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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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).

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle:   Comes across as a sweet yet somewhat tart Strong Ale.   Deep cola, frothy head, little lacing.   Fruity and barrel aged nose, lots of bourbon.   Very fruity and alcoholic on the tongue.   Background says Whiskey or Vodka more than Bourbon, perhaps thats the alcohol.   Strong sour fruitiness towards the backside, along with a big alcoholic warming.   Somewhat mixed about this.   Easy to drink, not overly malty like a lot of Shmaltz beers, but moreso sour... and more sour than most.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Tart finish, nearly sour, fruity, sweet, overly sweet, with lots of Bourbon like aging.   Unlike many others before it, its not overly heavy.   Moreso tart and fruity, with a HUGE barrel aging character.   Decent... warming, hides the alcohol fairly well.   Yeah, it will *&^K you up for sure.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (15259) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle - pours brown tan head - nose/taste of caramel, fruity sourness, rye whiskey, oak, sour toffee - medium body

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tapefuzz (200) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2016
[Notes from February 2015] 12oz bottle. Pours a somewhat reddish dark brown with a small beige head. Funky, malty aroma of bourbon with notes of tart cherry. Taste is a little too sweet, with a mix of molasses-y malt, cherry, plum, oak, and vinegar. Finish is long and dry, with a strong alcohol taste. Light carbonation. Mouthfeel is full and a little heavy, almost syrupy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
Pours a slightlymurky maroon with quite a few clear bubbles. Light head exudes a full and funky aroma. Flavor is dusty,acidic,sour,tart with a touch of cherry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3637) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2016
UPDATED: APR 2, 2016 Aroma has cranberry, chickory, tart cherry, hints of balsamic vinegar; dark brown color, opaque, thin beige crown; flavor is acidic and sweet, aged balsamic, malty, sour cherry, cream sherry, tart finish, hint of vanilla and soy sauce, warming alcohol; medium to medium full body, a bit syrupy and chewy; quite interesting, fairly big and not really what I want at the moment. 12 fl oz bottle from Shmaltz in NY.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9426) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2016
22 oz. bottle from notes. Pours a very dark brown color with mahogany hints and a smaller beige head that collapses into a thin ring. The aroma is sweet malts, pomegranate juice with a slight tart character, molasses, some chocolate notes. The flavor is more sweet malts, quite a bit of dark fruit character, chocolate, more rye than previous years, woody, mild acidic notes, molasses, brown sugar and light barrel influences. When this first hits the palate it seems to carry more body, but the second part of the taste is influenced more by fruit juices. Always interesting beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Headbanger (3922) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2016
22oz bottle 3/26/16 3,700th Rating-42° in Snifter-Pours dark cola with a small tan head. Aroma of sour, bourbon, funk, malt, and caramel. Taste of the same with a lot going on but not in a bad way. This medium to full bodied brew hides the ABV and is rather tasty and warms the body on a chilly night.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (479) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2016
22 oz bottle. Aroma of something that you just want to drink right away and not hesitate. Drinks if figs, currents, raisens and funky Brett. Rally nice balance however the barrels used in this I can’t decide are masked by the Brett or just not present. Really well rounded beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle shared with friends. Decent sour notes on the nose and great ones in the flavor. acidic yet sweet. Pretty tasty stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5610) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Bourbon and caramel aromas. Sweet with oak and pit fruit front to back. Medium length dry oak finish.


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