Funk Yeah | Beachwood Blendery

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Brewed by:
Beachwood Blendery
California, United States

Style: Belgian Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The beer is a meticulous blend of 20% three year old, 20% two year old, and 60% one year old lambic-inspired beer, that was fermented and aged in oak barrels. The majority of the barrels were inoculated with our house culture, while a couple were from our spontaneous program. Barrels were chosen that had characteristics similar to traditional lambic and gueuze, and only a limited amount of this beer was made.

Added by StonedTrippin on 09-23-2018

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Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tap pour from Shelton Festival 2018. One of the closest american wild ales to Gueuze I have had. This was really well done. Oaky, citrusy, funky, with some stone fruit. Impressed.

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Photo of mig100
4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

after enjoying this one so much, it came as no surprise that this won the gabf gold medal in the category, its impeccable stuff, and i have learned that all of these beachwood lambic types are second to none, some of the most faithfully authentic tasting stuff happening anywhere, all of it so impressive. this is the gueuze type, a blend of one, two, and three year vintages, no fruit. its a little deeper in color to me than a lot of them are, a bronze almost, some haze and some head too. the nose sends my head right back, really funky, really mature, and really sour, instant pucker and mouthwater, layers of white white and oak, funky musty basement dankness, aged hops, and dense cereal grains, wheat driven. the flavor has a ton of white grape ton it, some iodine in the funk, bracing acidity, and enough oak to almost make this thick in the feel. the fermentation profile is decidedly belgian, familiar, like the other great lambic makers, and thats a very high compliment, it would fit just fine into a lineup of the classics in this style! for all my criticisms of the gabf winners, the judges certainly got this one right. dying to see how it ages. enormously delicious, these guys are killing it in the wild beer department right now!

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Funk Yeah from Beachwood Blendery
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 3 ratings