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Blueberry Flanders - Side Project Brewing

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 7.66%
Wants: 140
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
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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rodkin

New York

4.75/5  rDev +7%

08-27-2013 21:34:49 | More by rodkin
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

08-10-2014 00:31:12 | More by Stevedore
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Jared14

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-04-2014 04:11:42 | More by Jared14
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fdefulvio

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev -15.3%

09-02-2014 02:35:41 | More by fdefulvio
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

07-30-2014 15:03:17 | More by fo1ksguitar
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

09-12-2013 05:28:00 | More by jaminjohnson
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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

11-17-2013 23:59:50 | More by jeonseh
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Schlafly33

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-01-2014 12:16:13 | More by Schlafly33
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +7%

08-09-2014 14:28:23 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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Chip_K

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7%

03-05-2014 17:27:21 | More by Chip_K
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-26-2013 02:08:31 | More by Gonzoillini
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-26-2014 02:38:12 | More by hooliganlife
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Maroon color with swirls of cloudy haze and chunky floaters. It's not much of a looker.

Heavy vinegar scent. Blueberries and cranberry sauce. Apple cider.

One of the more sour beers I've had. The puckering effect is everlasting. Sour, blueberry, and again cranberries.

Mouthfeel is medium, effervescent carbonation. Puckering.

It's a fantastic beer. Extremely sour, so if that's not your thing you probably won't like it. The blueberries are well done and don't overpower, though I'm not sure anything can overpower the pucker.

08-19-2014 01:49:20 | More by Vonerichs
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HereforBeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

12-15-2013 01:28:35 | More by HereforBeer
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GRG1313

California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

08-08-2014 02:51:52 | More by GRG1313
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incubuscience

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

11-17-2013 17:40:55 | More by incubuscience
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emerge077

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

09-28-2013 04:40:53 | More by emerge077
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.75/5  rDev +7%

08-09-2014 16:55:02 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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T-Leb

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

09-24-2013 17:35:14 | More by T-Leb
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-06-2014 21:28:15 | More by KCBeerNerd
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jegross2

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.6%

11-28-2013 19:05:05 | More by jegross2
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jlee185

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +7%

01-07-2014 19:54:45 | More by jlee185
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

11-17-2013 01:04:29 | More by ystazi
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +7%

11-25-2013 04:34:34 | More by Drucifer
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

08-12-2013 18:04:12 | More by Anonymous1
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Blueberry Flanders from Side Project Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.