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FraGeeLay - Karbach Brewing Co.

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90
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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%


Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ford on 12-24-2012)
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MinorThreat

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-07-2013 04:02:34 | More by MinorThreat
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.11/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fun Series 008. 2013.

A - Poured a deep brown colour with a bid of a muddy look to it. A thin layer of cream coloured head formed and reduced to a thin film over the top of the beer.

S - Spice notes dominate the nose with cinnamon, nutmeg and all spice coming though. Some roast and a hint of chocolate. Not much of the barrel aging is noticeable but there is perhaps a faint hint of oak that I wouldn't have detected had I not been searching for it.

T - A big spice bouquet dominates - ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Some roast and chocolate and a somewhat astringent oak flavour are also present. No bourbon or vanilla come through at all. Way too much spice in this one, which almost completely mutes the barrel notes aside from an unpleasant oak astringency.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 00:54:24 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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tpgraham

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-12-2014 16:07:50 | More by tpgraham
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-24-2014 01:03:27 | More by Shafaegalo
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Ben7773

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-21-2014 03:53:11 | More by Ben7773
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bmurray10

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-19-2014 02:51:05 | More by bmurray10
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Can_has_beer

Texas

4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

FUN 002, aged 14 months

A- Pours light brown with a tan head one finger head.

S- Apples, cinnamon, pumpkin and cocoa

T- Light bourbon flavor, along with oak. Spices are prominant, alcohol is well hidden

M- Very creamy and smooth

O- This held up very well after 14 months. The carbonation was still very prominent, as well as the spices. The only thing that receded was the bourbon. The color lightened up as well, to a light brownish/caramel. This beer was absolutely wonderful

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 04:49:15 | More by Can_has_beer
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-13-2014 04:52:19 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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Canti4341

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-05-2014 17:30:47 | More by Canti4341
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-04-2014 00:50:29 | More by jheezee
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-02-2014 21:09:10 | More by Damian74Shensky
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IrishColonial

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.1%

01-30-2014 00:24:14 | More by IrishColonial
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Dicers

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-21-2014 20:52:02 | More by Dicers
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch 008 from the fun series

Pours a large layer of beige tan head. Color is black.

Flavor profile: a whole mess of spice. Nutmeg and cinnamon. A touch of pumpkin. Some chocolate. Very malty. The bourbon shows, but it isn't dominate. Definitely tastes like a winter warmer.

Mouthfeel: spiced and warming. Medium to full bodied. Ends with more spices.

Overall, a decent winter warmer, but the spices take away from the barrel flavors. Too much spice.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 05:18:48 | More by mothman
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Tiernan

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17%

01-17-2014 03:07:31 | More by Tiernan
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JamLand

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-17-2014 01:51:42 | More by JamLand
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blastoderm55

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-13-2014 03:29:39 | More by blastoderm55
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Premo88

Texas

3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bomber poured into nonic
008 in the F.U.N. series (late 2013 version)

L: dark ruby read, clear, pushed up a big fluffy head of tan foam that sticks and laces a lot; keeps a thick tan collar

S: bourbon big-time ... you can smell out out of the bottle and over the glass as you pour, so much so it's a bit shocking -- I've had a few bourbon barrel-aged beers but none have smelled this much like the whiskey; as the head settles, a strong whiskey-cherries-vanilla smell takes over, a blend of all three but whiskey remains the leader; as it warms up, the softer vanilla pushes ahead

T: just about everything but beer :) honestly, it's a fantastic mix of whiskey, sour grapes/red wine, vanilla, ginger, nutmeg and plenty of sweetness.

F: simple with no major flaws ... seems just a hair thin for a brew that looks and acts much like a big boozy stout -- but it's not a stout; it's an aged spiced beer, and i kind of like the drinkability here; enough carbonation

O: MUCH better than the base beer Yule Shoot Your Eye Out from which this springs; here the barrel-aging adds a huge amount of sweet/sour whiskey, vanilla and cherries and softens the huge ginger-nutmeg-spice flavor of the base beer ... so much whiskey flavor but without a hint of alcohol burn -- frankly, it's a bit dangerous that way.

this is not a beer-drinker's beer. you won't find much malt, hops or yeast flavor. but this is by far the best winter-time holiday seasonal I've run into, and while it's not a winter warmer by style, fans of the winter warmer in search of a twist might love this one. loads of spice, a sweet run of whiskey notes and a nice drinkable quaff.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 21:40:53 | More by Premo88
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California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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ChanceK

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-05-2014 17:15:45 | More by ChanceK
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Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

01-01-2014 06:07:35 | More by mmulebarn
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-28-2013 22:30:48 | More by kjkinsey
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

12-27-2013 20:41:38 | More by wtkphoto
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Texas

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FraGeeLay from Karbach Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.