43 Degrees N - 89 Degrees W | Funk Factory Geuzeria

43 Degrees N - 89 Degrees W43 Degrees N - 89 Degrees W
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Average: 4.47 | pDev: 4.03%
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7

Belgian Lambic

ABV: 6.00% | Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Funk Factory Geuzeria
Wisconsin, United States
funkfactorygeuzeria.com

Notes: This beer is retired; no longer brewed. Our homage to Cantillon 50 Degrees North 4 Degrees East. 2 year old unblended lambic aged in a Brandy barrel. This unique lambic is the fruit of a collaboration between Funk Factory Guezeria, O'so Brewing and Old Sugar Distillery.
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43 Degrees N - 89 Degrees W43 Degrees N - 89 Degrees W
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 7
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4.39/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle. Brewed in 2012, put into brandy barrels 2013, aged for one year, then bottled in 2014. Served in a plastic cup (oye!) for on-premise consumption 5/7/2016.

Pours a slightly hazy medium yellow body with an orange hue, one finger white head with fine retention time, a little bit of a collar, not so much lacing. Smells of deep brandy-soaked oak, moderately sweet distilled brandy, a bit of leather, cereal grain, wheat, lemon. It's fairly heavy on the brandy and overall a major difference compared to say, Dweller on the Threshold. Flavour is a moderately heavy brandy barrel presence, as in the nose. Oak, a bit of leather, sweet brandy, enough that you feel the slightest alcohol burn as you sip on it. Wheat, a bit of lemon, cobwebs. It's an overall different beer than all of the others with a really nice complexity. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, substantial, presumably from the brandy. Good carbonation, a refreshing sipper. Overall- a nice homage to 50N4E with quite a bit of sweet brandy aroma and flavour. To compare with 50N4E b2, this blend has quite a bit more of the brandy incorporated into the aroma and flavour, almost to the point where it was dominating. 50N4E did have a noticeable cognac presence but that complemented the lambic funk more than anything else; adding more complexity and funk. A really nice chance to try one of Mr. Funk's best non-fruited blends, and I look forward to the next one.

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4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The aroma hits of traditional Belgian funk and big lemon with some stone fruit.

The flavor follows with a familiar Cantillon sharpness of funk and tart. The heavy funk continues along with some lemony tart. The beer then transitions to a smoothing out of the brandy instead of continuing to tart out.

A beer that is extremely impressive in living up to the classic lambic/gueuze of Belgian.

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43 Degrees N - 89 Degrees W from Funk Factory Geuzeria
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 7 ratings