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Beauregarde - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
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world-class

359 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.23%


Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Beauregarde is our first ever use of blueberries and we couldn't be happier with how this beer turned out. We added an incredible amount of fruit to our barrel aged, sour blonde ale and the result is just as expected. A lovely shade of reddish purple with flavors of tart blueberries, just in time for summer. Perfect along side a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-03-2013)
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours are clear dark purple with white head that has a pinkish hue. Nice clarity and color. The nose features a great balance between lactobacillus tartness and blueberry flesh. Notes of oak are present as well. The taste is super tart up front and followed by nice bright blueberry notes. This reminds me a bit of sucking on a Warhead candy. The outside is tart and puckering and the inside is like candied fruit. Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. This brew is hitting it on all marks for me... terrific balance, huge tartness, and nice fruit presence. Well done Bruery.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 00:54:02 | More by homebrew311
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a dull maroon raspberry color without head, reminiscent of most blueberry sours in appearance. The nose is a distinct blueberry with a touch of vinegar and malt. The taste is an intense washing of blueberries on the palate, some sweetness following, and a lingering tartness. It's mouthfeel is definitely medium bodied, slightly under-carbonated, bone dry, and fruity. This is definitely a delicious sour, comparable to many blueberry sours, bright and fruity, but also slap in the face sour.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 23:05:33 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a snifter. 5/9/13 bottling date.

pours a light murky red with a small head. slight sour aroma with slight blueberries...the taste is intense and impressive. starts out moderately tart which builds on the palate throughout. blueberry flavor is on point and subtle, not overwhelming. ends with a good tart aftertaste. medium bodied with mild carbonation.

overall a very drinkable sour. recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 00:22:36 | More by Axnjxn
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Syndicate hooked this one up tonight... Thanks a ton Darrel!! I caught the bottle a few pours in and it was a bit murky brown/purple.

Nose is big lactic sour with a nice punch of blueberry.. well done but a bit blown out IMO.

Flavor is tart, puckery, sour, tannic and THEN the berries come in on the finish. 2 dimensional is a generous observation... still, somehow the blueberries are so lovely. Such little berries harbor a huge kinship in my heart.

Very happy I got to try this one.. Big props again to Syndicate! Thanks Darrel!!

3.25/3.75/4.25/3.75/4

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 05:39:05 | More by JohnGalt1
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popery

California

3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
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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spicelab

Australia

3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750mL shared 4 ways at tasting. Reviewed from notes.

Musty, chalky magenta with a light and airy white head that peaks at a finhger before falling to the barest ring.

Pungent oak and busting out of the gates acidity. Blueberry is quite pronounced. Faint hint of nail polish remover.

Taste is tangy, zesty, and sherbety. So much so that the blueberry component is more fuzzy than focused. Nice, but not a complex flavour profile.

Thick, buzzy with modest but asertive carbonation. The oaky edges allay the sourness and any potential for harshness at the finish.

Solid and enjoyable, but it's conspicuously another product of the Bruery's well-worn oaked-sour template. Not that it's a bad thing, it's just becoming a bit familiar.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 05:07:22 | More by spicelab
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A wonderful beer. I didn't pull a ton of Blueberries. But it still was an excellent beer again from the Bruery. The nose is almost perfect, The taste is very amazing and sour. You get enough funk and wood flavors coming through. But again not to sour where it is unapproachable. The mouthfeel is there but again if it isn't a stout the mouthfeel does nothing for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 22:20:42 | More by vinny21bal
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Purple tinge. Reddish more than purple. Minimal white head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Acidic. Deep berry aroma. Blueberry, I suppose. Lots of oak.

Taste - Pretty sour. Berry flavor, but again not really distinct blueberry. Oaky. Some vanilla.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Quite sour, but never offensive.

Overall - One of the best Bruery sours I've had in a long time.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 02:05:57 | More by Alieniloquium
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First batch (2013). Tulip glass.

A: Pours mostly reddish with a slight purple tint, like a dark rose, with a half finger of pink hued head. Retention is so-so and eventually the head completely dissipates. No lacing to speak of.

S: Blueberry, a little blackberry and wine, slight funk, copious sourness.

T: Moderate-high sourness, blueberry and a little grape juice, with a moderately long finish. Not as full flavored as it could be.

M: Mouthpuckering, with a little burn in the esophagus. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.

O: A little one note-y, with almost no complexity evident on the palate and no evident oak influence. It needs a little funk or oak or other fruit flavors to balance what’s there.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 11:40:02 | More by pmarlowe
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ediaz

Florida

4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light purple with pinkish edges held up to the light. Little carbonation and barely any lacing. smell is acidic and vinegar with very mild fruit notes. The taste is similar to the taste. The sourness and tartness of the beer are overwhelming for the blueberry flavors. Blueberry takes a back seat but really comes in at the finish. Mouthfeel is pretty dry with light-med body. Overall, a good beer but I was really hoping for more out of this offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2013 04:01:10 | More by ediaz
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 750 mL bomber into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter glass.

A: Purplish pinkish red, fairly hazy, with streams of bubbles running up the sides of the glass. It tries to form a thin white head during the pour, but it fades almost instantly.

