Le Roar Grrrz | Bullfrog Brewery

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

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by stakem on 01-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
161
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
6.73%
 
 
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178
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Photo of Sammy
3.89/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice malt beverage. No off flavours. Thanks Mike Herman. Very smooth drinkable. Not so much a geuze as a lovely malt liquor. Very decent drinking and malt liquor.

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Photo of acurtis
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of djrn2
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.72/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of billab914
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Slatetank
4.67/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I enjoyed this on tap and this review is of a bottle we recently opened at a sour beer tasting I hosted.

Poured chilled from the corked and caged 750 ml into a glass.
The color dark golden with light hazy appearance with thin white head with very fine bead and wavy lace sticks. The smell is pleasing sour with tart smell and woody ester with light vinous odor and plenty of wild yeast with very juicy aroma light berry and subtle funk in the background. The feel is tany and tannic with medium carbonation and light acidic aspect with slight juicy grapeskin and mild sweet tart with astringent dry puckering quality.

The taste is exceptional -vinous white grape with woody barrel tannin and light lemony lactic acidic effect on the palate with slight earthy spicy and toasted nutty wood undertone adding complexity with mild caraway aspect as Alex noticed with lasting citrus type almost pith intensity but not bitter with a dry finish. Overall this is a wonderful wild ale -American style 'Gueuze' it is every bit as good as I expected after some time in the bottle. This is unique and wonderful with almost as much drinkability as you can get in an American wild ale. I would recommend this to anyone even those not necessarily a fan of wild ales it exemplifies the great qualities of the style.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Awet for busting open his set for us at Pre-Ffej the other night.

A - Pours slightly hazy golden yellow with a nice one finger tall white head, quickly dissipating down to a light film, leaving small streaks of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of musty basement, yogurt, lemon rind, earthy funk, dash of blue cheese and some mild lactic sourness. The drie fonteinen side really shines through in the aroma.

T - Starts off with a lemon yogurt twang quickly being joined by the earthen funk, wet hey, barnyard funk, some aged cheesiness and woody oak tannins. Finish is quite dry, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp, dry feel with a bit of that american twang to it. The feel is pretty much spot on.

O - I had this one on draft about a year ago and it was pretty good but still a little raw. It has really come into its own in the meantime, boding very well for the future. As it is, this is definitely one of the best attempts by an american brewery to make a true gueuze.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle number is smudged.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange body. Big white head and great retention.

Smell - Smells fantastic. Herbal. Very oaky. Light lemon citrusy acidity. Smells kinda like Mamouche. Has that peppery characteristic.

Taste - Orange and lemon. Lightly tart up front. Has that peppery flavor again. Accentuates the orange. Pale malt. Dry grass. Woody in the back end. Fantastic.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Moderate sourness.

Overall - Well damn this is good. Truly impressive. Challenging the standards of great lambics in complexity.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMart
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stakem
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Draft offering at bullfrog served still during the release of Oud 15. The chalk board announced this brew as "le roar grrrz" a still lambic aged in oak. It appears a mild hazed copper color with a few large bubbles that hang around the edges.

The smell is super lemony lactic with a huge note of funk and oak with a bit of diaper and vinegar. Overall a solid smelling lambic that immediately made me think classic cantillon and drie fonteinen but with a little twist.

The taste is lemony tart initially giving way to funk and fruity notes that are minorly tropical with earth and some raw oakiness. A mild vinegar inclusion that gets almost briny at times with some minerals across the back. The more I sip this it goes from tart to straight up acedic with some serious enamel stripping power.

This is medium bodied with a dry tannic feel and acidic burn. Being still did not distract from the experience at all. This was a pretty freaking awesome attempt at recreating a lambic and im sure if blended could have some serious potential. It wasnt until after the fact that I learned this is the direction the barrel againg is taking at Bullfrog and this was infact made with Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen dregs. Color me impressed.

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Photo of dfhhead25
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Dicers
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MasterSki
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Frank - much thanks sir! Served in a tulip and shared with friends at Northdown's Lions, Tigers, and Beers.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and splotchy lacework. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - Musty, earthy funk, with some lactic sourness, and perhaps a hint of forest floor. Some tart stone fruits, but definitely more on the 3 Fonteinen side of things. A touch of blue cheese comes out as the beer warms up. Extremely gueuze-like.

T - The taste is significantly more acidic, with tart grapeskins, stone fruits, a bit of bright citrus. Not nearly as funky as the aroma, with significantly more sourness; decidedly more Cantillon on the flavor side of things.

M - Dry, moisture-obliterating texture, with pleasant carbonation. Medium-light in body, and quite crisp and refreshing. On the acidic side of the spectrum, but never grows fatiguing.

D - It tastes like gueuze, which was the whole point of this experiment. Quite an achievement for an American brewery to make something this authentically Belgian. I preferred this to the Cantillon gueuze that was on-tap, and would happily drink the entire 750ml on my own. Bullfrog is back with a vengeance here.

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Le Roar Grrrz from Bullfrog Brewery
4.46 out of 5 based on 161 ratings.
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