Beauregarde - The Bruery
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4.05/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
05-26-2014 16:15:32 | More by StonedTrippin
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured into a snifter.
A: A sultry ruby red with tinges of purple and blue. Not much head to speak of, but some lacing. What a cool color.
S: Picking up sour apples, blueberries and bits of funk. Fruity, floral, summery.
T: Like riding a freakin' Sweettart. The sour hits you like a tidal wave, then the blueberries waft in for a pleasant finish. Pucker power is limitless. Earthy, floral and lots of attitude.
M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.
O: Sour fans, rejoice. Beauregarde is the real deal. A great summer sipper on the veranda. Oh, Beauregarde, fetch me a sour.
05-05-2014 19:10:48 | More by brewskifan55
4.7/5 rDev +9.3%
Poured into my Mad Fox snifter...
A. She's a beaut...pours an opaque deep red, with tinges of purple and blue. Blueberry juice influence is evident in the coloring. A half finger of pinkish white head that doesn't linger long before it disappears. Mild lacing.
S. Pungent and tart blueberry, fleshy notes of grape skin, a good deal of funk, dryness from the oak. This is a complex nose, with lots of barnyard and hay to meld with the ripe, tart fruit notes. Outstanding.
T. Blueberry flesh, tart, dry wine-like notes. Plenty of funk to couple with the sourness, which is prominent in the flavor profile. There's a green and rather fleshy quality here, but I mean that in a good way. It's a compliment to the high acidity and sourness. This beer does have a good bit of body to it, I even taste a bit of residual sugar on the back end. Excellent stuff here.
M. It's puckering for sure, but I enjoy the depth and complexity on display. The sourness is accompanied with fruit notes, sweetness, and a complex body.
O. The Bruery has been making outstanding sours for awhile, and this is one of their best yet. I love what they've done here with the blueberry profile...it adds a sweetness and fleshiness with the sour notes that takes this to the next level. This is a world class wild ale, and I can't wait to see what else The Bruery has in store going forward. Beauregarde is as good as it gets.
05-05-2014 02:19:39 | More by siege06nd
3.56/5 rDev -17.2%
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy purple with a small light pink head that settles pretty quickly and leaves some light lacing on the glass. Smells tart with a bit of blueberry, some hay, and a hint of cherry. Taste has a bit of initial sweetness and is really tart. Mid palated has some blueberry and a pez-like flavor. The finish is quite tart with a bunch of blueberry and a little cherry. The blueberry lingers for a bit. Medium body. Medium carbonation.
04-27-2014 21:21:40 | More by jethrodium
Beauregarde from The Bruery
95 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.