Jungle Boogie
Marz Community Brewing

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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #7
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,004
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 6.76%
Reviews:
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Ratings:
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Notes: Jungle Boogie is an American Wheat beer with just enough complex malt character to balance the hops and fruity rooibos tea flavors.
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Photo of beersampler6
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was quite a nice surprise, since I don’t normally enjoy wheat beers. I also didn’t know what rooibos tea was but it seems to work well with the mild hoppiness of this beer. Pours a slightly hazy, darker orange-amber color with a little lingering fluffy white foamy head and spotty lacing. Smells mainly of malt, a little floral and herbal hoppiness, tea and some faint caramel. Taste follows the nose and again there’s that rooibos tea tannin feel at the back. Smooth, thin, mild mouthfeel with good carbonation. Quite an enjoyable beer and I will have to investigate more brews with this type of tea. Nicely done.

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Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
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 -12.8%
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 -6.5%
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 Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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 +3.9%
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 josanguapo
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
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 WunderLlama
4.18/5  rDev +1%
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 -11.6%
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 Lingenbrau
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +2.2%
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 Dragginballs76
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours deep copper color with nice off white head.

Aroma - Very light honey aroma, light hops with a touch of floral notes. Very light aroma all around.

Taste - Taste is much better than the nose let on. Nice floral flavors, some hop bitterness, honey. There are also hints of grapefruit and orange peel.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated bitter and pretty dry finish.

Overall - A solid wheat, probably one of the best I have had.

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Photo of mschrei
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden brown, mildly hazy with very small amount of particulates. Very little carb or foam. Smell is a blend of soft hops and floral notes. Taste is a gentle wheat ale with an overlaying fruity and floral flavor. There's a very little bitter tang on the back end. An interesting take on wheat beer.

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Photo of cbutova
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I like Rooibos and I like beer. This is the first I have had them as one, intrigued to say the least.

A- A deep amber pour from the tallboy can into a snifter. A thick and creamy cap forms atop the beer to about one finger high with good retention. Haziness throughout the dark body. A few small webs of lace.

S- The aroma captures a lot of different vibes with hops perhaps making up the bulk of the aromatics but not drowning things out by any means. Tropical fruits hints like mango with lime, herbal tea, woody, pine, honey, earthy and floral hints in there as well. The malts poke through just a bit but are by far secondary to the tea and hops here.

T- For my palate, things shift from curious in the aroma to full blown interesting in the flavor. The tea and hops really do play well together with an overall tropical and herbal strength. The flavor balances from limeade and mango to woodsy herbs, honey, melon and floral notes. The balance is unique. Malts again form a slightly bready and sweet base.

MF- The texture is foamy and a bit lacking considering the addition of wheat and the style. Not as silky and strays towards the thin, slightly watery territory. Finishes with a unique bitterness and it almost feels a bit tart.

Unique and flavorful combination of bright hops and bright tea leading to a really cool balance of herbal tea and tropical fruit. The flavor is the best part of the beer but the body falls a bit short especially for a wheat ale.

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Photo of SteveJeremy
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Special beer = special review. Obtained from the $40 (!) 12 pack cans as the newly released/rebranded "Lumpen Boogie," named after Marz's radio station. This is the first time that Marz has done canned beer, to my knowledge.

Look - darker than I expected, but considering there's a hearty amount of tea in this beer, it's not totally surprising. Amber-colored, a bit red, but mostly bearing resemblance to an iced tea.

Smell - Bitter notes, tropical scent, vague hints of west coast influence as hints of grapefruit and soft pine come through.

Taste/Feel - Commendably mellow, smooth, mildly disturbed by the nicely balanced hop character. Bitterness lingers a bit too long in my mouth, but overall, damn-fine work. Don't taste any of the tea (kind of like watermelon in beer, don't feel it's a pronounced flavor unless it's overdone) but presume it's to give the smooth effect.

Overall - What a pleasantly mellow, delicious beer, one that doesn't annihilate with hop character but instead knows how to give the fulfilling amount. Really impressed, Marz, can't wait to get a bit more experimental next time (their What the Pho has me seriously intrigued).

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

-pale wheat with booibos tea in spiegelau ipa glass.

A: Bright orange color with a dense nature. A towering beige foam structure shoots upwards and holds like a rock. Strong effervesce within, great coloring and presentation.

S: Sour country time lemonade, with some tropical citrus. Orange-caramel malt highlights of decent strength with some light hay and peach tea.

T: Flavor was malty oranges, dry citrus and dry tropical fruit hops. Bright orange-citrus hops, fresh lemon and mango fruitiness against some toasty malt and pine. Nice flavor and strength with a finish of herbal earthy tea.

M: Sharp and tingly carbonation on the tip of the tongue. Malty, medium heavy body.

O: Nice tropical hops meets herbal tea backed by a toasty lush malting.Outstanding overall.

