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Beauregarde - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
95
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525 Ratings
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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 145
Gots: 120 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-03-2013

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.
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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.

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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.

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4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Beauregarde from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.