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Provisions Series: Gunga Galunga - The Bruery

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 19.36%
Wants: 20
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Gunga Galunga is a black beer with Thai influence. Brewed with 100% brettanomyces, kaffir lime leaves and galanga root (also known as Thai ginger, but it's not too ginger-like). This smooth, dry and roasty beer has clear notes of fresh citrus, crushed herbs and will compliment a spicy curry beautifully.

ABV: 7.7%, IBU: 25, SRM: 30, Release: One time only

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-18-2010)
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Reviews by Overlord:
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Overlord

California

2.35/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I gave this to some folks in trades. Several of them specifically wanted it. Hmm....I hope it agrees more with them.

Pours a murky brown. Light tan foam.

Smells boozy, with some grassy lime notes, and some roasted herbal spices. Oooo ... so .... herbal.

Taste has a weird mint aftertaste, lime, that medicinal/herb undercurrent, some grass/yeastiness. If you like those flavors, perhaps you'll like this more than I did. Finishes bone dry. Any sort of sweetness might have livened this up.

Well carbonated.

I don't know what to say. I feel like the brilliant brewers over at the Bruery (say that three times real fast) swing for the fences a lot. They hit way more than their fair share of home runs (we know about B. Tuesday, Melange 3, Oude Tart, etc., but Premiere from this batch of releases was fantastic) but they strike out every once in a while, too.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 00:09:46 | More by Overlord
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Provisions Series: Gunga Galunga from The Bruery
79 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.