mathieuc (3177) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour a clear purple with a thin tainted head that disappears and could not be revived. Aroma is really fruity with red fruits being at the front (not sure I would have picked blueberries as the fruit here, it felt more like cherries to me). Taste is a bit weird, with a kool-aid / tang like feel. I mean, it is a little watery and fruity and it felt really artificial to me. A good one that could maybe use more fruits in the fermenter.
czar (7484) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cascade + upright tasting sessions - thanks to all. pours cloudy red-purplish with a nice blushed cap, good retention and lacing. juicy and sweet blueberries, perfumy, bretty, some cherries too, bit of candies. moderate carbonation, light body, dry and lightly acetic finish. very nice.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours a clear pinkish with a short lived white head. Aroma is fruit (especially blueberry and grapes), spicy. Flavor is fruity, blueberry, raspberry, grapes. Finish is very tart. Some red wine quality in there, too. Lingering tartness, fruitiness. Light to medium body, sticky mouthfeel, average carbonation. Pretty good!
thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle thanks to Nellie) clear, bright red, pretty colored beer. Nose of blueberry, stems, juniper, other tart fruit, light oak, and yogurt. Taste of tart blueberry, fruit comes through nicely, VERY light vinegar but present, more vinous and red winelike as it warms, tart/acidic linger, pretty nice fruit sour.
superspak (4483) - Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2012 vintage. Pours lightly hazy ruby red color with a 1-2 finger foamy light pink head with decent retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing on the glass, with tons of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big tart blueberry, green apple, cherry, pear, raspberry, pepper, hay, funk, oak, clove, leather, red wine, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of blueberry notes with fruity/spicy yeast and barrel presence; and big strength. Taste of tart blueberry, blueberry skin, green apple, pear, raspberry, pepper, hay, grass, oak, clove, funk, leather, red wine, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of blueberry, apple, pear, raspberry, pepper, oak, clove, hay, funk, red wine, light vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of blueberries with fruity/spicy yeast and barrel notes; with a fantastic balance of malt/acidity and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very crisp, prickly, and moderately acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Blueberry sour ale! All around great complexity and balance of blueberry with fruity/funky yeast and oak character; and very smooth and crisp to drink with the moderate acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.
kevinsenn (1951) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cascade. Clear purple, light white head. Blueberry pie aroma. Sour dry blueberry. I liked this!
pushkinwow (2515) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blueberry cascade. Ruby hued dark amber with of white head. Faint blueberry skins alcohol some funk with a nice sour nose. Oak and Chardonnay. Moderate body and high carbonation, tart with a dry finish.
Zymurgeist2 (1752) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Barrel House. Massively hazy rose with an off-white head. Spritzy mouthfeel with astringent finish. Tartness in the flavor, but the fruit is subdued. My least favorite of the 8 i tasted on this day.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Transparent ruby with tinged white cap. Aroma of tart blueberry, green apple. Taste is pure unripe berry, and liquified green apple skin. Blueberry cocks its head in the picture, but very underwhelmed. Fuck my throat. THIS is a sour beer.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml from Sam’s, Durham. Big pour, hugely bubblicious and grape juice hued. Bits of spotty lacing here and there, consistently lively carbonation. Nose is not too overwhelming but very pleasant nonetheless. Loads of oak and berry (sweeter than I expected, like a mature blueberry), with hints of lemon juice and a bit of wild yeast. Body is nice, as prickly carbonation dies down, and there’s an understated acetic quality on the tongue, very dry finish. Taste is nicely tart, giving the impression of a younger fruit than the nose suggests, with a healthy blueberry yogurt vibe in there too (lactobacillus?). I found it elegant, flavorful, extremely well balanced overall.