Le Roar Grrrz Kriek - Bullfrog Brewery
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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
4.64/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A big thanks to Frank for this one. 750ml unlabeled corked and caged bottle into a Cantillon balloon. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a dazzling clear, deep red. Pink foamy head with moderate stick. Spotty lace. A really intense color. Excellent!
Nose is plastic, hay, wood, foam, cobweb funk, and sweet cherries. Real aromatic.
Opens sweet and tart cherries. Foamy and oaky in the middle with notes of hay and moss. More fruit in the middle with a end that is puckering fruit and funky cobweb. Sweet and tart fruity aftertaste. Really juicy and funky.
Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down sparkling. Puckering finish with a filmy aftertaste. Exactly what I want.
A really excellent sour that rivals any other cherry-based American Wild Ale.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2013 02:28:38 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.46/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Served on-tap at the Bainbridge Street Barrel House 1st Anniversary Party as well as from a bottle a few months back.
A - Pours ruby red with a fluffy one and a half finger tall pink head, dissipating down to a light film around the edges of the glass, leaving spotty trails of lace down the sides of the glass. Really nice looking beer.
S - Smells of tart sour cherries, damp basement must, bit of barnyard funk, woody oak, earthy minerals and some nice sourness. You can really pick out the individual parts making this one up.
T - Starts off just like the nose. Lots of tart sour cherries up front quickly giving way to the musty funk blend from the yeast and a quick hit of tart sourness. Hints of oak, some citric fruit and the earthy minerals help round it all out. Finish is tart with a decent amount of dryness, lingering after each sip.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Tart, dry feel with a good amount of fruit throughout.
O - An excellent Kriek. You can really taste the Cantillon must and Drie Fonteinen funk from the yeast and they combine really well with the cherries. Last time I had it the cherries were losing out to the stronger yeast, I am glad to see some extra time has evened things out. Can't wait to get my hands on some bottles of this one, it's going to age with the best of them.
Serving type: on-tap
11-06-2013 01:47:46 | More by orangesol
4.43/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle shared by Nate at the brewpub.
Pours a bright ruby red color with golden copper edges and a 1.5 finger, pinkish-white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Some spotty lacing left behind.
Musty, funky aroma with strong acetic acid and sour acidity along with oak tannins, lactic funk, juicy sour cherries and subtle toasted oak. Some vanilla bean and red wine character as well along with heavy barnyard funk and horseblanket. The fruit presence stands out as it warms giving off hints of cherry juice, fleshy skins and earthy pits.
Full body with very dry and acidic sourness countered by sweet, fleshy cherry, lactic funk, musty bugs and barrel. Dry toasted oak along with vinous red wine notes, notably dark grape, sour cherry, current, strawberry and other dark fruits. This is countered by acetic sourness, lactic funk, musty bugs and dry oak. Decent amount of lingering acetic vinegar in the bone dry finish that leaves me drooling for more. Complex yet very well balanced. One of the better American attempts at duplicating a lambic flavor profile.
Serving type: bottle
10-06-2013 16:56:11 | More by corby112
4.24/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Thanks for bringing this one Mike
unlabeled pre release bottle shared at our 7/27/13 tasting
Once poured, this was one of the best looking beers i have seen. I will second Josh in that it reminded me of being a kid drinking fruit punch, only it packed more punch.. da da da
No head or lacing to be found. Smell of under ripe cherry skin. The smell was underwhelming, and didnt do the appearance or taste any justice.
Flavor of ripe sweet cherries with a mild acidity. Bright citrus with a bit of lemony funk. Extremely well balanced flavor of fruit and sourness. I want a bottle to age for a few yrs to see how the funk developes.
Overall, really happy to have tried this pre bottle release. Probably the youngest kriek I have had to date and it exceeded my expectations of what an american brewery making belgian lambic/krieks can do
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2013 13:09:13 | More by joel66
4.21/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Many thanks to Mike for bringing this along with the regular Roar Grrrz , as it was an excellent beer to try alongside it's base (I assume?). Poured from the bottle, which has silver marker indicating "Le Roar Grrrz Kriek 6/2013" (no label) - into a tasting glass 7-27-13.
The first thing you notice is an extremely deep, intense red flowing from the bottle into the glass which looks so bright and vivid that it's akin to Hawaiian Punch. Suffice to say, this kriek looks incredible. Head settles to a wisp of lace and a patch in the center of the glass.
A bit of funk and sharp citrus over a light cherry and dark fruit background, but a slightly disappointing aroma considering the appearance. A bright punch of acidity and cherry tannin, with some clawing lemony citrus takes the front of the palate by storm, but really washes away quite cleanly. The flavors of the base and added fruit are not quite complementary (yet), and feel a bit at odds with the lemony citrus competing with the dark cherry fruit. Significant oak. Finishes almost strangely clean. Refreshing and light, fairly light carbonation but I'm told this was very recently bottled (silver marker on bottle says 6/2013).
Overall, a very interesting and young kriek. I think very good things will come in time when all of those flavors harmonize a bit more. Very cool to try so young.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2013 18:12:09 | More by jbuddle
Le Roar Grrrz Kriek from Bullfrog Brewery
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