Broke Ass Hobbie | Blue Lobster Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Blue Lobster Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lobster Genome Project .1 brewed with Tennessee grits and aged 10 months in Arrington Vineyards Port barrels with a mixed culture. Collaboration with Paul Vaughn.

Added by johnnnniee on 03-13-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.48/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 375 ml. bottle. Sampled on March 16, 2014.

The pour is amber brown with little to no head. The head that is there is tan and fizzes out nearly immediately.

The aroma is of sour grapes and caramel malt. Brettanomyces yeast brings out a sense of wood.

The body is light.

The taste has a decent enough roasted malt character that is swept up in the sour, tart finale. A bit of local controversy surrounding this beer but once it is gone, it is gone.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tikk
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade with JasonHaviland

Poured from a bottle into my my snifter.

Pours a ruby red with very little carbonation, head dissipated very quickly

Smell is a little musty, with sour cherries dominant.

Taste is similar with heavy sour cherries and musty funk. Definitely pick up the barrel, with a sweet hint of vanilla.

Not a bad beer, the issues surrounding its release sure didn't help it.

I would highly recommend this beer, I'm going to give the other bottle of this a while and will revisit it later.

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4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Bert's
Pours a slightly hazy deep reddish brown color with a smallish bubbly white head that dissipates almost instantly. Aromas of lemon and tart cherry with a bit of earth, herbal, and funky notes to it. The barrel is subtle, providing hints of vanilla and wood to mix. The flavor is a little sweeter than the aroma suggested with a moderate brown sugary flavor to it. Sweet and Sour cherry with just a hint of lemon mix with a mild earthy funk to round out the flavor. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet tart mouthfeel to it. Nice flavorful brew, but it needs a bit more time to develop a few more bubbles imho.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

was just too curious about this one to not hunt it down and get a taste. enjoyed from a blue lobster mini snifter.

burgundy sour w a dark maroon color and thin fizzy head that was gone quick. nose is vinous and crystallized malt. you really get the bdg on the nose but the Brett and barrel share the spotlight. smoothed over sour scent. taste is incredible with a dull pastic like almost Kreik vibe. everything is in the right place. the beer hints at being acetone but isnt. .it hints at plastic but it is way too smooth. the Brett w port over bdg I'm really resembles a Kreuk more than anything else. winner in my book and I love the drama behind the brew. look forward to deciduous offerings!

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Broke Ass Hobbie from Blue Lobster Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 24 ratings