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Island Reserve: Cisco Pedaler Blueblerry Bleer - Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Island Reserve: Cisco Pedaler Blueblerry BleerIsland Reserve: Cisco Pedaler Blueblerry Bleer

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 20.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: trxxpaxxs on 09-10-2012)
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

09-08-2013 20:02:14 | More by djrn2
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metter98

New York

3.39/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 21:04:53 | More by metter98
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

09-08-2013 21:04:16 | More by acurtis
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured out as a vibrant purple-ish color with a light pink head on top. The retention was pretty good on this beer but there wasn't too much lacing at all. The smell of the beer is purfumey, it's sweet but smells almost artificial. Not the best blueberry aromas I've come across in a beer that's for sure. The taste is a little off as well. There is a subtle tart flavor to it but it also has this strange flavor in there that just isn't working all that well with this beer. There is a blueberry essence to it but its just not what it should be. The mouthfeel was light bodied and decently carbonated. Overall I major waste of money... I rolled the dice and lost on this one. Not worth half of what I paid for it in my opinion. I'm not a fan of this brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 04:11:55 | More by Knapp85
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +20.8%

01-29-2013 02:37:56 | More by JAHMUR
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-26-2013 06:03:08 | More by beernads
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

11-22-2013 05:35:44 | More by XmnwildX12
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.01/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 18:34:36 | More by barleywinefiend
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-02-2014 12:50:53 | More by InspectorBob
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 21:10:37 | More by dbrauneis
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 01:28:04 | More by Stinkypuss
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.08/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2013 01:49:05 | More by Huhzubendah
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-12-2013 14:52:45 | More by ShanePB
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-14-2013 00:28:11 | More by chippo33
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2012 16:54:37 | More by woosterbill
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 02:29:32 | More by maximum12
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 18:18:29 | More by cpetrone84
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 05:02:47 | More by thecheapies
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.79/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

7.7/10

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 05:10:09 | More by AlexFields
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srandycarter

California

3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 04:08:28 | More by srandycarter
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

02-28-2013 00:48:59 | More by ADTaber
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -54.7%

02-27-2013 23:45:50 | More by brez8791
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4/5  rDev +20.8%

12-30-2013 14:35:43 | More by GrindFatherBob
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml, winter '13
Riedel tulip

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 13:42:06 | More by inlimbo77
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.04/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours an amber blue color with a thin, but consistent creamy white head.

S - Blueberry, oak, sour, light perfume blueberry aroma.

T - Sour, blueberry perfume with light oak, and cloying funk.

M - Full medium bodied

O - This one didn't do it for me at all, will pass it up next time.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 20:43:50 | More by jzeilinger
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Island Reserve: Cisco Pedaler Blueblerry Bleer from Cisco Brewers Inc.
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