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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation '13 | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation '13He'Brew Funky Jewbelation '13

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of 6 ales & lagers aged in 55% Bourbon Barrels and 45% Rye Whiskey Barrels.

Added by djrn2 on 11-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
1.61/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BEER88
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MrHolden
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

2013 bomber poured into Finnish pub mug. When new, this beer was an awesome dark red color. Now three years later, it's a deep caramel brown and thick with a stubborn, centimeter thick khaki head. The aroma is still funky as hell but mellowed with notes of cherry, dark fruit, caramel, molasses, and booze. The flavor is a tart cherry smack up front, followed by strawberry, rich malt, a hint of caramel. It's not overwhelmingly fruity, but the aging has really brought the fruit out as the predominant palate. It has a slick, medium mouthfeel with light yet lively carbonation. The flavor is very unique and a bit too fruity for my tastes, but still interesting to try after so long in the cellar.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.17/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottling date 02/18/2013. Batch number 2, 1492 cases. Consumed 03/18/2016.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jadjunk
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No label information. Funky Jewbelation '13 is brewed in the style of an American Blended Strong Ale, available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft, as Shmaltz Barrel-Aged Release #8.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy foam head of a mild brown color over a very dark cola brown body. Retention is good and lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Potent funk, soured fruit, caramel syrup, biscuit and mild grain malts. Considerably funky and mildly sour. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Very bold funky and sour grain and caramel malts up front, with funk and tangy fruit, undertones of smoothed bourbon and whiskey with a reserved sweetness. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is silky, slick, mildly dry. Carbonation is mild, generating a light frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is tangy, tart and sour over sweet. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) This is a very solid ale, very funky and excellent still with a few good years on it. Nearly puckering with tangy sourness, the bourbon and rye whiskey character is smoothed out enough to contribute positively to the balance of this ale. A very enjoyable vintage. 4

Shmaltz Brewing Company's
Funky Jewbelation

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From tasting notes. L: the beer pours pitch black with a tan foam collar. S: The nose is fruity with a dose of dried purnes but not much hop.T: There is vanilla and a bit of fruit, prunes, plums, with some bourbon, rye spiciness, vanilla, spice. There is a little tartness on the finish with a suspicion of funk. F: medium to medium low carbonation. The body is full. O: A big, rich beer that I look forward to every year in its different incarnations.

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Photo of TheBeard89
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sdeese21
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adapt313
4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crazy deep and complex beer. Hard to believe everything comes together so well in this with such an interesting combination of flavors. Smells like one of those sour green apple and caramel suckers dipped in bourbon. Taste goes from dark, roasty malts to raison, fig, and caramel, to leather and tobacco, to tart green apple, all while maintaining a serious oak, vanilla, and bourbon note. Wonderfully blended, although I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the deschutes/hotd conflux no.1 consumed just prior.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was definitely interesting, a bit too sour though.

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Photo of retry4z
4.62/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured cold from a bottle into a Dogfish Head chalice.

Pours beautiful black with cola-colored hues at the edges. Two-finger head that reduces to a thin, persistent layer.

Figs, sour cherries, strawberry, and oak on the nose. Biscuity malt character. Reminiscent of Duchesse De Bourgogne.

Leads with moderate tartness characteristic of berries - strawberry, raspberry; and mixed with wild cherries and some lemonny sourness of the spice sumac. The funky tartness is nicely complemented by the sweet caramel malt backbone, along with some toffee and molasses, make appearance mid-palate. Bourbon also shines through.

Moderate carbonation with a slight puckering sensation on the tongue. Full body with a silky mouthfeel.

Overall, an exceptional barrel-aged blend of six beers with wild-yeast/bacteria characteristics. A bold and very enjoyable ale to make any occasion special.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.64/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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