The Bruery Beauregarde (2013)

 
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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Another brand new sour ale! Beauregarde is our first ever use of blueberries and we couldn’t be happier with how this beer turned out. We added an incredible amount of fruit to our barrel aged, sour blonde ale and the result is just as expected. A lovely shade of reddish purple with flavors of tart blueberries, just in time for summer. Perfect along side a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

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4.3
HonusWagner (2249) - Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2013
The rare Bruery sour that meets or exceeds expectations! Blueberry flavor very prevalent, tartness restrained, color beautiful. An impressive beer.

3.4
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
750 ml bottle served in a Zwanze taster. A: Pours a hazy purple color with a light white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left down teh glass. S: Light berry notes with a touch of oak. Lactic sourness with a tart blueberry note. T: The blueberry isn’t as prevalent as I would have liked. It’s very subtle because the rest of the beer is dominated a by a deep sourness. Mouth drying and puckering with an oaky undertone. M: Bubbly carbonation with a drying finish. Light bodied with an intense sourness to it. O: Overly sour and one dimensional. I needed a little more blueberry on this one. Serving type: bottle 08-03-2013

3.7
FlacoAlto (4266) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2013
A steady pour into my Bruery tulip produces a one-finger thick, light purple tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a nice red-plum color and shows a lightly hazed, deep red stained golden hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells amply of fruit and acidity; bright berry notes, tannic berry skin and a sort of peppery-woody note that blueberries can have is quite noticeable, and there is also a fair amount of lactic acidity noticeable in the nose. There is a solid oak character to the nose as well, definitely woody, fairly spicy, and with a pale toast accentuating character; this last plays up a toasted pale grain, sort of cracker like malt character; the malt character actually becomes more noticeable and a touch fuller as it warms up.

Woody oak flavors and lactic acidity dominate at the front of my first sip, while the acidity and oak get softer through to the finish, there are still the dominant note here, but a touch of rounded blueberry flavors get through as well. Sour blueberries, tannic blueberry skin, and even just a general, expressive, tart berry character is quite noticeable in the flavor. The beer has an astringency and bite to it that seems mostly oak derived, and the acidity itself provides quite a bite to the finish; this is definitely a sour beer. This has a solid, effervescent, prickly carbonation to it that pairs well with both the tartness (accentuating), and the light body (complimentary); the body has a touch of lactic and oak fullness to it, but this remains light and drinkable if you like sour beers. The blueberry notes become a bit more noticeable as the beer warms up; it lends a sort of floral quality to the beer up front, but there is a lingering, distinctly blueberry flavor in the finish as well; the last really lingers on the palate.

Not bad, actually pretty nice, I could wish for the blueberry to be a touch more distinct, but as the beer warms up it is definitively here. This beer is nicely sour, which is good for someone like me that enjoys that, but it is definitely a touch on the hard side. Definitely a beer to be drunk on the warmer side of cool.

4
PhillyCraft (8538) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle from Bill, Pours crimson red, light head. Taste is super tart, acidic cherry and blueberry. Aroma is same with oak, vanilla, and tart fruit. Medium body. Really puckery taste, nose is musky and vanilla beaned out yo.

3.9
sebletitje (10730) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2013
Bouteille 75cl, merci Pierre. De couleur acajou présentant un léger trouble et une activité effervescente conséquente qui diminue après qcq minutes. Col est blanc-rosé modéré. Arôme est fruité sur ce bouquet typique de mûres. Le tout est compensé par ce bouquet type de boisé-chêne ainsi que de qcq brett. La bière garde des effluves fraiches, à la limite du fleuri et houblonné presque à cru. Le nez est typique de ces bières amer américaines avec un ajout conséquent de brett qui ici ne nuisent pas trop à l’idée centrale de la bière. Palais est léger, l’effervescence qui était bien présente à l’ouverture s’estompe assez rapidement et permet aux différentes dimensions de la bière de s’ouvrir. On retrouve ce côté fruité de mûres (suret à la base) qui viennent compléter la base blonde - version brett - de cette bière. Le palais est sec, râpeux accompagné de ce profil de bouche distinct de fût de chêne. Je note en toute fin de bouche un petit côté malté arrivant presque sur un léger noisette.

3.8
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Good. Pours a purple hue, pinkish white head. Aroma of sour raspberry and a little oak. Taste is berries, sour, a little acidic, big up-front cranberry and raspberry, but ends weak. Disappointed on the blueberry aspect of this, because I didn’t pick much of those flavors up. Decent. Very clean and crisp brew.

4
vtafro (7453) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Draft. Pink ruby pour with white head. Nice raspberry sour flavor, not overly sour. Aroma is tart fruit, nice light oak and funky tones.

3.8
kcorum10 (349) - Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Pours a purple/blue pour with off white head. Great flavors of blueberries and sour goodness.

3.9
JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2013
From the bottle. Light purple pour with a small white head. Aroma of blueberries. Tart and sourness and tasty as hell!

3.8
crossovert (14467) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Purple pour, super acidic brew, like a mother funker, I like it, weird funk medicinal flavor if you take too big of a gulp, a sipper.


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