Review: He’Brew Rejewvenator Harvest to Harvest Ale

Review: He’Brew Rejewvenator Harvest to Harvest Ale

rejewvenator beer

The good folks at Shmaltz Brewing Company have no shortage of good humor. Brewing under the “He’Brew” label, the company’s kosher beers play up Jewish stereotypes to a hilt, and they never apologize for it along the way.

The company’s latest experiment is Rejewvenator, a “half doppelbock, half Belgian style dubbel” which is brewed with dates, a sacred fruit in Jewish history and tradition. (He”Brew makes a version of this annually; last year it was made with figs.)

The good news is that you won’t taste a lot of date flavor in this brew, but it’s monstrously full of flavor. Coffee, rich cocoa, caramel, and intense bitterness are all hefty in this beer, which clocks in at 7.8 percent alcohol. It’s quite sweet for a beer of this depth, but there’s an aftertaste that’s a little bit off-putting. I am guessing that’s the dates talking.

Curious, to say the least.

7.8% abv.

B / $6 per 22-oz. bottle /

He'Brew Rejewvenator Harvest to Harvest Ale




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. B.E. Earl on August 31, 2009 at 7:34 am

    I love the Rejewvenator, although I liked last year’s version (The Year of the Fig) a bit more.

    All the He’Brew beers are very tasty.

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