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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(Previously labeled Blueberry Lambic). Blueberry is barrel-aged sour ale that combines the traditional Belgian-style sour with blueberries sourced from Michigan and Canada. We ferment our base blonde ale, Basis, over six to eight months in oak tanks to produce tart flavors, fruity notes, and a funky character. Then, we select a blend of individual batches for fruiting with whole blueberries for an additional three months, creating an intense blueberry fruit character with floral and dark fruit aromas. The final blend is bottle conditioned, resulting in a fine carbonation and spritzy mouthfeel. Blueberry is the perfect drink to share with friends over a plate of good cheese and fresh fruit. In the spring of 2006, I brewed 300 gallons of top-fermented beer using wild yeast to create a Belgian-style Lambic. We conditioned the beer in oak casks and then initiated a secondary fermentation in the casks using whole fruit from Huber's Orchard in Starlight, Indiana. You should experience a tart, almost sour taste balanced by the aromatic and richly flavorful addition of whole blueberries - perfect to share with friends, and a platter of good cheese and fresh fruit. - Caleb Staton, Head Brewer

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3.8
GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Pinkish purple with a minimal head. Aroma is blueberry, sour cherry. Medium bodied, tart and fruity on the palate, long sour finish. Taste is blueberries, blackcurrant, sour dark cherries.

3.8
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle: Dark indigo & purple opaque body with a lavender head that fizzes out in seconds to absolutely nothing. Aroma of light blueberry, lemon, light oak, some acetic & lactic sourness, & light must. Flavor heavy with super sour lemon & berry acidic tartness, vinegar, strong yogurt, lacto bacteria, drying wood, cherry skin, & a dry, acidic finish. Burns a little going down, super acidic... But very tasty.

3.6
AirForceHops (7908) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2015
750 ml bottle shared by Willrunforbeer, much thanks! Real nice purple color without any head. Aroma is funky lambic yeast, oak, tart Berry and a shot ton of lactic sourness.


The flavor starts with a slap of lactic acid, followed by residual sugars in the center then it gets and light moldy cheese note. Aggressively sour pucker after the sip. This is going to give me a harsh heartburn. I guess if you like the style, it would be something you want to try but I didn’t get much blueberry in the flavor.

3.6
WillRunForBeer (2783) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2015
750ml as part of a blueberry sour tasting. Bottled 10-30-13 batch 02-08. Pours murky plum flesh purple, almost no head. Aroma is blueberry, latex paint and ash. Flavor is lemon, blueberry. Strong pucker and a bit of turned oj sour.

4.2
sonnycheeba (6439) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2015
2013 bottle. Pours plum with soft pink head. Aroma is fresh blueberries, sourness, oak, and vanilla. Flavor is simply delicious, great tartness, fresh berries, and a dry oak finish. Medium body and carbonation.

5
Ventanas83 (34) - - FEB 17, 2015
Best fruit sour this brewery made. Smashing great blueberry nose aroma flavor all way through to crisp dry light carbonation and finish. Perfect lambic funk and cheese and Brett. Great oaky maple character from cellaring. Get this when ever you can

3.5
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2014
Side by side tasting of the Upland Sour Reserve, Raspberry, Strawberry, Blueberry and Kiwi Lambic.
Sour Reserve Blend 5: soft sour body, buttery, a tad floral as well 4.1/5
Kiwi: no real kiwi characteristics, extremely sour and lactic 2.9/5
Raspberry: one of the freshest raspberry aromas around. Afterwards all is sour and lactic 3.4/5
Strawberry: aroma is q bit chemical strawberry, the body and taste makes one remind of the Hanssens Oudbeitje, let it be a lot more sour 3.2/5
Blueberry: the nicest and tartest of the "Lambic" series we sampled 3.5/5

These beers are not lambics and should not be called as such. It is obvious that the sour character in this beer comes from lactic fermentation rather than a complex process of different families of bacteria and yeast. The aftertaste of all of the sampled "lambic" serie have a repelling sour finish...

3.9
kraddel (9190) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle thnx to Geoffrey .
Pours red/pink , instantly fading white head .
Smell is fleshy berry , sour . Taste is sour, bit harsh . Fruity, fleshy . Very dry .
Nice , but very simple ( sour bacteria added rather than a complex mixture of different Brettanomyces - species ) .

3.7
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Reddish-purple pour with a white head. The aroma has some strong tart blueberry notes and some biscuit malt. The flavor is similar. There is a lot of juicy and tart blueberry character as well as some vinegar and strong tartness. There is also a hint of biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4
DuffMan (10733) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle, shared at Thanksgiving dinner with guests. Another gem from b3shine-- thanks Beau! Lovely violet hue, murky, with a lively crown of fine bubbles. Big perfumey blueberry and lactic sourness combine to make a quenching, salivary gland-pumping, treat. Yeasty and woody undertones, sour and dry. Another fantastic American lambic from Upland.


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