Jungle Boogie | Marz Community Brewing

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Marz Community Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Jungle Boogie is an American Wheat beer with just enough complex malt character to balance the hops and fruity rooibos tea flavors.

Added by TMoney2591 on 10-22-2014

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Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy off white head that left a short head after it died down and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of rooibos tea and caramel malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of caramel malts along with strong notes of rooibos tea, hints of herbal hops and a faint amount of associated sweetness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does a very good job at showcasing the aromas and flavors of rooibos tea without being overly heavy on the palate.

Serving type: can

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Photo of WickedBeer
3.61/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

No idea when this was canned, potential for disaster.

A surprising color, a deep red-hued amber color, with tons of head fighting to take up that four finger coverage. Frothy, quickly dissipating, medium amounts of lace.

Sweet, fruity, malty. The malt is to be expected, as l’d imagine this to be at least 6 months old. No idea what Rooibos tea is but it quite possibly could have saved this beer. A floral quality shines through, a pleasant combination of grapefruit and pomegranate.

Malt hits first, a subtle hop presence, then more of that citrusy grapefruit and pomegranate quality. Honestly it’s really not that bad if not for the weird mouthfeel it’s been left with. Floral, fruity, lightly hoppy, I’m good.

The mouthfeel on this is filling, frothy, and really the one thing taking away from this (potentially) old ass pale wheat. High amount of CO2-filled bubbles that need to fizzle out before you can really even enjoy the beer itself.

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Photo of hophugger
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly darker than you would expect a pale wheat to look, but I would assume the darker color is from the tea. Aroma is very floral and citrusy. Taste definitely highlights the earth tea and mosaic hops add the right amount of citrus to balance this beer quite well. Am I drinking tea or beer?. Light bitterness at the end, but overall, I have rated this on the style and it is a great example!!

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Photo of Cemos
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a nice looking pale orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a decent pace. Some lace speckled the sides of the glass.
The aroma had some orange pulp and zest, a wonderful dose of Roibos tea, some grassiness and a touch of floral character.
The flavor was moderately sweet running through a meshing of those previously noted aromas. Just a touch of zesty orange to enliven the taste a bit. Moderate aftertaste of Roibos tea and orange zest.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation and ABV felt on par. Great finish of the Roibos tea and orange zest.
Overall, absolutely wonderful beer but then again I do drink tea so if you don't like tea, this beer might not be for you.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this one is an instant classic for me, a drinkable beer with wide appeal, but a unique enough beer to be picked out of any lineup. its the essence of marz as a brewery for me, a great testament to the value of innovation even in basic styles, and a beer i wish was regularly available where i live, i would keep this in my house at all times. somewhat of an institution already, this is a really special beer. its a hoppy wheat, pale for sure, almost an ipa, spiked with the distinctly flavored rooibos tea in just the right amount. it has a little copper color to it and some chill haze, and a tall and lasting frothy just off white head, really pretty beer in the glass. aroma is the floral and citrusy tea, a potpourri element to it, and then a nice floral and orangey hop profile on top of a hearty wheat base thats just off dry. i love how much the tea stands out, especially if you are familiar with rooibos, its so unique, and the beer seems to incorporate it so well. the exact right amount of hop bitterness, malt body, and effervescence to bring it all to life, such a cohesive and artistic and genius beer. i want to drink this all the time. i love marz, they seem to fascinate me with every new one i find from them, but this staple of theirs is famous for a reason. really incredible beer right here!

