US - Mid-Atlantic Bullfrog Grrrz Release 11/17/18

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by Avalon68, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Avalon68

    Avalon68

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    Date: 11/17/18 @11:00 AM

    The following bottles will be released:
    Le Roar Grrrz Kriek
    Le Roar Grrrz Black Raspberry
    Le Roar Grrrz Cocoa Framboise
    Barrel Aged Cider

    3 bottle limit on each

    All bottles are 750ml cork and caged.


    Price:

    Grrrz $25.00 per bottle

    Cider $20.00 per bottle


    Current Pub Club members can purchase their bottles beginning Fri 11/16 @ 11:00 AM.
     
  2. holldy01

    holldy01

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    Does this mean Nate is back?
     
  3. Avalon68

    Avalon68

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    He is not. There were a few different people involved with the program and its development. The current brewer and the owner have taken over the barrel program.
     
  4. JBPortland

    JBPortland

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    Are these good again? I had a Framboise and a Blueberry (2016 bottled date stamp) and they were not good. Flat, nail polish, moldy mustiness, and underwhelming fruit presence.
     
  5. Maakun

    Maakun

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    I haven't had a bad GRRRz yet, but I haven't tried them all. Would be interested in these too, if anyone is going and looking for some real lambic let me know :cool:
     
  6. Avalon68

    Avalon68

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    This batch of kriek is probably my favorite Grrrz to date. It spent a lot more time on fruit than previous versions. Very fruit forward. I have not tried the other 2 Grrrz being released for a while. I will taste one of each this weekend and let you know. I can say they were very good when I last sampled.

    I opened a 16 framboise a few weeks ago and thought it was good. Less fruit than fresh, but didn't get any of the off characters you described above. I've never been a fan of the Blueberry...so with you there.
     
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  7. Avalon68

    Avalon68

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    Opened a kriek, Black Ras, and Cocoa Fram last night.

    Kriek - very fruit forward. Big cherry and pie crust in flavor. Not overly sour. Possibly my favorite to date.

    Black Ras - Good amt of fruit..lambic comes through as well. I'm not sure I have ever eaten a black raspberry...but not as tart as normal framboise that has been released in the past.

    Cocoa Fram - Tart raspberry...fruit is present, but not hugely pronounced. Cocoa presents itself in the background...not sweet at all...more like bakers chocolate powder...it's there..but not overpowering. Interesting stuff.
     
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