Bosbes (Funk Factory Geuzeria Collaboration) | O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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Bosbes (Funk Factory Geuzeria Collaboration)Bosbes (Funk Factory Geuzeria Collaboration)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Wisconsin, United States
osobrewing.com

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by oldsyd on 12-23-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
41
pDev:
8.58%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
20
Trade:
4
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3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
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4/5  rDev -2%
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4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
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4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
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With the spontanious taste of Belgium flowing across the upper midwest, the O'so brewing team collaborates with Funk Factory sour ale makers for a time-honored fermented taste but with the robust tang of blueberry wrapping around the entire session.

Bobes Blueberry Sour pours with a hazy purple hue and then crowned with a loosely knit pillow of pink-stained foam. Bright, tangy and peppery, the scent is fruity with natural sour esters and the copious additions of blueberries. Both hearty and zesty, the taste of berry juices splash the front of the tongue with dry and fruity sweetness.

With the sour ale blossoming on the middle palate, a whole host of fruits evolve- lemon, lime, green apple and white grape carry a cidery and vinous souring across the tongue. Leading with blueberries, a hint of blueberry pancake comes to mind before the sweetness completely fades. Peppery, phenolic and lightly medicinal, the beer's balance is highly acidic with hints of balsamic and acetone to counter the fruit.

Medium-light on the palate, the funk and fauna of the beer isn't only fruit-filled, its hints of saddle leather and horse hair drift in and out of the session with the taint of cork, weathered oak and the must of damp cellar. Bracingly sour, the beer's finishing acidity leaves a medium-length aftertaste of vinegar, cider and pepper on the after palate.

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
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4/5  rDev -2%
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4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
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4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
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3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
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750ml cork and caged bottle, served in a stemmed glass.

Pours a medium purple-reddish body, one finger white head, short retention time, not much lacing, as is par the course for Funk Factory beers which don't usually have very good head retention. Smells of blueberries, light plastic (like freshly applied plastic), wheat, oak, light funk. Blueberries aren't a typically strong fruit in the first place, and most blueberry beers either taste artificial or there isn't much of a real fruity presence. This is somewhere in between, flavourwise. Blueberry, light lemon, wheat, mild funk, a bit of a sticky, phenolic finish that just doesn't seem to work on me. I question whether this is an unintended byproduct that needs time for the bugs to clean up. Only one way to find out with my other bottle. Mouthfeel is adequate with a medium-lighter body, lower carbonation but remains moderately acetic. Finish isn't quite right, as stated above. Overall, another solid effort from Funk Factory, but certainly not one of their better ones.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
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Bosbes (Funk Factory Geuzeria Collaboration) from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 41 ratings