Island Reserve: Cisco Pedaler Blueblerry Bleer | Cisco Brewers Inc.

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Island Reserve: Cisco Pedaler Blueblerry BleerIsland Reserve: Cisco Pedaler Blueblerry Bleer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cisco Brewers Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
ciscobrewers.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by trxxpaxxs on 09-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
20%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Knapp85
2.56/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer poured out as a vibrant purple-ish color with a light pink head on top. The retention was pretty good on this beer but there wasn't too much lacing at all. The smell of the beer is purfumey, it's sweet but smells almost artificial. Not the best blueberry aromas I've come across in a beer that's for sure. The taste is a little off as well. There is a subtle tart flavor to it but it also has this strange flavor in there that just isn't working all that well with this beer. There is a blueberry essence to it but its just not what it should be. The mouthfeel was light bodied and decently carbonated. Overall I major waste of money... I rolled the dice and lost on this one. Not worth half of what I paid for it in my opinion. I'm not a fan of this brew.

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Photo of metter98
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy bluish red in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down,leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of blueberries are present in the nose along with some hints of sourness.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of blueberries - but these seem to be natural instead of artificial.
M: It feels light-bodied and slightly tart on the palate and has a bit shy of a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked this beer because the blueberry flavors seemed natural and not artificial.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a hazy bluish purple in color (just what I would expect from a blueberry beer) with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some deep purple highlights. The beer has a finger tall purplish white fizzy head that reduces to a couple of medium sized patches of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal to light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of blueberries over lighter aromas of barnyard funk and sourness. Very light hints of oak.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of sourness not dissimilar to what you would find in a lambic along with moderate flavors of natural blueberries which lend just a hint of sweetness. There is a moderate amount of funkiness and some tartness in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of acidic prickliness and just a touch of dryness.

O: Enjoyable because of the sourness/tartness and the very natural flavors/aromas of the blueberries. Easy to drink and refreshing on a hot summer day.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.09/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Capone's.

The beer appears a radiant blue purple hue with a soft, pinkish head. The aroma does indeed bring the promised blueberries, along with funky brett. Brett character has a large presence throughout, overpowering the fruit to some degree. Still, a tasty beer. Perhaps not as complex as I was hoping. More yeast and bugs and a larger serving of blueberries might liven things up. Spritzy carbonation and a bit of a prickle on the tongue. lingering brett in the finish. The aftertaste doesn't last too long. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of AlexFields
3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Dope for this bottle.

Pours a lovely light purple color with a pinkish bead, definitely a lot of blueberries in this.

Smell is very authentic blueberries and a somewhat sharp metallic scent that I'm guessing is brett.

Taste is yummy blueberries, a somewhat sharp brett flavor, fairly tart fruit but not really sour or acidic.

Great mouthfeel, well carbonated and very creamy feel.

Good beer, very authentic fruit flavors, not quite a sour but not exactly a fruit beer either.

7.7/10

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Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed purple ish pink color, fuchsia to be precise. Smell of blueberries and cleaning product. In the taste, lemon and blueberry flavors dance in a moderate tartness. Light wheat, some citrus and little alcohol heat. Light bodied feel with a medium level of carbonation.
Overall, this was a nice little blueberry brew. Nice flavor.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.07/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours an amber blue color with a thin, but consistent creamy white head.

S - Blueberry, oak, sour, light perfume blueberry aroma.

T - Sour, blueberry perfume with light oak, and cloying funk.

M - Full medium bodied

O - This one didn't do it for me at all, will pass it up next time.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours lively hazy pink under a thin white foam collar with a light pink tint. S: Big blueberry nose with some light grains and a hint of rye spice in the background. T: Very lemony tart with big blueberry flavors weaving in and out as the beer moves over the tongue. The tartness of the fruit cries out for a big plate of fish and chips or some calamari. Has a tart, almost puckeringly dry finish. F: Light, tart, effervescent, refreshing. O: This is a very good summer beer that is much better than I expected.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.02/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poure a light purplish color with crimson and blue colored hues. A nice colorful cap sits atop of this beer with good retention which leaves a nice amount of lacing

S: Blueberry all the way with a little hint of funk Earthiness

T: Starts out with some nice fresh blueberries, almost a little like creme in the background. Some Earthiness and tart notes come to play. I detect a bit of residual sugar. The finish is sweet, dry, loads of blueberries.

M: Medium body, well carbonated, plenty of blueberry on the palate.

O: Not bad at all. I think I may have been the biggest fan of this beer at our bottleshare. I just did not detect the overly agressive funk, feet notes.

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Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of maximum12
3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Blueberries? Oak? Beer? RYE? Ugh. $15.99 price tag. Found it 'reasonably' for $9.99 & scooped one up with extreme prejudice. There's an odd pricing dichotomy on this one. Big 750ML bottle split with my wife.

The pour, well, the pour comes after the smell, as blueberries sally forth from the neck of the bottle like Genghis' hordes. Wow! Once it settles in the glass there's more tart than blueberry. Pour is brown mixed with blueberry blue, settling in around dusty purple. Nice kick-off.

Pedaler Blueblerry Bleer: say it & you sound drunk before the first liquid touches your lips. Beer itself is like a subdued sour. There's a distinct tartness that removes the over-the-top blueblerry smell, in fact, the blueberry devolves into a distant memory. How can an aroma be so strong & not translate to the taste? Oak isn't evident except for a dry, puckering finish. Slight earthiness emerges as it warms. A bit cola-like in the mouth, but half the bottle is going to be plenty for moi.

Put this on the cover of "Sour for Beginners", the tartness would be a nice, gentle intro. As is, pretty good beer that would be a lot better if the blueblerry taste matched the blueberry-patch nose.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.28/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Cisco in Nantucket, MA...

A: Pours a purple/pink/light red color with about one full finger of light purple head. The foam doesn't take long to settle, leaving a thin ring along the edges of the cup.

S: The nose is blueberry cobbler mixed with a bit of funk. It smells sweet and fruity, as is expected. I get a light touch of vanilla on there as well.

T: Hmm. This beer is sweet to start with some nice blueberry notes, but it gets weird and funky in the middle. I get some stinky feet and gym sock like qualities in the middle. The finish is more funk and sweet.

M: Medium bodied beer. The flavors hit you up front and last through to the end of the glass. The feet notes stay with you long after the beer has moved off the palate.

O: I'm pleased to have tried this beer, but it's a weird one. It's definitely not one of my favorites, and one glass was more than enough. I know the proceeds are going to a good cause, but I just don't think I could buy any more of this offering.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is reddish purple with a thin head and purple tint. Nose is heavy blueberry, faint raspberry, and some oak and light vanilla. Taste is a bit cough syrupy blueberry, assertive oak presence, light mint in back. Touch of tartness. Lighter body, heavily carbonated, fairly dry finish. Simple, not super bright, ok.

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Photo of vermilcj
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of woosterbill
4.06/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Prime 16, served in a Goose Island goblet.

A: Murky purple body with a thin,fine pink head. Ok lace.

S: Pure, rich blueberry aroma. Entirely authentic, unlike most blueberry brews. Lovely.

T: Opens with fruit, then deepens with some lactic tartness on the clean finish. Tasty.

M: Light and lively.

O: Great fruit beer. With a bit more funk and sourness it would make a great addition to the Woods series.

Cheers!

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