Glenn & Deb's Bourbon Barrel-Aged Blueberry Kinda-Lambic | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Lambic - Fruit

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DaPeculierDane on 07-17-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2/5  rDev -43.3%

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3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Tyranena's brewery/taproom.

A: little head, clear copper color with red hues
S: definitely kiinda lambic, some funk noticeable, fruity malt
T: just enough of funk to let you know it's there, some hop bitterness, malty, blueberries not that noticeable
M: creamy, mild funk

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Wild yeast with an amber coloured body and distinct blueberry flavour. Slightly sour, bitter even, interesting drinkability. Lots of lace. Neither too funky or fruity so it is good for all. Some fruit sugars, a tad above average mouthfeel.

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4.2/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Background: Glenn and Deb's Kinda-lambic was created by blending 40 pounds of hand macerated blueberries with a post-fermentation brown ale (approximately 6% abv). A lambic yeast/bacteria blend was added and the concoction was then allowed to age for approximately one year in a once-used (for beer) bourbon barrel at room temperature.

Sampled along side five other Madison BAs and Rob at the brewery on Thursday, July 17. Sample size…large…

Appearance: Deeply full brown body with mild carbonation and a thin and quickly reducing head. Others in our party noted a that the body was actually purple but I couldn’t see this (must be color blind). Lovely redish (kinda-purple) hues are visible when the beer is held to the light however. Overall, this looks, more or less, like an attractively produced brown ale.

Aroma: First and foremost wood. Moderate oakiness with light, barely present vanilla notes. Then barnyard character and maybe even horse blanket enter into play. Hints at sourness and funk are around but light. There is a general dark fruitiness to it but I don’t find much blueberry aroma personally. Others would disagree.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Creditably woody without the faintest distraction of overly powerful bourbon. Wonderfully hoppy/bitter front palate (I think I can still taste some fuggles or similar British sort of hop) is well met by a sour/lemony middle palate - not as sour as say a geuze but definitely up there somewhere around the Duchess territory. Mild to moderate funkiness. Medium to full bodied. Barnyard flavors of damp hay and must. Some chocolate/caramel malt flavors come through but are quickly swept away by the funk. Yummy stuff. Oddly, I didn’t taste much blueberry flavor. Again, I seemed to be alone in this as everyone else was seeing, smelling, and tasting blueberry. I must not have blueberry receptors in my sensory tissues or something.

Drinkability: High. I’m embarrassed to admit how much of this I drank. The term “session” can certainly apply. This is a fine and unique beer, perhaps comparable to only one other beer I’ve had – a rather old, oak aged Petrus Bruin, and I sure wish we could get more local brewers to take stabs at this sort of style. I for one would appreciate it and pledge to drink as much sour beer as I can to make up for all those folks that don’t enjoy it.

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Glenn & Deb's Bourbon Barrel-Aged Blueberry Kinda-Lambic from Tyranena Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 6 ratings