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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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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -18.5%

12-09-2013 21:53:02 | More by Carpentiere
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Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-23-2013 21:11:18 | More by Joshuacmagee
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.5%

01-02-2013 18:16:13 | More by Charlie_Hoss
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casapy

Idaho

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-03-2014 19:02:49 | More by casapy
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admonster00

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

07-20-2013 20:34:54 | More by admonster00
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BillHilly

Washington

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-05-2012 01:34:24 | More by BillHilly
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TimH


3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-19-2012 18:01:34 | More by TimH
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JandJMD

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-13-2013 20:24:44 | More by JandJMD
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Chugger

New York

3/5  rDev -18.5%

09-19-2013 00:53:16 | More by Chugger
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assman79

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -18.5%

06-18-2012 01:43:24 | More by assman79
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scottwurst

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

10-08-2013 22:36:37 | More by scottwurst
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Holland

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: pours a nice hazy brown with orange highlights and a decent half inch head with some retention, but not much.

S: earthy, sweet, some dark fruit, and bourbon. Not a lot of bourbon flavor. A bit bland.

T: again a bit bland and unimaginative. It's fine, the sweetness isn't cloying, and it's plenty complex. It's like they found a blend that was good enough and bottled it.

M: medium-thick body with medium carbonation. Smooth overall.

O: decent beer, but I never thought it was better than average. It's fine, but for $10 a bottle it's terrible. Might be a while before I pick up a Shmaltz beer again. I always thought it was cheesy so I avoided it.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 03:16:57 | More by Holland
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acevenom

Louisiana

3.1/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a large brandy snifter. Pours black with a tall, dark brown head. The head dissipates slowly. There is a little bit of lacing left on the side of the glass. As the namesake implies, this beer has a tart smell on the first sniff. The tartness is a bit fruity in nature. A little bit of alcohol comes through in the aroma as well. The malt also comes through in the smell. The taste follows the nose. It has the tart fruit taste mingled with roasted malts. It's mildly sweet, but not too sweet. The alcohol does come through in the taste as well, taking on a slightly boozy character. The flavors are definitely interesting. The body is medium to full with adequate carbonation. The beer sips very smoothly. This is an above average beer overall, which is disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 23:48:57 | More by acevenom
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mactrail

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown in the big chalice with a modest head. Reasonable carbonation but the slick mouthfeel and sugar load make it more syrupy. Interesting nose of nuts and caramel with that whiff of acidity.

There is definitely something a little funky about this stuff. There is a buttery but some kind of slight sour along with it. Tangy flavors, but the sweetness is unrelenting. Not as boozy as you might expect. More of a fruit and candy flavor. Fig preserves, but some bitterness as in thick cut orange marmalade. Makes me think of Malta with cheap whiskey added.

Not what you'd hope for in a barrel-aged beer, but more of a sweet liqueur beer. Truly weird. Bought the 22 oz bottle at Liticker's in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 05:38:32 | More by mactrail
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mitch3114

New York

3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into pint glass at brewery during tasting event

A- Dark brown, thick, viscous looking, little tan head

S- a hint of whiskey, funk, sour, malts

T- It's an all out assault on the taste buds. There is a presence of whiskey, bourbon, and wham! slam dunk the funk! Sour!

M- Thick, chewy, tart

O- I'm glad I got to try this magical concoction and I appreciate the depth and the complexity of flavors. However, it just quite isn't my cup of tea...

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 21:01:53 | More by mitch3114
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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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Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

08-06-2013 18:35:39 | More by JTomczak
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Durb777

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-20-2012 14:11:23 | More by Durb777
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kew

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

03-23-2013 23:55:19 | More by kew
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jemarent

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

07-16-2014 22:32:57 | More by jemarent
He'Brew Funky Jewbelation from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.