Blueberry Flanders | Side Project Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Side Project Brewing
Missouri, United States
sideprojectbrewing.com

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Flanders Style Red Ale that was fermented in Missouri oak Chambourcin barrels and then aged on Missouri grown blueberries.

Added by thebigredone on 08-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#567
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
272
pDev:
10.27%
 
 
Wants:
326
Gots:
24
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 272 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Soneast
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Holderness
4.16/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L -- Literally looks like blueberry juice. Plum-hued body with good clarity and a miniscule off-white head produced with moderate pour. Zero retention or lacing
S -- Blueberry puree, fruit leather, musky floral, strawberry candy, perfume, red grape, acetic lacto notes
T -- Blueberry jam, blueberry pie filling, tart raspberry, lemon peel, husky graininess, apple cider vinegar, plum, unripe peach, oak
F -- Medium- mouthfeel, medium+ carb. Lively and pretty light for the ABV
O -- Pretty nice balance between acidity and fruitiness. Has an immense jammy quality throughout. A lacto-heavy sour through and through

84/100

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ssippisam
4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rristow
4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted from bottle. Pours a dark ruby. Bug berry aroma with some sour aroma notes. Tastes moderately sour. Lots of blueberry flavors mixed with sour funk. Not overly puckery. Very well done.

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Photo of MizzouBrew
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.39/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark muddled copper-purple with a fizzy mauve head that quickly dissipates away completely.

Smell is a little charred oak and vinegar with notes of purple grape and blueberry.

Christ on a crutch that's sour! It certainly is Flanders first and foremost, and not a very subtle or balanced take at that. While the aftertaste does bring green apple and blueberry, the up front cost to enjoy that is pretty high. Taste is pretty damn close to vinegar, with some red wine like oakiness and Welch's grape juice that are hard to dig into.

A tingly, bubbly carbonation runs through a medium slick body, finishing semi-dry.

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

Photo of StormAles
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with a friend onsite at SP, from a 375ML bottle into their sour tasters.

L: Reddish-purple with a cream-colored head that goes away quickly in the middle but stuck around a bit on the sides.
S: Light blueberry funk
T: Wonderful melding of blueberry with red wine tannins. I'm not big into wine but this sure works. I think it's because the blueberry just seems so authentic. It's a tad more sour/acidic than I would prefer, otherwise I'd be going 5 on the taste.
F: Light body with some carbonation, but another point where it's working very well with this particular beer.
O: A very enjoyable brew from Side Project, I'd get it again for sure!

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Photo of cp45
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jheimbigner
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

this is among the best blueberry beers i have ever had, and absolutely one of the best from side project. surprising personally, because generally i find a classic flanders red to be vinegar driven and still kind of sweet from the grain, it isnt my favorite style of wild beer, but with all these blueberries and the side project flare, its absurdly good, frankly a beer of the year candidate for me right now! grossly expensive, but you get what you pay for here and i certainly do no regret picking this up. the color is a deep purple meets mahogany, with a lazy tan head that settles fast and a nose that i cant pull my face away from, tannic blueberry skins, sweet jelly, and red wine, less vinegar than i am used to in the base style, but a ton of sourness, side project has gotten so acidic over the last year or so, man. my mouth waters like crazy to taste it, and it keeps watering after i do, blueberries to the dome, maxed out blueberry really, it is the absolute most honest expression of a real blueberry that i have ever known in a beer, hands down. its like a handful of blueberries, but somehow exponential, its insane, and i hold it in my mouth as long as i can before i swallow. huge oak and red and port wine notes too, a lot more grain than i am used to in their stuff as well, dymanic and complete, i dont need a ton of it, its intense with the acidity rising with the temperature, but the flavor is as good as it gets for me, truly blown away. the blueberry with the flanders, the intensity of the fruit, the light vanilla note in the oak, the plum and blackberry elements, its all just brilliant. i would put this up against any blueberry beer ever made for authenticity of the fruit and depth of flavor. truly one of the best in the world, a new high for these guys! i need another bottle...

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.95/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Blend #2. Never been happier that I picked up a beer.
Pours a deeeep red, almost purple color that has zero light coming through, a half a finger of reddish head fizzed up and away, with some bits floating atop leftover. No lace. Smells like funk, white wine and hints of blueberries. Tastes the same, with a good kick of tart, and it's phenomenal. Blueberries really shine on the backend. Makes me remember why I enjoy beer.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gibgink
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another surprised tasting at the Side Project Brewery's 1 year Anniversary party. Pours a reddish hue, but there is an influence of blue in there. By now, I will echo other people's reviews in that there is just a hint of blueberry on the back end. Still packs a tart punch though. I enjoyed this one immensely,

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Photo of joemochas
4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaximus
3.88/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drahodo
4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of South2NW
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ljc973
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had been trying to land this beer for so long that I thought it might never happen. The blueberries have faded, but they've left behind one of the cleanest tasting sours I've ever had. The acidity is sharp, but enjoyable if you like sour beers. Overall, really glad I got to try this.

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Photo of whitenads
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Blueberry Flanders from Side Project Brewing
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 272 ratings