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RATINGS: 250   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2012
In short: A lightly funky, not-so-sour and very fruity ale with plenty of berries. Excellent
How: Bottle shared with friends, post Tap-NY 2012 Hotel party. Unfortunately a Danish-style sample on this one. Tick
The look: Cloudy dark red body topped by a small pink-ish head
In long: Nose is very fruity (all kinds of berries, not just blueberries) with a bit of funk. Taste is very fruity, sharp and clean, only a light sourness and mild lactic acidity. Oak remains discreet. This is as much a fruit beer (and an excellent one at that) as it is a Sour/Wild ale. Maybe because it was still young and the funk will transform the beer. I will eventually drink a full bottle of this and re-evaluate what it has evolved, but a fresh sample proved to be a superb mildly funky fruit ale. Anyway, it was well worth crushing thousands of blueberries to make this great beer, just like it was well worth drowning hundreds of babies to make that great Nirvana Nevermind cover.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5927) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Draft at City Beer, SF, CA. Purple rAspberry pour. Fruity acidic and tart aroma. Blueberry raspberry driven tartness, highly tart and acidic. Another winner from cascade

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5844) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
749.99ml bottle .. . pours a mild planet earth tinted brown .. . mild foam .. mild lacing .. mild mouth .. . solid blueberry jam and light soured grain .. . pretty nice beer, would love a whole bottle to myself .. . . i have never taken off my socks- ever.. you eventually grow into your baby socks

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
[5101-20130202] Bottle. Smoked blueberry chemical aroma. Hazy, bright red pink body with a medium-lasting white head. Sour blueberry fruity yeast flavour. Medium body is quite sour. Delicious, great balance. (7/3+/8/4/16) 3.8
(@ Sourfest 2013, Buffalo, NY)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5727) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2013
Thanks to 5000 for sending this bottle my way. Andre always is there with a great PNW hookup. Purple-blue pour with a white head. There is some nice blueberry notes in the flavor and aroma, but that is accompanied by some nice funk, vanilla and oak. There is some nice tartness but it is not overpowering and the fruit is still allow to come through. Quite complex. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5721) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle shared at MuckFest 3 - Saturday Edition. Pours a richly purple pink hue, healthy glow and richly berry hued body. A frothy offwhite head atop dies to a decent ring, laces ok. Good colors and rich glow. Aromas are richer blueberry, a touch muffiny, quickly moving to sour lemons, sour berries, blueberry, touches of oak, bready malts. A bit pulpy, firm blueberry, a bit fuzzy and well carbonated. Initial is spritzy and prickly, well carbonated on the light end of medium bodied. Pulpy blueberry, lemony sourness, lactic acid, touches of yogurt and fuzzy carbonation hits the palate. Some bready malts, more yogurt, firm sourness blends with blueberry elements, lactic acid. Lemons, touches of fuzzy carbonation. Really enjoyable sour fruit ale, with a firm lactic presence, rich fresh blueberries, vibrant aroma and carbonation. A touch sweeter in flavor.. But overall, a very nice experience.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Nose is of fresh blueberry. Lactic sourness oak barrel and light sweetness. Nice reddish purple pour thin nonlasting head. Flavors of blueberry sweet tartness initially followed by medium lactic sourness oak light citrus more blueberry and a clean tart finish. Moderate carbonation little thin in body. Solid beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsniclas (5621) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Fruits of the foeder @ Alex Purple with a white head. Sour and sweetish aroma with blueberries. Bacon-like flavour with some berries and strange solvent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5554) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
(750ml bottle thanks to Nellie) clear, bright red, pretty colored beer. Nose of blueberry, stems, juniper, other tart fruit, light oak, and yogurt. Taste of tart blueberry, fruit comes through nicely, VERY light vinegar but present, more vinous and red winelike as it warms, tart/acidic linger, pretty nice fruit sour.


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