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Beauregarde - The Bruery

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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.21%
Wants: 139
Gots: 114 | FT: 26
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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4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More than the blueberries, I tasted more smoke than anything else. Maybe it was because this beer was aged in oaks, or maybe the blueberries gave it that sweet and smoky taste, but this is a very impressive beer. I don't think is very high up on alcohol content, but it nevertheless is a great beer.

Wouldn't mind trying it again.

JulioH, Jun 10, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 ml capped bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
5.3% ABV, 2013 edition (05/09/13), "best enjoyed fresh."

A - Purple-ish ruby-hued, Beauregarde pours hazy and complete with a pink-tinted cap of foam that fizzles away to a loose ring of bubbles with little lace in it's wake.

S - Sour wild funk is almost eye-watering in this sharp aroma, rich with lactic acidity cutting through crisp pale malt and undertones of crushed blueberries.

T - Tart blueberries and semi-sweet malt washes over the tongue but its presence is cut short by sharp and funky yeast and acidity that lingers on the tongue with commanding presence.

M - The combination of both tart and sour make for a wonderful experience as this highly carbonated beer dances on the tongue, puckering the mouth and finishing very dry.

O - While I can imagine the presence and overall fruitiness the blueberries add when the beer is fresh, Beauregarde is still a delicious and intriguing beer even after a year. Its got plenty of sour power with acidic and funky yeast but bright and drinkable regardless.

BeerFMAndy, May 26, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i have not had a ton of blueberry sours, i can recall evil twin, cascade, and a handful of others, and this is definitely up there with the best of them. a great use of blueberries and a rather sour lambic type brew. the pour is gorgeous, deep dark pink, sort of purple, but way darker than raspberry or cherry beers obviously from the skins of the berries. good inch of white foam too. it smells like lacto first, extremely acidic and oaky, a good indication that the base beer is outstanding, which it is. similar to rueuze really, maybe less complex, but the same sourness is present. the berries dont add a ton to the smell, maybe some generic fruitiness, but its hard to identify them specifically. the taste is a whole different story, the blueberries are right up front and center, ripe and tart, just a little sweet, blueberry preserves and lemon juice carry through the whole flavor. the finish is all acid, i can taste the blonde sour through the fruit. its a similar base for the bruery i think, it seems familiar to me, but the blueberries transform it. they say to drink it fresh, and this bottle is over a year old, but certainly i dont think the fruit has fallen off much, its really buzzing. nice carbonation, no leftover sugar, and just a really well made fruit brew from the bruery, who seems to have these styles on lock.

StonedTrippin, May 26, 2014
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Beauregarde from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.