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Le Roar Grrrz - Bullfrog Brewery

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Le Roar Grrrz
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 6.24%
Wants: 104
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bullfrog Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stakem on 01-22-2013)
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Photo of MasterSki
4.49/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Frank - much thanks sir! Served in a tulip and shared with friends at Northdown's Lions, Tigers, and Beers.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and splotchy lacework. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - Musty, earthy funk, with some lactic sourness, and perhaps a hint of forest floor. Some tart stone fruits, but definitely more on the 3 Fonteinen side of things. A touch of blue cheese comes out as the beer warms up. Extremely gueuze-like.

T - The taste is significantly more acidic, with tart grapeskins, stone fruits, a bit of bright citrus. Not nearly as funky as the aroma, with significantly more sourness; decidedly more Cantillon on the flavor side of things.

M - Dry, moisture-obliterating texture, with pleasant carbonation. Medium-light in body, and quite crisp and refreshing. On the acidic side of the spectrum, but never grows fatiguing.

D - It tastes like gueuze, which was the whole point of this experiment. Quite an achievement for an American brewery to make something this authentically Belgian. I preferred this to the Cantillon gueuze that was on-tap, and would happily drink the entire 750ml on my own. Bullfrog is back with a vengeance here.

MasterSki, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of stakem
4.3/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Draft offering at bullfrog served still during the release of Oud 15. The chalk board announced this brew as "le roar grrrz" a still lambic aged in oak. It appears a mild hazed copper color with a few large bubbles that hang around the edges.

The smell is super lemony lactic with a huge note of funk and oak with a bit of diaper and vinegar. Overall a solid smelling lambic that immediately made me think classic cantillon and drie fonteinen but with a little twist.

The taste is lemony tart initially giving way to funk and fruity notes that are minorly tropical with earth and some raw oakiness. A mild vinegar inclusion that gets almost briny at times with some minerals across the back. The more I sip this it goes from tart to straight up acedic with some serious enamel stripping power.

This is medium bodied with a dry tannic feel and acidic burn. Being still did not distract from the experience at all. This was a pretty freaking awesome attempt at recreating a lambic and im sure if blended could have some serious potential. It wasnt until after the fact that I learned this is the direction the barrel againg is taking at Bullfrog and this was infact made with Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen dregs. Color me impressed.

stakem, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of CTJman
4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

CTJman, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Stevedore
4.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle from the 2014 release. Poured into a Drie Fonteinen stemmed glass 9/5/2014.

A- Darker medium copper body, clear with a one finger white head; good retention, plenty of lacing. Looks the part. [4.25]

S- Very focused, intense lemon, citrus and oak. You can smell the lactic acidity; and there is a slight amount of musty hay, funk. Not as much complexity as OGV, but this holds its own in terms of the smell. [4.5]

F- As the nose portends, this is a very forward beer, with plenty of lemon and oak. Lots of lactic acidity and vinegar that balances out overall to create a very sour AWA. The lemon reminds me a lot of Drie Fonteinen's signature flavours, although there is a bit less funk to be found in this one. Fairly complex but understandably not as complex as the better lambics I've had; but you could definitely convince me this was a Belgian brewed wild ale. As it is, it is heads and shoulders above the likes of Boon, Lindeman's, etc and approaches the level of Armand. [4.5]

M- Medium bodied, substantial feel that is soft and peppery at the same time. Plenty of carbonation that coats the tongue in oaky lemon tartness and then evaporates, leaving it dry and refreshed. Very good, and in my opinion the best part of the beer. [4.75]

O- This AWA is the closest one I've had that could trick me into thinking it was blended in Belgium. At the same time, given the hype and what it takes to get a bottle of this, I'm thinking you might as well invest in the real thing! Still, this was a true pleasure to drink and comes highly recommended. [4.5]

Final score: 4.5125

Stevedore, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

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Photo of orangesol
4.48/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Awet for busting open his set for us at Pre-Ffej the other night.

A - Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small streaks of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of musty basement, yogurt, lemon rind, earthy funk, dash of blue cheese and some mild lactic sourness. The drie fonteinen side really shines through in the aroma.

T - Starts off with a lemon yogurt twang quickly being joined by the earthen funk, wet hey, barnyard funk, some aged cheesiness and woody oak tannins. Finish is quite dry, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp, dry feel with a bit of that american twang to it. The feel is pretty much spot on.

O - I had this one on draft about a year ago and it was pretty good but still a little raw. It has really come into its own in the meantime, boding very well for the future. As it is, this is definitely one of the best attempts by an american brewery to make a true gueuze.

orangesol, Jul 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.5%

vissai, Jul 21, 2014
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Le Roar Grrrz from Bullfrog Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.