Bleurbon Berry
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
Fruited Kettle Sour
4.3 | pDev: 6.28%
May 24, 2016
Jul 08, 2014
Notes: Our Royal Tannin Bomb! Blueberry Sour Ale aged in a second use bourbon barrel for over eight months with even more blueberries. Richly fruity and bracingly sour with a nice touch of vanilla-like oak and bourbon. Ideally served between 48 and 52F.
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Rated: 4 by mklisz from New Hampshire

May 24, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

May 17, 2016
Rated: 4 by Houser from Pennsylvania

Feb 03, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky

Jan 22, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jan 19, 2016
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Reviewed by KYGunner from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is jarringly tart at first, but it settles nicely. Lots of blueberry flavor with a ribbon of barrel lended vanilla. Some bourbonesque cream and more fruit this is so delicious.
Jan 19, 2016
Rated: 4 by Eziel from Ohio

Jan 18, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Soneast from Wisconsin

Jan 01, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

Aug 30, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by jshusc from South Carolina

Aug 17, 2015
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Reviewed by HoppyBastard1 from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First pours were beautiful, bottom half of bottle was thick and chunky, not as bad as peach and apricot funkers were.
Nice oak and berry on the nose and taste. A touch vinegary.
Like the other Pizza Boy bottles I've had, solid beer, not worth the price.
Apr 14, 2015
Rated: 4.28 by jbwimer from Kansas

Apr 13, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by yergermeister from Pennsylvania

Feb 27, 2015
Rated: 4.32 by Kurmaraja from California

Jan 11, 2015
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Reviewed by ThePorterSorter from Oregon

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
The beer pours the expected hazy garnet with minimal head (basically identical to the base beer)... and in the right light, some ruby tones. The nose is potent and funky with strong notes of bourbon barrel vanilla that cut through aggressive blueberry, orange marmalade, and yeast notes. The nose reminds me most of a cascade sour by comparison. As expected, the taste is relatively barrel-driven with strong oak and blueberry dominating the palate. I'm surprised by how light bodied and drinkable this beer is. It's lowly carbonated with mild-medium acidity, peppery bitterness on the palate, and great fruit character. Overall, I still prefer the regular royal tannin bomb, but this adds a unique barrel element to a pizza boy favorite.
Dec 23, 2014
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Reviewed by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Slightly more than a finger's worth fizzy froth quickly recedes leaving no lacing what so ever... The color is berry with some faint purplish undertones... A limited bit of moderate paced carbonation can be seen towards the top of the glass... A big regal nose... Lactic sourness and a bit of funkiness lead the nose... The blue berries are present bit linger a bit beneath the surface... The bourbon notes are rather subdued... There are some faint vanilla notes present as well... Very enticing nose... The flavor profile is rather intense... The lactic sourness is at the forefront of the palate as expected... Funkiness is abound... The blue berries appear for a split second before becoming a distant memory... There are lite vanilla and bourbon notes on the finish... The fruity tartness, not necessarily blue berries, rise on the distant finish... On the lighter side of medium bodied... Spry with lively carbonation... Puckering and saliva inducing... An excellent brew... Al and Terry continue to turn out quality sours one right after another... Highly enjoyable and highly recommended if you can found a bottle...
Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 4 by KAF from Iowa

Dec 13, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by JavaNoire from Iowa

Dec 12, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Liberatiscioli from Pennsylvania

Dec 06, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by yourefragile from District of Columbia

Dec 06, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by oline73 from Maryland

Dec 06, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by iL0VEbeer from New Jersey

Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 4 by CTJman from Connecticut

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Bockerdoppel91 from Pennsylvania

Nov 23, 2014
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.57/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red body. Almost purple. Medium white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Vanilla and oak. Light blueberry, but it's mostly just berry. Not very acidic.

Taste - More tart. More bluerry. Oaky as hell. Bourbon softens the sourness. Vanilla. Oak persists throughout.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Didn't like this as much as Abascio-Cell. Oak dominates.
Nov 18, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Jspriest from Pennsylvania

Oct 27, 2014
Rated: 5 by Braden from Tennessee

Oct 27, 2014
Rated: 4 by bsuedekum from Missouri

Oct 26, 2014
Rated: 4.2 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Oct 26, 2014
Rated: 4 by bbsaur from Pennsylvania

Oct 04, 2014
Rated: 4 by tom10101 from Canada (QC)

Oct 02, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Ludwigkpa from Pennsylvania

Sep 20, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by cspompey from Pennsylvania

Sep 11, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by tommyguz from Pennsylvania

Sep 10, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Sep 08, 2014
Rated: 4.3 by AdamP from Pennsylvania

Sep 06, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by chippo33 from Vermont

Sep 06, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania

Sep 05, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Bigirishdrinker from Pennsylvania

Sep 04, 2014
Bleurbon Berry from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 57 ratings