JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - APR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 (E012) vintage that was a birthday gift courtesy of j12601 - drunk a year after getting it for my 35th ~18 months old. Many thanks Jay. Pours with a thin head and a bit of a pink/amber pour. The aroma is lovely and funky. Soft light fruit and a touch of juicy blueberry flavour. The fruit seems a little bit fades but the base beer here is very tasty. A light acetic note but it’s a backing note to the bright lacto and a touch of barnyard. Very dry. As it starts to warm up the maltiness is more apparent. Nice balance of tartness and fruit.
merc7186 (1501) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Brett Funk, Wine, Bitter Blueberry
T: Brett, Bitter Blueberry, Wine
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Bitter, Funky
Overall, Brett Blueberry Sour Ale...done.
Lukaduke (1497) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy purple blue color with a finger of pinkish grey foam. The nose is rustic blueberry flesh, dusty oak and basement funk. The palate follows with great yogurt like acidity, touch of sweet blueberry puree, some less sweet rustic blueberry flesh with tannic skin notes blending nicely with wet wood, dusty basement funk. Well integrated sour with a soft dry finish !
Loineshawn (3011) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pleasant potent blueberry pie. sweeter bluerberries than expected, but soft inviting yogurt sourness provides pleasant balance. some light leathery cobweb funk. tasty.
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Pizza Plant with Dan the owner and others, a couple of years back and the review not loaded. The smell is great, you know its a sour and the yeast adds further delight. Medium mouthfeel with a sourness, its a sipper and comes across like a wine or good fruit wine. A very good sour beer. Complex in the mouth, with the yeast and residual sugar offsetting some of the sourness, not a palate shredder as I feared. However my palate still records it many hours later.Peachy colour with good head.
bytemesis (2175) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with big thanks to jtclockwork! Batch #E!041. Pours hazy orange amber, perhaps a touch of pink. Dusty rose, I like that. Last third of the bottle pours cloudy as the yeast and sediment start to mix in. Small white head that laces pretty well. Aroma is lightly tart, lemon, Brett, barnyard, fruity, earthy. Flavor is the same, light sweetness nicely balanced by tartness. Very fruity, but with an earthiness. Some wood apparent from the barreling. Light body, champagnelike mouthfeel. Nice beer!
czar (3299) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle share at hill farmstead’s post-3rd anniversary. pours cloudy orange-pink with a purple hue, low off-white head, some retention. dusty berries and flowers upfront and a strong minty presence, grass, moderate funk, few minerals, much more lactic than acetic - overall light acidity, nice woodsy notes. average carbonation, light body, ends minty and lightly sourish along with grass notes. enjoyed it even though mint was a bit off-putting.
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy light purple with minimal head and no lacing. Aroma of blueberries, herbal, lactic. Taste is blueberries, lactic. Oak, herbal, light acetic, vinous. Low body and medium carb. Good blueberry sour.
tom10101 (1845) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by Scott and number45forever at Hill Farmstead 3rd anniversary bottle share. Hazy orange/pink with purple reflects, minimal off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is of blueberries and other berries, menthol, light acetic presence and brettanomyces. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with blueberries and other berries, malt, brettanomyces, oak and light tartness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Dry. Tart and refreshing. Quite complex too. I would love to have it again.
ineedbeer (433) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch # E!041 which I believe is the most recent.
Aroma is very fruity with lots of citrus, pineapple and other tropical fruit. There is also a moderate berry note and light cherry. The aroma has a medium low barnyard funk.
Pours a fairly clear golden orange with some purplish highlights. Pours with a thin white head that quickly recedes but bubbles steadily rise to the top.
Flavor is immediately tart but with a faint sweetness. There is a moderately strong berry character along with faint cherry. Light tropical frit and citrus compliment. Finishes very dry with a light barnyard funk at the end.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with high carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. The acidity is moderately strong but there is still a hint of sweetness.
Overall a very nice blueberry sour, but the blueberry note doesn’t dominate. The acidity is clean and very lactic and the Brett adds a nice tropical fruit and citrus note. The blueberry is a bit faint so maybe better fresh.
DrSilverworm (4100) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, shared by Nathan at DLD 2013. Copyright date on the bottle reads 2010. Totally hazy brown / amber color. Minimal khaki head. Berry aroma. Good tart taste. Some darker fruit. Berry. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. More dry. Light acidic taste.