He'Brew Funky Jewbelation '12 | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation '12He'Brew Funky Jewbelation '12
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

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.

Added by Pahn on 03-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
489
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
16.4%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
70
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 489 |  Reviews: 133
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4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tappangordo
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark cola pour, thin off beige cola head, aroma of dark fruit, cola and alcohol.

Taste was a sweet blend of beers, a little bit of everything, pomegranite, oak, cinnamon, bitter hops, alcohol, citrus, figs, plums, dates.

Not bad stuff at all.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregStoner
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of retry4z
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5/5 rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
retry4z, Jun 07, 2015

Update: 1/25/2016
Poured into a snifter from a bomber. Bottling date 3/6/2012. Picked up a bootle from a local bar. Just a little bit funky - a slight and pleasant tartness is present but not a defining characteristic. Notes of prune, raisin, white chocolate, peach nectar, pecans, pomegranate, and a hint of bourbon from the barrel aging. Tastes a lot like a quad with fruit additions to mellow it out and bring out the sweetness.

The taste is big, full bodied, carbonation on the low side. Color is black with copper-brown at the edges. The beer has a plentiful dried fruit profile with an overwhelming juice sweetness. However, for only 9.8% it is a very complex and pleasing blend of five BA beers.

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3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bongobeer
2.7/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

bottling date, 3/6/2012....dark clear appearance, no head and weird fruity smell, tasted like extremely sweet, funky cough syrup? I like shmaltz, maybe this was a bad bottle?

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3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.84/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had the 13' and it wasn't bad at all. Not something i would pick again but far from the worst.

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Photo of BlarpBlarp
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Interesting beer - different, complex, but maybe a bit too many things going on all once. I enjoyed it less as I sipped it.

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Photo of zotzot
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very nice sour bourbon taste

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BillRoth
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.59/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really great sour ale. Pleasantly surprised by the complexity of this "dark ale". I am looking forward to later releases and glad to see He'Brew making some quality brews!

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Photo of AlexJochym
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allstar255
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PretzelCity
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch 001/999 cases. Shmaltz Funky Jewbelation barrel aged release #6. Bottle 3/6/2012.

APPEARANCE: Dark brown, good clarity for what it is. Dense foamy head leaving tons of lacing on the glass.

SMELL: Deep barrel elements, dry wood, bourbon soaked wood, smoke. Good character in the nose very inviting, the tannins seem to be seeping out.

TASTE: Chocolate, raisin, tart grape, dry oak, vanilla, earthy hop, wood. Starts sweet to tart, ending dry to earthy and tart. Interesting flavor, the barrel is very expressive. The soured element if you will is hard to ignore, yet is not over the top. Some tasters may not be ready for this extreme taste. Nice vanilla, chocolate, sherry, and berry fruit elements.

FEEL: Full bodied, slick on the palate, but also smooth. Mild carbonation. Pretty damn easy drinker though it is to be savored. Big taste as they say.

OVERALL: Once you wrap your palate around this, it is quite nice. Drinks like a barrel aged wonder, would be interested to see what this would do in deep space/another time.

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Photo of IreRican
4.79/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A touch of sour, a hint of rye and bourbon barrel aging, love from the first sip

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Photo of DannyDaBeerMan34
2.36/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This beer was a bunch of mixed up flavors that didn't go well together. Taste like there was a hint of vinegar in it, didn't even finish the bomber it was that bad.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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He'Brew Funky Jewbelation '12 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 489 ratings.
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