dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy reddish/purple color with pink head. Aroma is some band-aid, alcohol, fruit, and herbs. Taste is semi-sweet with some tartness. I’m not getting the sour/tart blueberries I was hoping for. This one just never really got there. Very dry, asprin finish. Not bad, but not that great. Maybe a little age will help?
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Gription79 (2131) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Slight note of plastic. Berries, tart lemon, dusty. A good berry cannot. Very enjoyable.
superspak (2123) - 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.
Steve_0 (2110) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at 3rd Annual Boulder SourFest (06-02-2012). Poured magenta with a white head and great lacing. Smell is big blueberry, but I’m also picking up herbal/medicinal aromas, yeast, oak, and cherries, as well. Really sour, with flavors of tart berry, wood, and floral hints. Mouthfeel is medium with soft carbonation. Very tasty sour.
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle shared by jsprime. pours purple with a mauve head that doesnt last. tons of blueberry, wood, overall tartness but not a ton of acid. really comes off as a well done fruit beer rather then a full on sour. pretty good but a bit over rated IMO.
tom10101 (2094) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by David, thanks! Hazy purple with a small pink head that quickly dissipates and leave no lacing. Aroma is of intense blueberry jam, oak, acetic notes and herbal/floral presence. Taste is sligthtly sweet and moderately to heavily sour with blueberry jam again, lactic and acetic presence, wood and slight herbal/floral notes (mostly covered by the sourness). Medium body. Leaves the mouth dry. Not easy on the stomach, but really fun to try but all those blueberries! I liked it!
callmemickey (2089) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stunning purplish-red body, massive dense white head, frothy foamy lacing. Nose shows a rich lactic blueberry muffin character. Some oak and must is also present. Flavor is more fruit forward with slightly sweeter blueberry notes controlling. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation and nice lactic acidity.
Reynolds314 (2011) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at the barrel house and I couldnt get enough of it. Aroma is blue berry crisp a-la mode with vanilla and spcices and rich blueberries. Taste is much of the same with medium sweetness and a great light tart bite that keeps you thirsty. What an amazing brew and give me more!!!
illidurit (1999) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy purplish red color, like macerated blueberry flesh. Ecru head with a pink tinge. Blueberry preserve aroma, cheesy and lactic. Flavor is fruity and phenolic, with blueberries, unripe strawberries, plastic notes fade with a little warmth. Lacks the sourness and intense fruitiness of, say, Blabaer. Still a solid attempt.