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He'Brew Rejewvenator Dubbel Doppel (2013) - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Rejewvenator Dubbel Doppel (2013)He'Brew Rejewvenator Dubbel Doppel (2013)

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 05-20-2013)
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a He'brew small shaker pint. Pours a medium to dark reddish amber with half finger light tan head with great retention and light lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, toffee, cola, Belgian yeast and spicing, interesting. Flavor of sweet bready malt, dates, other dark dried fruit, cinnamon, brown sugar, holiday and Belgian spicing. Medium bodied with good mouth feel from carbonation. A very unusual take on a dubbel, which is described on the bottle as being a "Belgian Style Dubbel Ale and Doppelbock European Lager". I'd buy that and add "winter warmer" for the spicing. The sweet bready malt is definitely reminiscent of a good doppelbock and the spicing has Belgian influences. The combination of cloves and cinnamon flavors leans towards holiday ales. Like a lot of He'brew ales, quite unusual and well done. I'm really glad to get figs and dates back. The "Rejewvenator Year Of the Fig" and "Year of the Date" each were really enjoyable. If you want to see other reviews of this beer, see recent reviews of "Rejewvenator Year of the Fig", since for some reason, this beer wasn't listed here until now and people reviewed under the closest beer (which was brewed only once, many years ago).

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 03:25:13 | More by LiquidAmber
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3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have professed to being a fan of these nice Jewish folks' creations. My Hitler youth parents (the most brain washed generation of Germans) would freak out over the name, but they would never understand the taste either. This is a cool, interesting brew.

As soon as you open this you know it is special. The color is uniquely deep yet light brown. There is not much head and the bubbles just look weird. The aroma is foreboding, like a nasty Belgian.

The Belgian dubbel is overpowering in the taste too, but not like the aroma foretold - much less so. The melding of these two flavors works well, and it is somewhat milder than a dubbel, yet it makes no apologies. The aftertaste is similarly sweet and rich, but very pleasant.

It is alarming that there is a 2014 version and I just bought (and drank) a 2013. Is that good? Bad? I will mention it to the vendor and see if they have a 2014 to try too.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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superspak

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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into chalice, early 2013 bottling. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red color with a small fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, date, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light chocolate, clove, herbal, candi sugar, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of yeast ester, fruit, and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, date, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light chocolate, clove, herbal, candi sugar, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, date, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light chocolate, clove, herbal, candi sugar, light nuttiness and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of yeast ester, fruit, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, lightly slick, and fairly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice hybrid dubbel style. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of yeast ester, fruit, and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.26/5  rDev -10.9%
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
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He'Brew I just don't get them sometimes...2013 release contract brewed at Saratoga Springs, NY same as Mendocino, and some other contract breweries. This is a dubbel doppel hybrid of a dubbel and a doppelbock with fig and date concentrates added. Pours a deep ruby hue with light tan head fine even speckled lacing follows as the head dwindles. Aroma has a grainy character I get from most of the beers contracted at this brewery, however there's a generic fruitiness which has a bit of earthiness to it probably the fig and date concentrate. Sweet flavor as it warms more date/figs come out in the flavor, super sweet raisins, with bready/caramelized malts. Mouthfeel is a bit uneven a bit much carbonation and cloying sugars in between sips. Overall, this is just such a sweet beer it's hard to find balance.

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He'Brew Rejewvenator Dubbel Doppel (2013) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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