Jungle Boogie

Illinois
United States
Marz Community Brewing Jungle Boogie Wheat beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Jungle Boogie is an American Wheat beer with just enough complex malt character to balance the hops and fruity rooibos tea flavors.

Profile

ABV: 
5.4%
Judges Review 
Mike Castagno's picture
Judges Rating:
89
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Pouring with a golden hue and orange highlights, the beer expresses prominently fruity aromatics of grapefruit and lemon alongside lychee, passion fruit and a touch of white peach. The bitterness is aggressive upon the initial tasting, full of a tannic bite that wine drinkers often describe as being “tight”. Fortunately, in about 10 minutes, the beer opens up and the bitter, astringent tannins soften up quite a bit, allowing the beer to become much more approachable. Upon warming - woody, earthy, bramble and forest floor become notable playing nicely with a light grainy malt character. This beer would pair really nicely with a soft, creamy cheese such as Saint Andre or Camembert and fig jam; the creaminess of the cheese and sweet fruit jam will complement the tannins nicely.