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Blåbic | HaandBryggeriet

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Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by eric5bellies on 03-02-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my Shelton Brox. sampler at "The Festival."

This beer is one of the prettiest I have ever seen. It is a deep, dark, amber-red color with a little head. There are definitely some floating particulates in this beer (all the better, it is a wild-ale afterall!) The beer itself is lightly tart with a nice fruity bitterness. As the after-taste goes on, the bitterness builds somewhat. Very delicious and the brewers who poured it couldn't have been friendlier!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

HaandBryggeriet Blåbic

Bottled: 11/21/12
Consumed: 6/28/13

A- pour yields a 1/4 finger tan head leaving very quick. No lacing. Beer is hazy and a similar color to grape juice. 3.75

S- smells excellent. Nice tart blueberry and boysenberries. Oak, tannic, very slight yeast. 4.5

T- mirrors the nose. Tart blueberry and boysenberry, tannic, oak, slight yeast, grape. Very full flavor and excellent. 4.5

M- thicker body for a lambic and medium carbonation. I enjoyed the mouthfeel 4.25

O- a real pleasure. Great lambic that had good drinkability. Well done. 4.25


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4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

Brewed 23.08.11 Bottled 21.11.12

A - Pours a deep mahogany colour with hints of purple. The head reduces very quickly.

S - Great aromas of sour fruits and oak, really nice. Reminiscent of Rodenbach.

T - Up front some nice vinous flavours, followed by some blueberry funk and brett, The Oak is very present and reminds me of a Flanders Oud Bruin. The finish is kinda musty and a little earthy with a tiny bit of coffee. The Blueberry vapour hangs around in your mouth and that is awesome.

M - Light to medium body with minimal but spritzy carbonation.

O - This beer is quite left of centre. I really enjoyed it. Its a cross between a Flanders Oud Bruin and a Fruit Lambic. I absolutely loved it. Well worth a try.

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4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark red appearance, which really stands out in the light, with very slight lacing and very, very little carbonation. If you've ever brewed with blueberries, the color will look familiar to you.

Smells quite sour, maybe a hint of fruit, but everything blends well so it is difficult to single out distinct aromas.

Very, very tasty lambic. It's a thick, but very smooth and easy to drink beer. Sour notes really hit the back of the throat and linger for a while.

As mentioned, it's very smooth and almost has the consistency of a heavy stout. It has a unique mouthfeel that leaves sort of a silky feeling on your tongue/palate, almost the same kind of silkiness you experience while sipping a top notch, smooth, single malt whiskey. It's a pleasure to drink.

Not sure why this isn't rated higher overall; it really is an excellent beer that's well-blended, tasty, and fun to drink. I wish I picked another bottle up when I had the chance.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a soothing maroon. Appears hazy but it's hard to tell with the color. The head is quite small and quickly fades to a ring of pink-ish beige bubbles. The aroma has some nice blueberry flavor, at least once the beer warms up. Cold, the beer has a fairly neutral fruity sour aroma. Anyway, there's some excellent sweet blueberry flavor to the aroma. It's got a nice oak note. Some noticeable acidity is present, sort of a mild grapey vinegar flavor. The taste has much less blueberry sweetness. There's a big vinegar note. It smells like a relatively fresh lambic but tastes like an aged one, or really somewhere between a lambic and a Flanders-style sour. Lots of tannic character from the oak. Some nice funk underneath the dominant tartness. Strong to medium-strong pucker. Drying mouthfeel from the oak. Fairly light on the palate, otherwise. This is a very nice sour, probably the best that I've had from HaandBryggeriet.

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Blåbic from HaandBryggeriet
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 69 ratings
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