Pizza Boy Royal Tannin Bomb!
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Blueberry Sour Ale

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Served on-tap at Al’s of Hampden
A - Pours ruby red with a small, fizzy one finger tall white head, dissipating down to next to nothing, leaving no lace at all down the glass.
S - Smells of light blueberry tartness, bready wheat, light lactic sourness and some light funk. There is definitely a light yogurt aroma that develops toward the end of the glass. Not as much blueberry as I would like from a sour ale, but as a Berliner I think it is pretty nice.
T - Starts off with some nice light blueberry sweetness quickly giving way to a mild tartness mixed with some light funkiness. Not a ton of fruit flavor in this one but it is there. Finish has some more tartness and a bit more blueberry sweetness but thats about it, it doesn’t linger on the palate for very long.
M - Medium light body with moderate carbonation. The feel is not very sour, more tart than anything, allowing it be fairly easy to consume. Alcohol is not a problem with this one.
O - This beer is clearly marked as a Sour Ale at the shop and every time I have heard them talk about it they have always called it a sour ale, never a Berliner…that being said, once you try the beer you can see where the Berliner tag is coming from. It really does taste like one. It’s a decent beer either way, worth a shot if you get a chance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachrymalisis (441) - Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2013
excellent beer. tart blueberry, citrus, floral earth notes, beautiful color, perfect blue highlights. all lactic, no acetic acid BS. TH killed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2957) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Reddish Hue, Passes Some Light, Mild Head Ring, No Lacing S: Sour Raspberry, Wheat T: Sour Raspberry, Wheat M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sour Overall, a nice mildly sour raspberry ale....good but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2015 Growler: Shade of copper, with an apparent murkiness to the entire body; foamy, white head forms and fades before it has time to be admired. Aroma is light, yet sharp. Mildly tart fruity notes, like apples, grapes, maybe even some acidic cherries... but I don’t distinctly pull blueberries from it. Just kind of the "standard" wild ale, stone fruit aromas. Taste is much of the same, apple skins, white grapes, some sweeter cherries, mild tartness running through. Good bite from the carbonation. Dryness in the finish... still no real sign of blueberries on the palate. Decent, but I would have never guessed it was a "blueberry" wild ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2013
Draft at the source courtesy of Terry, thank you sir! Cloudy bright light amber color, thin white head. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, berries. Taste is softly spur and earthy citrus and blueberries. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2696) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
Growler at ba bottle sharez pours red pink with thin head. Nose of brett. Blueberry and light tartness. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
On tap at Pizza Boy. Very light body with a good amount of wheat. Blueberry character is pretty light. Just a touch of acidity. I’ll say there are light tannins.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Tap. Pours a beautiful bright pinkish ruby body with a fizzy pink tinged head that fell to a thin film. The nose is bright and full of sharp blueberries with a nice wood accent and just a light hint of vinegar. The flavor is equally bright and sharp with a heavy blueberry flavor that is very dry and biting, especially on the finish. There’s a slight acidity and when combines with the tannins ftom tbe wood, adds to the sharpness as well, like some really bright white wines. Mouthfeel is bone dry with a tannic bite and very fizzy prickly carbonation. I like this, but can only do about a half a glass, the acidity keeps building, and it just forewarns me of heartburn.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Any time I can sample a sour I do. I hate them, but I keep figuring eventually I’ll change my mind. I still haven’t. This grossed me out. Sorry, just not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (4285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Purplish-red body with a thin off-white collar. Just a few sparse dabs of lacing here and there. Nose is lactic with some blueberry muffin notes, light citric acidity, and light must. Flavor is similar with the blueberry not being particularly intense, but certainly present. Medium to light bodied, mellow carbonation, moderate acidity and tartness. I’d call this a blueberry berliner before I called it a blueberry sour ale.

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