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He’Brew Funky Jewbelation 2013

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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)


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (1267) - Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma very oaky, touch sour, cherries. Tart, oak, malty but not very heavy. . . really enjoyable. Unusual but very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1260) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2014
Draft at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton FL. Snifter pour. A rather dark, very hazy pour with thick fluffy white head. Head lasted awhile and some moderate lacing. Aroma was all over the place...bourbon barrel, rye, spices, fruits, leather, wood. The taste was similar and all over the place. I couldn’t really get more than serious barrel, rye, heavy malts, spices/herbs, and some fruit. I didn’t get the tartness some are referring to below. Not sure if i need this one again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1248) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
Dark cola brown with a creamy cap floating on top. Prunes, a funk I’m not sure about, daaaaa the only thing I can think of is old urinal but that’s too harsh sounding. Taste the bourbon, taste the rye, the bourbon is better. So very sweet! Christmas spice is showing up now when warm. Thick and syrupy. Beer is not doing it for tonight, I’m sorry I’m really trying to like this beer but I’m not.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Westchesterco (1239) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a tan head with a funky wine aroma and tastes like very sour cherries

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
22 oz bottle from Binny’s Beverage Depot in Chicago, served in a stem glass. Pours deep chestnut with a small tan head that fades to a thin cover and leaves a trace of lace. On the nose, it is moderately sour with fruity notes, oak, molasses and caramel, along with Brettanomyces, vanilla, raisins and whiskey. The flavour is moderately sour, with funky Brettanomyces notes and sour fruits combined with oak, caramel, vanilla and whiskey barrel. It closes out with long, lingering notes of tart fruit, complex malts and whiskey barrel. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a smooth, milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, a nice funky variant of a great barrel-aged blend. 2013-11-22

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1130) - New York, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Growler from Beer Street, 03/23/2013. Suppose this must be batch 2. Pours dark brown, light tan head fades relatively quickly, nice lacing. Aroma is sour cherries, slightly vinous, light vanilla with chocolate undertones, dark rye bread and bourbon notes. Taste is vanilla dark toffee, caramel, sweet, with spicy bourbon notes, maybe a bit of hoppy bitterness, light fruity tartness tickling the tongue, choclatey vinegar finish which is a bit unconventional but works. Thick and chewy palate. Nice, the sour/funky notes are light overall and compliment the dark malty base very well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomciccateri (1027) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2013
750ml capped brown bottle from the brewery. Pours an opaque dark brown with no head. Medium-bodied with a slight molassas character. A lot going on, overall a sweet malty flavor balance. OKAY combination of so many beers’ flavors and aging environment.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (1016) - Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Dark blackish red, thin head. Nose is vinager, whisky, wood. Sour thin attack. Long lingering finish. Not my thing.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
rajendra82 (971) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2013
This pour was very unusual in the coloration, which appeared orange brown and translucent during the poring, but in the glass, it looked very deep red, bordering on black. The head was about two fingers thick at first, and then dissipated down to under one finger thick. The smell of the beer was very strong, and was wafting away from the glass without the need to bring it to the nose. There was strong oak barrel smell, along with the brett, which probably lurked in the nooks and crannies of the same. The taste was keeping up with the funky theme, with sour highly aged taste reminiscent of a Flanders Red. This is an intentional effect, as the aging process involved in this beer and the Belgian style is very similar. When other beers say funky, they usually add a bit of Brett character and call it a day. This one goes for the full "funk you" treatment. I love the resulting creation. The ABV is listed at 9.5%, but it is not evident at all, so make sure you be careful when sampling this. Beautiful beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (941) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
Immense oak, bourbon and merlot aroma. Thick, black color with a thin tan rim. Insanely complex flavors of aged oak, smokey bourbon and roasted rye overtones. Other subtle flavors include dates, wood, burnt sugar and roasted caramel. Overall, such an intensely complex brew with strong, dark roasted flavors and a huge alcohol burn on the end. I’d give this an A+ rating.


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