full bodied, wonderful chew to it, carbonation is low as expected and the finish is sticky on the lips.

O- The He'Brew brand and me at first was a awful relationship. My first experience with them was their brown ale and it was a drain pour. I've bought every special beer they've released and have been floored with the results of them all. I think they should maybe stick to speciality beers only lol.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 00:44:20 | More by korguy123
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MJGTi


4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-14-2012 14:39:50 | More by MJGTi
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-07-2012 23:11:04 | More by BeerOps
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TheHoppiest

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Right off you can tell this is something different. Six of He'Brew's ales, each of which had been aged a different period of time, and in different barrels, all combined for one strong ale. Is it the Harry Buffalo of beers? Or the Friday school cafeteria "meatloaf casserole" made up of the Monday through Thursday leftovers? Let's find out...

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into an oversized snifter. The bottle bears a bottling date of March 6, 2012, and states this is Batch No. 001/999. Pours a dark cola brown, with minimal tan head that survives as a thin wisp on the surface of the ale. This is a a very still, sedate looking brew, with no apparent carbonation keeping things active.

Smells quite malty, with notes of blackstrap, chocolate, whiskey, and dark rum. Smells a bit like one of those small bottles of extract you pull out once a year at Christmas to help flavor the spiced cookies.

Taste is much sweeter than expected, with a bit of a medicinal tang, like cherry cordial. The black licorice flavor carries through with notes of dark molasses, like Black Jack gum. The ale sweetens as it warms, bringing out hints of maple and brown sugar. A bit boozy, this has a bitter, dry finish that leaves you a bit thirsty.

Very full bodied, with a cloying sweetness that turns the tongue dry and leaves the teeth feeling as if they're wearing socks. The tang is prickling the roof of my mouth a bit.

Intense and full flavored, this is a very slow sipper of an ale. There's a lot going on, and this will definitely wear at you if you try to tackle it too quickly. Plus, clocking in at 9.8%, you begin to feel this just a few sips in. Enjoyable enough, but hard to finish at 22 ounces.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 02:48:46 | More by TheHoppiest
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oilersfan

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

07-05-2012 22:07:33 | More by oilersfan
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DougVanHoy

Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

07-04-2012 02:11:54 | More by DougVanHoy
He'Brew Funky Jewbelation from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.