Beauregarde | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
96.7%
Liked This Beer
4.29 w/ 574 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Beauregarde is our first ever use of blueberries and we couldn't be happier with how this beer turned out. We added an incredible amount of fruit to our barrel aged, sour blonde ale and the result is just as expected. A lovely shade of reddish purple with flavors of tart blueberries, just in time for summer. Perfect along side a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

Added by UCLABrewN84 on 06-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#722
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
574
Liked:
555
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
7.46%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
147
Gots:
110
Trade:
17
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Billed as a sour blonde ale with blueberries.

Pours a murky light red with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of sour, tart, and funky with fruity and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with lots of berry flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is super tasty and easy to drink.

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

i have not had a ton of blueberry sours, i can recall evil twin, cascade, and a handful of others, and this is definitely up there with the best of them. a great use of blueberries and a rather sour lambic type brew. the pour is gorgeous, deep dark pink, sort of purple, but way darker than raspberry or cherry beers obviously from the skins of the berries. good inch of white foam too. it smells like lacto first, extremely acidic and oaky, a good indication that the base beer is outstanding, which it is. similar to rueuze really, maybe less complex, but the same sourness is present. the berries dont add a ton to the smell, maybe some generic fruitiness, but its hard to identify them specifically. the taste is a whole different story, the blueberries are right up front and center, ripe and tart, just a little sweet, blueberry preserves and lemon juice carry through the whole flavor. the finish is all acid, i can taste the blonde sour through the fruit. its a similar base for the bruery i think, it seems familiar to me, but the blueberries transform it. they say to drink it fresh, and this bottle is over a year old, but certainly i dont think the fruit has fallen off much, its really buzzing. nice carbonation, no leftover sugar, and just a really well made fruit brew from the bruery, who seems to have these styles on lock.

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

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

Another one split with Rudzud due to our membership.

Light fizzy purple head, murky dark mahogany slight reddish blueberry juice.

Nose nice tart sour wild beer, tart fruit, acidic bite, blueberry flesh and light stem tannic, floral wild funk, blueberry pie filling, there's also light grainy blond ale underneath with hints of grainy crust, fairly sweet blueberry candy, nice tartness.

Taste is very sour, very very sour, big tart fruit, acetic acid, nice acidic bite, big blueberry pie, fresh blueberry flesh and skin, blueberry pie filling with light sweet blueberry candy, light stem tannin, nice sour blond ale too, light vinous funk and tart fruit, but plenty of blueberry. Finish is light flemmy, bit sticky syrupy but fairly dry, tart mouth puckering sour blond, plenty more blueberry lingering.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice carb, light acidic burn.

Overall awesome!

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

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Beauregarde from The Bruery
Beer rating: 96.7% out of 100 with 574 ratings
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