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Bullfrog Blue Cheer

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   ABV: -
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A Black-n-Blueberry sour ale aged in retired oak bourbon barrels for two years with multiple strains of wild yeast.

Previously released as Bullfrog Sour Black and Blues


puzzl's rating

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Bottle from Kramer. Huge thanks for this. A rather pleasing experience. The pour is beautiful, deep red with a fantastic, rocky head. As it warms The aroma is lacking in sour, mostly woody, vanilla, light pepper. Really very weak. As it sits, though, the complexity and sourness in the flavor really coming out, making a deep, complex, woody treat. Candied almonds and wet hay. The sourness is deep and nice without being too much... rather soft, in fact. Very nice stuff. Still, though, I could do with Bullfrog getting much more sour in there.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2868) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Purplish-red body, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. musty blueberries, a little kick of blackberry and raspberry. Light funk and oak. Assertive acidity. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, nice finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle shared at my house with Dennis. Pours pink berry with off white head. Nose/taste is black berry, wild yeast, oak, dry wood and light aged cheese. Finishes with moderately tart berry - mostly blackberry though hints of blueberry remain. Medium body.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dunt (288) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Thanks to Sean for generously sharing this extremely rare opportunity. Blue Cheer is a murky deep red purple. There is about a half fingers worth of effervescent pink head. Nose is full of jammy berry goodness. In particular, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, and some oak. Bright, sour berry flavor. Itís exceptionally tart, but really balanced. The blueberry and raspberry really pop for such an old wild. Good acidity and smooth mouthfeel, spritzy carb, and a long, lingering finish. Lived up to my expectations, and probably surpassed them. I prefer this to any blueberry sour Iíve had. Hope to have a chance at some of these other bullfrog sours.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2612) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
...and then there was 11. Pours black and blue like a bruise - purplish dark in color like a blackberry with decent carbonation still there. Aroma is delicous sour berries in soft pleasant notes. Flavor of berries and light smooth sourness like it is still fresh in the bottle. So smooth on the palate with no puckering at all, so good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Ey MikeyÖ Poured from a 750ml corked n caged bottle. Color is purple brown with a light pink head. Smell is black/ blue berry with a bit of medicinal sweetness touch of barnyard and oak. Smells kind of tart. Taste is a decent rush of tart blue/black berry, some cherry, dry, bready malt, with a bit of funkiness. Ends kind of dry. Mouthfeel is medium body with low carbonation. Overall pleasant and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2011
bottle thanks to Sean via Frank... medium prune body, a light pink head is gone right away... very light nose, only a bit berries, no tartness at all... more tartness on the taste, but still pretty light, berries donít really show except for the finish, more black than anything, oak on the finish as well, really smooth, canít believe this was aged in bourbon, none at all... solid

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2011
transparent ruby, large pink head lasts but with low retention, effervescence creating a honeycombed acid trip that I lose myself in momentarily, fruit pulp/seeds(?) sticking to the glass edges. Nose is very bright, low sourness bit skin from cherry and blackberry, wonderfully light. Stinging skin oxidants in flavor, bit muddled fruit sweetness through a lightly papery oxidation that grows but is coupled with seedy grit and bitterness as well, very skin like. pleasant but not reaching the level of the bright nose.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
A: The pour is a hazed purple-red color, with a pink head that is well retained. S: A nice tart fruit note. Plenty of blackberries and blueberries which provide tartness and tannins. Hints of grass and wet oak with a little bit of mustiness. T: Mild funkiness with plenty of tartness. Lactic acidity along with tart blackberries and blueberries. Grass, straw, and oak provide some nice depth along with a little bit of acetic acid to the beer as well. M: Medium in body with a moderate to high carbonation and a dry finish. O: I was hoping this would be good, but wasnít quite sure what to expect. A solid beer, but itís too bad I probably wonít get to try this again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle shared by hophead22. Light reddish pink color. Aroma funky oak and berries. Very tart almost like pie.really good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
750ml bottle from my man treyrab. Rating #44. Dark reddish color with a dusty white head. Tart berry aroma, really nice. Nice little fruity berry flavor, tart and a little sweet. (1544)


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