He'Brew Funky Jewbelation - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
He'Brew Funky Jewbelation from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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