S: Tart, lactic, funky and a bit of barnyard, berry fruitiness, citrus (lemons). Sour with a moderate acetic quality, and dry tannins.

T: Significantly sour and tart, blueberries (I would have also said blackberries), and tons of lactic acid character. Then a lemony citrus sour bite, funk, barnyard and feet, and dry oak tannins. Very acidic and dry on the finish and on my lower esophagus. The fruitiness here is natural-tasting, and quite pleasant.

M: Medium to light body. Carbonation sensation on the low side but not flat, and the alcohol is very well-hidden.

O: This was very good, but quite acidic. As much as I enjoyed it, I don't think I could drink more than a glass in one sitting. But I'm looking forward to the couple of other bottles I've got in the cellar. Not a sour for a beginner, but very recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 20:37:45 | More by macrosmatic
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ptykozoon

California

4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours grapefruit pink. No head, minute lacing. Very pretty color.

Scent is typical funk sour with a fruit kick - yum.

Lemon/lime, maybe a tad bit of blueberries. Lots of that lactic.

Spritzy mouthfeel with light carbonation. Sour is medium/high.

A solid sour with a unique fruity thing going on. Different from a lot of sours with the blueberry element.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 03:11:44 | More by ptykozoon
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Abraham/me. Thank you to both.

With a rapidly receding pinkish head, this beer is a moderately hazy and murky reddish pink. The nose is gorgeous. Plenty of berries - blueberries, blackberries, skin tannins, seed tannins - along with a blend of lemon and lactic acids with minimal vinegar. What's more impressive is the funk here. Mildly earthy and mushroomy, blending really well with the lemon, this is really good! A touch of vanilla is present. A touch of sulfur is also present.

The palate opens with a wonderful berry flavor and sourness. The brightness and sweetness of the berries is wonderful with the moderately lactic and rather yogurty sourness (closer to buttermilk, actually). The lemony sour notes also appear early up. The mid-palate has a moderate sweetness, surprising given the sourness, that has flavors of jammy berries, a little honey and simple syrup. A touch of spice - cinnamon? - is also present. The finish is a classic American sour beer finish, with a dextrinous sweetness, pronounced lactic sourness, a moderately jammy fruity character and a little vanilla. This is a combination that is especially hard to do well, and is done wonderfully here. There is a touch of dry white wine vinegar, especially in the backend. Tannin character is moderate, with a blend of skin and oak tannins complementing the lactic sourness. Wonderful stuff. Do not age this anymore, it's wonderful as is.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 02:49:10 | More by DefenCorps
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml into a matching Bruery snifter. The brew appears a hazy purple ruby color with a mildly pink stained head. Pretty solid retention for a sour, the finger of froth fades leaving some spotty lace and a swirl effortlessly revives it.

The aroma is fruity sour that is mostly lactic with a mild funk appeal. Trace amounts of neutral wood emit from the glass as well as sulfur when swirled.

The taste is very tart with lemony lactic quality that mostly suggests strong greek yogurt. A little bit of backend mild funk. I has some earthen property with a trace amount of raw oakiness.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is interesting and enjoyable. Surprisingly, I served this one a little too cold and while allowing it to warm up, it really didnt evolve much. I enjoyed the subtle fruity touch and was impressed it did mot display any phenolics or mild plastic suggestions that are sometimes associated with blueberry usage.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 14:13:30 | More by stakem
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rlee1390

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yay for people having extra allotments!

A-Cloudy ruby pink, weel carbonated, one finger pink head that doesn't last long.

S-Oak, mild blueberries, funk but not a lot.

T-Woah, Very funky and sour, packs a mean punch. Mild blueberries that increase as it warms. slight oak.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated, crisp dry finish,

O-A wonderful sour from The Bruery, one of the more sour sours out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 01:48:17 | More by rlee1390
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vonnegut21

New York

4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A very nice blue/purple color with a finger and a half of pale blue-ish white head.

S: Strong acidity, lemon, and a touch of blueberry

T: Moderate-high sourness. A bit puckering. Mild fruit character. Unbalanced, but still enjoyable.

M: Moderate carbonation. A bit thin.

O: This is a solid offering. Like most of the Bruery's sour beers, this one lacks depth but the powerful acidity keeps it enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 18:19:29 | More by vonnegut21
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Amber/peach colored brew, with lots of haze. One-finger snappy white head rises and falls without leaving any head.

Lemon, funky, horse blanket, blueberry, pear, green apple.

Whoa. The flavors are amazing. Grape, tart blueberry, lemon, green apple, farmy funk, tons of citrus vinegar. Nice prickly carbonation, sweetness with a side of dry earthyness. Awesome flavors meld into a great even mouthfeel. No spice, heat, over the topness...

