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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 220   ABV: 7.33%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
750mL shared at CBC thanks to CBX crew! Pours a fully hazy purple with acid cut foam. Saltwater, cotton candy, kiwi, and phenolic nose. Loads of cotton candy. Taste is lactic, acetic blend with blueberry PIE dessert. Yummy yum yum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jercraigs (9872) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9662) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bomber. Darker pour. Tart blueberry skin aroma and taste. A bit sweet and jammy, but that gets overshadowed by the tart dark fruit. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 First rating
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.

Sampled on June 29, 2015. At the brewpub in Portland.
2014 vintage at 8.19% ABV.
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Tart, light fruity taste. Tart aftertaste. Mediummouthfeel, no bitterness. Fruity, tart scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2014. Beautiful hazy purple. Genuine raw blueberry character shares equal billing with sourness that is more like unripened berries than anything, along with some subtle funk. A very drinkable sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9562) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle courtesy of one of the Half Time guys (Ed possibly, though it could have been Matt or John. But not Craig. Definitely not Craig) in the HT suite at TAPNY. Pours a pink to purple color with a thin white head. Sour fruit on the nose, funk, acid and blueberry. Sweet with some big fat dusty blueberries in there. Long acid, big blueberries. Amazing. Light dusty blueberry lingering on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle shared with Stuu666. 8.23% precisely. Pours hazy red - purple with no head. Quite attractive colour though. Aromas of sour fruit, blueberry, faint wood. Taste is sour, minerals, blueberry. Very fruity. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9505) - 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.!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! 2011 project. Pours a cloudy ruby grapefruit juice color with a small off-white ring for a head and some big carbonation bubbles throughout. Aroma of blueberries, lemon, oak, funk, 7-Up, and grapefruit peel. Flavor of blueberry, lactic acid, lemon, Sweet Tarts, 7-Up, and yogurt. Light-medium bodied, with high, bubbly carbonation and a very tart, soda-like mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2015 My Bottom Line:
Silken blueberry juice and mineral angles delve into intelligent acidity in this soft and bubbly creation.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the purplish gown.
-Blueberry flavors are well integrated.
-Drinkability is quite high; this is an elegant drink.
-Bacterial complexity roams within, giving depth to the fruitiness.
-A more recent batch (2014) had an atrocious nose of Antiphlogistine, green peppers atop the lactic fruitiness. Hard to understand why they put this batch out...Rating dropped from 4.1 to 3.5 to average things out.


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