Le Roar Grrrz Apricot | 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): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BARFLYB on 12-13-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
110
Avg:
4.4
pDev:
7.05%
 
 
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55
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20
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 110
Photo of HattedClassic
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours as very strong and very vigorous head that takes along time to dissipate and even go down a bit. The beer itself is a really nice apricot orange that is extremely cloudy. It would normally be a very good luck that I definitely like if it wasn't for the fact there were bits of dead yeast floating everywhere and other bites.

The beer smell is pretty good. It has a nice and strong apricot note with a slight sugary bit to it. The brett is moderate and blends well with the apricot. Interestingly enough, there seems to be a good apple note going through the smell as well. There also seems to be some leather in the finish.

The taste is pretty good. It still has that nice apricot note with a little less sugar to it. The brett note is much stronger in this case and overshadows the apricot note a little bit.

The feel is good. It's a light bodied beer with a lot of carbonation and heft to it. It's pretty refreshing.

Overall, this beer seems to be pretty good for someone to up their sour game but the more hardcore enthusiasts might be able to find a better sour.

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Photo of dar482
4.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The aroma offers bright musty hay, sweet apricot.

The flavor follows with dried apricot, bright lemons, candy artificial fruits, apple cider vinegar, underlying hay, medium plus tart, refined flavors throughout.

Compared to Fou' Foune, this was more balanced and less puckeringly tart.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour is hazed orange with lots of tight white head. Nose has a light dusty brett to it with tons of really ripe bright apricot. Taste is a bit sweeter, tons of bright ripe apricot, moderate sweetness, high carb, light dusty leather, hints of lacto, and low acidity, moderate bitterness through the finish.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.99/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle into Night Shift stemware.

Pours a smooth, .5 finger foamy white head with good retention. Beer is a clear goldenrod. Lacing is stringy and sparse with good stick. Solid.

Nose is apricot, citrus, lemon, vinegar and a oaky funk. Mellow but pretty complex.

Opens citrus, apricot tartness. Vinegar and acidic in the mouth with hints of apricot skin, pulp and lemon zest. Bubbly and tart and oaky in the end with a puckering, fruity aftertaste. Rather one-dimensional but the apricot works perfectly with the tartness.

Light bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Oily and slick in the mouth and goes down aggressive and lively. Finishes soft with a vibrant, sticky, accented aftertaste. Lambic-like.

Probably the second best of the bunch next to the regular Grrrz. Certainly worth trying but maybe not to go out of your way for.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport, PA, and shared last night at Umberto's.

This one pours a golden yellow-ish orange, like most of the apricot beers we had last night. There's a foamy half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like candied apricot, with sour apricot flesh as well, with some mild funk, and an acidity that's fairly mild.

This has a ridiculous apricot character to it, but it's ultimately less complex than something similar from Bullfrog like Grrrz Kriek. The apricot character subsumes most of the usual Grrrz complexities. They're still there, with a bit of musty funk and sour hay/grain. Otherwise, there's a simply absurd amount of apricot goodness, both sweet and sour. This has gotta be one of the jammiest and fleshiest sours I've ever had.

This has a very juicy mouthfeel, with a sourness of about 5/10. The carbonation level is moderate.

This is a super delicious beer, but not the best of the Grrrz series.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Served in a stemmed glass.

Pours a medium-lighter copper body, one finger white head with nice longevity, medium collar and thin film. Smells of non-descript astringency, a bit of bitter apricot pit, slightly sugary, oaky, mild funk, a bit of lemon. It honestly was not what I expected based on the apricot sours I've had, including Fou' Foune. Flavour is similarly astringent, mild bitter apricot pit, a bit of fuzzy stonefruit skin, wheat, sweet malt, a bit of bread. Mouthfeel is medium-lower body, a bit overcarbonated, bitter stonefruit skin on the finish. Overall, beers like this is why I continue to appreciate Fou' Foune which I think executes stone fruit and sour/AWA/lambic extremely well. This one disappointed quite a bit.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured in a wine glass. Hazy orange body. Big chunky white head and a thick collar. Smells has a lot of apricot. Strong oak. A little bit of hay. Low acidity in the nose. Juicy apricot flavor. Really dominates, Lots of graininess and strong oak. Moderate tartness. Medium body. Well carbonated. Has a really nice apricot flavor. More fruit and better fruit than the others, but it covers up some other the base beer flavors.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.62/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent beer, but really nothing special. Candyish, and lacking in the tart/funk complexity that makes other beers of the style good. Nothing I'd go out of the way to try again.

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Photo of QueefLatina
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On draft at Le Grrrz release

Look - beautiful color.

Smell - apricot, funk, slight white wine nose

Taste - apricot up front, slightly sour, decent amount of funk, wow good.

Feel - soft, great carbonation, interested to see how this will be in the bottle.

Overall - one of Bullfrog's best releases. This beer will continue to develop in the bottle and probably become something even more special that I plan to revisit with my bottles. Drink now as is and love it, let it develop more in the bottle and love it even more.

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Photo of lateralundertow
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If I could rate this beer a 10, I would. Easily the best of the 2015 Le Roar Grrrz release and easily one of the best American sour beers ever created. Puts most other domestic, wild apricot (& peach for that matter) beers to shame. Pours a hazy golden yellow, paper white half inch head that recedes to the glass. Nose of ripe peach, slight whisps of funky barnyard. Taste is peaches, ripe apricot, juicy fruit with a dry, satisfying finish. Fruit lingers in the finish for quite some time.

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Photo of Monktastic7
4.87/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was such an amazing treat to on draft so I can hold off on opening my bottle right away or possibly giving me the opportunity to trade it. Sooo much apricot on the nose and even more in the flavor. Love the bright haze.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks very much to tenderbranson69 for sharing this with me, enjoyed from the Le Roar Grrrz glasses.

The color is cloudy amber golden apricot color with quick dropping white head with spots of lace sticking. The smell has a very tangy fruity sour aroma with notes of wild yeast and a very woody smell with a slight tropical lambic-esque apricot infused funk-wild! The feel has a wonderfully sour without subtlety of sweetness with a very highly carbonated lightly acidic with slight acidic and subtle alcohol equal in the very dry finish.

The taste is great -very fruity with apricot flavor noticeable in the initial taste and light woody quality with a slightly tangy fruitiness with juicy apricot and acetic taste of wild yeast with mostly fruity entry and slightly acidic lemony accent. The taste has moderately woody flavor with a generous amount of woody tannin and light apricot floral and juicy quality in the taste and yet an astringent moisture evacuating element with dry sour fruity taste lingering after the swallow. This is a pretty great tasting apricot wild ale...one I was looking forward to that did not dissapoint.

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Photo of stakem
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a matching bullfrog grrrz snifter. The brew appears a beautiful clear golden orange color with a white cap that persists.

Smells funky and wild with brett blending to earthy oak and some herbal hops still present. There is a wild fruited aspect present in addition to peachy/apricot skin-like character. Despite being a couple months old this is still juicy smelling.

Taste has pleasant apricot/peach character more like earthy skins than the sweet flesh. Earthen oak is present as well as brett imparting a bit of leather. There is even a dusty grain backing to this.

This is medium bodied and modestly carbonated. This is easily one of my favorite grrrz variations. The nose is world class and the taste good, just not perfect (if that makes any sense.) Its definitelu up there not only as one of my favorite grrrz offerings but in the upper tier of my favorite american wild ales.

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Le Roar Grrrz Apricot from Bullfrog Brewery
4.4 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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