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Le Roar Grrrz - Bullfrog Brewery

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Le Roar Grrrz
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77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 6%
Wants: 115
Gots: 15 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Bullfrog Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stakem on 01-22-2013)
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

Greenplastic615, Jun 09, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -7.9%
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
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4.51/5  rDev -3.4%
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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4.55/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml unlabeled bottle from Alex via Frank...thank you both for sharing!

Pours a straw/orange color, white head, thin collar, spotty lace. Nose is very similar to that of popular Belgian Gueuze...lemon zest, citrus, funk, some oak. Flavor is funky sourness, citrus, some subtle sweetness, zest, oak. This American Wild has some characteristics of an aged Gueuze, and I'm not exaggerating at all...think 2010 or so 3F/Cantillon. Body is light, zesty carbonation, dry finish.

Overall, probably the closet American Wild to Belgian Gueuze I've ever had. This beer is better then even the old-school beers from the previous brewer (Black Cherry Bomb, Beekeeper, Blue Cheer, etc.). We were all basically blown away by how comparable this is to a true Belgian Gueuze...I have to say, very impressed. Keep up the good work, Nate!

Sean9689, Jun 17, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev -3.9%
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
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4.43/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Unlabeled bottle, pre release. Drank next to some world class geuze and certainly held its own.

Amber color with beautiful carbonation. Light funk with a suttle fruit note on the nose.

Taste was very well rounded, nice contrast between funk and fruit. If i didnt know better i would certainly believe this was from belgium. I remember frank saying bull frog would be brewing more traditional belgian lambic and he wasn’t kidding. Looks like this is the sign of good things to come

joel66, Jul 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

acurtis, Jul 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Unlabeled bottle provided by Frank. A really nice tick. 750ml bottle into a Cantillon balloon glass. Reviewed from notes.

Beer is a dark, cloudy apricot color. Thin white head with webbed, spotty lace with great stick. A real pretty beer.

Nose is hay, plastic, lemon rind, apricot, wood, and cheesy funk. Hugely complex.

Opens lemon and apricot tartness. A foamy pucker in the middle with notes of hay, wood, cheese and cobweb funk. Very gueuze-y. End is tart and puckering with a moss and rotting wood finish. Very deep and well put together. Shocking this is an American wild.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Smooth, slick and light in the mouth and goes down foamy and filmy. Puckering finish with a lingering aftertaste that coats the palate. Excellent.

This is easily one of the best American Wild ales I've come across and it definitely gives some Belgian gueuzes a run for their money. I can't wait for this one to get released.

SpeedwayJim, Nov 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

fiedler84, Jul 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

huskermike12, Aug 11, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle number is smudged.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange body. Big white head and great retention.

Smell - Smells fantastic. Herbal. Very oaky. Light lemon citrusy acidity. Smells kinda like Mamouche. Has that peppery characteristic.

Taste - Orange and lemon. Lightly tart up front. Has that peppery flavor again. Accentuates the orange. Pale malt. Dry grass. Woody in the back end. Fantastic.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Moderate sourness.

Overall - Well damn this is good. Truly impressive. Challenging the standards of great lambics in complexity.

Alieniloquium, Nov 04, 2014
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Le Roar Grrrz from Bullfrog Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.