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He’Brew Funky Jewbelation 2013

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RATINGS: 94   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)


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2013
You’d never figure that a blend of these beers would end up as this deliciously tart concoction. The aroma is a bit funky with some dried fruit, sour apple, and cocoa. The flavor is initially very tart but raisins, apples, cinnamon sugar, and some red wine tannin. Really interesting and complex.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Funky, bizarre,weird, fantastic, complex, awful, disgusting you decide? Great great nose of sour lemon and cherry with nice sour barrel aroma. A big very dark sour. Tastes a little wild. I like it.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1509) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2014 Draft at Moriartys. Pitch black pour that started with a tight white head that mostly disappeared. Big swath of flavors. Coffee and chocolate definitely, but deep dark fruit seems most prevalent. Blunt sour funk surrounding notes of dried blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. Raisins, dates and prunes as well but, to me, the berry flavors are stronger. Some ash and spice as well. Thick body nearly coats the tongue. The bitters balance out the sugars. Big like a Stout, but style-wise very different. Feels like a chewy malt Port cordial.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thorongil2 (1146) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
(tap) clear dark brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of wet wood, dried fruit; rich, well balanced flavour with well hidden alcohol, very nice

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2014
22 oz. bottle Batch 2, bottled on 2/18/2013. Dark, muddy brown black color with a small layer of white head without retention in the snifter. Aroma is interesting. Light funky berries, dull whiskey with wood barrel. The flavor get even better.

Flavor starts with black berries and slightly tart through the center of the sip. The tart berry is smoothed out by subtle whiskey and oak wood. The body is leaning on the full with a soft creamy texture. This flavor is really interesting and I had to read the label and the pomegranate now makes a lot of sense in the flavor. It is extremely easy to drink and I have to remind myself not to chug this like "Pom" juice aged in whiskey barrels. Overall, the layer of depth and complexity took my completely off guard. Jeez, this is nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AxlLives (286) - Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2013
22 oz bottle - pours dark brown-black, huge, thick tan head, fairly lasting, with slight lacing. Big immediate sour notes on the nose, sour cherry and slight chocolate undertones. Taste is bright and big and lively. Very different than what the nose belies. Bright citrus notes, giving way to chocolate, then some oranges, finishes with a molasses berry note. Very unique. Medium-full bodied, long somewhat sticky finish. Crazy beer, funky fer shark.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2537) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
22 mar 2013, bottle. Black. Nose is sour, bourbon aged barley wine. Med/full body and mildly fizzy. Serious alcohol, major bourbon, moderate sour, maple syrup, red fruit. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1010) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (726) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
Dark brown pour with small tan head that quickly fades. Aroma of chocolate, malts, molasses, vanilla, caramel and red wine. Taste of malts, caramel, vanilla, molasses, ripe red fruits. Slightly tart and sour in the background. Lots going on in this one, very enjoyable all round.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2013
22oz bottle 4/26/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-50° in Snifter-Pours a dark brown with a small tan covering for a head. Aroma of dried fruit, roasted malt, caramel, fig, and bourbon. Taste of grape juice, dried fruit, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, pomegranate, and rye. This full bodied brew has a lot going on but is still great tasting and it KICKS ASS.


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