Frucht: Boysenberry | Bruery Terreux

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4.16/5
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Frucht: BoysenberryFrucht: Boysenberry
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
brueryterreux.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by kmanjohnson on 09-25-2016

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Ranking:
#3,523
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
82
pDev:
4.81%
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of BenHoppy
4.56/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this one. Says drink fresh but I had it 2 & a half years aged and wow this is pretty sour. Almost comes off like juice or like a gueze. Pretty well made from American brewery as it has a Belgian feel. There is also some oak and boysenberry fruit flavors. Hard to finish bottle by myself and glad I shared it with the wife as it is a true slow sipper that is super tart and sour. It definitely is worth aging as it was pretty damn good with 2 & a half years in it.

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Photo of siskiyoucellar
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nicely done, as is so often the case with The Bruery. Beautiful to look at and nicely light and effervescent on the tongue, it has an excellent balance between the fruit and sour elements. Some reviewers have said that the fruit overpowers the sour, but I found that the sour actually stood out, which is just what I like - this bottle was a bit over a year old, so maybe a little aging helped. I’d love to try another after another year!

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Photo of shelby415
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice clear light purple ruby hue with a two finger off white head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin halo.

S - Aromas of tart, jammy red berries. Rather subtle, some weird oak notes as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose but far more aggressive. Huge fragrant red berries, really good jammy boysenberries. Lightly tart, slightly flemmy finish.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp, little flemmy.

O - Overall this was a rather solid addition to the Frucht series. The boysenberries come out far better on the taste than the nose. Quite pleasant.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with rudzud
Pours a nice big fluffy foamy slight pinkish head that retains well, fair lacing, clear darker purple ruby blueberry like color

Nose fair tart boysenberry with big tart generic berry, lots of something that resembles raw oak, almost cedar like raw wood, a touch of almost lactose or creamy something, little sweet malt, doughy wheat

Taste starts fair tartness, big berry, very sour boysenberry like, almost like boysenberry syrup but not quite there, plenty of tart berry, juicy fruit, fair acidity kicking in, a little syrupy malt too but not much, touch of oak and creamy like grainy wheat, bit flemmy on the finish

Mouth is med to lighter bod but juicy creamy flemmy acidic bright carbonation

Overall not bad, some nice berry on the taste but less on the nose, fairly enjoyable though

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Photo of elemenohpee1
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BergBeer
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Translucent plum colored with ruby highlights. The head is crisp white with cherry red highlights. The head was medium at first but dissipated quickly to the thin line around the glass.

Smell: Big funky Brett notes on the attack. Hay, sea salt, and barnyard notes. There is a smooth jammy mixed berry note on the finish.

Taste: Big puckering sour on the attack. The attack holds notes of red wine vinegar, Brett funk, and sea salt. The lingers as a fruity body of boysenberry jam, tart cranberry, raw sweet wheat, wet gravel, and white nectarines. The finish is dry oak and a rounding dried berry note.

Feel: Tart and clean. High tartness. High acidity. Clean quenching body with a dry finish. No alcohol. Prickly carbonation that lends to the refreshing body.

Overall: A good easy drinking Berliner Weisse. The tartness is high but it is in no way sharp or acrid. I could use maybe a bit more fruit as it is somewhat one dimensional. I was looking for more of a distinctive boysenberry flavor and instead it comes off as more of a generic mixed berry flavor. With all that being said it’s very well crafted in that the sourness is not over done. It is balanced just right. Good stuff.

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopsohard
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nataku00
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This essentially pours a purple color. Head falls into the pink color descriptor, smallish and 1/4" in depth. Aroma had a juicy and tart wheat thing going for it, seems on point. Not really picking up much in the way of wood, which isn't surprising given the way this envelopes the senses with berries and sourness.

Taste, whoa, this is definitely one of the more sour berliner weisse beers out there, frankly this seems better described as a wild ale, the sourness is just amped TF up. Its still good, very good berry juiciness, and the boysenberry aspects is like a middle ground between the taste and brightness of raspberries and more of the darker, cabernet like blackberry impact. Acidity is high, but you don't go into a frucht beer expecting the soft nuanced touches of Hottenroth.

I like the beer even I don't necessarily "want to". I think the use of this fruit with Hottenroth's softer, less sour, less acidic internal workings would transform this into awesome, but instead, it will just keep ripping up your heart and insides with its high powered sourness, and you'll like every minute of it.

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Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear dark ruby with fizzy pink head.
S: It smelled like tart berries and apple cider vinegar, with some funky oak and sweet brown sugar.
T: It tasted like it smelled. It had a lasting very sour aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Nice bubbly body.
D: This was a potent sour with puckering scent and taste. The body was good, but the finish was harsh, so it must be sipped. Age would probably help. Fresh was fun to try, but the funk overpowered the fruit. I wish the berry character showed bigger.

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Photo of kccraftenthusiast
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not remotely a traditional berliner weisse but still a tasty beer. Really pretty purple color with a nice head that slowly fades, but it is too sour for a berliner weisse and not enough fruit flavor.

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Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: very pretty; crimson with purple hues and some haze. Perfect for Valentines Day. The head is a spritzy light pink that fades to a collar of superfine bubbles.

Aroma: sharp sourness with light funk/oak. The fruit is very light but present just enough to be detectable. I would’ve said blackberry in the nose.

Flavor: very enjoyable. The fruit is upfront but very mild, which transitions to tart. The tartness is sharp but finishes very clean. Not much depth. This is better than many other more-hyped fruit sours.

Mouthfeel: light. You could drink this beer endlessly. Very refreshing. Thirst-quencher body.

Overall: worthwhile. A less expensive alternative to other fruit sours, yet as good or better than many of them. The fruit is so light, it should either be excluded entirely or increased to contribute more flavor. Right now, the fruit’s only contribution is to the beer’s appearance.

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Photo of nickfl
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Maillard
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Frucht: Boysenberry from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 82 ratings