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Beauregarde - The Bruery

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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 6.96%
Wants: 134
Gots: 113 | FT: 24
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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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

lysergicdream, Sunday at 07:02 PM
Photo of Jonada
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2013 release. 750ml bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a light purple color with a blue-ish hue and 1 finger of an off white head that settles to a ring. Body is moderately hazy.

Smell: Sour blueberries, lacto, moderate funk, hay, lemon, damp wood.

Taste: Relatively high acidic sourness along with blueberry (though weaker than the aroma), funk, oak and a hint of red grape. Some blueberry skin character in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied with medium, fine carbonation. Not watery, but a little thin.

Overall: Pretty similar to other Bruery fruited blonde sours. Nothing mind blowing, but still good stuff. Not a must have, but still worth trying if the opportunity presents itself.

Jonada, Saturday at 10:29 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

random846, Oct 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

sbrock22, Oct 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Mesa512, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Bilco for sharing the bottle. Review copied from notes taken 8/2/14.

Appearance: Ruddy plum purple with a peachy pink tint. Minimal white head with a soft purple tinge. Loose bubbly cap with a tin collar.

Smell: Acetic. Loaded with vinegar and bright blueberry flesh. Tannic with blueberry juice and skin. Carries some solid oak. barrel and deep musty funk. Building push of grass and earthy funk with the typical moist Bruery funk. Woody with a strong lactic push as well. Blueberry is prevalent but overshadowed by the sour component. Slightly rotten fruit with some darker berry thrown in as well.

Taste: Lactic blueberry pie. Deeply acetic with the associated vinegar push. Wood comes through the sip and increases as the beer warms. Macerated blueberry flesh with a ton of tannic skin. A bit juicy on the initial sip giving way to a bracing acidic bite. Tart with lemon zest and a sharp citric bite. Deeply acidic. Reminds me of a blueberry Warhead. Some blackberry sneaks in the back or other vague dark berry. Malts are very light with a touch of bready sweetness laced through the back. Slightly powdery yeast as well.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium body with a slight carbonation. Astringent and dry on the finish.

Overall: Roll me down the hall.

Another solid "sour" from The Bruery. Blueberry lends itself well to they're particular blend of bugs and whatnot. A bit unwieldy thanks to an off balance acetic push, but definitely tasty and worth drinking again and again.

Goblinmunkey7, Oct 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Nuggetz, Oct 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

SixPack6, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.2%

mrn1ceguy, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Stevebeergeek, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Moyman, Sep 24, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +9.5%

ubercrazy, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

antoines15, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Norseman, Sep 23, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +5.8%

mychalg9, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

matt2591, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Beersnake1, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of angrybabboon
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Review from notes dated 8/2/14

Cheers to Bilco for sharing this

A: Cloudy, hazy, range of colors from deep red to apricot to orange, with some pink - small, white head, with hints of more pink - fades to a few wisps

S: Definite berry flesh, nice aroma of blueberry - tart, with some sourness - nicely aged, with some nice wood complexity, but also some fresh fruit aromas

T: Solid spectrum of blueberry flavors - ripe, juicy blueberry skin and flesh - like biting into a fresh berry - nice tartness, nice level of sourness - lactic sour with some nice acidity - some wood - pale malts at the base, finishes with even more blueberry

M: Medium body, low carbonation, smooth, lightly puckering

O: Worth being turned into a blueberry for more of this

While this may not be the best fruit sour I've had, it may just be the best blueberry sour I have ever had. This is worth seeking out.

angrybabboon, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

apasternak, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

dar482, Sep 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

muskiesman, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

mklisz, Sep 14, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured from the bottle into a taster.

Appeared a dark purple color with minimal head.

Smelled of tart blueberries with a raspberry/blackberry backbone.

Taste was a bit subdued which was nice - not too overpowering with the sourness, not too overpowering with the blueberries...well balanced.

Mouthfeel was light and bubbly.

Overall this one surprised me. It was quite delicious and easy drinking for a sour.

TWStandley, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Ristaccia, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01001111, Sep 13, 2014
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Beauregarde from The Bruery
96 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.