Bruery Terreux

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Wild Ale
Ranked #106
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4.3 | pDev: 7.44%
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
Notes: Beauregarde is our first ever use of blueberries and we couldn't be happier with how this beer turned out. We added an incredible amount of fruit to our barrel aged, sour blonde ale and the result is just as expected. A lovely shade of reddish purple with flavors of tart blueberries, just in time for summer. Perfect along side a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
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Gatch from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 edition enjoyed in July 2021. Yep, this is a blueberry bomb! Their base beer is a masterpiece and clearly they can’t go wrong with any variant. Wonderful, fruited sour. The blueberries really make this perfectly tart in every way.

Jul 21, 2021
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shit is trippin me out how I can have had a beer around literally a dozen times and still haven't reviewed it. Shit I was just talking about this beer on Saturday at the Nevada/UNLV game when we had that Tilquin blueberry.

Anyways, pours a purple color without viscosity you sometimes see in those darker colors. Lighter more pink colored head that settles into a smallish 1/4" head. Aroma is blueberry and lemon, with some American oak behind it.

Taste is a really good and clean blueberry note. That sourness is probably a 7 on the 10pt scale and the acidity is probably a 7 as well. And yet, I can power through a whole bottle of this myself if I pregame antacid wise. Even though those things are pretty pronounced, they don't detract from the beer. Anyways, back to the Tilquin comparison. This is definitely a wild ale, lacks the funk or lambic like notes, just goes all power sour without those deft touches. Dry finish.

But its also about 1/2 the cost of that beer. I almost always pick up multiples of this, its straight forward and likeable.

Dec 02, 2019
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StraightNoChaser from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look: Like hazy raspberry ale. Big plush pinkish head on the pour.
smell: Tart, and funky fruit. Some vanilla oak shows up as it warms a bit.
taste: Much like the nose. A nice dry tart finish.

Dec 02, 2019
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utopiajane from New York

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

blueberries and lots of wood. spice and a firm hop herbal. grasses that are just bitter even to the nose. the wood sinks a bit as a gentle sweet funk cmes up to to meet the blueberry. a vinegary note on the nose. pours almost a hot pink. fast falling head of eggshell colored foam. very hazy but not opaque. A malty sweetness also seems to come forward a bit shyly to reveal the sweetness of the blueberry. Drinks like a tart blueberry. This beer had the most hop presence so far of the beer I have tried form them and the most abv so far. I think these hops are a bit citrusy too. finishes with a sour that has a sweet little kiss under it. So the mouthfeel is just slightly different form the other beers I have had which finish completely dry. For instance in the dry beers with the sour finish your entire mouth is even in the swallow. In this beer the focus is on the throat or the back palate after a burst of mouthwatering acidity . I think this beer is going to compliment my dish because of that sweetness which belongs to the base style here, the blonde ale. sweet cracker malt. How about blueberry chicken?

Jul 24, 2018
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MFMB from Idaho

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear red to purple, almost cranberry juice like. Minimal head that disappears quickly. Nose is sour. Sour berries, raspberries, blueberries and cranberry. Taste sour up front then fades and let's the blueberries come through. A bit of light yogurt in there as well. Very dry and crisp. It begs you to take another sip on the never ending quest to quench your thirst but guess what? That isn't going to happen because this baby is dry! Very very dry. Light bodied, juice like. I dig it

Jul 02, 2017
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cvm4 from Mississippi

4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Pours a purple amber body with a half finger eggshell head.

S - Just a whirlwind of oak, blueberries and sour.

T - Really nice. Sour along with blueberries and oak. Follows the nose.

F - Light bodied and medium prickly carbonation.

O - I can't believe this hasn't been brewed again! A great balance between the sour and blueberries. A must try from The Bruery!

Apr 29, 2016
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Light purple color with a decent head. A bit murky and turbid. Some definite yeast mixed in. A light blueberry aroma with some hint of vanilla and oak. Same profile as a flavor but more tart. Drinks fairly easy. This beer has held up well. I imagine it's more blueberry forward when fresh but the age has given a light sweet and sour beer. Well done.

