Blueberry Boyfriend | Prairie Artisan Ales

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3.86/5
Very Good
57 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour Ale With Blueberries and Lemon Zest

Added by superspak on 05-13-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
57
pDev:
8.55%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

kettle sour. layla's can. nice kettle sour
blue

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours effervescent plum color with a thumb of rapidly falling pink head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Sweet tarts, faint blueberry

T: Tart blueberry, a little lemon sweetart & dryness up front. Almost tastes like a blueberry lemonade as this warms. Finishes lemony tart with plenty of blueberry, pretty dry

MF: Light bodied firm carbonation. can feel the enamel getting pulled of my teety, puckery!

Pretty drinkable, great hot weather beer

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Photo of Beernoobie
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBrewsky
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdoggg
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brockrexius
2.99/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of godawgs
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of depechemode1983
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a purple plum color with a pinkish purple head. Retention is low and that is no lacing.

Smells like sour blueberry with a funk.

The taste is more of a lemon sourness with the blueberries on the back end. And when I say sour I mean sour. This actually reminds me of a dry red wine.

The mouthfeel is refreshing and well carbonated. Like a sparkling wine.

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Theogre83
4.41/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drtth
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The hazy reddish purple colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” light purple head that recedes slowly but visibly and eventually disappears leaving little or no lacing on the sides of the glass. At first sipping creates some small patches of lacing, many of which slide back down to the liquid.

The aromas include the blueberries along with a bit of lemon and some gentle grainy, crackery malt.

The flavors are more complex than expected from the nose but definitely dominated by the blueberries and some tartness that is definitely there but not overly intense. In addition to the blueberries there’s a light touch of citrus from the lemon zest, some malty/grainy sweetness and a bit of earthy character.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and prickly with the active carbonation. It also has slightly acidic feel from the tartness. The finish begins as the grainy malt character starts to recede while the slightly tart and fruity blueberry fade more slowly as everything moves to a dry ending on the back of the palate.

Overall this is a well made beer with lots of fruitiness from the blueberries. It was easy to drink and refreshing. But I don’t think I’d want two of them in a row.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is blueberries/slightly medicinal and tart fruit. The flavor is blueberries/berries, malts, mild tropical fruit and a tart/slightly sweet finish.

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Photo of tazzman
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpaethJam
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aurascoper
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sour ale is all the rage and it doesn't apply to any particular demographic or gender. So if your girlfriend likes sour ale, then watch your back! That's because Prairie Artisan Ales just might steal her away with their blueberry sour ale.

Caught between lavender and light mauve, Blueberry Boyfriend pours with a dark, plum wine character, racy initially but calm shortly into the session. Brazen sourness tightens the jaws and gets the juices flowing with its mere scent of dark berry, citrus, cider and the light funk of damp burlap. Light sweetness sprinkles on the tastebuds with the likeness of cobbler, tarte and sourdough.

But any semblance of malt sweetness is quickly cast away from the brunt of sourness and fruit that splashes the middle palate. Lime, lemon, crabapple, gooseberry and wine tartness commands the tastebuds while the juiciness of blueberry also brings a taste of cranberry, blackcurrant and red grape. A late palate of moderate spice, pepper, grapeseed and dried wood has the funk and fauna of fermentae resonating like hay and leather briefly afterwards.

Medium bodied for sour ale, the berry's juicy character and a return of wheaten malt allows the beer to balance with a mild creaminess and frothy support to keep the beer from absolute acidity. Hints of balsamic come to mind as the taste concludes sour, crisp and refreshing and a short winey aftertaste.

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Blueberry Boyfriend from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 57 ratings