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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear Purple color with a frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour, floral and darkfruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer for style.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Beautiful ruby purple color, pinkish reddish head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma is dusty berries, cherry, subtle lemon. Taste is softly sour forest berries and a bit of fruitcake. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours a cloudy puprle/red color with a pinkish head. Nose is quite tart and lactic, but also has a nice fruity sweetness to it. Some blueberry, lemon, and oak aromas. Flavor has a bit of sweet fruit jam character. Lemon sourness is quite strong. A pretty decent fruity blueberry flavor along with a light oak and must. Not very funky, but quite dry on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (9835) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
Courtesy of Jeppe @ CBC. Thanks a lot! Hazy dark red with a pink head. Aroma is sweet, malty, blueberry and tart. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acidic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. 120512

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (9833) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle @ CBC courtesy of Jeppe. Hazy deep red with small pink head. Aroma is malt, tart, fruit, blueberries and a little acid. Flavour is malt, tart,k acetone, blueberries, medium sweet, little sour and a little acid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9833) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9024) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2012
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish purple with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of blueberry, citrus, barn yard funk and a hint of vinegar. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of blueberry, barnyard funk and light earthiness with a crisp dry tart lingering blueberry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Red pour, light pink head. Dusty, yeasty, blueberry, sweet-tart aroma. Flavor is juicy, light tart, light sweet, blueberry, grapes, yeast, light funk. So easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle… WPB Town Hall Meeting 2012This beer rocks!… Pours hazy and burnt-orange with a fizzy, periwinkle head that never seems fully dissipates. The bouquet furnishes sweet blueberries intermingled with acidity and a touch of funk. Medium-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is tart and fruity with mild tannic bitterness. Fruity, tangy, minerally finish. Kudos to the ever-generous biggsbowler for sharing this beauty!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle @ Avery SourFest III. Reddish, somewhat murky appearance with a pink head. Blueberry, hay, straw, somewhat tart aroma. The flavor tasted a little fucked up to me. I didn’t get a ton of blueberry and instead just got a grainy, straw flavor with some other light fruit notes. Disappointing.


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