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He’Brew Funky Jewbelation 2012

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Shmaltz Barrel Aged Release #6. A blend of 6 ales aged in 73% rye whiskey barrels and 27% in bourbon barrels. The blend consists of of 3-month Jewbelation 15, 9-month Vintage Jewbelation, 1-month Bittersweet Lenny’s RIPA, 14-month Origin, 7-month Reunion Ale ’11, and 14-month Messiah.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jhamp9 (1055) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Dark brown pour with a thin beige that fades quickly. Aroma is vanilla, molasses, dates, and some wood. Taste is very sweet. Molasses, dates, vanilla, and a hint of booze. Heavy, syrupy, flat texture. Took some time to get through this one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Was not a big fan of this one...let it age about 8 months and it was WAY too sweet and syrupy. We had a bunch of people here trying different beers and everyone agreed. Boo

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
pras (465) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Just not my thing. All I got was sweetness. Poured this one out. Not my thing. Way to sweet.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (980) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Looks nice, dark and viscous. Good head. Nose is a bit hard to pin down. Attack was very sweet, almost syrupy. Finish is wet and sweet. Not my thing.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2377) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Good sized light brown head of dense and creamy bubbles. Bit of wet oak in the aroma with lots of sweet and roasted malts, some dark fruit, butterscotch and a hint of bourbon. Aroma has a lot going on. Color is a very dark crimson brown. Flavor is overly sweet with some molasses, black cherries, more wet red oak, roasted malts and raisins. Usually like a bit of sweetness from HeBrew but this one is a bit excessive. Mild alcohol presence is hidden by the heavy malts. Kind of syrupy and flat in the mouth. Finises sweet and oily with a hint of tartness. Not one of my favorites from HeBrew.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighWine (952) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bomber to snifter. Pours mahogany brown with an off white head that quickly reduces to a collar. Surprisingly vinous nose. Aha, the "funky" name makes sense. Taste is moderately sour up front followed by brown sugar, dark molasses, and agave nectar. Bitterness and a little wood hits the tongue at the very end. The sourness kind of throws me off; this isn’t as warm and inviting as I had expected. I was really hoping for more whiskey. If you reduced this, it would taste like an Asian food sauce.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BOLTZ7555 (2822) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Just too damn sweet...my eyes crossed. Actually, poured it down the drain and it spit it out! Rich cocoa, dark fruit, vanilla, oak, rye spiciness, brittle, caramel, toffee, and molasses. Nothing hoppy or bright to balance it out. Cloying...literally sticking to my palate. Had to drink a bottle of water to wash it down. Yuck.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (11983) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle. Bery dark maroon color, brown head, decent retention. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate milk, coffee, rum. Taste has sweet candied figs, raisins, dates, blackcurrant jam. Very sweet stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
doublebock (505) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Black with tan head. Malty aroma of whiskey and oak. Has an unexpectedly and outstanding sour flavor yet its also got the sweet molasses, dark fruit and toffee of a bourbon aged barley wine. Awesome and very unique flavor profile

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9730) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours near opaque with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is tart and acidic dark fruits (cherry, plum, date, raisin, prune), caramel and cookie malt, earthy hops and oak. Flavor is sweet, near syrupy malt, dark fruits, oak, bourbon, spicy rye, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.


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