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Blåbic - HaandBryggeriet

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90
outstanding

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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 -12.8%
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
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-14-2014 12:48:55 | More by trevorpost
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alexbutler

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 23:02:09 | More by alexbutler
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Rocklobsterbrew

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17%

07-03-2014 23:12:05 | More by Rocklobsterbrew
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-25-2014 03:36:49 | More by Huhzubendah
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ScottP

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-09-2014 23:30:48 | More by ScottP
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Brewed 8/23/11. Bottled 11/21/12.

Pours a murky reddish-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, berry, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt and berry flavors on the finish. There is a high amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but very sour and acidic.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 05:31:15 | More by UCLABrewN84
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-17-2014 18:41:39 | More by nmann08
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
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 -50.7%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
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 -1.5%

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

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev -3%
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 +4.7%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

California

4.75/5  rDev +17%

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

Washington

1.9/5  rDev -53.2%
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 -1.5%
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 +10.8%

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

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17%

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

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

07-09-2013 00:21:35 | More by kaelingirl
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Blåbic from HaandBryggeriet
90 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.