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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1990) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (980) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (942) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Beautiful purple, light people head. Nose is grape Flintstones vitamins, a little cheese. Flavor is grape vitamins, acidity is restrained compared to the apricot. Quite dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle from a trade with UDBeernut. Pours reddish purple color with thin light pink head. Aroma of sour berries. Sour fruit flavor with some oak. Faint blueberry flavor, I was hoping for a stronger blueberry presence. Light to medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Art!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlruthven (542) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Tap at Cascade Barrel House. Pours dark, murky purplish with thin, dark pink head. Big tart blueberry, some oaky notes and slight mustiness. Big acetic punch up front, fresh berry, good dryness from the oak barrel. Well done.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3391) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
750 ml. shared bottle. Pours a dark reddish purple with a small pink head. Aroma of tart fruit and wood. Taste is tart blueberries, wood, malt, and funk. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1947) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2013
2011 project bottle opened with a noce pop of the cork. Pour has a cherry red in color and a thin coat of off white head that fell right off. Aroma has real blueberry, oak, medium acidity, mild fruit sweetness, and berry skins. Mouth feel is light and there is medium carbonation. Flavor brings a surprising acid snap, blueberry skins, dry oak, mild blueberry, and a good pucker factor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
[5101-20130202] Bottle. Smoked blueberry chemical aroma. Hazy, bright red pink body with a medium-lasting white head. Sour blueberry fruity yeast flavour. Medium body is quite sour. Delicious, great balance. (7/3+/8/4/16) 3.8
(@ Sourfest 2013, Buffalo, NY)


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