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He’Brew Funky Jewbelation 2014

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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A blend of seven ales, aged in 35% Bourbon Barrels and 65% Rye Whiskey Barrels. Funky Jewbelation, the latest offering in our barrel-aged series, is available in 22 oz. bottles and a limited amount of draft at select bars nationwide. This year’s recipe features a unique blend of seven ales aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon and Sazarac and Willett Rye whisky barrels, and hustles in at 9.4% abv. Funky Jewbelation is a mash-up of Jewbelation 15® (aged 18 months), Messiah Nut Brown Ale® (aged 3 months), Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.® (aged 12 months), Reunion® (aged 6 months), Origin® Pomegranate Strong Ale (aged 6 months), Rejewvenator® with Figs and Dates(aged 6 months), and Death of a Contract Brewer® (aged 4 months).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (4287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Black pour under a thin light ivory head. Lovely aroma of sour dark plums and a little Raisins with a kiss of dark chewy sweet malts and dates. Big nuanced flavor of sharp sour tones with some brown sugar and plums and raisins, with a gentle nuance of toffee and plums and raisins and cherries with a earthy lactic woody funkiness. Really dark and sweet and sour. Very drinkable in a dangerous way. Kinda acidic in a sour way but I love it. Very darkly fruity sweet. Sour and dark raisiny sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EtTuCthulhu (1072) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2014
The appeance is a very, very, very dark red color (that verges on black) with a medium light tan head, and the aroma blends sour fruit, acidity, and some roasted maltiness. The taste is a very intresting mix due to the mild sourness, mild umami, slight bitterness, and touch of sweetness. The aftertaste reveals some booziness alongside some extra malty goodness but mostly leaves the tongue recovering from the sourness, and the palate fuses an oily texture, medium body, and an average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cheap (4110) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
When I got the bill for this glass, I almost fell off my stool; $9 for a glass WTF? If I would have known, I would have blew this sample off. But I already drank it so what else could I do? Anyway, this has a tart aroma that made my mouth water. Big and black in appearance. Thin head . First taste is mild co2. Yes, this has a wild tart feel to it and make no mistake, this beer means business. Quite strong for a sour beer. A big alky feel from the start. One of the few big wild beers I’ve ever tasted. Those tart attributes make this higher alky strong ale easier to take. Tolerable and be careful. Could easily catch a buzz from two mugs of this stuff. Not worth the money I paid for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (4924) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
On tap at Falling Rock, GABF weekend
Dark brown with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma is woody, vanilla and dark malts. Taste is woody, bourbon, vanilla, dark malts and sweet caramel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Batch no. 3. Bottling date of 2/18/14. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a slim half finger-ed white foamy head that dissipated to a light messy coating around my glass. The smell had a nice blend of sweet to tart to sour cherries. A light rye spice arises after a bit of warming. A light sweet refreshing booziness came in too. The taste was balanced between the rye, the sweet, the spice and the tart. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a cherished tart and sweet cherry aftertaste. The alcohol seemed to hide itself nicely. Overall, sour strong ale? Hey I’d have this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
cool brew. lighter than the last one I had (color, not body). all kinds of sweet, roasty, hoppy and yes, a bit o funk going on in there. almost too much to track, but it’s quite good in small doses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2413) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Nearly black pour, tan head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is sour with notes of barrel, oak, chocolate, caramel, cherry, vinegar. Medium to full body, fairly high sourness. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Westchesterco (985) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a light golden brown with a slight head the aroma is milk chocolate but the taste is sour with a taste of bitter port

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3352) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle. Pours a clear cola with an ecru head. Aroma of bourbon barrels. Odd sweet and sour flavors. Tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
njnut (255) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2014
From bottle into tulip glass a deep brown color, dark red when held to the light. Off white lasting head with nice lacing. Aroma was a very nice mixture of roasted malt, vanillia, bourbon, a little banana, some booze shows up with a sweetness a earthiness that’s a little woody, hard to describe there’s a lot going on here but it’s fantastic. Taste is pretty much the same the bourbon and woodyness show through the most for me, the roasted malts longer and a bourbon note way late in the finish. Warms right down to the belly. Low co2 and I thought it would be thicker but it’s med body, even a little watery. I’m a fan of bourbon and a fan of Hebrew esp the special ones so I really liked this one.

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