Bosbessen
pFriem Family Brewers

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #808
ABV:
6%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,725
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 7.09%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
42
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Notes: Formerly Blåbær

We combine fresh blueberries with our barrel-aged lambic-style ale to make pFriem Blåbær. Its aromas of ripe fruit, white pepper and tobacco lead to a bright, jammy flavor that finishes as tart and tangy as the berries themselves. 6 IBUs

MALT |Gambrinus Canadian Pilsner, Weyermann Wheat
HOPS | Aged Czech Saaz
YEAST | Brettanomyces, Lactic Bacterial Culture
WOOD | French Oak
FRUIT | Blueberries-Hood River Valley"
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 42 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Stillmakingnoise:
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of PatrickCT
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks, Phil!

Slightly pink foam on top of a bright purple body. Aromas of ripe blueberry, a little woodsy, with a touch of white pepper and tobacco. Bright flavors of ripe fruit, blueberry pie; very jammy. Finishes tart, tangy with lots of berry flavor.

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Photo of Benish
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jason_nwx
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beertunes
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz corked and caged bottle into 12oz tulip. Poured a lightly cloudy blue-pink color with a pink head that immediately dissipated and left no lacing.

The aroma had some berry flavor and a crisp tartness.

Very similar on the palate, the berry aspect could have been a bit bolder, to counter-point the tartness, but otherwise the flavors worked well together.

The body was light and crisp, with the dryness clearing off the tongue almost before I was done swallowing each sip.

Drinkability was great, I'm gonna grab a couple more bottles if I see 'em. Overall, a very nice brew, just a wee bit short of a must-try, but very worthy nonetheless.

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Photo of mactrail
3.37/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beautiful pinky, purply, clear brew with fine-grained foam that lasts well in the Copper Kettle goblet. Unlike actual Belgian fruit lambics, this is more like an American Wild Ale with the vinegar dominating the fruit. However as it finally warms up, the blueberry aroma is quite distinct. Crisp initially followed by highly acidic mouthfeel.

Quite fruity with unmistakable under-ripe blueberries. Not much of a pleasure for all the teeth-on-edge acidity. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Garden Path Fermentation for an eye-watering $12.50.

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Photo of aasher
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kdown
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrenihan
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A beautiful deep pink to light red color with a minimal white head, produces a lovely tart blueberry aroma. The berries come through gently in the flavor, along with subtle and delicious notes of vanilla and wood. The feel is light and clean, mildly tart, with just a touch of sweetness. One of the best barrel aged lambics I've had from pFriem. I will definitely be seeking this out again. Cheers!

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A blueberry lambic type, possibly my favorite of the four fruited versions I have had now from Pfriem. It's incredibly good, and beautiful to look at too, bright and deep pink from the fruit with an inch of whisky white head on it. I love wild beer to feel lively, and this certainly does. Aroma is amazing, tangy tart fruit, tons of woody funk, white wine, and a real lambic yeast complexion that's at once sour and Brett, bacterial and even medical for a moment, iodine and gauze and stuff. First sip is majorly sour but the palate attenuates quickly. So much blueberry flavor but yet so dry, how?! As fruity as it is, it's the yeast that makes this, as interesting and wild as any Belgian lambic, and just so weird and good, way more dramatic than any of the others in this series I reckon. Effervescent mouthfeel, floral tartness and oak as it finishes, mature and masterful, this is why I am so in love with these guys! Cool how affordable it is at the brewery too, I'd pay double what they ask to take a few home. Amazing beer, a real highlight of my trip out to the northwest!

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Photo of Moose90
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a clear light pink-ish color, with a slight blue tinge, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells really interesting- there's a great earthy tobacco and spicy oak aroma, with tons of juicy and sour blueberry.

pFriem continues to massively impress me. This has a great earthy funk to it, like leafy and bitter tobacco, with oak, lemon rind, and juicy sour blueberry. Blueberry sometimes comes off as medicinal- this does not. You get sour blueberry skin and a little bit of fleshy sweetness.

This is very light bodied, with a fairly crisp and clean feel to it, and a slightly lower level of carbonation.

This is a really good take on an American lambic style beer- I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of snowmageddon
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.54/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pretendeer
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of estajoe
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a purplish red with low, wispy head.

Smell is tart and slightly earthy. Notes of blueberries, oak and some dry, white wine.

Taste is tart with mild acidity. Quite vinous with notes of blueberries, oak, vanilla and hints of funk and sandalwood. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice, laid back sour.

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Bosbessen from pFriem Family Brewers
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 42 ratings