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Batch 50: Grand Funk Ale Road - The Bruery

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Batch 50: Grand Funk Ale RoadBatch 50: Grand Funk Ale Road

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very good

215 Ratings
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 80
Gots: 90 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Gueuze |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 11-20-2011)
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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Photo of liamt07
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Sammy, 750ml into a tulip.

Unfiltered browned yellow, with some chunks of yeast. Only a wee bit of head and lacing. Nose is relatively malty, some oak, lemon and tart citrus, mild spice character but the fruity notes are quite nice. Taste has again a really nice malt profile, citrus character, mild oak and tartness is quite gentle. Medium body, medium low carbonation. A beautiful beer, easily consumed with enough complexity to keep me entertained.

liamt07, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Bruery snifter. Poured a golden yellow-orange that had a minimal white head that subsided to none quickly. Maintain minimal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised sweet malt, tart, fruit, acetic acid, wood, earth, and funk. The flavor was of sweet malt, tart, vinegar, fruit, wood, and subtle funk. It had a light feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. Based on the name I was seriously expecting to be completely overwhelmed by funk. However what I found was a rather acidic offering. This was a pretty nice thing though if you ask my palate. I was able to easily crush the full bottle of this. Nice job on this one.

thagr81us, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Sammy
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enormous waftng geuze aroma, pleasant. Yellow bodied, lots of yeast chunks, of course particularly at the last sample. Smooth mouthfeel. The potential tartness, which increases by sample, is well malted, so that drinkability is very good. A very good geuze.

Sammy, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Azrael, Feb 09, 2013
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2.88/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Thanks to capra12 for this one. 750ml bottle poured into a Cantillon tulip. Shared with schen9303.

Cap comes off layered with a thick, orange-yellow scum. Beer pours a coarse, 1 finger white head that collapses quickly. Beer is an attractive, clear orange-yellow. Lacing is non0existent. No real legs either. Pretty blah.

Nose is light vinegar, fresh lemon, mellow sour peaches. Some light soapiness mixed in for good measure. Not the most aromatic. Not offensively bad but nothing stands out either.

Opens tart lemon and peach. Some sweet citrus, passion fruit and starfruit towards the middle with a rather sweet, fruity finish. Aftertaste is a slight funk with a touch of tropical fruit. Almost completely missing the funkiness of a typical gueuze as well as the big tartness. Too sweet for the style also.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and abrasive and sparkling going down. Finishes soft with a lingering, mellow aftertaste. Wish this one was a big drier and not as oily. Still decent though.

To characterize this as a gueuze is doing it a disservice as it doesn't compare to the Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, Girardin and even Hansenns and Lindemanns of the gueuze world. The funk component is almost completely missing from the nose and flavor and the feel just doesn't excite the palate. A decent beer overall but in the style, its way overmatched by its Belgian brethren.

SpeedwayJim, Jan 26, 2013
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Batch 50: Grand Funk Ale Road from The Bruery
89 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.