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Photo of tone77
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has an orange/copper color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of peaches, mango, tea, juicy. Taste is fruity, mango, peaches, citrus, some wheat, fairly bitter for a wheat beer. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an excellent beer that now defines the style to me.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So right off the top I loved the drinkability of this beer, so smooth, nice crispness and great mouthfeel with the wheat. Crystal clear copper with a finger of white foam. The taste is so balanced with the tea, wheat, yeast, malt, and a bouquet of a pale version of fruit: pineapple, melon, orange, peach, and grapefruit. Smell has some piney hops with wheaty grapefruit, melon, with the sweet tea.

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Photo of Qbdoo
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber with gold highlights. Aroma has a touch of the tea but is otherwise muted. Taste has the hints of tea and citrus with a mild hop bite. Feel is light, crisp, and very dry.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can

Pours red-orange with a dense creamy off-white foam head. Smells like fruity tea, big ruby red grapefruit, orange, some mild caramel bready malt, wheat, tropical fruit, with woodsy earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like big fruity rooibos tea, some caramel bready wheat malt, red grapefruit, orange citrus, tropical fruit, with woodsy earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, slick, fairly heavy and thick with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice wheat ale with tea.

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Photo of tigg924
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy, reddish brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Tastes is rooibos tea, pale malt, and lemon. Not getting much wheat. Very much drinks like a solid American Pale Ale. Medium bodied, slightly bitter, and dry. Being an avid tea drinker this beer definitely nails the exotic and herbal rooibos tea essence. However, much like how I feel about rooibos teas in general, this beer makes for a well done, interesting and unique treat although nothing I would drink every day.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my F night mates who is a Chicago sports fan recently hooked me up with a CAN of this beer in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). Thanks, Smittay-No-Facebook (his Native AmeriCAN name)!

From the CAN: "Malt and tea focused specialty ale that borrows from many styles. Tea and Mosaic hop fruit aromas jump from the glass. What's Jungle Boogie to you?"

The tab fought me on the Crack!, which usually indicates that there is adventure ahead. Sure enough, I got both a squirt & foaming through the vent! The culprit, as usual, was a brimful craft CAN with nowhere for the hinge to go when pushed into the CAN. It seemed to have made up its mind that it was going to be a total pain in the a** & it did not disappoint! The foam in my glass kept coming & coming, so I would back off, let it settle, pour, watch it roar back up, settle, pour, repeat. I do not have this kind of patience on a Stiller Sunday! I was finally left with a finger of puffy, soapy, tawny head that finally sat down so that I could really get started. Grr, Marz! Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a definite tea-like element, bitter yet fruity & my mouth began to water. It smelled like the hops tea that I have made on occasion - mellow, bitter, fruity & a nice use of fresh hops that were too young to be of any use in a brew day. I highly recommend trying hops tea, especially on a long, trying day just before bedtime. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very earthy, much like a wet-hopped ale! The tea and the hops provided an unrelenting bitterness that might not be for everyone, but I liked it. It came close to that taste of oversaturation with hops that I do not like, but here, the brewer(s) showed excellent restraint. The finish was dry and lingering with that tea flavor. I had some on draft in Chicago about a year ago and found it to be as highly refreshing then as I did now. I could see this as part of a shandy on a hot, humid summer's day.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tallboy into a shaker pint, the beer is a vibrant, dark, raw honey coloring, with a stead flow of carbonation feeding a towering, foamy, lacy, clingy, off-white head. Aromas of robust dark tea leaves, caramel, subtle citrus, bubble gum, honey, berries, and earthy notes. Flavors are peppery spiced and richly sweet forward, with a heavy blend of honey, tea, apple, and a subtle citrus blend. Toasted grain backbone, with herbal highlights throughout. The body is light and incredibly soft and smooth. Solid caramel and tea aftertaste, accented by dried grass and subtle acidity. Smooth, soft finish, with a slight bitter linger. Very unique, tasty, drinkable beer.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance
Extra hazy amber with 1 finger of fluffy head. Good retention with lively carbonation.

Nose
Honey, tobacco, mint, wheat, Juicy Fruit, and bubblegum.

Taste
Earthy tea, tobacco, green tea, and touches of mint. Bubblegum and Juicy Fruit gum. Wheat and honey maltiness. Honeydew melon and some earthy, leafy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, semi-dry, and lightly bitter.

Overall
An excellent mix of tea and beer! The distinctly earthy tobacco tea flavors blend well with the wheat malts and fruity hops.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy deep orange/light copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big pineapple, peach, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, papaya, berry, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, light pepper/pine, light caramel/nuttiness, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of bright/juicy citrus/tropical hops, herbal tea, and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big pineapple, peach, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, papaya, berry, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, light caramel/nuttiness, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/herbal/spicy/citrus peel bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, peach, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, papaya, berry, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of bright/juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops, herbal tea, and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, with slight lingering hop/tea astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, sticky/resinous, and fairly grainy/bready balance mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.4%. Overall this is an outstanding hoppy wheat ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of bright/juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops, herbal tea, and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Jungle Boogie from Marz Community Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 255 ratings