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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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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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peabody

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-27-2013 05:03:27 | More by peabody
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 23:57:35 | More by MRsojourner
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bobv

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-25-2013 13:47:38 | More by bobv
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-25-2013 04:01:06 | More by aasher
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heavenlyStash

California

4.75/5  rDev +17%

05-22-2013 01:10:42 | More by heavenlyStash
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dalepryor

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-21-2013 23:46:56 | More by dalepryor
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.36/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Looks like there were fresh blueberries used in this, very deep dark purple/black/blue with minimal head, lacing

S- A prominent acidic vinegary note with some blueberry underneath, but not much. Nothing crazy

T-Just as one noted as the smell, some blueberry tannin, really not much going on

M- thin, not enough carbonation

O- Not that impressive, alcohol isn't apparent so it does have that going for it, but not much else. For the price point, I would've been better off just being a 375 of almost any belgian geuze for my sour fix

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 16:48:26 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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slainte35

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-18-2013 18:25:03 | More by slainte35
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's with incredible sour complicity that the time honored sour ale brewing techniques deliver such complexity, power, and cleanliness with the fruit of blueberry fueling the taste. This is a remarkable fruit beer by any measure.

Pouring the predictable russet brown and ruby haze, the ale is dense looking in the body but lightens considerably as the impressions of modest carbonation offers up a part-froth, part-spritz character. It's a delicate ale that offers up little lace; preferring wine-like appearances throughout.

Sharp and fruity aromas don't simply scream "blueberry" but does offer up a robust berry-like tartness that foreshadows the following scent. Balsamic notes blend with sea brine, horse hair and sherry wine for a complete tart and savory matrix.

To taste, the ale starts with a balanced sour and savory interplay. Where tart berries, crabapples, and cider fuse, so does fruity sweetness and savory balsamic notes for that blend that allures the taste buds and intimidates them at the same time. Blueberries may be read into the verbose fruit notes once disclosed, but without the mention I'm not sure the true fruit is as easily recognized. Finishing with a salty-savory fruit taimste the beer is crisp and clean in its final impressions.

Crisp, clean and ultimately refreshing in its feel, the ale rises from the palate and sheds its early creaminess to favor a pleasant wine-like acidity that's surprisingly light in astringency. Finishing dry, acidic, and refreshed- the ale perplexes the trigamental senses with mineral, hop bitterness, and metallic bite.

Blabic is a comfortable yet inquisitive Sour Ale- its nearly as sour at true Lambic or Gueuze but is backed by the robust earthy taste of blueberry, but its sweetness has been stripped and replaced by dryness, sourness, and pectin. The resulting taste is a shaddow of the fruit, but it still makes and intriguing mark on the beer- in the most whimsical kind of way.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 07:34:44 | More by BEERchitect
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OtisCampbell

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-17-2013 02:06:36 | More by OtisCampbell
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-17-2013 01:37:03 | More by HopsMatt
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-17-2013 01:36:58 | More by MaseFace
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eric5bellies

Australia

4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 08:37:31 | More by eric5bellies
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Blåbic from HaandBryggeriet
90 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.