Beauregarde - The Bruery
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3.79/5 rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours cloudy and purple-tinged amber in color. In strong light, it's brightly magenta. Small off-white head. The head dies away relatively quickly. No big deal, regardless, but particularly not for a sour. The aroma shows off the sourness right away. Lots of acetic and lactic sourness. Lemons and oak. The blueberries come through but get a bit muddled and could definitely be brighter and fruitier. This is a beer to drink sooner rather than later - probably a bit late with this bottle, already. Some vanilla. It's pleasant enough but fairly simple and a touch harsh. The fruit doesn't show up as juicy as I'd like, and there's a sort of bile-ish note to it. More than anything, it doesn't have the funk delicacy of better sours. Taste is similarly a bit too harsh and simple. The acidity is strong and needs to be dialed back so other flavors can shine. Sour blueberries and oak. Finish is a bit gummy as the acidity passes. The vanilla shows up again. Lots of pucker. A bit tough to drink after the first six-ish ounces. Happy to have tried it but it didn't live up to expectations. The base sour just isn't quite my cup of tea.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2014 06:51:30 | More by popery
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