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Beauregarde - The Bruery


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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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Photo of jeff1973


3.71/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Piggly Wiggly tulip (yes, there is such a thing). 2013 vintage.

A - Brilliantly clear dark red, even on the edge of light purple. Light pink head that is very slight and almost no lacing.

S - Tart blueberries, cherries, white vinegar, and a slight bit of barnyard funk.

T - A very tart mixed berry fruit juice. Acidity isn't overpowering. Not much barnyard, but does dry out noticeable at the end (Brett?)

M - Light and spritzy. Refreshing, but I could easily see this with a bit more body.

O - Nice refreshing drink, not really complex, but good drink on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 02:57:17 | More by jeff1973
Photo of alaimoa


4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: blue/purple with a bit of head that dissipated quickly but you could see a lot of rolling carbonation from the bottom up
S: the one downfall of this beer.. wine/grape notes coming through but nothing great
T: punch in the mouth puckering sour with champagne blueberry flavors
M: awesome mouthfeel with small rolling bubbles and super sour that lingers
Overall: should be what a blueberry sour is with the only complaint being smell - definitely would drink again

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 21:40:07 | More by alaimoa
Photo of inlimbo77


4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml, June 2013 release
Bruery tulip

A: Pours a really vibrant deep ruby reddish color. Very vibrant. Didn't get a lot of head. Thin layer of pinkish tight bubbles head. No lacing. Wish this had more carbonation, only knock on the appearance.

S: Getting a good amount of blueberry on the nose. Funkiness. Tartness. Some oak dryness for sure. Some of that chalk that I have gotten from other Bruery sours.

T: Blueberry. Tart funk. Not overly sour. Chalk. Dry finish but some lingering sweetness.

M: Light leading to medium. More carbonation would make it feel more.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 14:51:12 | More by inlimbo77
Photo of notchucknorris


4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazed purple-ish red color with a thin and fizzy light pink head. Settles down pretty quickly.

S: Lots of lactic sourness mixed with oak. A touch of a spiciness from the oak as well as a raspberries and a nice blueberry pie filling aroma. The blueberries in here aren't overly sweet, but you can definitely pick them up.

T: Right away, there's a pretty good hit of lemon/tart raspberry sourness with a little dose of funk behind it. Not a lot of sweetness in here, but towards the finish, I get some tart blueberry and cream notes. Touch of lemon and lactic sourness on a dry finish. Carbonation in here is perfect and really works with the sourness.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 19:55:01 | More by notchucknorris
Photo of jeonseh


3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A -Dark raspberry color with a nice plum head

S - Blueberry, tart raspberry, lactic acid, slight balsamic vinegar.

T -Tart raspberry with a good lactic acid presence. Has a bit of the creamy butter presence that you find in a lot of Bruery sours. Light tart raspberry near the end

M - Good carbonation, medium body with a dry finish to it.

O - Don't get much blueberry as it reminds me of a raspberry beer crossed with the buttery Bruery presence to it. Decent but not that great.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 23:46:33 | More by jeonseh
Photo of MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle on trade (thanks, John Serra!), unknown bottling date (2013 vintage), poured into my FFF Teku glass, drank 8/3/13 over an hour.

A: 3/3 - red-purple coloration, minimal clarity (cannot see through), carbonation rocky purple on first pour but very quickly dissipates into subtle glass lacing , no alcohol legs

S: 10/12 - lots of pungent sour (especially vinegar) notes admixed with those blueberries and other barnyard qualities; no vomit here though

T: 19/20 - on the anterior tongue, like the earlier taste Sans Pangeaie, there's a strong sourness - vinegar, sour blueberries; in the middle of the mouth, some of the vinous qualities start to rear their head probably from the oak aging - but less tannins than its sister; the alcohol is present but certainly not overwhelming in the taste; I taste alcohol but no malt to speak of

M: 4/5 - moderate bodied and appropriately carbonated for an American wild ale (unlike the Sans P.); still, I had drank Russian River's Supplication earlier tonight, and the sourness lingers too long with this one like its sibling, but I gave it an extra point for the improved carbo

O: 9/10 - another solid offering x 2 from The Bruery, which continues to emerge as one of my favorite American breweries; they nail sours better than any other American brewery to my palate and this is another must have for fans of American wild ales

TOTAL = 45/50

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 04:29:44 | More by MNishCT77
Photo of Treebs


3.58/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle served in a Zwanze taster.

