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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Ratings: 233 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of DSlim71
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of scottfrie
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Snifter.

A: Pours a cloudy straw/golden color with no head or trace of lace.
S: Big notes of vinegar, golden fruits and straw. Tart smelling and gueuzey.
T: Follows the nose with flavors of golden fruits, straw, a touch of acetone and sharp vinegar. It’s not as tart as I was expecting though. Other flavors include lemon peel, peach and fruit skins/tannins.
M: A very greasy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Body is heavy and viscous.
O: I wish it had a few more bubbles but the flavors were pretty good in this one. Nothing spectacular but refreshing enough.

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Photo of Bendurgin
3.17/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Andy for cracking this one. Poured into a chalice. This one pours with a clear golden color with just a little bit of white bubbles around the rim of the glass.

The aroma gives of a musty aroma that reminds me of an aged cheese with cellar funk and some hints of lemon and green apples. The pallet is somewhat tart up front with some a bit of a sweeter edge than I would prefer. A little bit light on the flavors with notes of lemon zest and must.

The body is light with soft carbonation. Overall this one is drinkable but not the best in it's class by any means. This enjoyable but I wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of andrewinski1
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Derek for grabbing this one for me! Poured into a chalice. The color is clear and golden. There is just about no head, only a few bubbles around the rim of the glass.

The aroma has some lemongrass tartness with some rubbery notes.

The taste starts out like a tame wild single, with some musty funk. The finish is more gueuze-like with a tart lemon-rind finish. There is some rubberyness in the flavor. The aftertaste leaves some grassiness.

This is light bodied with soft carbonation.

I like this one. Doesn't quite live up to my expectations as it doesn't quite scratch the gueuze itch, but it's a good wild.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 4.12. Thanks Bobby.

A - Pours a clear bright orange with a few large white bubbles that are gone almost instantly.

S - Funk, green apples and some white grapes.

T - Slight funk, mild gree apple again and grapes.

D - Lower carbonation with a very thin body.

O - Smooth and easy drinking. I was expecting a bit more of a funk punch, pretty mild.

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Photo of Ultraman9000
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange color with a thin layer of frothy white head. The head fades down pretty quickly leaving behind very little lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sourness, funk, green apple and other light fruits, lemon, and some oak.

T - Starts off with some sharp sourness and funk with some acidic lemon and some green apple tartness. Through the middle, some oak comes through with a touch of vanilla, other light fruit sweetness and some more funk and wild yeasts. The finish is a mix of sourness, funk, light acidity, lemon, vanilla, and oak.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate-mild carbonation. Feels smooth with a tart and sour finish.

D - Very drinkable. I really like the tartness and sourness of this one. Nice balance and complexity from start to end.

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Photo of BeRanger
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of tylermains
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of dtx00
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of will1256
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of mthomas84
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of harrymel
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of drummermattie02
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at the Bruery Reserve Society initiation party at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a tan head that fades to nothing. No lacing on this one. Smell is of sour, tart, and funky aromas with slight vinegar notes. Taste is the same and is very tart and funky. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good gueuze that is pretty tasty.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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