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Le Roar Grrrz - Bullfrog Brewery

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Le Roar Grrrz
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world-class

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 5.6%
Wants: 72
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -3%

06-09-2013 16:45:21 | More by spycow
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 19:51:52 | More by MasterSki
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -3%

06-16-2014 01:48:53 | More by mendvicdog
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2013 15:19:42 | More by stakem
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

06-14-2014 23:40:26 | More by duceswild
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -3%

03-24-2013 02:28:09 | More by BARFLYB
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

06-07-2014 13:06:07 | More by ShanePB
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Sean9689

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev -1.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 14:19:27 | More by Sean9689
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

06-15-2014 16:11:30 | More by outoffocus
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

06-20-2013 02:53:58 | More by mdillon86
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

03-31-2013 17:20:02 | More by oglmcdgl
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bum732

Lesotho

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

06-14-2014 15:58:57 | More by bum732
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.5/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 02:56:17 | More by SpeedwayJim
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

06-15-2014 18:02:07 | More by facesnorth
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scotv

New York

5/5  rDev +7.8%

06-21-2014 00:42:56 | More by scotv
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patm1986

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

06-10-2013 01:26:25 | More by patm1986
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browniewithnuts

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.8%

06-15-2014 20:48:27 | More by browniewithnuts
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jbuddle

New York

4.5/5  rDev -3%

07-31-2013 17:55:15 | More by jbuddle
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -3%

08-23-2013 19:02:20 | More by phingdong
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -3%

06-14-2014 20:35:55 | More by phishphorce
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sfr26

New York

4.5/5  rDev -3%

06-15-2014 03:54:31 | More by sfr26
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Greenplastic615

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.8%

06-09-2014 20:47:56 | More by Greenplastic615
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joel66

New York

4.43/5  rDev -4.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 11:55:35 | More by joel66
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bvdubn

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

06-17-2014 14:43:57 | More by bvdubn
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Artmcd88

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.8%

06-21-2014 00:00:28 | More by Artmcd88
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Le Roar Grrrz from Bullfrog Brewery
98 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.