Le Roar Grrrz Kriek
Bullfrog Brewery

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From:
Bullfrog Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Lambic - Fruit
Ranked #18
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
97
Ranked #611
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 8.18%
Ratings:
213
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 16, 2021
Added:
Jul 31, 2013
Wants:
  105
Gots:
  42
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Notes: Our award-winning & world-renowned Le Roar Grrrz wild ale ... a time-intensive, barrel-aged sour beer (Gueuze/Lambic), conditioned on sour cherries and keg-conditioned to perfection (3-4 years per batch). A rare treat.
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4.19 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Oct 16, 2021
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4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

Flush pinkish red clear body with a pinkish thick cap. Sweet and tart cherry float upon a sea of oak, funk, whipped creme, candi sugar, green apple, lacto, and phenols. This is one of the tastiest krieks I have ever had. Has the usual trappings of funk, big cherry, oak, phenols, green apple, dry earth, and big lacto, but with the residual sugars is a vanilla whipped cream/Cceme brûlée flair that is intoxicating. Tart and slightly acidic, funk is present but as much as it is smelled and tasted, smooth with an elevated finish, dries out after starting pretty wet. Really nice new world kriek

Oct 07, 2021
 
4.14 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania on Sep 20, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

Pours a dark mahogany with a rose head.

Smells of sour grapes leather and rotten wood.

Sour wine with acrid bitter lemon with a stale nut after taste.

Jul 09, 2021
 
4.44 by mdfb79 from New York on Dec 26, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The beer poured a derp ruby red color with a white head.

Smell - The nose was dry but had some sweetness from the cherries. There was also a level of tartness.

Taste - At the front, there were tart cherries than were not overly sweet. There was a nice oakiness. It was not overly tart, but had a nice dry oaky finish.

Mouthfeel - There was a nice body that made me think for a moment that I had cherry puree in my glass.

Overall - The beer was not overdone. It was a good version of a kriek.

Jun 06, 2020
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2.97/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by grover37 from District of Columbia

750ml bottled 3/2/16, drank at home May 2020 with Lisa. Paid way too much for this at $42 I think at CBC in DC.

This is really bad. Big acetic nose - not much but vinegar, might be some sour blackberry in there. Flavor is a bit better but still has a pretty biting acetic finish. It's pretty embarrassing that people freaked out over these beers not that long ago.

May 17, 2020
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3.04/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

L: Looks like cranberry juice with minimal head, retention, or lacing.

S: A tart wine and lactic aroma. One note with little in the way of a cherry aroma.

T: Mostly dry, a little tart, a little fly. Kind of weaker and lacking interest.

F: Bite is from sourness more than the carbonation. It’s a bit dull and flat. Medium weight otherwise.

O: I was less than blown away by the raspberry version but with hundreds of ratings and a 4.44 average I expected a sure bet here. Do me I have had far better and more interesting sours and this fell flat and lame. Don’t understand the hype here. My last Le Roar.

May 09, 2020
 
4.5 by bigred89 from Maryland on Dec 01, 2019
 
4.34 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Jun 21, 2019
 
4.43 by Budlum from Maryland on May 20, 2019
 
4.25 by Gobzilla from California on May 05, 2019
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4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Ciocanelu from Romania

Hazy orange color with white head. Aroma has sweet wood and vanilla notes with fruit preserve juice. Taste is tart and really woody with a background vanilla sweetness. Bitter cherry pit bitterness. Light body with medium carbonation. A bit acetic and harsh but overall it's pretty interesting.

Dec 08, 2018
 
4.04 by nmann08 from Virginia on Sep 19, 2018
 
4.42 by RBuckley73 from Nevada on Jun 19, 2018
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4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

Pours a deep plum, light bubbly head. Aroma has some smooth wood tannin, vine, sour cherry, yeast funk. Taste is well-balanced, not abrasively sour, good expression from the cherry flavor, more oak tannin. Very well done

May 18, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by moose1980 from Germany

Clearer and lighter in color than the other fruited versions. Cherries come through nicely in both aroma and taste, even ending with a pleasant cinnamon-like kick. After having heard this had zero Kriek characteristics, that may have lowered my expectations. This was really enjoyable and way, way better than the other ones, though I've yet to have the Framboise. Low carb like the others, but doesn't hinder the beer overall.

Feb 25, 2018
 
4.38 by Gregf51 from Ohio on Jan 01, 2018
 
4.14 by mattsander from Canada (AB) on Sep 11, 2017
 
4.15 by wordemupg from Canada (AB) on Sep 09, 2017
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4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by gcamparone from Rhode Island

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Le Roar Grrrz Teku glass. Acquired in a trade.

Pours a clementine orange hazy amber body with a two finger white head that sticks around for a while, reducing to a white ring and leaving little lacing.

Aromas are heavy on the oak - lots of wood here, musty basement, funky yeast, overripe oranges, citrus, grapefruit, vinegar, light cherries. This smells amazing.

Taste matches the nose quite well which is really nice - tons of oak and barrel present, light cherries, funky yeast, musty wood, finishing with grapefruit and tart sour citrus. Mouthfeel is medium light with medium carbonation.

A great Wild ale. My only complaint is there isn't much cherry here. Great Gueuze character though.

Apr 18, 2017
 
4.25 by Narthax from Texas on Apr 13, 2017
 
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Mar 12, 2017
 
4.25 by AMCimpi from New York on Feb 22, 2017
 
4.14 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on Nov 05, 2016
 
4.25 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Aug 01, 2016
 
4.19 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Jun 07, 2016
 
4.5 by dheldman from Minnesota on May 31, 2016
 
4.27 by enelson from Illinois on Apr 30, 2016
 
4.19 by Viperman1316 from Indiana on Apr 30, 2016
 
4.75 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas on Apr 25, 2016
 
4.12 by SweetChicken from Massachusetts on Apr 01, 2016
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3.19/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
by yankeepride from New York

Really, really disappointed in this after all the hype (and what I gave up to get it). Fairly average wild ale, with minimal kriek presence, not much body to speak of, and overall not something I'd want to pay shelf price for, let alone stand in line all night to acquire.

Mar 19, 2016
 
4.46 by TboneRN from Minnesota on Mar 18, 2016
 
4.25 by Eziel from Ohio on Mar 14, 2016
 
4.29 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Mar 13, 2016
 
4.34 by jmartinger from Pennsylvania on Mar 10, 2016
 
4.46 by FreshZ from Missouri on Feb 15, 2016
 
4.5 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Feb 11, 2016
 
4.25 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Feb 02, 2016
Le Roar Grrrz Kriek from Bullfrog Brewery
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 213 ratings