Nothing is over done with this brew, just smooth and even. Highly recommended for a fantastic tart sour.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 02:02:58 | More by chugalug06
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markchristenson

California

3.53/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good beer. The blueberries, for me, were most noticeable on the finish and were very pure in flavor and added a nice bit of complexity to this sour ale. The beer reminded me of Oude Tarte in terms of acidity and mouthfeel, but with a bit more lift and freshness. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 02:25:04 | More by markchristenson
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mhksuccess

California

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pour from bottle into bruery snifter
reddish color no head
smell is of tart fruit and nice tart berry
crisp easy drink slightly acidic little bit feel in the chest
little lacing but overall excellent drink
glad i have another bottle nice top level sour

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 19:57:39 | More by mhksuccess
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mdfb79

New York

4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Bruery tulip.

a - Pours a deep, hazy pinkish-purple color with one finger of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Big fan of the color of beers like this; looks great.

s - Smells of sour blueberries, sour dark fruits, lactic notes, spice, some funk, and light earthy and floral notes. Loads of blueberries and very sour; exactly what I was hoping for. The funk is very light, but it is a great smelling beer.

t - Tastes of sour blueberries, tart dark fruits, light funk, oak, lactic notes, spices, yeast, and earthy notes. Taste is extremely sour, mouth puckeringly so. Very nice, though I liked the nose a bit better.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Acidic.

o - Overall I liked this beer a lot; pretty much what I was expecting and hoping for. Loads of sour blueberries and some light funk throughout, glad I have a few bottles of this one. If you like the Bruery's other sour offering and like blueberries than you'll really like this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 22:22:21 | More by mdfb79
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DovaliHops

California

4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow, what a pretty-lookin beer! Pinkish, purple-red, with a very light-pink head. Scent is packed with funk from the moment I opened the cap. Tart, funky barnyard with some sour fruit skin. Blueberries and plums. Some raspberries as well. A strange nail-polish remover aroma, which is slightly off-putting, but just a tiny bit. Taste is sweet blueberries up front, followed by sour raspberries and tart blueberry skin. Super ripe blueberries with other tart berries. Very berry-forward with a nice lactic sourness. Some nice funk in the flavor, just as the nose hinted. Puckering finish. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, crisp and lip-smacking tart. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this a fantastic sour beer. I definitely picked up on the blueberries, which is very hard to accomplish in sours. Very enjoyable, and glad I have five more bottles.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 07:27:45 | More by DovaliHops
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another one split with Rudzud due to our membership.

Light fizzy purple head, murky dark mahogany slight reddish blueberry juice.

Nose nice tart sour wild beer, tart fruit, acidic bite, blueberry flesh and light stem tannic, floral wild funk, blueberry pie filling, there's also light grainy blond ale underneath with hints of grainy crust, fairly sweet blueberry candy, nice tartness.

Taste is very sour, very very sour, big tart fruit, acetic acid, nice acidic bite, big blueberry pie, fresh blueberry flesh and skin, blueberry pie filling with light sweet blueberry candy, light stem tannin, nice sour blond ale too, light vinous funk and tart fruit, but plenty of blueberry. Finish is light flemmy, bit sticky syrupy but fairly dry, tart mouth puckering sour blond, plenty more blueberry lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice carb, light acidic burn.

Overall awesome!

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 13:38:07 | More by jlindros
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

New blueberry sour from Hoarder's Society 2013. How exciting. Split with the wife and enjoyed with some old school Star Trek. That's how I roll.

The beer is purple ish blue with a foamy pink head. Violent hissing as the head fizzles away to nil. The aroma brings wild yeast, funk, blueberries. Puckering with a bit of an acetic bite in the finish. Nice blueberry presence, though I could always use more blueberries. Agressive in terms of sourness and tartness. Overall, another solid offering from The Bruery.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 03:00:30 | More by Huhzubendah
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. Bottled 5/9/14. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours a lilac maroon hue wih about one finger of pale pinkish head that fades quickly and really doesn't lace.

Smells funky and tart. Acidic, vaguely floral and a little fruity. Not much that I can pinpoint specifically over the strong tart/sour aroma.

Taste is definately sour. A puckering blend of an almost tart wheat character, sour fruits, subtle oak earthyness and general funk. Blueberries come out more in the finish and are easily my favorite aspect of this.

Crisp light medium body with a healthy dose of carbonation. Tart blueberry and general sour blonde aftertaste.

The Bruery continues to keep me digging further into the realm of sours. Not what I'd typically pick up but an interesting change from my typical stounts n' hops. I may not buy another bottle but I'd drink it again without a problem.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 01:08:16 | More by ThickNStout
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros poured into a Kate the Great tulip.

A - Poured a nice cloudy light red blueberry juice hue with a super thin white blanket that left a light halo and wisps.

S - Aromas of distinct Bruery blonde ale, then whammy blueberry flesh, juicy and sweet, like a blueberry pie. Super floral here, not really blueberry skin but meat.

T - Taste is very very sour...mouth puckering sour! Again, thanks to the blonde. Then the blueberry comes into play, mostly skin and tannic stem this time than the flesh. Still distinctly blueberry, lingering blueberry pie finish. Not too sweet, very dry finish that odd slightly flemmy.

M - Mouthfeel is very dry and flemmy, nice carbonation, super drinkable even with our being so acidic.

O - Overall I really enjoyed this beer, wonder how this will hold up to age.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 21:43:15 | More by rudzud
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