Funk Factory / O’so - Bosbes
Funk Factory Geuzeria

Funk Factory / O’so - BosbesFunk Factory / O’so - Bosbes
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Style:
Belgian Fruit Lambic
ABV:
not listed
Score:
90
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 8.29%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
44
From:
Funk Factory Geuzeria
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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SCORE
90
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Photo of Sabtos
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark violet-red with a fuzzy thick round collar.

Some tannin pairs with sweet blueberry to differentiate this more dramatically from the Tradeships lineup, but it still has that same sharply hoppy allium gassiness they all have. However, charred oak and red grape develop further on the palate, making this the most complex of the bunch.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

With the spontanious taste of Belgium flowing across the upper midwest, the O'so brewing team collaborates with Funk Factory sour ale makers for a time-honored fermented taste but with the robust tang of blueberry wrapping around the entire session.

Bobes Blueberry Sour pours with a hazy purple hue and then crowned with a loosely knit pillow of pink-stained foam. Bright, tangy and peppery, the scent is fruity with natural sour esters and the copious additions of blueberries. Both hearty and zesty, the taste of berry juices splash the front of the tongue with dry and fruity sweetness.

With the sour ale blossoming on the middle palate, a whole host of fruits evolve- lemon, lime, green apple and white grape carry a cidery and vinous souring across the tongue. Leading with blueberries, a hint of blueberry pancake comes to mind before the sweetness completely fades. Peppery, phenolic and lightly medicinal, the beer's balance is highly acidic with hints of balsamic and acetone to counter the fruit.

Medium-light on the palate, the funk and fauna of the beer isn't only fruit-filled, its hints of saddle leather and horse hair drift in and out of the session with the taint of cork, weathered oak and the must of damp cellar. Bracingly sour, the beer's finishing acidity leaves a medium-length aftertaste of vinegar, cider and pepper on the after palate.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml cork and caged bottle, served in a stemmed glass.

Pours a medium purple-reddish body, one finger white head, short retention time, not much lacing, as is par the course for Funk Factory beers which don't usually have very good head retention. Smells of blueberries, light plastic (like freshly applied plastic), wheat, oak, light funk. Blueberries aren't a typically strong fruit in the first place, and most blueberry beers either taste artificial or there isn't much of a real fruity presence. This is somewhere in between, flavourwise. Blueberry, light lemon, wheat, mild funk, a bit of a sticky, phenolic finish that just doesn't seem to work on me. I question whether this is an unintended byproduct that needs time for the bugs to clean up. Only one way to find out with my other bottle. Mouthfeel is adequate with a medium-lighter body, lower carbonation but remains moderately acetic. Finish isn't quite right, as stated above. Overall, another solid effort from Funk Factory, but certainly not one of their better ones.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.57/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

750 mL bottle. Deep reddish purple body. Medium white head. Smells of blueberry. Oak. A little chemical. Taste is much more chemical. Strong sour berry flavor. While it isn't overly sour, it is intense. Very odd. High carbonation. Disappointing.

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Photo of mothman
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Ruby color. White head.

Blueberries and funk. Light tannins. Light sour and acidity. Light medicinal notes from the tannins. Oak.

Light bodied. Easy drinking. Ends a little dry.

No as complex or flavorful as blabaer. Still easy drinking and very nice.

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Photo of oakagedbeer
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer is one of the best blueberry beers I've had in terms of fruit expression - there's lots of blueberry aroma and flavor coming from it, which is awesome because blueberries tend to be fairly mild. Great mouthfeel and carbonation. However, there is a lingering bitterness that clashes with the fruit and sour flavors, and a slightly phenolic plastic-y background note. There's enough funky/sour flavors to stand on its own, but a little more funk would make this a more interesting beer. Overall, it's good, but not dramatically better than the Tradeship beers from the same release.

Tasted best around 50 °F, in my opinion.

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Funk Factory / O’so - Bosbes from Funk Factory Geuzeria
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 44 ratings