Funk Factory / O’so - Fox And The Grapes
Funk Factory Geuzeria

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Style:
American Wild Ale
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 8.67%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
94
From:
Funk Factory Geuzeria
 
Wisconsin, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
94
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Photo of mothman
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Raspberry purple color. Little white head.

A bit medicinal up front. Big grape and tannin flavor. Tart and mouth puckering. Very fruity Light acidity. Oaky. A hint of brett.

Light bodied. Nice carbonation.

A really nice sour. A tad less medicinal flavors and this would be out of this world.

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Photo of dar482
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a purple grape color with reddish hues.

The aroma offers earthy qualities, vinous, grapes, funk, tart.

The flavor is hugely earthy and vinous. Musty cork and grapes follow, along with the acidity and tart quality of grapes. A balance of soft mouhtfeel, light fruits, along with mature must, funk, oak and earthy.

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Photo of Ri0
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured 750ml into teku.

A - Very dark purple with some amber highlights and a dark pink/purple 1.5 finger head. Carbonation seems to have built a bit in the bottle compared to initial reviews. Minimal lacing, but it is so humid that the condensation is interfering.

S - Big tart grape and wine notes with some musty aromas. A bit of jamminess from the grapes along with some oak from resting in the barrel. There is a bit of funk and yogurt to round it off.

F - Quite tart on the initial sip with a sour grape and oak wood flavor. The sour grape skins and vinegar notes stand out, but this does not get overly sour, which I appreciate. The funk is light and minimal and there is just a bit of yogurt.

M - Light bodied, soft carbonation, and a nice dry finish.

O - A terrific beer that allows WI locals to enjoy this style without having any access to Cantillon. In a few more years I think Levi will really master this process. Look forward to future releases.

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Photo of aleigator
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a ruby-lilac ember color, with a small, soon vanishing white head.

Smells of gently spiced, ripe red grapes, accompanied by a tart funkiness. Evokes the impression of further fermented muled wine, with a profound, vinuous note to it. Malts provide a good amount of toffee sweetness, together with a vinegary acridity.

Tastes of a soft minerality, while its stony qualities get wrapped up by bready, stale malts and sweet, ripe grapes. The grapes do provide a riper fruit quality, as well as a pungent sourness, revealing features of vinegar, spices and dusty stone pits. Its vinegar defined sourness exhibits a stronger punch, which remains throughout refreshing, due to its balancing, fermented fruit sugar qualities. Finishes softer with its initial mineralic qualities, as well as grape skin and natural dextrose.

Builds up an intriguing blend of a flemish red ale, as for its intense vinegary punch, and a traditional fruit lambic, based on the beers fermented fruitiness and pleasantly soft mouthfeel.

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Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing purple color. Amazing grape fruity funk. Right there with Saint Lamvinus for me as the best sour/funky beer I have had. Such a beautiful beer and the flavor is perfect. Plenty of pucker, but not overly sour. The sweetness of the fruit is perfectly matched with the sourness to make a delicious combination.

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Photo of kkleu357
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep purple body. Huge funky grape aroma. So much funk and barnyard taste with a bunch of grape and sourness. Really digging these Funk Factory beers.

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Photo of HowardTheDuck
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with @dkrep. Pours a chianti-like color with a small, white head that doesn't stick around long. No lacing. Smells very dry and tannic with nice musty grape aromas. Great mineral character. The grapes are present but they let through all of the base lambic flavor which dominates here. This is currently a short step down from St. Lam for me, but I'm curious to see what some time does to the bottle. An outstanding American lambic nonetheless and another home run from Levi at Funk Factory Geuzeria.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Darker purple body, half finger white head that dies down quickly. Not much lacing or retention. Kind of looks like a red wine really, although not with as much legs.

S- Grapes, a bit of jam, house mineral scent, slightly buttery which seems to come from the French Oak. Smooth white wine dryness mixed in with a jammy grape aroma. Plenty of oak and a bit of funk.

F- Nice acidity, not too acidic. Not a ton of funk, but plenty of red grape must and a bit of jamminess. There is a bit of that slightly buttery feel to it that I've become accustomed to as far as the house profile goes. Slightly slick yet dry. Good complexity and jam, although it isn't St. Lamvinus in complexity, but that's a high bar to reach.

M- Medium bodied, fairly substantial, lower in carbonation, fairly jammy finish. A bit resinous, moderately slick, slightly buttery.

O- Very good lambic-style beer that outpaces the previous offerings. Nice complexity to it with plenty of jamminess.

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Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a crazy deep dark purple color that is gorgeous. Smell is so much funk and grapes. Same with the taste. So much funk and jammy grapes. perfect tartness. As usual, carb is a little low. Overall another great beer from Funk Factory.

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Funk Factory / O’so - Fox And The Grapes from Funk Factory Geuzeria
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 94 ratings