He’Brew Rejewvenator (Year Of The Grape) 2010

22 oz bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA. 2010 version, “The Year of the Grape”.
Very typical of the Rejewvenator series. Described on the label as half Doppelbock, half Dubbel!
A difficult to beer to classify but delicious and rich in malt just like the rest of the Rejewvenator series. The Shmaltz beers all seem to have a deep, richness about them both in terms of the color and the depth of flavor and this beer is absolutely no exception.
A nice, noisy pour with a very rich, reddish brown hue and a tea-colored head. The beer does not hold the head very well or create any lace, but based upon the ABV (8.2%) that’s not too much of an issue. As it warms there are more and more caramel malts with a lovely, light marzipan background – delicious. Burned, light brown sugar with a touch of molasses too. Wow!
The beer is very vinous indeed. A sharp, tart sweet and sour combo with plenty of fruit and some yeasty character. there’s a touch of bitterness in the back end and more grape character in the aftertaste. A little fortified wine character in there as well.
Extremely drinkable, very fruity and incredibly moreish. A sweetness that is pleasing and combined with the Belgian yest notes this is a VERY intriguing beer. Tasty and delicious, I want more!

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06/13/2010
Style:
Doppelbock
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.2 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 5
Total: 4.63
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