Blueberry Flanders - Side Project Brewing
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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
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
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
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
Blueberry Flanders from Side Project Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.