Island Reserve: Cisco Pedaler Blueblerry Bleer - Cisco Brewers Inc.
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4.43/5 rDev +33.8%
One of the more unique beers you'll try. Keep an open mind, ITS BLUEBERRY! It almost has a flowery aroma and the oak cask aging is hardly noticeable. It pours and drinks almost like a lambic but not nearly as sweet. The bottle alone is worth the investment. Beer is beer. Dont be a snob.
03-23-2013 21:41:50 | More by SBCBUCA21
District of Columbia
4.08/5 rDev +23.3%
On draft at Capone's.
The beer appears a radiant blue purple hue with a soft, pinkish head. The aroma does indeed bring the promised blueberries, along with funky brett. Brett character has a large presence throughout, overpowering the fruit to some degree. Still, a tasty beer. Perhaps not as complex as I was hoping. More yeast and bugs and a larger serving of blueberries might liven things up. Spritzy carbonation and a bit of a prickle on the tongue. lingering brett in the finish. The aftertaste doesn't last too long. Certainly worth a try.
02-25-2013 01:49:05 | More by Huhzubendah
4.05/5 rDev +22.4%
On tap at Prime 16, served in a Goose Island goblet.
A: Murky purple body with a thin,fine pink head. Ok lace.
S: Pure, rich blueberry aroma. Entirely authentic, unlike most blueberry brews. Lovely.
T: Opens with fruit, then deepens with some lactic tartness on the clean finish. Tasty.
M: Light and lively.
O: Great fruit beer. With a bit more funk and sourness it would make a great addition to the Woods series.
10-07-2012 16:54:37 | More by woosterbill
4.01/5 rDev +21.1%
A: Poure a light purplish color with crimson and blue colored hues. A nice colorful cap sits atop of this beer with good retention which leaves a nice amount of lacing
S: Blueberry all the way with a little hint of funk Earthiness
T: Starts out with some nice fresh blueberries, almost a little like creme in the background. Some Earthiness and tart notes come to play. I detect a bit of residual sugar. The finish is sweet, dry, loads of blueberries.
M: Medium body, well carbonated, plenty of blueberry on the palate.
O: Not bad at all. I think I may have been the biggest fan of this beer at our bottleshare. I just did not detect the overly agressive funk, feet notes.
03-30-2013 18:34:36 | More by barleywinefiend
3.91/5 rDev +18.1%
Magenta color, like a blueberry red. No lacing, but the head looked nice when it peaked at around an inch-and-a-half.
Bretty funk, blueberry jam, fresh blueberries, sweet lemon, whipped cream, oakiness, musty basement, and very mild sourness. Definitely the nose of an American Wild Ale.
Tartness reminiscent of fermented lemon; funk reminiscent of horse blanket and wet straw. The fruits are thin now. Blueberry and unripe strawberry notes are really watered down, but are pleasantly fresh. Still that intriguing added note of whipped cream from an aerosol can. Very subtle oak picked up. Really sticking to the point that the fresh blueberry flavor is very nice, I just wish there was more of it to impose on the funkiness. I'm used to a beer this subtle with the fruit to be supplemented with a rush of puckery sourness. But, the sour here is more like a tangy tart.
So drinkable. Incredibly refreshing, even though I like a little more sourness to brighten it up. I could picture myself drinking this on a shaded porch in the late summertime. Elegantly smooth and lighter-bodied with a nice underbrush of carbonation. Barely tastes alcoholic.
I keep forgetting that I'm rating this as a fruit beer. Still a worthy try. Love what these peeps do with critters in beer. Not many reviews up on this one. Get up, get one, and try it. Tell me what you think.
02-11-2013 05:02:47 | More by thecheapies
3.79/5 rDev +14.5%
Thanks to Dope for this bottle.
Pours a lovely light purple color with a pinkish bead, definitely a lot of blueberries in this.
Smell is very authentic blueberries and a somewhat sharp metallic scent that I'm guessing is brett.
Taste is yummy blueberries, a somewhat sharp brett flavor, fairly tart fruit but not really sour or acidic.
Great mouthfeel, well carbonated and very creamy feel.
Good beer, very authentic fruit flavors, not quite a sour but not exactly a fruit beer either.
02-10-2013 05:10:09 | More by AlexFields
3.71/5 rDev +12.1%
Bottle to Ommegang flute
A: it looks amber to brown from the outside, but from the top you can definitely see some blue/purple color with a tan head that leaves a thick lacing. It is semi transparent and pretty cloudy with a few floaters in there.
S: Ok so you can definitely smell the blueberries in there but there isn't much strength there or much else for that matter. However there are some hints of oak and a tiny bit of funk in the background.
T: Nice tart taste that is not too strong though its there, but it is not sour at all so there is that to start. However with that being said, there is definitely a lot of blueberry taste in there and you can definitely taste the oak in the finish, but it seems like it should have stayed in there longer. The blueberry really comes out in the finish as it tastes like fresh blueberry juice.
M: It is nice light and refreshing which is what I would normally expect from a blueberry ale but its a little off as this is aged and "sour" (way more of a fruit beer if you ask me). It is smooth and really drinkable plus there is a light carbonation. Not bad just seems off style to me.
O: I like this beer, but it is a lot more a fruit beer then an aged sour it has a lot of blueberry flavor and is a nice refreshing/easy to drink. That being said there really isn't anything special out of this beer and maybe I'm let down because I expected something more, but if you like blueberry or fruit beer this one is worth a try but for what I paid for it wasn't worth it.
02-15-2013 02:49:02 | More by Pinknuggets
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
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
3.61/5 rDev +9.1%
Pours light purple with a matching head. Smells like slightly tart blueberries. Taste is dominated by blueberry up front with a slight funky tart aftertaste. Mouthfeel is slightly on the thicker side with low carbonation. Overall a pretty good beer, glad I picked one up.
05-09-2013 03:05:00 | More by joefuzz
3.43/5 rDev +3.6%
Pour is reddish purple with a thin head and purple tint. Nose is heavy blueberry, faint raspberry, and some oak and light vanilla. Taste is a bit cough syrupy blueberry, assertive oak presence, light mint in back. Touch of tartness. Lighter body, heavily carbonated, fairly dry finish. Simple, not super bright, ok.
05-07-2013 18:18:29 | More by cpetrone84
Island Reserve: Cisco Pedaler Blueblerry Bleer from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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