The award winning collaboration between Tattered Flag and Pilger Ruh Brewing, straight from the Schuylkill brewfest to cans. This is one absolutely delicious and beautiful brew and deserves the award. And its a perfect beer on a 90 degree hot day in late June.
A wonderful fruity tart blueberry alcoholic drink is just what the day is calling for after mowing two yards and working on your hops (the bugger’s just won’t stop growing!).
Beer: You Should Have Put Him in Custardy
Brewery: Tattered Flag and Pilger Ruh Brewing
Style: Sour – Fruited
Untappd Write-Up: Blueberries, lactose, vanilla and graham cracker make this blueberry custard beer creamy and refreshing.
Firstly, the beer just looks absolutely gorgeous. Its a wonderful purplish-dark bluish sour looking beer, not dissimilar to many other sours and beers of that nature, looks on the fruited side, but not the slushie/smoojie/etc side like The Veil’s Black & Blue or similar beers.
The aroma is completely fruity, obviously blueberry, but with notes of various berries, vanilla, and something more not quite discernible. Inhale on this one, it smells amazing and just makes you thirstier smelling and looking at it.
Finally getting to sip at it and it is remarkable from the first sip on! Immediately this is a beer that you both want to down quickly because its so delicious and sip at …because its so delicious.
It is cooling, refreshing, delightful. You immediately take notice of the blueberries, the flavor is powerful and smacks you right across the tongue, the lips, and the whole mouth. There is that smoothness and creamyness that lingers from the lactose and vanilla and as you sip you start to pick up the vanilla as a flavor. There is nothing cloying or over-powering about this and there is no astringency or off flavors at all.
It is tart, but not lemonhead sucker, your lips won’t deform into your mouth, but you will get that ‘bite’ of tartness with this, which just furthers the deliciousness and makes it a great sippable beer.
There is a bready note that is extremely subtle. You faintly taste it and wonder if you tasted it or not, almost not enough to mention but worth pointing out because I did pick up on it. This is the graham cracker I assume. It adds a little complexity to it, but I have a feeling most people won’t even be able to notice or taste it.
The mouthfeel is wonderful with its creamyness and the texture of the beer is wonderful. It has a great head when poured, big, soft, foamy with an amazing smell.
Unfortunately this sold out almost as quickly as it was released. So you’ll be hard pressed to find it, and I’m unfortunately down to just 1 more (hint hint to anyone out there….), but if you can get your hands on one, you definitely need to give it a try!
My Untappd Rating: ****.5
Global Untappd Rating: 4.22 (as of 6.27.19)