craftbeerdesign (2204) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at The Bruery on 7/3/11. light pink pour with no head. blueberry / barnyard nose with leather. tart body throughout. acidic and astringent on the back. dry funky horse blanket finish with blueberry skin tones.
brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a purple-pinkish color with a fluffy white head. A few little floaters of blueberry skin.
S: Tartness is immediately evident with a nice lemony note and mild vinegar. A little bit of funk to it, mostly in the form of straw. Some blueberry aroma but not a ton. That said, there’s a nice fruity note.
T: The flavor is certainly quite tart. Some vinegar to go along with the lactic tartness. Plenty of fruit, some berries and miscellaneous red fruits. Not necessarily anything that says "blueberry", though. Mild oak and a bit of fruity sweetness
M: The body is medium and there is a decent amount of carbonation.
O: Quite the puckering finish on this beer and a nice sour. This one doesn’t quite live up to the "Kriek" that was being poured at Sour Fest, though.