He'Brew Funky Jewbelation '13 | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation '13He'Brew Funky Jewbelation '13
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
shmaltz.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
62
pDev:
13.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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1.61/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.05/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

i really didnt like this one, but maybe its just my palate. a strange blend of beers, aged partially in rye, partially in bourbon barrels. there is an obvious infection here, or bacterial presence, i suppose possibly intentional, but why? dark syrupy in color, i smell red fruit, orange zest, soy sauce, and dark malt. its sour and sweet, a mix ive never really enjoyed, but it smells more like an asian dish than a beer. the taste is odd too, sour up front, sweet on the back end, with the soy all the way though. the beer they call origin, a pomegranate brew, is very evident in the taste, tart and juicy, distinct as that beer way. the other flavor agent thats front and center is the rye barrel. course and granular, with a whiskey sting. the alcohol is robust, the sourness is there, but there is just way too much going on for this to be enjoyable for me. its a sloppy mess really, a jumble of a bunch of things that dont even work very well on their own. i really didnt care for this at all.

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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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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.52/5  rDev -7.9%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, bottled Feb 18, 2013. This year's version has a more balanced (55/45) ratio of bourbon and rye whiskey barrel treatments in its blend schedule.

This beer pours a very, very dark brown colour, with pervasive red cola highlights, and three fingers of puffy, thickly foamy beige head, which leaves a bit of random sea spray lace around the glass as it slowly melts away.

It smells of sour cherry and other indistinct orchard fruit, red wine vinegar, moderate barnhouse funk, subdued pale and caramel malts, astringent wood fiber, and fruity alcohol. The taste is rather sour fruity malt, semi-sweet cooking vinegar, lemon juice, a bit of fleshy dark fruit, woody, grainy whiskey barrel notes, an earthy yeastiness, and wet leafy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are duly present, and pervasive, but mostly just playfully frothy, the body a dense medium weight, and actually scorched-earth smooth under all that various acridity. It finishes off-dry, the sour acidity still cutting a broad swath across that big boozy barrel-tinted maltiness.

Like the previous incarnations of Funky Jewbelation, it just seems that the well-wrought sourness, funkiness, and woodiness are weirdly out of place in this brewer's heady strong ales. I'm unable to detail why, other than a certain dissociative sense I get while drinking this, like someone dumped a dry fruit lambic into my big-ass Shmaltz hop and malt monster. But I guess that's just me.

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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation '13 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 62 ratings
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