Blåbic - HaandBryggeriet
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3.96/5 rDev -2.7%
A - Very light, off white head, very dark ruby color to the body, quite opaque.
S - tart straight off the bat, very reminiscent to Flemish red sours. Almost medicinal smell to it. Cherry aroma, though it's a blueberry beer. Deep aroma, but not overwhelming... very nice.
T - Sweet upfront, that finishes tart... cherry skin notes. Not knock-you-back blueberry flavors, but much fruit flavor. Cherry sour lingers on the aftertastes but for the most part, a nice finish.
M - Medium bodied, I suppose... with a very light carbonation, lingers on the palate but nothing too heavy.
O - Review started a bit after the bottle was opened, so I might be a bit off with the carbonation. Very tasty beer but the overall flavor was more cherry than anything else... I would have this agaiN!
07-13-2014 23:02:09 | More by alexbutler
4.36/5 rDev +7.1%
Drank from my Duvel Tulip
Brewed 23.08.11 Bottled 21.11.12
A - Pours a deep mahogany colour with hints of purple. The head reduces very quickly.
S - Great aromas of sour fruits and oak, really nice. Reminiscent of Rodenbach.
T - Up front some nice vinous flavours, followed by some blueberry funk and brett, The Oak is very present and reminds me of a Flanders Oud Bruin. The finish is kinda musty and a little earthy with a tiny bit of coffee. The Blueberry vapour hangs around in your mouth and that is awesome.
M - Light to medium body with minimal but spritzy carbonation.
O - This beer is quite left of centre. I really enjoyed it. Its a cross between a Flanders Oud Bruin and a Fruit Lambic. I absolutely loved it. Well worth a try.
03-02-2013 08:37:31 | More by eric5bellies
4.2/5 rDev +3.2%
Beautiful red and blueish hues with little to no head or much carbonation.
Aroma is of red wine barrels, lactic sourness and a touch of vinegar.
Taste is of the skin of un-ripened fruits, yogurt tartness & after a couple sips I do pick up the blueberries but more of the kind you pick that are not very sweet. a touch of tannins that make it finish really dry. the sourness is not huge but makes it feel a bit more complex allowing you to taste some of the malt sweetness.
mouthfeel is medium and slick but finishing dry with little carbonation
overall I really am enjoying this beer and will pick up another to see how this changes
05-26-2013 23:57:35 | More by MRsojourner
4.05/5 rDev -0.5%
A: Poured from a 500 ml bottle, clear and dark crimson with a way-off white head comprised of large bubbles stacked 1/2-inch high and fades to partial cap leaving clumpy lace.
N: Tartness with basalmic, fruits and berries with tannic oak.
T: Sharply tart with some musty cheese, tannins, aged wood, faint blueberry skin rather than juice.
M: Medium body and semi-moderate carbonation. Finishes sour and fruity.
O: Like others from this brewery there are lots of wood barrel character present. The sour and tart component really drives this while the blueberries take a back seat. Expecting more, yet still fun to try.
06-21-2013 04:38:42 | More by wethorseblanket
3.94/5 rDev -3.2%
Uwa! A blueberry lambic! (not technically a lambic I know). When I saw this on the shelf I thought for a very quick moment it was the Cantillon, unfortunately it's this... but I've always wanted to try a decent blueberry sour.
A: Looks kind of like deep blueberry flesh actually, if you cut it a bit with a blonde beer. No head or lacing, but its definitely unique in appearance.
S: Blueberries do stand out right away (mostly because one is not accustomed to smelling that when nosing a beer). A bit of funk and grain. Other fruits as well. leafy.
Taste: Acidity at the front of the tounge, juicy blueberry middle and decent dry finish.
Mouthfeel: A bit thick and cloying. Low, natural carbonation but probably good enough for the style.
Overall: Quite tasty. At only $8 (Boston) I probably should have bought a couple more.
09-03-2013 00:39:27 | More by uno99
4.39/5 rDev +7.9%
A- pour yields a 1/4 finger tan head leaving very quick. No lacing. Beer is hazy and a similar color to grape juice. 3.75
S- smells excellent. Nice tart blueberry and boysenberries. Oak, tannic, very slight yeast. 4.5
T- mirrors the nose. Tart blueberry and boysenberry, tannic, oak, slight yeast, grape. Very full flavor and excellent. 4.5
M- thicker body for a lambic and medium carbonation. I enjoyed the mouthfeel 4.25
O- a real pleasure. Great lambic that had good drinkability. Well done. 4.25
06-29-2013 04:39:24 | More by t420o
4/5 rDev -1.7%
poured into tulip glass.
Appearance: Dirty purplish brown bodied beer with a thick white cap. Cap drops down a thin white ring around the glass.
Smell: jammy berries and tannic wet oak. Vinous with a slight balsamic vinegar note. Slightly musty funk.
Taste: moderately tart sour. Triple berry jam. Blueberries arent really noticeable, it just tastes like more of a berry medley. Huge wet oak presence with a hint of horse blanket funk. Hint of cardboard and a hint of vinegar. Lingering tart finish mixing with jammy and malty sweetness(think flanders red but with berries), and more tannic notes.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. The beer feels both slick and oily. This beer has surprising semi-dry finish that is slightly acidic like a wine. Quite drinkable sour at 7.5%; not a hint of booze to be found.
Overall: I have some mixed feelings about this beer. It boarders between a sour beer, a flanders red, and a wine made with berries. It was definately an enjoyable and fairly tasty sour, but I dont think of this beer as a blueberry sour by any means. The blueberries in this beer just werent there. I think that I will name a new beer style and call this beer a "Flanders Blue".
07-19-2013 08:41:20 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Blåbic from HaandBryggeriet
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