Aug 10, 2015
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SHODriver from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a Bruery Tulip to a reddish pink hue topped by two fingers of light pink head that fades quickly to a small collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: smells of oak, funk, sourness and blueberries
T: taste is acetic sourness with some funk and oak with some nice blueberry flavor. a little barnyard as well. Swallow is blueberries, oak, funk and sourness with some lingering blueberry flavor and sweetness toward the very end of the finish
M: fairly light on the palate with slightly prickly carbonation and a drying finish
O: This beer is fantastic. It's extremely tart but the fruit is still there in a supporting role. Probably better fresh but still amazing after some age. Truly a world class sour and I'm not just saying that because it's hard to get.

Feb 13, 2015
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pkalix from California

4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

kind of bland looking, some foam at first but settles down to a light cranberry-juice-looking liquid..... but what an aroma! aroma follows the palate: tart and fruity, easy to drink, light on the tongue. 5/13 dated. feels fresh, though.
blueberry for sure.

Feb 01, 2015
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Jonada from New Jersey

3.82/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2013 release. 750ml bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a light purple color with a blue-ish hue and 1 finger of an off white head that settles to a ring. Body is moderately hazy.

Smell: Sour blueberries, lacto, moderate funk, hay, lemon, damp wood.

Taste: Relatively high acidic sourness along with blueberry (though weaker than the aroma), funk, oak and a hint of red grape. Some blueberry skin character in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied with medium, fine carbonation. Not watery, but a little thin.

Overall: Pretty similar to other Bruery fruited blonde sours. Nothing mind blowing, but still good stuff. Not a must have, but still worth trying if the opportunity presents itself.

Oct 18, 2014
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Goblinmunkey7 from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Bilco for sharing the bottle. Review copied from notes taken 8/2/14.

Appearance: Ruddy plum purple with a peachy pink tint. Minimal white head with a soft purple tinge. Loose bubbly cap with a tin collar.

Smell: Acetic. Loaded with vinegar and bright blueberry flesh. Tannic with blueberry juice and skin. Carries some solid oak. barrel and deep musty funk. Building push of grass and earthy funk with the typical moist Bruery funk. Woody with a strong lactic push as well. Blueberry is prevalent but overshadowed by the sour component. Slightly rotten fruit with some darker berry thrown in as well.

Taste: Lactic blueberry pie. Deeply acetic with the associated vinegar push. Wood comes through the sip and increases as the beer warms. Macerated blueberry flesh with a ton of tannic skin. A bit juicy on the initial sip giving way to a bracing acidic bite. Tart with lemon zest and a sharp citric bite. Deeply acidic. Reminds me of a blueberry Warhead. Some blackberry sneaks in the back or other vague dark berry. Malts are very light with a touch of bready sweetness laced through the back. Slightly powdery yeast as well.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium body with a slight carbonation. Astringent and dry on the finish.

Overall: Roll me down the hall.

Another solid "sour" from The Bruery. Blueberry lends itself well to they're particular blend of bugs and whatnot. A bit unwieldy thanks to an off balance acetic push, but definitely tasty and worth drinking again and again.

Oct 05, 2014
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Beersnake1 from California

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 poured from fridge temp into a Bruery teku. Pours golden orange with quickly dissipating head. Nose is blueberries, sour cherries, lemon, and wheat. Taste is really nice. Not extremely sour, but good. Blueberries, cherries, citrus peel, and bitterness. A bit of pine and lemon. Mouthfeel is dry. Overall, a great sour!

Sep 22, 2014
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Review from notes dated 8/2/14

Cheers to Bilco for sharing this

A: Cloudy, hazy, range of colors from deep red to apricot to orange, with some pink - small, white head, with hints of more pink - fades to a few wisps

S: Definite berry flesh, nice aroma of blueberry - tart, with some sourness - nicely aged, with some nice wood complexity, but also some fresh fruit aromas

T: Solid spectrum of blueberry flavors - ripe, juicy blueberry skin and flesh - like biting into a fresh berry - nice tartness, nice level of sourness - lactic sour with some nice acidity - some wood - pale malts at the base, finishes with even more blueberry

M: Medium body, low carbonation, smooth, lightly puckering

O: Worth being turned into a blueberry for more of this

While this may not be the best fruit sour I've had, it may just be the best blueberry sour I have ever had. This is worth seeking out.

