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Provisions Series: Gunga Galunga - The Bruery

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 19.31%
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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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

MordorMongo, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

kjkinsey, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Texasfan549, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of jsanford
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cola-black with a fluffy khaki head that settles to a thick ring and spotty haze. Getting a good amount of earthy Brett in the nose, along with some citrusy lime, dry cocoa powder, and a spicy ginger quality. Weird, but in a good way. Taste is dominated by the dark malt and cocoa powder, with more funky Brett, ginger, and bitter lime peel. Smooth mouthfeel, with a medium body and decent carbonation. Neat beer overall, but not the strongest Bruery offering I've had.

jsanford, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

JustinMatthew, Sep 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

acurtis, Aug 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

vrbulldog22, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of Gatch
4.15/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased at The Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA.

A: Pitch black with a medium brown head. Decent retention but no lacing.

S: Nose is so different from the taste. Everything is there. Ginger and lime stand out.

T: Huuuuge coffee, massive flavor, and so smooth. Delicious and perfectly roasted coffee. The other flavors show up and complement the overall character. A unique black ale to say the least.

M: Smooth, delicious, bit of a bite from the carbonation. Pleasant and unique flavors throughout.

O: Amazing stuff. Don't know why it's getting hated on as far as the average rating is concerned.

Gatch, Jun 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

DarthKostrizer, May 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

EROCK75, May 19, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4.23/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark black with a finger of frothy chocolate head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lace.

S - Aroma is a roasted and burnt malts, lime and citrus, Indian spices, ginger, and some brett character.

T - Starts off with a mix of roasted and burnt malts with some Indian spices and some ginger. Through the middle, some Brett funkiness comes through with some kaffir lime and some stronger spices. The finish is a mix of some roasted and burnt flavors, more Indian spices, ginger, touch of sourness, and a bit of cocoa.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, spicy, and funky finish.

D - Very drinkable. Interesting mix of flavors with the dark sour ale and the curry spices, but the end result is a pretty tasty mix.

ngeunit1, Apr 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

tjfinkle, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


A: Near black with a finger of brown foam.

S: Redolent of a mild potpourri with chocolate, lime, and some strange spices that are unfamiliar to me. There's chocolate beneath herbal aromatics.

T: Chocolate and lime with more herbal note and strange foreign spices. It actually tastes pretty good. Spices are mellow and there's a pretty nice chocolate profile.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and prickly.

Overall: This beer is a running joke with friends but it was much better than I expected. Perhaps the spices were much stronger when it was first release.

HopHead84, Apr 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Dan25D, Mar 19, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the Bruery Reserve Society initiation party at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours an opaque super dark brown/black with a tan head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is mainly of exotic spices and herbs. Taste is of dark malt and the spice flavors. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that reminds me a lot of Ballast Point's Indra Kunindra with the exotic spices.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

John11486, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

MisterKilderkin, Feb 02, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

ygtbsm94, Jan 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

clarkenstein, Jan 08, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

whartontallboy, Dec 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

spycow, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

EasyReader, Dec 12, 2011
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

cadaugherty, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

GRG1313, Nov 26, 2011
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
Provisions Series: Gunga Galunga from The Bruery
79 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.