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He’Brew Funky Jewbelation 2013

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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The eighth member in Shmaltz Brewing’s Limited Engagement Barrel-Aged series, Funky Jewbelation features a blend of six ales and lagers from the Shmaltz beer lineup aged in bourbon and rye whiskey barrels, and hustles in at 9.4% alc. Funky Jewbelation is an expert mash-up of Jewbelation 15 (aged seven and ten months), Origin Pomegranate Strong Ale (aged 11 months), Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. (aged 12 months), Messiah Nut Brown Ale (aged 6 months), Coney Island Lager (aged 12 months), and Albino Python (aged 3 months). (Silver Medal Winner at the 2014 World Beer Cup)


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle at fyne fest... Deep black.. Thin tan lacing... Big funky green raisins... Dark roast nose... Very sweet front... Big funk... Light roast soft berries.... Mellow malts

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, roasted malt, wood, bourbon, maple syrup, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, wood, bourbon, plum, raisins, toffee, and cherry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11540) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Very dark brown, almost black, with a khaki head. Sour, acetic, fruity nose. Currants, leather, oak, and green apple. Mild alcohol and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is tart and acetic as well. Big currant, raisin, green apple, and lemon. Leather, chocolate, oak, and balsamic. A touch boozy on the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11509) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Yay for Mendocino! Both coasts! Bomber from the Vacaville BevMo. From case No. 02! Yeah. Big whoops. Anyway... It pours like Guinness with a widget. Very dark brown with lots of little bubbles that collapse beneath a foamy dark tan head. The aroma is challenging. Like mustard? Plus a lot of dark malt, wood, dark fruit, whiskey. Full bodied. Flavor is very strange. Swear I get mustard, but that’s immediately followed by a cascade of different dark malt and woody/whisky flavors. You name it, it might be in here. Except for scotch. Not getting smoke. I even think there may be chocolate and coffee. This is really fantastically complicated. Super brilliant ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10196) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting brown head. Aromas of prunes, bourbon, fig, toffee, rye and spice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of prunes, bourbon, rye, oak and toffee with a smooth lingering dark fruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8917) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Pours dark brown with some white head. Nice sour cuvee taste, though way too sweet finish. Nice drinkability, to be shared. Bottle from somewhere this year, in the USA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle from Hebrew 2013 Super Jewbulation Holiday package. Pours thick and turbid dark blackish with almost no khaki head Nose is very tart and lactic, with notes of cherry, berry, and oaty lactose. Tastes much sweeter than every tart or oud bruin I have ever had, and too sweet to be considered a strong ale. I don’t do this much, but I;m summarily Sommeliering thia into the sour red category, albeit on the sweet side. It works for me in that regard, and has welll hidden alcohol, with a sweet tart fruit presence.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7086) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2013
22oz bottle (release #8) pours with a nice dark body that supports a thin short lived mocha head. The aroma has big smooth bourbon booze notes that mix with a bourbon sweetened tart rye whiskey note as well as a light degree of sweet dark fruity esters in the background. The taste is similar as the sweet smooth bourbon tugs and pulls on the tart, almost red wine, barrel like rye whiskey notes. Between the big barrel notes I get pleasing yet too brief and mild sweet kettle caramelization and sweet dark fruity esters. This offers up lots and lots of barrel but the play between the sweet smooth bourbon and tart dry rye whiskey works.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6810) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Draft served in a snifter at Heavy Riff. Pours a deep brown with amber edges and a small beige head. Abundant berry fruit in this one, along with plums, chocolate, figs, raisins, vanilla, caramel, oak, bourbon, and a bit of rye spice. Medium-full bodied, with a tart, funky, sweet mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. A little bit of umami character on the palate, too. Yet another complex, interesting, satisfying barrel aged beer from these guys.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a plum and treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses and raisin flavor with a sweet alcohol finish.


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