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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3025) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle sampled at nbutler11’s bachelor party. Light violet hue with a small slightly rosy head. Acidic, musty, earthiness with vinegar notes and soft unripened blueberry bursts. A little oak and wet wood present as well.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2769) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2767) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Thank you daknole! Pours vibrant hazy reddish blue with a frothy pinkish white head that slowly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is fruity with lemon juice, bilberry soup, purple winegums, lime juice, hay, dry soil and moist wood. Taste is sour and fruity with crackers, bilberry soup, bathhouse water (chlorine) minerals, lemon juice, lemon zest, vanilla hard candy, lemon juice, hay and sour milk.mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tart and light bodied. Finish is sour and fruity with bilberry soup, blueberries, chlorine, minerals, hay, dry soil, lemon juice and lemon zest. Strange chlorine character.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2758) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madvike (2728) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle shared by Tooch4321...thanks Adam! - Pours purple pink with a white ring of head. Nose is tart blueberry and citrusy vinegar. Taste has a nice tartness to it, with citrus and vinegar again. Blueberry is present, but faint. Fluffy, soft body. Quenching.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (2657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2014
750ml bottle from Proof. Deep red pour with a pink head. Aroma of jammy blueberry and light oak, leather, vinegar. Tastes are along the same lines with a nice sharp tartness. Not getting a lot of blueberry specifically, but mix of berries balanced with light vinegar. Delicious. Could drink gallons if it weren’t crazy expensive the rare times we get it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2012
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2598) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2012
2011 Vintage. Shared with some great friends at our Blueberry tasting event. Poured into a Hill Farmstead glass

A - SRM of 18. Dark red / amber appearance. Bubbly head that fades incredibly fast.

S - Lactic and vinegar scent. Slight hint of blueberries and some tart almost raspberry nose as well.

T - Yeah. Nice pleasant blueberry taste that fades quickly to akin to an apple cider vinegar.Taking a mouthful of it and doing a light swish, I"m picking out more of the sweet blueberry taste.

M - Nice blueberry skin tanning dryness. Super fleeting sweetness. 50/50 carbonation on my mouth swish. Light body and yeah. Super insane dry finish like eating a lot of blueberries.

O - Yeah, the start of this glass was pretty weak and bland and very much an apple cider acidic bomb. Then, as it breathed, the blueberries came out nicely. It’s nice. 89/100. Not fantastic but a solid American Wild beer with a nice Blueberry sweetness.



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