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Funk Factory Geuzeria / Oso Sikaru

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 382   ABV: 12.75%
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American sour with dates. The mouthof a perfectly contented man is filled with beer. Sikaru was a beer brewed thousands of years ago by the Sumerians. I learned of how this beer was made, it struck me how similar it was to the Belgian lambic process. I read that Sikaru was commonly fruited with dates and decided to add dates to a couple of our young lambic-style sour barrels. 100lbs of dates went into each barrel and with all that additional sugar it took an additional 6 months to finish and resulted in a high ABV beer. Treat this like a big barleywine. Lay one down to mellow for a few years and enjoy with friends!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4861) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle shared by Bob at a tasting. Copper color. Both dry yeast, brett I believe, and sour yeast as well. It is a little sweet with the tartness, and I am surprised to see the abv is so high.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7714) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle, thanks for sharing! Pours a near clear peach with a gray head that dissipates immediately and completely. Roma is full of chese and leaves with a tart fruit backing. Flavor combines cheese and earthy tart fruits that round in to a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (227) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours golden brown. Strong funk on the nose with some yeast. Taste same with a little funky cheese. Dry clean finish. Realky good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steasy66 (1053) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Garnet, no head. Super musty aroma. Sweet, musty red fruit. Odd but really great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7607) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bomber. Mostly clear light orange pour with a small head. Funky cheesy nose with a bit of banana. Slick palate. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Picked up 750ml bottle from Funk Factory release party at O’so brewery tap room. Pours a semi hazy amber colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates and leaves behind some light film top. Aroma of green banana, mild dates, some dark pitted fruits and basement cellar cardboard. Taste is full bodied with flavors of tart dates, funk tropical fruits, light cheese, menthol, and a touch of tart apple. Finish still has a mild tartness and hides the high 12.75% alcohol with some dry date and light apple aftertastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2086) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Clear amber pour with no head. Nose is very interesting - green banana, stone fruit. Slightly carbonated. Sour. Lots of fun fruit happening in here, very sour. Enjoyable, but I couldn’t drink this all by myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Pour out of 750 ml bottle, hazy reddish pour with slight white head, aroma brought notes of cheese, banana, hints of dark fruit, touch of sweet reddish fruits, hints of tart acidic lemon. Taste is a mix of sour grass, funky cheese, basement, some date/banana, earthy tones, nice spice, finishing fairly tart, dry, slightly spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle:   Dark straw, dirty, little to no head nor lacing.   Appears still to me.   Looks more Lambic than a Sour Ale.   Nice funky sour aroma.   Barnish, a little bready and yeasty, with some minor dark pitted fruit.   Sour and vinegary up front, yeasty, very mealy on the backside.   Still, not much for carbonation.   Not as bright as others, a bit heavy in fact.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Sharp sourness on the finish, a little vinegar like, makes my mouth water.   Seems much more like a thick Lambic, with a bit of mealiness.   Can’t tell this is 12.75% which is cool   Puckering finish.   Not a real big fan of the heavy mealiness that lingers, but this one is sour and very Lambic like.   Thanks Bob!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1581) - Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Murky dark orange amber body. Fair head. Sour yeasty aroma. Basement, barnyard, . Minimal carbonation. Flat and slick almost, like some juice that’s been sitting out all day. Certainly sour. Woody. Little acidic. Enjoyable. I liked their Dweller on the Threshold better.

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