Peanut Butter Jelly Crime by Superstition Meadery

 

Rating: 7/7

Peanut Butter Jelly Crime by Superstition Meadery is a 13% ABV Melomel/Mead made with Blueberries and peanuts.

Label:
Batch No. 6
Bottle 1428 of 3600

We did it. We put a peanut butter jelly sandwich in a bottle. Some would say that this is a crime against all that is decent in the world of craft beverages, but this Peanut Butter Jelly Crime has yet to receive judgement from you, a distinguished member of the jury. So carefully examine all of the evidence provided by the prosecution, and consider the alibi of the defense, as you decipher the multifaceted complexity of the case. As you enjoy PBJC, don’t forget the toast!

==Introduction==

Oh I heard of this one! Fuck yeah heard of this one. I herd of it so much that I hard damn time getting this one. There was only a single place that I knew of that had this mead on deck and that one the San Diego BestDamnBeerShop.com Granted, this bottle was expensive, but for the rarity and for what it was…(Let’s be honest, I had a sweet spot for peanut butter and PBJ anything) I could not pass up bringing this special mead to the site. Besides the fact that it is peanut butter, it is another reason for me to create my own peanut butter and jelly mead or beer! It is really inspiring and one that if I love this, will definitely figure out the recipe. Let’s have a look, cheers!

Aromas:
Rich dark fruits, blueberries, dark cherries, raisins, wine grapes, pomegranates, wild flower honey, mixed nut notes, Peanut butter for days, Nutter butter cookies, peanut butter brittle, banana hints, special pastries, chocolate, dark candy sugars, port wine, apple pie and fruit cake.

Flavors:
Rich blueberries, raspberries, dark fruit raisins, figs, dark cherries, cherry yogurt, raspberry chambord, cranberries, pomegranates, port wine, wine grapes, dark candi sugar, wild flower honey, butter scotch, peaches and cream, apple pie, candied apples, banana notes, banana cream notes, chocolate notes, rock candy, peanut butter, butter butter cookies, Reeces pieces, hazelnut, walnuts, pralines, pancakes, waffle cone, waffles, pecan pie, boysenberry cobbler, rye bread, biscuit bread, molasses, fruit cake, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, dulce de leche caramel and flan.

Aftertaste:
Finishing sweet with lingering blueberries and mixed dark fruits along with that nice slippery, peanut buttery goodness, honey, banana, berry pastries, wine grapes, raspberry liqueur, mixed nuts and more. No alcohol in the taste, and very dangerous at that. The color is a magenta rose clear body, smooth, creamy, buttery and velvety mouthfeel along with a drinkability that is extremely easy and extremely dangerous. I think the crime part is starting to make sense.

Overall:
Hands down, next to the Dragon’s Milk aged mead, the best mead in fucken existence period! What is this?!?!! WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS?!!!? Literal, peanut butter and jelly liquid bliss and not even the chocolate kind. Yesh, essentially the kind you can soak up in pancakes and have immediately. Everything I love about Peanut butter and Jelly, in mead form becomes a bigger punch in the face. Granted, the roasty chocolate and coffee found in beers with peanut butter and jelly help, in the hands of pure fermented honey seems like an unheard of ambrosia. There is a reason for the name. It is a crime if you finish this in one sitting but damn it is exquisitely tempting. I highly recommend it if you can find it.

Anime Corner:
Sasha Lilac was brought back for this pairing as I had decided to bring her for a another peanut butter and jelly pairing time. Now in order for this to work with the label and the theme of the mead, I had to mix the pairings to make it seems like crime fighting and investigating is part of the overall fight of the crime specified in the label. Examples include her reaching out in rage realizing what has happened in the game, one even involves taking down a suspect. Others seems more simple but have a them going that complements this story.

 
 
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Funk-N-Delicious series Bleuet by Oceanside Ale Works

11041805_10102445816950190_2069116886595484632_nRating: 4.85/5

Funk-N-Delicious series Bleuet by Oceanside Ale Works is a 6% ABV Lambic/Belgian Sour Blonde aged in oak barrels with blueberries.

Label:
Barrel Aged Bueberry
Pajottenland style Blebet

COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION:
Funk-n-Delicious Bleuet is a blonde ale, spontaneously fermented with wild airborne yeast. It is then transferred into Gwerztremainer barrels for a secondary fermentation, of which Brettanomyces is the majority. This “Brett” gives the beer its distinct “funky” characteristic. Once the “Velo de Flor”of yeast drops into suspension, it is transferred into Johannesburg Riesling barrels with fresh blueberries to age, until the desired balance of “funk” fruit and filigree is achieved. Enjoy!

==Introduction==

Mark Purciel, owner at Oceanside Ale Works graces his presence to the site with a new creation that will be hitting stores soon as part of his Funk-N-Delicious series. Previously on tap only, this bottle has only seen a few hands and today, thanks to Mark’s generosity, we present to you, the Bleuet, a blueberry sour lambic.

I have tried a variety of different blueberry beers, some more complex than others, some sweet and one time, a blueberry sour. Today, I get to try a blueberry sour lambic. It isn’t the same as a blueberry sour as lambics tend to have fruit flavors give a helping hand with an amount of sweetness making the drink more of a tart instead. With that being said, let’s take a look at we have here.

