Island Reserve: Cisco Pedaler Blueblerry Bleer - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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3.39/5 rDev +2.4%
Pours out a nice bluish/red with a small head that is white with a bluish red tint with little retention. Smell is immediately brettish with a little blueberry in the back. Smells decent but nothing out of the ballpark. Still smell nice. Taste is a little brettish funk with some definite blueberry taste and slightly acidic although not tart or anything. Mouthfeel is fairly nice from the carbonation as it is a tad thicker than I expected. Overall it has a little funk and a little blueberry but it has a little strange taste that I can't put my finger on. I love fruit beers more than others so I find this beer to be OK but really wasn't the beer I was hoping for. I'll update if it starts tasting nicer once it warms up a bit.
01-10-2014 06:31:29 | More by NeedBeerHere
3.64/5 rDev +10%
Pours a hazed purple ish pink color, fuchsia to be precise. Smell of blueberries and cleaning product. In the taste, lemon and blueberry flavors dance in a moderate tartness. Light wheat, some citrus and little alcohol heat. Light bodied feel with a medium level of carbonation.
Overall, this was a nice little blueberry brew. Nice flavor.
12-30-2013 01:28:04 | More by Stinkypuss
2.68/5 rDev -19%
I never liked Cisco beers but still stupidly decided to give this one a try despite the crazy price tag of 24 bucks for the 750 bottle. I should have followed my instincts.
Bueatiful violet colored body.
Very fragrant. Lovely smell. Flowers and blueberries. Very nice. Some medicinal phenols that could pass for flowery.
Taste: Medicinal. WTF. big time phenols. Blueberry flavor comes through and is nice but the medicine flavor messes everything up. I understand there might be some funk in this beer but this is not a very good flavor in my opinion. However, as the beer warms up and you get through the bottle, the taste does grow on you somewhat. I did finished about 3/4 of the bottle although my initial reaction after first sip was immediate "drain pour".
Good in all aspects except for the taste. Big disappointment.
08-25-2013 02:22:06 | More by palma
3.33/5 rDev +0.6%
Disappointing considering the extreme cost of this beer. Pours honey with a pinkish white head, some cling lace. Astringent smell, like methiolade, not much else. Taste is sour, blueberry, gamy, barny, and a little malty at the finish. Mouth feel is medium, good carb, balance is all over the place. Overall, not my favorite and probably wouldn't try again.
07-03-2013 04:08:28 | More by srandycarter
3.64/5 rDev +10%
750ml, winter '13
A: Pours a slightly hazy pinkish blueberry juice color. High carbonation. Bright white thin layer of head. Forms a collar around edges. Slight layering.
S: Light on the sourness, but its there. Getting a good amount of blueberry juice character. Some oak notes.
T: Not quite as tart/sour as I was expecting. You go get a slight bit up front, from fresh blueberry flavors. Then some off chalk character. It's very dry but not bone dry. Still some good sugar left over.
M: Light leading to medium bodied.
06-17-2013 13:42:06 | More by inlimbo77
3.34/5 rDev +0.9%
A: Pours a hazy bluish purple in color (just what I would expect from a blueberry beer) with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some deep purple highlights. The beer has a finger tall purplish white fizzy head that reduces to a couple of medium sized patches of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal to light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of blueberries over lighter aromas of barnyard funk and sourness. Very light hints of oak.
T: Upfront there is a light amount of sourness not dissimilar to what you would find in a lambic along with moderate flavors of natural blueberries which lend just a hint of sweetness. There is a moderate amount of funkiness and some tartness in the finish.
M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness and just a touch of dryness.
O: Enjoyable because of the sourness/tartness and the very natural flavors/aromas of the blueberries. Easy to drink and refreshing on a hot summer day.
06-08-2013 21:10:37 | More by dbrauneis
3.39/5 rDev +2.4%
A: The beer is hazy bluish red in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down,leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of blueberries are present in the nose along with some hints of sourness.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of blueberries - but these seem to be natural instead of artificial.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly tart on the palate and has a bit shy of a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked this beer because the blueberry flavors seemed natural and not artificial.
06-08-2013 21:04:53 | More by metter98
3.28/5 rDev -0.9%
Blueberries? Oak? Beer? RYE? Ugh. $15.99 price tag. Found it 'reasonably' for $9.99 & scooped one up with extreme prejudice. There's an odd pricing dichotomy on this one. Big 750ML bottle split with my wife.
The pour, well, the pour comes after the smell, as blueberries sally forth from the neck of the bottle like Genghis' hordes. Wow! Once it settles in the glass there's more tart than blueberry. Pour is brown mixed with blueberry blue, settling in around dusty purple. Nice kick-off.
Pedaler Blueblerry Bleer: say it & you sound drunk before the first liquid touches your lips. Beer itself is like a subdued sour. There's a distinct tartness that removes the over-the-top blueblerry smell, in fact, the blueberry devolves into a distant memory. How can an aroma be so strong & not translate to the taste? Oak isn't evident except for a dry, puckering finish. Slight earthiness emerges as it warms. A bit cola-like in the mouth, but half the bottle is going to be plenty for moi.
Put this on the cover of "Sour for Beginners", the tartness would be a nice, gentle intro. As is, pretty good beer that would be a lot better if the blueblerry taste matched the blueberry-patch nose.
05-24-2013 02:29:32 | More by maximum12
Island Reserve: Cisco Pedaler Blueblerry Bleer from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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