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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 220   ABV: 7.33%
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This NW style sour ale blends wheat & blond ales that were oak aged in barrels for 6 mths, then additionally aged 4 mths on fresh blueberries. Huge herbal notes of dense blueberries in the nose give way to hints of oak & a dusty floral note. Rich earthy notes of dark fruit on the palate lead to a tart finish that dries out to a base note of blueberry skins.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a vibrant red-purple hued body with a small, fizzy head. Aromas are very tart, lightly funky (mostly clean), fruity, estery and jammy. Flavors are very very tart, jammy, blueberries, tannin. Clean. Acidic blueberry pie, low malt, light acetic acid. Lively bubbles, puckering and dry. Low oak. Tasty.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Thanks Thomas15 750ml Bottle A - Hazing plum juice, light purple head dissipates quickly, mild lacing. S - funky sweet, sour, wet basement. T - Blueberry pop tart, sour, tart, delicious M - Fizzy, tangy carbonation, light/medium bodied. O - Yummy Sour of excellent quality!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (2927) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Pours a purplish reddish color with a medium purplish head. Aroma has tart/sourness with oak with mild berry notes. Flavor has lemony tartness with light blueberry and subtle oak. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is tart lemony/blueberry and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012

Date: November 09, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: cloudy red, wispy pink head
Aroma: wild blueberry aroma, musty, fruity tartness, light balancing sweetness
Flavor: tart fruity flavor, touch of sweetness, lots of tart blueberry, musty, light bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (945) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Light cloudy purple with a small pale head. Aroma is blueberries, funk. Well balanced on the palate, lots of sweet fruit backed by a nice sourness. Taste is blueberries, red fruits. Quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
750ml bottle. Once again courtesy of Todd. Thank you... Cork had a little tension built up and was stubborn to open but eventually conceded. Bottle opened with a small pop, non-gushing, and yields a deep semi-lively violet purple and topped with a thin soapy white head... Aroma of a fruitcentric blueberry forwardness, a touch of sourness, sweet tarts, and a whisper of oak. Nice sour fruit character lacking any bugs or funk in the nose ... Flavors of muted and earthy blueberry notes initially. Not tremendously sour or acidic in any way to begin with but more of a focused lively semi-dry blueberry fruit persuasion with more of a developed sour aspect as it warms. Fruit continues through the middle and finishes on an off-dry note. Lighter bodied than what I was expecting with a sprite lively mouthfeel. Lacking any type of funk character or deeper level of complexity but a pretty nicely conceived sour fruit beer overall. This grew on me more as I worked my way through my glass.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle. Clear bright red with a small foamy pink head. Sweet blueberry, tart lemon and sour apple aroma. Bright lively palate. Tastes of lemon up front followed by lightly sugary blueberry flavors and finishing with acidic sour fruit flavors and a very dry finish. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. 2012 vintage. Pours a deep purple color with a pinkish head that quickly dissipates. Sweet blueberry aroma mixed with some lemon zest sourness as well. Medium/light mouthfeel win carbonation. Zesty, light sourness upfront that then transitions to a blueberry fruit flavor with some mild funkiness. Tasty. More fruit forward when young.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Beautiful ruby purple color, pinkish reddish head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma is dusty berries, cherry, subtle lemon. Taste is softly sour forest berries and a bit of fruitcake. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phillies08Champs (661) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle from the Matt Capone. Pours clear ruby red with pink creamy head. nose is bluberry jam, sweet tarts and acetic acid. first sip is nice balance of tart and rip blueberries, citric acid like sweet tarts . finish ish bluebderry skins. nice beer


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