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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8312) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2013
750 cc bottles from Smith’d and Capone’s. Pours hazy raspberry/magenta colored with fizzy light pink head tghat laces well. Nose is freshly picked blueberries, earthy woody notes. Tastes very tart, lactic, with a fresh tart blueberry flavor. Finishes acidic and fruity. This one kicks ass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8308) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
Sampled on tap at Cascade Brewpub, pours a mostly clear red with a small beige head. Aroma of pure sour blueberries, sangria and subtle oak barrels. Flavour of sour blueberry puree, with the same notes of sangria, some oak barrels and a tart blueberry finish. Very nicely done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
2013-02-02. Dark pink purple body with a small pink head. 3++ Pretty interesting aroma, fruity, blueberry, very light funky undertones. 8++ Flavour is similar, modest sourness throughout, tart blueberry and dryish finish. 8+ Average bodied palate with nice carbonation. Lovely stuff! Not super complex but really lets the blueberries shine. They must have used a ton of fruit! Very nice. Bottle at Sourfest, Buffalo

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (8249) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle. It pours cloudy red, with a thin white head. The nose is farmyard, sweet blueberry, jam, blackcurrant, lime and sherbet. The taste is tart blueberry, juicy fruit, blackcurrant, red grape, jam, lime and sherbet, with a juicy-tart finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Great balance of juicy fruit and sourness. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (8226) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2014
Beatiful pinkish-red to purple colour, with a brownish haze and a small pinkish rim. Very fruity nose, red fruit, berries, raspberry, blueberry, bilberry. Sourish, faintly woody, faintly lactic. Surplus of fruitacids, and a perfumey finish, very tart. Finish becomes bilberry to me. Hints of lemon and wild yeasts. Light dry-out effect. Long-lasting berry flavours, getting drier and drier. Another little marvel. I can quite dig these sours. Many thanks to M & L V.!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (8140) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle 750 ml at Fruits of the Foeder, 2014-05-17. 2011 vintage.
Hazy orange color, small off-white head. Tart, funky, acidic, berry, sugary scent. Acidic, funky, berry, light smoked, bacon salt mineral taste. Acidic, bacon salt aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (7900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, big thanks to Caleb for this pour! 2011 bottle. Dark reddish blue with thin bluish red head, aroma brought notes of big blueberry pie, nice funk, cheese, hints of lactic lemon and slight biscuit malt notes. Taste is nice blueberry, sweet vanilla and pie like notes but sours fairly well with a slight funkiness to it, finishing fairly sweet but with a nice dry and lactic note.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a vibrant red-purple hued body with a small, fizzy head. Aromas are very tart, lightly funky (mostly clean), fruity, estery and jammy. Flavors are very very tart, jammy, blueberries, tannin. Clean. Acidic blueberry pie, low malt, light acetic acid. Lively bubbles, puckering and dry. Low oak. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - APR 13, 2014
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks troganmi for this bottle! 2012 bottle. Nice clear red with a pinkish head. Aroma is a bit medicinal, with berries, oak and some funk. Sour flavor with berries, oak, light sweetness, citric notes and some funk. Medium-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7534) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle thanks to Tom! Pours a clear amber with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of blueberries that are slightly sweet up front with a growing bitterness/sourness. Flavor begins with sweet blueberries but has a nice growing sourness with achintvof acid.


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