Blaujolais | Deciduous Brewing Company

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3.93/5
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15 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deciduous Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
deciduousbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Fruit Lambic

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blaujolais is our turbid mashed, mixed culture plambic, aged on wild blueberries and in Armagnac barrels.


Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-16-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,579
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
15
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of StoutElk_92
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trevorpost
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Greg and Jane's.
Hazy deep purple in color with a pink tinged bubble head that persists. Lots of jam like fruitiness with plenty of funk and not a lot of lactic tartness. Light chalky mouthfeel hints of cardboard oxidation initially but those faded quickly. Pretty Decent P lambic.

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Photo of emottram
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ben1313
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked some of these up at Julio's. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark violet ruby hue with a thin almost violet hue.

S - Aromas of huge funk notes, big cheesy funk and barnyard funk. There is some light blueberry notes, mostly generic red fruits.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with more huge funk notes. Big cheesy funk along with an almost dirty sock like. The berries are a continuation of the light fruit. Almost generic with loads of tartness.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp, good tartness.

O - Overall this was a very confusing beer. The funk is really almost oppressive. Super unfortunate.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to rudzud
Purple fizzy foamy head, little lacing, dark purple blueberry and grape wine color, no light coming through

Nose super super Brett funk, loads of spicy farmhouse Brett, wet blanket, cheesy even, gym sock, little generic berry.

Taste very tart sour funk, generic berry, little blueberry skin, big funk, not as much gym sock funk more sour acidic funk, flemmy funk finish

Mouth is med bod light decent carb, nice acidity

Overall meh, not a terrible beer but not at all what it should have been

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Photo of CSO
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liquorpig
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Monkey-D-Luffy
3.34/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Purchased cold - No date on the bottle - Poured into a tulip glass

L - Pours a dark purple with a light purple, foamy two finger head that lingers for a bit before circling the glass. Intermittent lacing as it goes down.

S - Overt bretty horse shit, slightly winey with a tart yet mild blueberry being mostly overpowered by horse shit.

T - Following the nose, I've just downed a mouthful of horse shit rounded off with a nice tart blueberry coming in from behind, mild oak on the very end.

F - A tad bit more than medium bodied, with a moderate carbonation that finishes dry.

O - Brettanomyces are not for everyone, and the funk they provided on this one was a bit more than I was expecting. I loved the color, and the mouthfeel but damn, I cannot get past the straight up horse shit factor on this one.

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Photo of rjp217
4.65/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewandbbq
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375ml undated bottle.

Pours murky, deep purple with with a light purple head. A stretch pour adds several inches to the foam-cap and the retention and lacing is minimal. Aromatics are brett-forward and ripe with red fruits. Shades of pineapple skins, horse stalls, blueberries, and raspberries. Medium bodied with a rounded, soft, mouthfeel. Ripe berries on the palate with a light tartness and zero bitterness. Blueberries with a hint of drying oak. Finishes with lingering red fruits, blueberries, and faintly tart.

Great beer. I'd like it more sour with more blueberries though and the Armagnac is a no-show. Maybe a blend?

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Photo of Jwale73
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amazing raspberry hue with a fluffy pink head that disperses towards the edges into consistent band around the shoulders and a oily slick across the surface. Nose is rather off-putting - mostly bandaids with just a hint of sweetness. Mouthfeel is light in body with a moderate acidity and a lively carbonation. Overall, I don't get much fruit here. It's somewhat drinkable; however, the nose kills this beer.

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Blaujolais from Deciduous Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 15 ratings