A: Pours a hazy purple color with a light white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left down teh glass.

S: Light berry notes with a touch of oak. Lactic sourness with a tart blueberry note.

T: The blueberry isn't as prevalent as I would have liked. It's very subtle because the rest of the beer is dominated a by a deep sourness. Mouth drying and puckering with an oaky undertone.

M: Bubbly carbonation with a drying finish. Light bodied with an intense sourness to it.

O: Overly sour and one dimensional. I needed a little more blueberry on this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 12:51:13 | More by Treebs
Photo of ShanePB


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

750 ml bottle, shared by greenplastic615.

A: Hazy, pinkish red colored body. Fluffy head that settled out quickly. Little to no lacing.

S: Funk, sour fruit, blueberry puree, generic berry fruits.

T: Blueberry though not overpowering as it isn't a strong fruit flavor to begin with. Plenty sour but not as much as I was expecting. Generic berry flavors and a dry malt flavor on the back end.

M: Fizzy, bubble and highly carbonated. Good but maybe slightly too much.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 15:14:06 | More by ShanePB
Photo of HoppyKilaMonster


4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Served out of a bottle, into a snifter

A- Reddish purple, hazy, little head/ lacing

S- Smells of Brett, slight blueberries, tart

T- Tart. Right off the bat this hits you with tartness. Blueberries, in the aftertaste. Very sour. I like it, but it may be a little too overpowering for some.

M- Once again, it is very tart. I feel like I have to brush my teeth right afterwards

Overall- This is a good sour from the Bruery, they could back down on the sourness a little bit. There is a hint of blueberries, but not too strong.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 04:06:06 | More by HoppyKilaMonster
Photo of IKR


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

Appearance: Slightly cloudy reddish violet color. Moderate light violet head that dissipated quickly. Nice looking beer.

Smell: Mild funk and tart blueberries. The blueberries come off as tart fruit notes that I'm not sure if I would call them out as blueberries without knowing they were used. Regardless, I like the nose on this beer.

Taste: Tart blueberries and touch of funk. The beer finishes fairly dry with the blueberry notes. No acetic notes present in this one.

Mouth-feel: Fairly light bodied with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: A good Bruery sour.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 22:37:10 | More by IKR
Photo of Rinkor16


4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Opened on 7/10/13 with my brothers.

A: A foggy red with a pink hue. Very light white head that dissipated and laced around the glass as it went down.

S: The smell was fantastic. Lots of fruit and a definite sour smell.

T: Very tart with a lot of berry flavor. I don't know that I would be able to pull out the Blueberry in a blind tasting.

M: Right amount of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel.

O: Definitely impressed. I'm a little let down by the amount of blueberry taste, but it is still a great sour none the less. I'm very glad that I maxed my allocations out on this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 16:31:13 | More by Rinkor16
Photo of Uncleserg


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

-pours like Welchers grape juice but slightly watered down. This is not a bad thing.
-drinkability is way easy, light and crisp with a highly acidic back ground. nuances of oak and lemon smells appear in the back ground.
-carbonation is nicely done with a zesty and sour ending. All though the blueberry smell is subtle, the drinking of this alchemy is were this beer shines. Reminds me of Sans Pagaie with a twist....personally this is a much better crafted brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 19:37:07 | More by Uncleserg
Photo of UCLABrewN84


4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Billed as a sour blonde ale with blueberries.

Pours a murky light red with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of sour, tart, and funky with fruity and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with lots of berry flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 01:00:32 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Beauregarde from The Bruery
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