Le Roar Grrrz Aardbei | Bullfrog Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bullfrog Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
bullfrogbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by orangesol on 09-22-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
88
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
8.05%
 
 
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20
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17
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 88
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Photo of stakem
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So this is the strawberry version of Grrrz. Served in a snifter on tap, it appears a clouded pink stained color with a white head that holds well. Some stringy patchy lace hangs to the wall of the glass.

The smell is slightly reminescent of a perfume with a hint of strawberry juiciness. The more the beer rests in the glass, the more the perfume essence fades away giving more of a nod in the direction of natural berry scents with underlying barrel oak, funk and footy cheese (but in a good way.)

The tastes is tart somewhat lemony lactic with a tannic bite that strikes the tongue. Layers of earthen raw oak, must and mild cheese blend to a stale grain flavor in the finish with mild herbal bitterness. Mid palate and into the finish is a fruit essence slightly different from the expected strawberry and it gets progressively more grassy with each sip.

This is a light bodied offering with modest carbonation and overall is well executed. Strawberry is such a dainty and subtle fruit yet they really pulled it off here. I like it a lot but I dont think it is the best iteration compared to the others.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass. Big white head atop an orange body with a pinkish tint. Really nice strawberry aroma. A little musty. Much less strawberry, but a much more dynamic flavor. Oak. Hay. Some light pepper flavors. Oaky as hell in the finish. Medium body. Well carbonated. Moderate sourness, but nothing crazy. Very impressive.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lateralundertow
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.96/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.23/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle #12. 750ml corked and caged bottle into Tired Hands stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a foamy, 1.5 finger white head with great retention. Beer is a clear light copper. Lacing is spotty and slightly patchy with decent retention. A very good looking beer for the style.

Nose is pretty aromatic. Bright aroma of strawberry. Seedy and pulpy with overtones of oak and a spritzy funkiness. Nice and sweet.

Opens lively and aggressive. Hints of seedy strawberry. Pulp sweetness in the middle with a huge dose of Brett funk and oak mixed in. Cobwebs, plastic and hay towards the middle and end. Juicy and tart throughout. Finishes Brett and tart strawberry. Same aftertaste with a light seedy bitterness.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and aggressive in the mouth and goes down dry, filmy and puckering. Finishes dry with a bright, lingering aftertaste. Really nice.

Certainly one of the best of the bunch, Aardbei has a huge dose of funk though I do with the fruit presence was a little greater at times. Still, a very solid beer overall.

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Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sfr26
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 mL bottle dated 2014. Pours a hazy salmon. Smells of mild sour and more potent aromas of strawberries. Acidic and sour flavors up front with less pronounced strawberry character. Tartness bites the tongue to finish.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased at Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport, PA, and shared by myself this weekend.

This one pours a light reddish amber, with a small head, and patchy lacing.

This one smells very, very strongly of jammy and tart strawberry, with some light funk and oak in the background.

Bullfrog really expressed a great strawberry character in this iteration of Grrrz, but I kinda wish it wasn't so one-note. It's not all that sour, and only mildly funky. The oak character is definitely nice, and is a note that is very nice through all the Grrrz variants that I've tried.

This is medium bodied, with a very jammy and slightly seedy mouthfeel, along with a moderate level of carbonation.

Possibly the least of all the second round of Grrrz's, but still quite tasty. Just not as complex as the others.

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Photo of largadeer
3.84/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mendvicdog
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of basickness
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of masterofsparks
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
3.39/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another huge disappointment... More nail polish... Dry, and not in a good way... Fruit in the nose but almost none in the aroma...

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Photo of suckaj
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcp5296d
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Le Roar Grrrz Aardbei from Bullfrog Brewery
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