The Bruery Batch #50 Grand Funk Aleroad (G.F.A.R.)

The Bruery Batch #50 Grand Funk Aleroad (G.F.A.R.)

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Brewed by The Bruery

Placentia, CA, United States

Style:  Gueuze

5.8% Alcohol by Volume

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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION In January of 2009, a homebrewer and microbiologist named Al Buck won our Batch #50 homebrew contest with his incredibly complex gueuze-style ale. We knew this beer wouldn’t be easy to re-create, but the perfect layers of classic barnyard funk and lactic sourness were impossible to resist. Nearly 3 years later, after brewing the beer once in 2009 and a second batch in 2010, after adding various strains of wild yeasts and bacteria to the barrels and the bottles, after blending multiple batches back together and well beyond our release of Batch #300, we’re finally prepared to release Batch #50 – Grand Funk Aleroad. Brewed in the classic Belgian Gueuze tradition of barrel aging and blending multiple vintages of lambic-style ale, Batch #50 is one of the most rewarding beers we’ve ever had the opportunity to brew.

ID: 47797 Last updated 8 years ago Added to database 8 years ago

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Overall Rank1860
Overall Percentile95.9
Style Rank21 of 76
Style Percentile72.4
Lowest Score4.1
Highest Score4.3
Average Score4.200
Weighted Score3.600
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Sampled on 3/23/2012. This gueuze pours a light orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Small to no head. The aroma is fruity, funky, tart, must and leather. A medium bodied gueuze. The malts are fruity, tart and funky. Little to no carbonation. Tart and musty with a touch of leather. Nice gueuze. Going to bottle age this one a bit and see what happens. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is tart and fruity.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.3 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    It's starting to blow mind that the Bruery can make such a large amount of sour ales and have them all be so drastically different. This is yet another winner, and so far my favorite beer in a style I've had limited exposure to. I'm usually not a big fan of the green olive funk in geueze beers, but it was lighter in this one-though there was no shortage of funk. Lots of complexity...bright and vibrant, funky lemon, (slight) olive, hay. Very nice and very drinkable. @nd time, just as deep and just as good.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 4.1 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a deep yellow gold .. medium foam .. . nice funk level, low acidity, and medium barnyard .. pretty balanced and quite accessible . .. pretty good for an american gueze .. . . and you have a pig face.

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