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Blueberry Flanders - Side Project Brewing

Blueberry Flanders
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 6.31%

Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Flanders Style Red Ale that was fermented in Missouri oak Chambourcin barrels and then aged on Missouri grown blueberries.

(Beer added by: thebigredone on 08-11-2013)
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Photo of jeonseh


4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S - Dark blueberry juice. Smells of tart blueberries and funk like a wet blanket

T - Tart lemon juice, soft blue cheese funk, and tart blueberry. The finish is tart with a lingering lemon juice presence

M - Lots of carbonation in a lively mouthfeel that tickles the tongue. Leaves a tart, dry finish on the tongue

O - Overall, this is a really good and tart sour full of fresh blueberry juice. I was really impressed by this and thought it was one of the better blueberry sours that I've ever had. Usually, blueberry sours don't have a lot of blueberry presence but this one was loaded with juicy blueberry goodness

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2013 23:59:50 | More by jeonseh
Photo of emerge077


4.01/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full pour on cask at GTMW '13. One of few early full pours that day.

Deep purple, very dark and impenetrable with a thin layer of spotty foam on the surface.
The color was very nice despite the understandable lack of head on cask.

Aromas of blueberry and some acetic sharpness, lightly funky.

Taste was similarly fruity and acetic, with a very firm sourness, blueberries lend plenty of fruitiness and tannins from the skins, though there's an odd plastic off note that takes away from it quite a bit, especially when compared to Perennial's excellent batch last year. Medium bodied, vinous, and puckering. Enjoyed drinking it, but that odd plastic note was hard to get past.

Fobab 2013 draft serving:
Improved aroma and taste, no plastic or acetic notes. Fruit juice and melted Popsicle, very sour, hard to drink in quantity, but good. Raising scores across the board.

Serving type: cask

09-28-2013 04:40:53 | More by emerge077
Photo of thebigredone


4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a cask at the Real Ale tent at the Great Taste of the Midwest.

Dark bluish/purple in color.

Smell is very lactic, some blueberry notes make themselves present.

Taste is a big punch of sour right. Some tart blueberry notes. Not a whole lot of complexity, the strong sour presence really makes it difficult to experience much else.

All the acid is a little harsh on the tongue.

Overall, I really enjoyed this beer. I like strong sour beers and this delivered.

Serving type: cask

08-11-2013 14:05:09 | More by thebigredone
Blueberry Flanders from Side Project Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.