Meerts
Funk Factory Geuzeria

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #1,006
ABV:
3%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,571
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 5.45%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
55
From:
Funk Factory Geuzeria
 
Wisconsin, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  6
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: Call it lambic’s baby brother. Meerts, meaning March, is the low alcohol "table" or "field" beer traditionally made from the second runnings of lambic’s turbid mash.
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 55 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of zeff80
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured a clear, golden yellow color with a small, bubbly white head of foam. It smelled of lemon, tartness, green apple and a touch of caramel. Nice tart bite with lemon and green apple. Subtle caramel sweetness.

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Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives relatively clear and lemon colored; a very limited head and just a few strands of lace

Smell: Lemon tones dominate the aroma, with some barnyard funk and cheesy tones

Taste: Very much a table beer flavor profile, with tart lemon tones, white wine grape and a very dry finish

Mouthfeel: Light body with low carbonation

Overall: Really good for what it is but it is important to note that it is not intended to be a Lambic - it is intended to be a table beer

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Photo of REVZEB
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A nice light and airy lambic for anytime while in the mood. The nose is light and pleasant with accents of perfume, vanilla, flower field, hay, yeast, lemon, pear and oak sourness. The taste has a tranquil sour finish that goes nicely with the bouquet of lighter flavors that were in the smell and a punch of lemongrass. Has a wet wine like consistency in the body.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml capped bottle into Night Shift stemware. Thanks to Jeff for this one. Shared with schen9303.

For an American "lambic", the nose on this is out-of-this world. Hints of lemon, hay, barnyard funk, wet wood and aged, stinky cheese. Phenomenally ripe and funky. Super aromatic too as I get a whiff of this as soon as I start to pour. Beer opens with hints of lemon zest, tart white vinegar, white grapes and champagne tartness. While the barnyard is readily apparent on the nose, unfortunately, it isn't on the palate. There's some hay and porcelain in the back but mostly, this is just incredibly tart with a sourness that builds and builds until a puckering, biting-on-a-lemon finish. Feel is light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and puckering going down with a filmy, lingering aftertaste.

This is a little intense for me. Lambic to me is soft, subtle. Sour, but only to the extent where it showcases and complements the funk, barnyard and other flavors. This is just too sour for its own good.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a light orange color, slightly hazy, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like lemon candy, grassy funk, stone fruit, oak, and hay.

This is light and delicious- sparkling and refreshing. There's a lemony and peachy fruity funk to it, with a bit of grassy and herbal funk- sort of hay-like, feels organic. There's a touch of oak and light white wine.

This is light bodied, crisp and clean, with a good level of carbonation.

This is awesome stuff. So light, deceptively simple, and so drinkable.

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Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Easiest way to describe this beer: Lambic water.

Lemon. Oaky. A little funk. Refreshing. Light. Notes of hay and strawberries in the finish. Very easy to drink.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by Khalil. Thanks man.

Pale yellow body, light haze, nary a head. Aromas of apple, funk, white grape. Tart, forward on the palate. Drinks young. Should age well. A bit ripe with grape sweetness.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ah the star of the tap room opening weekend, also paired with the bottled release of Meerts. Such a great beer in and of itself, but also, you can see it also makes for a great base beer for the use of fruit or whatever else you want to throw into a beer.

This is a hazy NE IPA like appearance. Same golden color, haziness and light body. The aroma is quintessential Americana funk, manages to incorporate some of that Wisconsin farm/dairyland into the aroma. Neato.

Taste, nice lemon like tartness, good wheat to temper the sourness with and build around. Slight wood feels. Cheese like funk and farm continues unabated. Comes off complex yet simple at the same time, an amazing amount of taste and smells into an easy drinking light body and abv. I hope this shit becomes as ubiquitous as the New Glarus fruit beers are in Wisconsin. Well done and a beer you can (and they already have) build a bunch of variations around.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is slightly cloudy pale gold, like the color of pineapple gummy bears, with a minimal filmy head.

Smell is subdued, light, round funk with lemon, hay and mint.

Taste is lactic and cheesy Colby with a slight tart lemon-lime character and toasted cracker. The funk is unique, like old cream or the sort of aged cheese that has crunchy enzymes.

Meerts has a nice pillowy froth with a semi-dry, tart finish.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the brewery. Pours a very slightly hazed pale straw yellow color with fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. Funk and wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes very bland and mild.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the source, served in a pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy lemon yellow body, one finger white head, good retention, thin and splotchy lacing. Smell is light lemon, grain, mild vinegar, touch of lactic acid, perhaps a bit of white vinous character. Flavour is a nice spectrum of lemon, mild grainy sweetness, mild vinegar and a little bit of lactic acid. It's not particularly complex, but it has a fair bit of overall tartness and solid complexity for a 4% drink. The body is lighter bodied, easily consumed in minutes on a hot day, and works as a nice tart daily drinker with reasonable complexity. This works nicely as a readily available beer at the taproom, and I'll be sure to stop in on a regular basis for this one.

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Meerts from Funk Factory Geuzeria
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 55 ratings