398. The Bruery Gunga Galunga
I grabbed this one as part of a trade. I had no idea what the beer was when I grabbed it but saw The Bruery and thought I would give it a try. Had I known it was a beer with Thai influence, lime leaves and galanga root I probably would have reconsidered. If you happen across a bottle of this beer be careful when you open it as it was a gusher.
This beer is black with a huge tan head. Massive bubbles in the head (see photo below). Lots of aroma here but most of it I do not recognize, a bit of lime and some brett. Taste is like nothing I have ever had but not in a good way. I expected to get some brett taste and did not. It did have plenty of lime, spice and maybe a bit of chocolate. If that sounds like an odd combination it is and did not work well together. I let the beer warm and it didn’t matter. Finished the first glass and the rest was a drain pour.
Cons: Very odd combo or flavors
Alcohol Content: 7.7% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): 25
Brewers Website: The Bruery
Brewers Description: Gunga Galunga is a black beer with Thai influence. Brewed with 100% brettanomyces, kaffir lime leaves and galanga root (also known as Thai ginger, but it’s not too ginger-like). This smooth, dry and roasty beer has clear notes of fresh citrus, crushed herbs and will compliment a spicy curry beautifully.