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Blåbic - HaandBryggeriet

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 13.58%


Brewed by:
HaandBryggeriet visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: eric5bellies on 03-02-2013)
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Reviews by heygeebee:
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heygeebee

Australia

3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From Leura. Bottled 11/12.

Appearance - mahogany with little head . Spotty lace.

Smell - tart, vinegar.

Taste - sour, tart, funk. Blueberries are well hidden, not really a fruit beer. Not much to write home about.

Mouthfeel - lightly carbonated

Overall - unsure on this, it does not fit to sour, nor fruit beer, and maybe Wild Ale is best. Nothing really stands out as taste, so that's a positive as well made beer. Also - at 7:50 it should / might pack 'more' flavour, but that also seems to be missing. I bought two, so one for the cellar for a year or more methinks....

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 10:45:22 | More by heygeebee
More User Reviews:
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pour is opaque ruby with a foamy tan head. Nose is strong blueberry, very fleshy and light note of sourness with a hint of earthiness. Body is light and soft, very smooth with assertive carbonation. Taste is blueberry forward with a fair amount of leather and brett presence, not much else but a nice drinker and fairly sour.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 19:34:23 | More by cpetrone84
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

2/5  rDev -50.6%

03-01-2014 06:36:00 | More by Gonzoillini
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-20-2014 02:35:35 | More by jegross2
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

01-19-2014 22:48:08 | More by drummermattie02
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kojevergas

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

50cl brown glass bottle with black standard unbranded pressure cap acquired from a friend who brought it back from Copenhagen and served into a Guinness goblet glass in me parents’ gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado during my annual Christmas tasting. Reviewed live. Expectations are extremely high. 7.5% ABV confirmed. Reviewed as a wild ale because the label lays out that it's a sour brewed with lambic yeast and aged in oak."Brewed 23.08.11."

Served cold – straight from the fridge and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it’s poured.

Pours a no head at all.

Body colour is a lightly translucent pale amber of average vibrance. No floating yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it’s an appealing appearance for the style. I’m looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Heavy brettanomyces funkiness and a bit of lactobacillus-induced sourness. Some wet hay/straw. Great lambicus yeast. I don't detect any blueberry. Very farmhouse. Leathery.

No alcohol or hop character is detectable.

T: Farmhouse. Wet straw/hay. I don't get any blueberry whatsoever. Some nice lambic-induced sourness. Pleasant lactic sourness.

Balanced and enjoyable. Lacks complexity, subtlety, nuanced, and intricate.

Mf: Smooth, wet, well carbonated, and approachable, with a good body and thickness. Nice presence on the palate.

Not astringent, oily, gushed, hot, boozy, or harsh.

Dr: Very drinkable; I could easily kill a bottle alone. I'd have it again. Pretty tasty stuff for what it is. Not as blueberry-dominant as I expected (actually; it has none at all). I really like it. Hides its ABV well.

Low B

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 04:48:29 | More by kojevergas
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Pinche_Oso

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-23-2013 03:28:20 | More by Pinche_Oso
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claaark13

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-03-2013 15:58:21 | More by claaark13
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uno99

Ontario (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 00:39:27 | More by uno99
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

09-01-2013 00:58:44 | More by sirsteve42
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box_social

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-26-2013 16:57:44 | More by box_social
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N17shelfside

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-19-2013 06:53:14 | More by N17shelfside
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KaslD

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

08-10-2013 22:46:30 | More by KaslD
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harrymel

Washington

1.9/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Brewed: 23AUG11
Bottled: 21NOV12 (13 months maturation)

Pours a murky brown, cherry hued ale with a scattered, weak map of light pink foam. Smells mostly of burnt plastic, then some oak, some acidity...If I just breath in with my mouth there is a hint of blueberries, some vanilla oakiness. Damn the nose is really like a brand new blow up intertube plastic. The flavor follows the same trend: freshly pressed intertube, plenty tart with some acetic tendencies, but not that tart. Medium on thin with hi carb and a thickly viscous finish (my saliva is making this). Not sure I'm going to finish the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 07:28:15 | More by harrymel
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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".

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 08:41:20 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Tittles

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-13-2013 00:43:36 | More by Tittles
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rowingbrewer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-10-2013 00:21:20 | More by rowingbrewer
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-09-2013 00:21:35 | More by kaelingirl
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popery

California

4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a soothing maroon. Appears hazy but it's hard to tell with the color. The head is quite small and quickly fades to a ring of pink-ish beige bubbles. The aroma has some nice blueberry flavor, at least once the beer warms up. Cold, the beer has a fairly neutral fruity sour aroma. Anyway, there's some excellent sweet blueberry flavor to the aroma. It's got a nice oak note. Some noticeable acidity is present, sort of a mild grapey vinegar flavor. The taste has much less blueberry sweetness. There's a big vinegar note. It smells like a relatively fresh lambic but tastes like an aged one, or really somewhere between a lambic and a Flanders-style sour. Lots of tannic character from the oak. Some nice funk underneath the dominant tartness. Strong to medium-strong pucker. Drying mouthfeel from the oak. Fairly light on the palate, otherwise. This is a very nice sour, probably the best that I've had from HaandBryggeriet.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 05:57:29 | More by popery
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-05-2013 03:01:50 | More by AlexFields
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HopsHopenstein

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-29-2013 20:42:54 | More by HopsHopenstein
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t420o

California

4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

HaandBryggeriet Blåbic

Bottled: 11/21/12
Consumed: 6/28/13

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

A

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 04:39:24 | More by t420o
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mitlinks

Switzerland

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-28-2013 22:17:05 | More by mitlinks
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-28-2013 01:38:35 | More by JAHMUR
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-27-2013 12:54:50 | More by mklisz
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Blåbic from HaandBryggeriet
90 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.