White Lodge Reserve (Funk Factory Geuzeria Collaboration)
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

White Lodge Reserve (Funk Factory Geuzeria Collaboration)White Lodge Reserve (Funk Factory Geuzeria Collaboration)
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Style:
Belgian Gueuze
ABV:
not listed
Score:
91
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 5.49%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
54
From:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  33
Gots
  20
SCORE
91
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White Lodge Reserve (Funk Factory Geuzeria Collaboration)White Lodge Reserve (Funk Factory Geuzeria Collaboration)
Notes: A blend of 3, 2, and 1 year old American Lambic.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 54
Photo of Ri0
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 750ml bottle into Teku. 2015 Vintage. Darker shade of gold with a soft white 2 finger head. Fades into thick cap with minimal lacing. Looks enchanting. Starts off with a tart and musty aroma. Fresh lemon juice, green plum, and sour grapes. Funk is light and there is a slight woody character. Huge bright tartness that is bordering on sour. Lemons. green plum, and sour grapes. I detect faint funk and some oak and must. Light crisp finish without the overbearing sourness. Carbonation is perfect and the finish is slightly dry. Pretty tasty Gueuze style that I hope is made again by FF.

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Photo of cultclassic89
4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Fine for a gueuze, I'd like it be more hazy and have more carb.

S: Some funk and lemon, typical gueuze like qualities but a bit mild.

T: Same here.

F: Good as expected, could use a bit more body and carb.

O: Nice attempt at a gueuze style, but it falls short of the true Belgian offerings.

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Photo of Wayne17
4.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow this one really blew me away. I had heard good things and they were all true. Nice effervescence which left a head that stuck around a little longer than I would have expected. Smell is tart lemon and lime characteristics and funk. The taste is just sublime. Just the right amount of tart, citrus, stone fruit,and funk. If you set this in front of my and told me it was 3Fonteinen I would have believed it. I can't wait until Funk Factory makes this again.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml cork and caged bottle, served in a stemmed glass.

Pours a hazy, light straw yellow body, two fingers of creamy white head, fair amount of retention, a bit of lacing. Smell is a hefty dose of lemon, a bit of funk, fair amount of vinegar, grainy wheat. It smells awesome. Flavour is a bit less subdued in terms of lemon, but a fair amount of grainy wheat, vinegar, a bit of lactic acid, oak, funk. Its a fair amount like Oak Theory or Vintage 2014. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, a bit slick and buttery (in a non-infected way), very much similar to the other bottled Funk Factory beers. Overall, a tasty take on the Gueuze style. Carbonation is getting dialed in, and the smell of this beer and Frampaars is pretty much to die for.

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Photo of seeswo
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comparable to allagash in quality for domestic Gueuze, this is one of the few produced in American worth drinking. Really great Funk (So it's not just a clever name) and complexity.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Duck last night, thanks man.

This one pours a slightly hazy yellow-ish color, with a small head, and a just a little bit of lacing.

Smells like sour smarties candy, grapes, basement funk, lemon, and some vanilla.

This is a really cool take on a gueuze from a brewery that's supposed to be doing some great things. There's definitely more sweetness to this than the typical traditional gueuze, but it's definitely got some great funky elements to it, a sort of chalky sour candy thing, and some lemony and dusty funk. With the candy sweetness, and the vanilla from the oak, there's almost a creamsicle element to this, which is surprising. There's definitely some oak, too.

This is medium bodied, with a crisp mouthfeel, slightly creamy, and a normal level of carbonation.

A really nice, and super drinkable gueuze. This style is slowly becoming one of my favorites.

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Photo of goldspire
4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like any other gueuze with a nice frothy head. Smells funky and tart with just a bit of sweetness. The taste is damn near spot on for a gueuze. A touch on the sweet side but all the funk and complexity I hoped for. Overall a damn good American attempt at a gueuze.

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Photo of CorporateHippie
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the 8th anniversary party. Poured into a 10 oz snifter.

L-musty blonde with a slightly white head. Didn't stick around too long but I wouldn't expect it to.

S- Musty, fruity, sweet berries, apricot, minor funk

T- Wow. Same as aroma. Tart, funky, sweeter then I would have thought

F- great mouthfeel. Sweet but still dry

O- best thing I had all night (and there was A LOT of good beer to be had. Maybe like you found a bag of your favorite childhood candy that had been locked away in grandma's attic for a decade. Great beverage that I felt honored to try since I didn't get a ticket to purchase.

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White Lodge Reserve (Funk Factory Geuzeria Collaboration) from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 54 ratings