Aromas:
Very rich fragrances of blueberries, flowers like lavender, hibiscus, peppercorn, white grapes, tart raspberries, strawberry cheesecake, vanilla, oak, grapefruit, sugar cane, Belgian phenolic notes, banana hints, green apples, lemon peels and some stone fruit peaches.

Flavors:
Rich lemon peel, citrus, sour white grapes, concorde wine grapes, blueberry yogurt, strawberry cheese cake, tart fresh raspberries, black currants, vanilla, oak, sugar cane hints, farmhouse hay, bretty funk, tart green apples, stone fruit peaches, coriander spice, grapefruit, Belgian phenolic notes, banana and flowers like lavender and hibiscus.

Aftertaste:
Finishing dry with the sweet blueberries lingering, tart raspberry, vanilla, stone fruit and oak. No alcohol in the taste, easy to moderate drinkability, light clear golden body and a smooth, crisp and refrshing mouthfeel.

Overall:
Another great example of the lambic style. This one came out to be very good. Drinking this one cold engages the sour blond characteristics but as it warms up, the blueberries and rich fruit and flowers take over melding with the existing flavors showing that this is really just a tart drink and not a head on sour. It is light and drinkable with a lot of complexity going on. Something that can be drunk in several sittings as you definitely want to enjoy this. I highly recommend this one if you like mild sours with nice fruity flavors and especially if you love bluberries! This lambic has not come out yet but will see the public sometime soon. Keep an eye out at https://www.facebook.com/OAWBREW or https://www.facebook.com/dudewheresmyoawbeer to see the release date.

Anime Corner:
Vocaloid Luka Megurine was used in this pairing as I wanted to do something with blueberries. After looking at so many different pictures, they were not clicking with me. It wasn’t until I found this one and looked at it and said, this is the one. Luka presenting the blueberries represents the love that goes into making this lambic. By not being hidable, it goes to show that they made a lambic that truly is blueberries and you don’t need to find them as they are already there. This is not a typical sour, it is a fruit forward tart. Her colors represent the complexity of the lambic inviting the other fruity flavors like the strawberries, raspberries, the flowers and other awesome complexities.

Sources:
http://www.zerochan.net/full/106614

Blueberry Smoking Wood by The Bruery

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Blueberry Smoking Wood by The Bruery is a 12.8% ABV Smoked Imperial Rye Porter Aged in Bourbon barrels with Blueberries, Cacao Nibs and Maple Syrup.

COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bourbon Smoking Wood aged on Blueberries and cacao nibs with maple syrup.

==Introduction==

Only at the Bruery for a limited time growler fill. Thanks to my friend Richard Avila for hooking me up with this one. We tried it at our visit to the Bruery and thought this beer was pretty damn delicious. I was glad I agreed to take a small growler home with me so I could bring this one forth to the site. I don’t know if this variant will ever see a bottle release but for now, if you are in the area and visit the brewery, here is what you can expect. Cheers!

Aromas:
Rich Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, dulce de leche caramel, whiskey, rye bread, blueberries, oak, smokey notes, campfire marshmallow smores, graham crackers, anise, bacon, toasted coconut hints, Milk chocolate, German Chocolate, Bakers chocolate, dark fruit raisins, blackberries, cherries, currants, figs, molasses, cinnamon, crème brulee, pecan pie, hazelnut nectar, brown sugar, BBQ honey glazed jerky and blueberry fudge cake.

Flavors:
Rich Dark fruits forward of blueberries, blackberries, currants, raisins, figs, raspberries, dark cherries, dulce de lechec carame, vanilla, oak, campfire smoke, bourbon, maple syrup, molasses, anise, bacon, toasted coconut, marshmallow smores, burnt sugar, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, German Chocolate, Belgian Chocolate, bakers chocolate, cinnamon, flan, Mexican Custard/Jericalla, beachwood oak, pecan pie, hazelnut nectar, rye and sourdough bread, BBQ honey glazed ribs, crème brulee, Blueberry fudge cake, coffee cake and Irish cream.

Aftertaste:
Rich dark fruit blueberries, maple, vanilla caramel, dark chocolate, smoked oak, BBQ hints, marshmallow sugars, flan and bourbon. No alcohol in the taste, A sipping beer with a full mouthfeel, Pitch black body and yet very smooth. Syrupy and creamy mouthfeel.

Overall:
Raising the original to a newer level of flavor, the Blueberries, chocolate and maple really raise the levels of awesomeness of the beer. You still get the same flavors of the Smoking Wood Bourbon Barrel Aged, but the blueberries drag it into some rich dark fruit world of sweet goodness. So much going on here but like I said before, if you are around the area, surely, give this a try. Cheers!

Anime Corner:
Rera from Samurai Showdown/Spirits was used in this pairing since I wanted to get an aspect of the smoking wood and the forest or campfire smoke like I have done in the Whiskey Rye and the Bourbon barrel version of these beers. Essentially that covers the smoking wood part but the blueberries are all her with the colors she wears of the blue and the red pendant she wears being a cherry. Rera is a ninja, she is pretty damn sweet looking which represents the sweet and smooth flavors but her attack comes from the alcohol she brings along with her wolf Shikuru.

Sources:
http://i.imgur.com/wFSvW9E.jpg
http://blog-imgs-61.fc2.com/a/d/a/adasokuniji/3VfCdydp0oh6HPc7e23be79.jpg