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Blueberry Flanders - Side Project Brewing

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 163
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
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 Stevedore
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle. Thanks JR. Poured into a mini-snifter 8/9/2014.

A- Darker brown-reddish body, half finger white head with fair retention, not much lacing.

S- Wow. Smells like a ton of lacto, just like every other Side Project beer I've had; with the exception of a nice touch of blueberries. Really, really good stuff considering that blueberry is a subtle fruit. It's not Blueberry Flora, though, but I can't complain.

F- More tart than fruity; some maltiness mixed in with a very lactic sourness with a nice parotid-shivering vinegar finish that carries through. It's got a lot of shock value, I'll tell ya that much. More of the blueberry comes across here vs Blueberry Flora, though.

M- Medium in body, well carbonated and substantial. Finish is that pleasantly acidic salivary gland killer.

O- Very good, I'm not sure its worth what it trades for, but I'm very glad to have tried this one. Very good stuff, but I'm starting to get the sense that Side Project has that particular lacto flavour in all of their beers so far.

Stevedore, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of jplopez21
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

jplopez21, Thursday at 05:46 AM
Photo of JohnPPutz
5/5  rDev +13.1%

JohnPPutz, Thursday at 04:11 AM
Photo of BMart
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

BMart, Wednesday at 02:10 PM
Photo of jhestand
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%

jhestand, Monday at 05:33 AM
Photo of phlip64
1.4/5  rDev -68.3%

phlip64, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of surf71
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

surf71, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.4/5  rDev -23.1%

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red, kinda purple. Small white head that settles to nothing. Chunks floating in the beer.

Smell - Berry aroma. I suppose blueberry. Vinegary acidity.

Taste - Intense vinegar. Dominates the blueberry flavor. Some berry, but it's very vinegary. I don't get any malt out of it either.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Extremely sour. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - The sourness is just too intense and unpleasant for me.

Alieniloquium, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of POTABLE83
4/5  rDev -9.5%

POTABLE83, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of brianmandell
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

brianmandell, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of thatisgrossman
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

thatisgrossman, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of unclejazz
4.61/5  rDev +4.3%

Pour a reddish purple hazy carbonated rocket ship. Very pleasant nose with soft blueberry over ripe tart bacterio-flora. Nice hints of leather and tobacco, similar soft hand as Elabortive #1. Great showcase of blueberry, maybe my favorite yet.

Good introduction to the Cory King way, cheers!

unclejazz, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

SocalKicks, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of IrishColonial
4/5  rDev -9.5%

A: dark rich blue with no head, looks like juice
S: lots of blueberry, sour cherry, some sharp vinegar
T: lots of blueberry, tart yogurt, acetic, vinegar, nice balance but a sipper for sure
M: creamy and yogurty, heavy on the tongue, dry on the finish
O: tastes like Fuzzy but with blueberries. The blueberries really come through which is nice. The yogurty, vinegary taste is a bit harsh but unique. If you like blueberry yogurt, this is the beer for you.

IrishColonial, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Lukahn
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Lukahn, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Biff_Tannen
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Biff_Tannen, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of FreshZ
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

FreshZ, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of patklupe
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

patklupe, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of Neekdom
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Neekdom, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of jhillwastaken
5/5  rDev +13.1%

jhillwastaken, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of fdefulvio
3.76/5  rDev -14.9%

fdefulvio, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of kevanb
4.53/5  rDev +2.5%

375ml bottle poured into a Side Project wine glass.

The beer pours a deep garnet color, purple-red color, cloudy, hazy, opaque with thin, bone colored head that vanishes immediately and yields no lace or film. The aroma is of funk, sour berries, lightly acetic, mild vinegar and oakiness and some vinous qualities. The nose is a bit muddled and confused at times, but good berry showing. The flavors really pop and are a marked improvement over the nose. Jammy blueberries, layered red wine, oak, just a touch of vinegar with some richer, heartier berries like blackberry or raspberry, maybe even stone fruits like cherry or plum, loads and loads of fruit that really opens up as the beer warms with just a touch of bretty funk that creeps out towards the back. The mouthfeel is nice, crisp carbonation that was a surprise given the lack of any head that coats the mouth well with just the perfect pucker at the finish that also has a touch of dryness.

Verdict: A very, very enjoyable blueberry sour from Side Project. The base beer carries the fruit superbly well and stays bright and delicate rather than heavy and muddled. It's complex, balanced and very well developed and that pucker sensation at the finish is perfection itself.

kevanb, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of jaken0ss
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%

jaken0ss, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -9.5%

ygtbsm94, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Quackus
3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

Quackus, Aug 22, 2014
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Blueberry Flanders from Side Project Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.