Bear Republic Goat Rock Funk

Brewed by Bear Republic Brewing Company
Healdsburg, California USA
5.8% Sour/Wild Ale | 3 Ratings | Series Seasonal |
Goat Rock Funk is created with a spontaneous ferment starter from Goat Rock Beach on the Sonoma Coast. This process allows the natural yeasts in that area to provide a unique flavor drived from this particular "terroir". We have a series of four terroir diven beers that will be released over the first 4 VIP club shipments. This starter is added to the wort in a single neutral reused wine barrel and then fermented. The natural yeasts and unique barrel creates an enjoyable wild ale that has lemon-lime tartness, citrus and pineapple notes, with a fruity and estery nose. A briny, gose-like, pale yellow ale with a woody tannic backbone and a slight dairy finish create a unique flavor experience.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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