Beer Review: THE BRUERY PROVISIONS SERIES GUNGA GALUNGA

Beer Review: THE BRUERY PROVISIONS SERIES GUNGA GALUNGA

The Bruery’s Provisions Series introduces Gunga Galunga, a dark beer influenced by Thai flavors. Infused with brettanomyces, kaffir lime leaves, and galangal (referred to as Thai Ginger, albeit not strongly resembling ginger), this 7.7% ABV brew offers a smooth, dry, and roasty experience with distinct hints of fresh citrus and crushed herbs.

Appearance:

The liquid fills the glass with a midnight brown hue, crowned by a creamy tan cap.

Aroma:

Wafting from the goblet are pronounced scents of lime, ginger, and a subtle roast.

Taste:

The flavor profile unfolds with the dominance of ginger, followed by roast and lime notes. Surprisingly, the alcohol is skillfully concealed. Tasted while still relatively fresh, the brett fermentation doesn’t assert itself strongly. Anticipating a shift in character around the 6-12 month mark, it’s intriguing to contemplate how this beer might evolve.

Mouthfeel:

The beer presents a medium body, sticky texture, and lively carbonation, contributing to a dynamic mouthfeel.

Overall:

My experience with Gunga Galunga was thoroughly enjoyable. Its versatile character makes it easily quaffable, and the thought of pairing it with spicy dishes, be it hot wings, Thai cuisine, or hot links, adds to its appeal. This beer holds promise, leaving room for exploration as it matures over time.