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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Reviews by CotterEU:
Photo of CotterEU
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

More tea than beer to me.

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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 VelvetExtract
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

ACBF pour. I personally thought this was the star of the fest. Pours an orange color. Aroma is just money. Juicy, fruity, sweet hoppiness. Peach, apricot, pineapple. Light wheat. The flavor is even better as it absolutely pops on the tongue. It really reminds me of those candy peach rings you can buy in the 25 cent bags. I later find out its brewed with Mosaic hops, which give it the distinct hoppy character and Rooibos tea. I have had Rooibos tea before and now it all makes sense. The unique, fruity element must be from the tea. Lighter bodied. Great flavor. Awesome beer!

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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 Jcorn
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 77apm
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
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 JC333
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of juicebox
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Studfarm69
4.57/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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 HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.49/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 mackeyse
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From can purchased at Halftime Bev

Pours dark amber. Very frothy head that took a while to calm. Catch some tea on the nose as well as malts. Getting some floral notes but they aren't prominent. Tastes like it smells: Heavier on the malt. Very nice balance overall. Light-ish body and the taste lingered for some time after the sip. Not astringent though

Taste wise I can appreciate the blend of the tea with the malts but it's not something I'd revisit. I'm an IPA junky so the predominance of malts conjures up thoughts of aged IPA's even though I'm aware Marz wasn't going for a hop bomb. The lingering aftertaste wasn't all the welcome. I'd recommend this to people just based on the fact that tea and beer may not seem like an optimal mix but this works, even if it's a "one and done" for me.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid solid brew. Given to me buy a friend beer bud. He will remain a bud.

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Photo of rossracing
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 MilwaukeeBeerMaker
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgator3
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this beer at Cigar City's Hunahpu's Day 2016 in Tampa, FL. This beer really stood out to me with it's darker color and fresh tropical fruits in the nose. I really enjoyed this brew and it's lighter ABV could lead me to drink a few of these at one time. Very tasty!

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeThumel
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Jungle Boogie from Marz Community Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 250 ratings