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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Photo of heygeebee
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From Leura. Bottled 11/12.

Appearance - mahogany with little head . Spotty lace.

Smell - tart, vinegar.

Taste - sour, tart, funk. Blueberries are well hidden, not really a fruit beer. Not much to write home about.

Mouthfeel - lightly carbonated

Overall - unsure on this, it does not fit to sour, nor fruit beer, and maybe Wild Ale is best. Nothing really stands out as taste, so that's a positive as well made beer. Also - at 7:50 it should / might pack 'more' flavour, but that also seems to be missing. I bought two, so one for the cellar for a year or more methinks....

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of MRsojourner
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful red and blueish hues with little to no head or much carbonation.

Aroma is of red wine barrels, lactic sourness and a touch of vinegar.

Taste is of the skin of un-ripened fruits, yogurt tartness & after a couple sips I do pick up the blueberries but more of the kind you pick that are not very sweet. a touch of tannins that make it finish really dry. the sourness is not huge but makes it feel a bit more complex allowing you to taste some of the malt sweetness.

mouthfeel is medium and slick but finishing dry with little carbonation

overall I really am enjoying this beer and will pick up another to see how this changes

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Looks like there were fresh blueberries used in this, very deep dark purple/black/blue with minimal head, lacing

S- A prominent acidic vinegary note with some blueberry underneath, but not much. Nothing crazy

T-Just as one noted as the smell, some blueberry tannin, really not much going on

M- thin, not enough carbonation

O- Not that impressive, alcohol isn't apparent so it does have that going for it, but not much else. For the price point, I would've been better off just being a 375 of almost any belgian geuze for my sour fix

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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's with incredible sour complicity that the time honored sour ale brewing techniques deliver such complexity, power, and cleanliness with the fruit of blueberry fueling the taste. This is a remarkable fruit beer by any measure.

Pouring the predictable russet brown and ruby haze, the ale is dense looking in the body but lightens considerably as the impressions of modest carbonation offers up a part-froth, part-spritz character. It's a delicate ale that offers up little lace; preferring wine-like appearances throughout.

Sharp and fruity aromas don't simply scream "blueberry" but does offer up a robust berry-like tartness that foreshadows the following scent. Balsamic notes blend with sea brine, horse hair and sherry wine for a complete tart and savory matrix.

To taste, the ale starts with a balanced sour and savory interplay. Where tart berries, crabapples, and cider fuse, so does fruity sweetness and savory balsamic notes for that blend that allures the taste buds and intimidates them at the same time. Blueberries may be read into the verbose fruit notes once disclosed, but without the mention I'm not sure the true fruit is as easily recognized. Finishing with a salty-savory fruit taimste the beer is crisp and clean in its final impressions.

Crisp, clean and ultimately refreshing in its feel, the ale rises from the palate and sheds its early creaminess to favor a pleasant wine-like acidity that's surprisingly light in astringency. Finishing dry, acidic, and refreshed- the ale perplexes the trigamental senses with mineral, hop bitterness, and metallic bite.

Blabic is a comfortable yet inquisitive Sour Ale- its nearly as sour at true Lambic or Gueuze but is backed by the robust earthy taste of blueberry, but its sweetness has been stripped and replaced by dryness, sourness, and pectin. The resulting taste is a shaddow of the fruit, but it still makes and intriguing mark on the beer- in the most whimsical kind of way.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
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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Blåbic from HaandBryggeriet
3.91 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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