Sep 22, 2014
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TWStandley from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from the bottle into a taster.

Appeared a dark purple color with minimal head.

Smelled of tart blueberries with a raspberry/blackberry backbone.

Taste was a bit subdued which was nice - not too overpowering with the sourness, not too overpowering with the blueberries...well balanced.

Mouthfeel was light and bubbly.

Overall this one surprised me. It was quite delicious and easy drinking for a sour.

Sep 14, 2014
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JulioH from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More than the blueberries, I tasted more smoke than anything else. Maybe it was because this beer was aged in oaks, or maybe the blueberries gave it that sweet and smoky taste, but this is a very impressive beer. I don't think is very high up on alcohol content, but it nevertheless is a great beer.

Wouldn't mind trying it again.

Jun 10, 2014
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BeerFMAndy from Wisconsin

4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

750 ml capped bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
5.3% ABV, 2013 edition (05/09/13), "best enjoyed fresh."

A - Purple-ish ruby-hued, Beauregarde pours hazy and complete with a pink-tinted cap of foam that fizzles away to a loose ring of bubbles with little lace in it's wake.

S - Sour wild funk is almost eye-watering in this sharp aroma, rich with lactic acidity cutting through crisp pale malt and undertones of crushed blueberries.

T - Tart blueberries and semi-sweet malt washes over the tongue but its presence is cut short by sharp and funky yeast and acidity that lingers on the tongue with commanding presence.

M - The combination of both tart and sour make for a wonderful experience as this highly carbonated beer dances on the tongue, puckering the mouth and finishing very dry.

O - While I can imagine the presence and overall fruitiness the blueberries add when the beer is fresh, Beauregarde is still a delicious and intriguing beer even after a year. Its got plenty of sour power with acidic and funky yeast but bright and drinkable regardless.

May 26, 2014
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i have not had a ton of blueberry sours, i can recall evil twin, cascade, and a handful of others, and this is definitely up there with the best of them. a great use of blueberries and a rather sour lambic type brew. the pour is gorgeous, deep dark pink, sort of purple, but way darker than raspberry or cherry beers obviously from the skins of the berries. good inch of white foam too. it smells like lacto first, extremely acidic and oaky, a good indication that the base beer is outstanding, which it is. similar to rueuze really, maybe less complex, but the same sourness is present. the berries dont add a ton to the smell, maybe some generic fruitiness, but its hard to identify them specifically. the taste is a whole different story, the blueberries are right up front and center, ripe and tart, just a little sweet, blueberry preserves and lemon juice carry through the whole flavor. the finish is all acid, i can taste the blonde sour through the fruit. its a similar base for the bruery i think, it seems familiar to me, but the blueberries transform it. they say to drink it fresh, and this bottle is over a year old, but certainly i dont think the fruit has fallen off much, its really buzzing. nice carbonation, no leftover sugar, and just a really well made fruit brew from the bruery, who seems to have these styles on lock.

May 26, 2014
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brewskifan55 from Mississippi

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter.

A: A sultry ruby red with tinges of purple and blue. Not much head to speak of, but some lacing. What a cool color.

S: Picking up sour apples, blueberries and bits of funk. Fruity, floral, summery.

T: Like riding a freakin' Sweettart. The sour hits you like a tidal wave, then the blueberries waft in for a pleasant finish. Pucker power is limitless. Earthy, floral and lots of attitude.

M: Light to medium with medium carbonation.

O: Sour fans, rejoice. Beauregarde is the real deal. A great summer sipper on the veranda. Oh, Beauregarde, fetch me a sour.

May 05, 2014
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siege06nd from Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into my Mad Fox snifter...

A. She's a beaut...pours an opaque deep red, with tinges of purple and blue. Blueberry juice influence is evident in the coloring. A half finger of pinkish white head that doesn't linger long before it disappears. Mild lacing.

S. Pungent and tart blueberry, fleshy notes of grape skin, a good deal of funk, dryness from the oak. This is a complex nose, with lots of barnyard and hay to meld with the ripe, tart fruit notes. Outstanding.

