Jungle Boogie
Marz Community Brewing

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American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #7
Ranked #3,304
4.13 | pDev: 6.78%
Marz Community Brewing
Illinois, United States
Jungle BoogieJungle Boogie
Notes: Jungle Boogie is an American Wheat beer with just enough complex malt character to balance the hops and fruity rooibos tea flavors.
Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 261 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by metter98:
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 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 julescake
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Chuckdiesel24
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | 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 Vaulmas
3.26/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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 beersampler6
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
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 robotic_being
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of woodychandler
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
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 ikats
3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

With the balance, fruity, floral and complexity of imperial IPA but the flavor and subdued power of American pale ale, Marz pale wheat ale take the wheat style by surprise, amplifying its taste with a caramelized malt taste, rooibos tea and the oh-so irresistible Mosaic hops.

Hazy copper, the beer's amber and golden hues are laced with a bready translucency. Its tropical, citrus and herbal scent is a mix of hops, tea and natural fruit esters while its taste is lightly toasty, sweet and dense like poundcake.

As the flavors unfold, the caramelized, nutty and toasted sweetness begins to slowly recede, allowing the hop flavors of pineapple, mango, apricot, peach, grapefruit and orange. The rooibos flavors link the hops and malt with its own herbal, spicy and honey-like character. Bitter to finish, the hops finally outweigh the malt and tea with their own grassy, pungent, dank and catty bitterness.

Medium-bodied from front to back, the resinous, herbal and tannic properties of the hops and tea aid in lightening the body, allowing the taste to have a hop-tilt to close. A linger of cannabis and grassiness lingers while a trickle of marmalade extend almost as far.

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Photo of emerge077
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottles just showed up, adding a review to an original 4.25 rating.

Pours a glowing russet orange color, doesn't look pale at all despite the label. Full figured and foamy, there's a couple fingers on top and plenty of drippy lace around the edges.

The aroma is amazing, pure tropical essence of passion fruit and gummi peach rings, sweet Juicyfruit gum. As it warms there are hints of more underneath, malted wheat.

Taste is firmly bitter from the tea and hop additions, grassy and slightly bready notes underscore the tropical fruit blend nicely. Guava, peach rings, lightly earthy and sweet dried papaya. A firm grassy bitterness lingers long in the aftertaste. Light and easy drinking though it has plenty of depth and substance. Overall a great beer, looking forward to what they pull out next from the bag of tricks.

11/1: draft pint at Maria's, rated 4.25

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Photo of belgbeerdrinker
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 stephens101
4.32/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Murky brown in color with orange hues and a bubbly tan froth. Smell is subtle with notes of fresh cut wheat orange and lemon. Grain, wheat, tea leaves and fresh blueberry make for a unique flavor profile that works to near perfection. Light in body and begs for long, refreshing pulls.

Note to self, "next time get a case of this stuff"!

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Jungle Boogie from Marz Community Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 261 ratings