Batch 50: Grand Funk Ale Road | The Bruery

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233 Ratings
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Batch 50: Grand Funk Ale RoadBatch 50: Grand Funk Ale Road
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 11-20-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
233
Reviews:
63
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.05%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
90
For Trade:
5
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Photo of PHBoiler
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light blonde body. Minimal carb at this point. Some hints of oak and white grape on the front end. Acidity is muted and drinks slightly like a cider. Balanced and interesting.

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Raziel313
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Glowing yellow, lots of tiny bubbles, brand new white head, 1/2" range. Aroma was lemon, green apple, wood.

Taste, some variation in bottles, mainly the carbonation, not so much the taste, more lemon, wheat, apple to it. Good, light bodied. Kinda clean, but then again for something described as gueuze like, you'd prolly wanna see more complex funkiness to it. This is kinda simplistic, yet enjoyable lemon fizz notes.

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Photo of cvm4
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Pours a semi-opaque straw body with a hint of orange. No head to speak of as the carbonation bubbles dissipated quickly.

S - Tart aroma of green apples along with some vinegar and funk.

T - Tart vinegar with light oak that transitions into pears and funk. Some acidity on the backend, but not a huge amount.

F - Light bodied and little to no carbonation. Has a wet then mild dry ending.

O - Interesting beer that has held up well. Not overly complex or mind boggling. I think it is starting to get past its prime.

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Photo of drewone
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.7/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kylo76
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EuphonicHops
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaymo18
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whatup14
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TNeedles
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of bsling
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of kristougher
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Roze
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%

Sent to me as an extra from I forget who. Poured to my Cantillon glass on November 1, 2014. Pours clear golden color with just a small bit of white bubbles on top but plenty lacing the glass down low. Really nice funky tart aroma of honey, pears, green apples, a little vinegar, some wheat malt. Reminds me a bit of a sweet jonge lambic. Flavor is funky tart vinegar that fades into sweet fruits like pears and apples, and finishes with oight lightly oaky honey sweetness. Just a bit of acidity lingering on the palate. A bit on the flat side unfortunately. Light plus body. Overall this was an interesting take on a Gueuze that doesn’t have the dusty dryness I generally expect from the style. Hurt a bit by the low carbonation but otherwise perfectly drinkable and decent sour beer.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of GClarkage
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of millerbuffoon
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Batch 50: Grand Funk Ale Road from The Bruery
3.83 out of 5 based on 233 ratings.
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