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RATINGS: 211   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (1660) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Pours golden with purple and red. Aroma of Brett, funk and blueberries. Taste follows, funky sour with fruity blueberries. Light and tart. Really nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
(Draught and 750ml) Pours a violet body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of blueberries, caramel, florals, horse blanket, and medicinal. Flavor of blueberries, leather, earth, and light medicinal.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2012
In short: A lightly funky, not-so-sour and very fruity ale with plenty of berries. Excellent
How: Bottle shared with friends, post Tap-NY 2012 Hotel party. Unfortunately a Danish-style sample on this one. Tick
The look: Cloudy dark red body topped by a small pink-ish head
In long: Nose is very fruity (all kinds of berries, not just blueberries) with a bit of funk. Taste is very fruity, sharp and clean, only a light sourness and mild lactic acidity. Oak remains discreet. This is as much a fruit beer (and an excellent one at that) as it is a Sour/Wild ale. Maybe because it was still young and the funk will transform the beer. I will eventually drink a full bottle of this and re-evaluate what it has evolved, but a fresh sample proved to be a superb mildly funky fruit ale. Anyway, it was well worth crushing thousands of blueberries to make this great beer, just like it was well worth drowning hundreds of babies to make that great Nirvana Nevermind cover.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (639) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Thanks Reg for sharing this. Pours a pinkish clear red. Nose starts with some barnyard funk followed by the blueberries. Quite effervescent, with citrus and lemon flavors mixed with blueberries. Sour, but not too acetic. It did have a cotton like dryness that had a aspirin like taste in the finish. The tartness was mild. A privilege to share a fine beer like this with my friends.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9830) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle at the Funky 8, Brooklyn, NYC. A real stunner. Has a very true blueberry character. Extremely fresh and highly tart. Great balance, nice acidic bite. Dries out modestly in the finish amidst full and sincere blueberry tang. Very, very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Courtesy of 5000 via trade.

Bottle: The aroma consists of blueberries and just a touch of lemon. It pours a mostly transparent purplish-red with a touch of haze and a minimal head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of blueberry. The finish has light-moderate musty lemon and some light funk. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2012
750ml bottle thanks to TheBeerSommelier. pours a deep ruby with a white head. nice tart blueberry nose with lactic acid and light funk. med to full body with more tart blueberry notes, lacto, light barnyard flavors and a very dry finish with more acidic notes and deep fruit tones.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Reddish pour with some blueberry and tartness on the nose. Flavor is tasty with some tartness and blueberry along with some funk and yeastiness. Enjoyable and drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2012
It pours sort of dirty rutty red copper with thin off white head, cool looking brew. The aroma offers up tartness o-plenty along with thin whiffs of vague fruitiness almost too far away to smell. The taste is similar as this is largely acidic, dry mineral notes and crushed aspirin tartness. I suppose, like the nose, there are light vaguely fruity notes off in the distance that I’m having trouble seeing or tasting, so there’s that.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (1734) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle shared by Jeppe @ CBC. Hazy red body with a small pink head. Aroma is berries, earthy, acid, blueberry, oak. Flavor is blueberries, sweetness, caramel, oak, tart.


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