2017 Beauregarde by The Bruery Terreux is a 5.8% ABV American Wild Ale/ Sour Blonde aged in oak barrels with blueberries.
SNAPPY – JUICY – ROUNDED
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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.
Originally released to the Hoarder’s society, this is the first time the Reserve Society gets a chance to this beer. I have tried many blue berry sours before in different styles. This one looks like the blue berry ghost sour from Mikkeller and Three Floyds so I think it may be awesome. Let’s have a look at this one, cheers!
Funky must, tart blueberries, stone fruit apricots, lavender, hibiscus flow, biscuit bread, wine grapes, raisins, raspberries, blue berry yogurt and citrus.
Super tart blueberries, honey, biscuit bread, funky must, wine grapes, raisins, raspberries, Concorde grape skins, cane sugar, lemon peel, citrus, sour white grapes, blueberry yogurt notes, black currants, vanilla, oak, green apples, lemon peel, stone fruit apricots, lavender, hibiscus flowers and grapefruit hints.
Finishes dry with minor lingering blueberry flavors, blueberry yogurt notes, lemon, tart wine grapes, vanilla, oak, and citrus notes. No alcohol in the taste, Magenta colored light to hazy body, refreshing, effervescent and smooth mouthfeel along with a sipping drinkability.
A very good sour definitely showcasing some nice blueberry tart flavors along with many of the nice flavors that usually come with sours. While it is more tart and sour that fruity and sweet, I have to say that for those that love that extra kick of tartness will definitely enjoy this one. It is worth a try if you love sours.
Lucina from Fire Emblem was used in this pairing mainly for the colors of the label that work with her but also mainly since I have I haven’t used her in any of the Bruery pairings in the past. Anything Blueberries and she fits in this instance.