Blueberry Boyfriend
Prairie Artisan Ales

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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #455
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,644
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 8.05%
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
89
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 31, 2022
Added:
May 13, 2018
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  10
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Sour Ale With Blueberries and Lemon Zest
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Rated: 3.85 by Lelampp from Ohio

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.95 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jul 08, 2022
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Reviewed by MattDecker from Texas

3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look: looks like blueberry juice honestly
Smell: classic sour smell, I get the lemon zest
Taste: tart goodness with a pleasant blueberry/lemon aftertaste on the palate
Feel: medium body
Overall: nothin too complex, just a very well balanced blueberry lemon zest sour. It makes a promise that it delivers on
Jun 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by animal69 from Louisiana

Jun 06, 2022
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at River Road Tavern
Opaque purple/red color with no head at all when it got to our table.
Big fruity berry nose and flavor Light to medium lemony tart flavor.
May 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by Blazer22 from Colorado

May 19, 2022
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Reviewed by Mavigo from Michigan

3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Got it in a can from Discount drinks in Farmington Hills. Poured in a pint.

A: pours a hazy straw red color with a good pinkish head that dissipates fast, leaving no lacing.

S: smells of blueberries, coriander, salt, pepper, wheat

T: Tastes of blueberries, coriander, salt, pepper, vanilla

M: pretty carbonated, medium bodied, crisp, bubbly

O: overall, it's a good sour, slightly overcarbonated but just slightly.
Apr 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by Nunya from Ohio

Apr 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.63 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Dec 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Jaasoares from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a hazy raspberry color with a very short lived head which disappears within seconds. Blueberries, raspberries, lemon and vanilla on the nose. Taste follows the nose with the tartness reasonably well balanced with the berries and vanilla. Solid brew.
Aug 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by hester7 from Texas

Jul 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by mrcraft from California

Jul 11, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by TheDoak from Florida

Jul 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.98 by Taenim from New Jersey

Jul 03, 2021
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce can poured into a snulip glass. Canned on 4/1/21.

L---Partially clear, pinkish purple color Medium, soapy pink head faded to nothing almost immediately and left no lacing.

S---Blueberries.

T---Mostly berries. The advertised lemon zest shows up slightly. Pretty sour.

F---A decent amount of pucker. Light bodied with minimal carbonation.

O---Tasty. I can see a bunch of these disappearing on a warm day.
Jun 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by Keananmichael5 from California

May 14, 2021
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Rated by StephensonDe

4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Sour but not overly so with distinct blueberry flavor. Easy on the palate.
May 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 12, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Aug 16, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by arc3636 from Kansas

Jul 25, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
just enough blueberry to flavor - not to sour people don't like sours should try this one
Jul 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Hendry from Vermont

Jul 19, 2020
 
Rated: 3.06 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Jul 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Jul 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Jul 03, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Jun 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by TheCakePounder from Pennsylvania

Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.87 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jun 27, 2020
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Very nice tart wild ale from the always solid Prairie. 3/31/20 date printed on can. Pours a darker purple-red color with a light cap of white head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of tart blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries and lighter lemon, vanilla and bread. Taste follows the nose, very crisp and refreshing, tart and slightly sour but not puckeringly so. Crisp mild mouthfeel with good carbonation. Very tasty even though this isn’t my usual style.
Jun 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania

Jun 14, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
i mostly buy prairie beer now because every time i see a new one i remember how good and exciting they all used to be, and i guess i wax nostalgic for that and then buy whatever trendy new one im looking at. im not sure if the cool fermentation forward beers of old went to american solera or what, but this is about as basic a sour as you can get, and without the blueberry in it would resemble something like a very minimal berliner, monotone lactic pucker, some super light wheat malt, dry, bubbly, a hint of lemon, thats it, nothing wild or funky about it at all, nothing distinct. this is almost neon violet in color, has a fast rising and receding pink head, and looks pretty neat in the glass. the blueberry adds some neat skin tannins to the nose, additional tang, a summery sweetness too, and plays well with the lactic souring. its nice in the flavor too, super robust but also rather natural, and if it wasnt for the pucker this would be more juice than beer. i dont think there is any denying that this is objectively good, if all you want is a generic drinkable fruited sour, which just about everyone is making these days, but coming from prairie, this isnt really enough for me, i know the quality is there, but where is the inspiration, the nuance, the clever ingredients and processes? i miss that from prairie more and more each time i have something new from them, which is a real shame. this is good for summer, drinkable by the handful, and packed with blueberry character, but its a far cry from what they used to represent, at least in my opinion...
Jun 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.56 by BarrelAgedG from California

Jun 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.82 by rsuarez1982 from Texas

Jun 03, 2020
 
Rated: 2.75 by Eamartin88 from Texas

May 22, 2020
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.37/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
A thanks to the commander of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a hazy purpleish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of sour blueberries. Taste is desert dry, tart, some blueberries. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall it ain't bad, just have a bottle of water to drink with it. Whew!
May 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

Apr 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
CAN:

The blueberry is nice but the sourness is one-dimensional...seems like all lactobacillus with no oak presence or true spontaneous fermentation life. No microflora, no pediococcus, no lambicus yeast/wild yeast.

Acidic with a 4/10 sourness in terms of intensity.

Soft, refreshing, smooth, wet, light-bodied.

A worthwhile albeit high priced sour ale from Prairie. The blueberry helps it stand out but I don't really taste lemon zest.

B- / WORTHY
Dec 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.71 by Wasted_Youth from Indiana

Dec 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Suds from Missouri

3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
From a twelve ounce, silver-hued aluminum can, this brew is a dark and hazy brownish beer. Medium head. The aroma is a little fruity...some berry (not sure it is blue) and a little tart grain. The taste is very dry...slightly sour...and has the same berry fruit note throughout. Twangy, tart, and refreshing. Interesting.
Oct 13, 2019
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