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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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432 Ratings
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Ratings: 432
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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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
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Iamjeff6

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-02-2014 13:45:39 | More by Iamjeff6
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-02-2014 04:35:12 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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arlingtonjoe

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-31-2014 03:22:48 | More by arlingtonjoe
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Flying_Moose

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-30-2014 15:39:24 | More by Flying_Moose
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MikeHRayn

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

03-25-2014 23:17:08 | More by MikeHRayn
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Tom-Peters

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-25-2014 20:26:12 | More by Tom-Peters
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mpayne5

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

03-24-2014 18:26:56 | More by mpayne5
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-23-2014 14:13:41 | More by Kevincredible
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elkinbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-23-2014 13:24:19 | More by elkinbrown
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-23-2014 13:02:59 | More by jakea
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-16-2014 23:38:32 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-15-2014 15:08:55 | More by Drknight
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Tom_Gilman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

03-15-2014 02:16:02 | More by Tom_Gilman
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letshaveanother

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-13-2014 22:39:34 | More by letshaveanother
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thkrb99

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

03-12-2014 20:44:57 | More by thkrb99
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-08-2014 06:35:14 | More by whatname
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beergoot

Colorado

1.8/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Batch No. 2/Case 1492; bottling date: 02/18/2013

The beer poured a dark brown body with a thick bubbled, smallish head; head quickly disappeared and looks flat. Spicy, estery, and phenolic nose; plums, raspberries, and dates; boozy. Strong sour and tart flavors; grapefruit. Medium bodied and coarse mouthfeel.

God knows what the brewery intended with this, but this one is headed for the drain. There's overkill with the barrel aging (and nothing remotely resembling bourbon or rye, more like a sherry or red wine) and the various beer styles just don't merge well. There's no overtly discernible malt or hop character. The overall taste is like wine turning to vinegar. Lousy and forgettable although it may pass for a fair wild or Flanders sour ale.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 02:11:44 | More by beergoot
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ediaz

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-02-2014 02:02:35 | More by ediaz
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

02-22-2014 20:36:10 | More by Sludgeman
He'Brew Funky Jewbelation from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.