T. Blueberry flesh, tart, dry wine-like notes. Plenty of funk to couple with the sourness, which is prominent in the flavor profile. There's a green and rather fleshy quality here, but I mean that in a good way. It's a compliment to the high acidity and sourness. This beer does have a good bit of body to it, I even taste a bit of residual sugar on the back end. Excellent stuff here.

M. It's puckering for sure, but I enjoy the depth and complexity on display. The sourness is accompanied with fruit notes, sweetness, and a complex body.

O. The Bruery has been making outstanding sours for awhile, and this is one of their best yet. I love what they've done here with the blueberry adds a sweetness and fleshiness with the sour notes that takes this to the next level. This is a world class wild ale, and I can't wait to see what else The Bruery has in store going forward. Beauregarde is as good as it gets.

May 05, 2014
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jethrodium from California

3.57/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy purple with a small light pink head that settles pretty quickly and leaves some light lacing on the glass. Smells tart with a bit of blueberry, some hay, and a hint of cherry. Taste has a bit of initial sweetness and is really tart. Mid palated has some blueberry and a pez-like flavor. The finish is quite tart with a bunch of blueberry and a little cherry. The blueberry lingers for a bit. Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Apr 27, 2014
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homebrew311 from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours are clear dark purple with white head that has a pinkish hue. Nice clarity and color. The nose features a great balance between lactobacillus tartness and blueberry flesh. Notes of oak are present as well. The taste is super tart up front and followed by nice bright blueberry notes. This reminds me a bit of sucking on a Warhead candy. The outside is tart and puckering and the inside is like candied fruit. Mouthfeel is light with high carbonation. This brew is hitting it on all marks for me... terrific balance, huge tartness, and nice fruit presence. Well done Bruery.

Mar 26, 2014
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ThePorterSorter from Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a dull maroon raspberry color without head, reminiscent of most blueberry sours in appearance. The nose is a distinct blueberry with a touch of vinegar and malt. The taste is an intense washing of blueberries on the palate, some sweetness following, and a lingering tartness. It's mouthfeel is definitely medium bodied, slightly under-carbonated, bone dry, and fruity. This is definitely a delicious sour, comparable to many blueberry sours, bright and fruity, but also slap in the face sour.

Mar 01, 2014
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Axnjxn from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a snifter. 5/9/13 bottling date.

pours a light murky red with a small head. slight sour aroma with slight blueberries...the taste is intense and impressive. starts out moderately tart which builds on the palate throughout. blueberry flavor is on point and subtle, not overwhelming. ends with a good tart aftertaste. medium bodied with mild carbonation.

overall a very drinkable sour. recommended.

Feb 10, 2014
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JohnGalt1 from Idaho

3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Syndicate hooked this one up tonight... Thanks a ton Darrel!! I caught the bottle a few pours in and it was a bit murky brown/purple.

Nose is big lactic sour with a nice punch of blueberry.. well done but a bit blown out IMO.

Flavor is tart, puckery, sour, tannic and THEN the berries come in on the finish. 2 dimensional is a generous observation... still, somehow the blueberries are so lovely. Such little berries harbor a huge kinship in my heart.

Very happy I got to try this one.. Big props again to Syndicate! Thanks Darrel!!


Feb 02, 2014
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popery from California

3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy and purple-tinged amber in color. In strong light, it's brightly magenta. Small off-white head. The head dies away relatively quickly. No big deal, regardless, but particularly not for a sour. The aroma shows off the sourness right away. Lots of acetic and lactic sourness. Lemons and oak. The blueberries come through but get a bit muddled and could definitely be brighter and fruitier. This is a beer to drink sooner rather than later - probably a bit late with this bottle, already. Some vanilla. It's pleasant enough but fairly simple and a touch harsh. The fruit doesn't show up as juicy as I'd like, and there's a sort of bile-ish note to it. More than anything, it doesn't have the funk delicacy of better sours. Taste is similarly a bit too harsh and simple. The acidity is strong and needs to be dialed back so other flavors can shine. Sour blueberries and oak. Finish is a bit gummy as the acidity passes. The vanilla shows up again. Lots of pucker. A bit tough to drink after the first six-ish ounces. Happy to have tried it but it didn't live up to expectations. The base sour just isn't quite my cup of tea.

Jan 12, 2014
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Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 592 ratings