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Photo of robotic_being
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flek
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Toynk
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eppie82
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Can. Very tea kind of fruity flavors and aromas. If you like tea infused beer, this will deliver.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can. From degustasur. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 2. I dont drink tea, but thos has peculiar floral, and a bit mineralish notes that are very interesting and that I suppose come from it. Didnt find much wheat though

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Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrc1093
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrKarl
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThomasPynchon
4.92/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Superlative. Influential beer for me; It is likely still my favorite

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Photo of kell50
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WunderLlama
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a glass

Deep amber, tea like appearance , translucent

Thin off white foam cap, scant lacings

Aroma of pineapple, apricot

Malty complex taste, gives my mouth a good workou5

Slight hop bite, lingers nicely

Good beer

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Photo of dertyd
3.66/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours out a dark gold/light brown color, with a thin off white head--------------- the aromas are of pineapple, tea, tropical fruit and peach------------------ the flavors are of Bready malt, sweet tea and a slight minerality with lesser pine and pineapple, the beer has a medium mouthfeel with a tea like dry bitter finish---------------- overall this beer was nice, it was very tea forward, bitter and dry, not bad at all just a little different

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Photo of Vaulmas
3.26/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another big thanks going out to The Boogie Man. I call him Joe.

With the words "Pale Wheat Ale", for some reason I was not expecting Jungle Boogie to pour such a beautiful amber hue. Nor was I expecting it to look quite so clean, but it is and it's beautiful all capped with its giant foamy and fluffy eggshell white head. And that stuff doesn't feel like laying down either, plus it leaves impressive lacing complete with Chicago Typewriter holes in straight lines.

Wow. I had no idea what the hell Rooibos Tea was, but I assume it's what's giving this that amazing fruity aroma. Reminds me of sweet tea with blueberry and mango. It's almost too hard to smell through it, but I am getting a soft powdered light grain from below.

Jungle Boogie is pretty damn interesting. Like a bridge that connects a low bittered pale ale and a vibrant fruity tea. Fruity tea. Frui...ty ...tea. Definitely some berries going on, but I can't quite figure out which ones, so I'll call it a blend. A light caramel malt and a bit of a flowery finish on this one.

It feels exactly as I had imagined. It's smooth, kind of fluffy, pretty well balanced and leaves a nice dry finish combined with that earthy tea finish, if you know what I mean. Go have some iced tea, then you'll know what I mean.

Jungle Boogie is a fun beer. I'd like to drink this along side the late Col. Sanders on his front porch in the middle of summer. Who knows what crazy stories we'd share, but I think we'd kill a six pack together before mowing on some fried chicken on a hot evening. Delicious.

Thanks again Joe. Cheers!

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Photo of joe1510
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz Can
$10.99 4-Pack
Iron & Glass - Romeoville, IL

Jungle Boogie takes on the appearance of tea. It's got that dusky, sunset orange glow about it with a tinge of rusty red. Respectably clear body. The foam forms easily and rises to a finger in height on the pour with some good staying power, eventually settling at a thick, sturdy cap. Chunky lacing clings to the glass as the beer descends.

The nose on Jungle Boogie is extremely unique. The tea adds a very fruit basket like fruitiness that's actually reminiscent of Fruit Stripe gum. It's dripping with tropical notes, nothing specific, just mouthwatering tropical fruitiness. The wheat base is soft and a touch hard to pick out, but it's there. Freshly cracked a little musty and a little doughy. Perfumed florals make up the hop profile. This beer smells delicious.

The flavor brings with it much more of the wheat base. It's bright and bold, freshly cracked and a touch musty on the backend. The rooibos tea is still the main component bringing with it that bright, bold tropical fruitiness mentioned above. The hop profile is floral and grapefruit pithy bringing with it a touch of bitter on the swallow. Good stuff. Unique. Interesting.

The body is on the lighter side of medium. It's lively and active. It moves pretty quickly. The bitterness grows on the swallow after each drink but barely reaches moderate overall. A dry finish seems to accentuate that soft bitterness after each drink. This one can be consumed in mass quantities it's refreshing and light enough.

Jungle Boogie is another fun beer from the fine folks at Marz. The tea is very unique and adds a fun twist to a solidly brewed hoppy wheat beer. The tea is the main flavor component but it works in this case as it's interesting on its own. Give this one a whirl if you haven't yet. It's one of Marz' flagships.

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Photo of drstalker
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonoesh5
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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