gramity (1217) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The blueberries are apparent the moment the cap is removed and burst forth. Pours out a slightly hazed ruddy gold, quick splash of white head that disappears as soon as it appears.
The nose has a bit more complexity for a fruit beer, some grainy malt, grassy hops, a good dose of blueberries, plus some spicy warmth.
That spiciness transfers over into the flavour, some neautral malt up front, reserved blueberries, and some white pepper on the finish. It’s the white pepper that lingers on into the aftertaste as well, not the fruit.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, light bubbley finish.
I have ambivalent feelings about this one, it’s put together pretty well, but for a fruit beer the fruit is quite muted when all is said and done. Not one-dimensional, however I feel a bit cheated in the fruit department. The dry spiciness provides a nice quenching finish though.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap at Fergus & Bix restaurant in Calgary, AB on 05/12/2011. Colour: Redidsh orange with medium white head. Nose: Blueberries, melted caramel, roasted yeast, some leather notes. Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, light sour. Certainly lives up to its names with blueberry a-plenty but comes off a bit too sweet. Some marshmellow as well as calm malt. Nothing offensive and I do enjoy blueberries.
pintbypint (2272) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml brown bottle. Golden coloured beer with a small tiny bubbled white cap. Decent sweet blueberry nose. Flavour has a grainy dry malt base with light blueberry notes, sweetness is kept to a minimum. Wheaty finish. Medium carbonation and body. Has a refreshing quality to it, ok for summer.
reebtogi (3705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
341mL bottle poured a slightly hazy golden color with a quick dissipating head and sporadic lacing. Aroma is of blueberries. Taste is light blueberry with light sweetness and mild hops in the finish. A very well balanced fruit beer, rather enjoyable. Some fruit beers just have way too much fruit and this one just right on the money.
DuffMan (5789) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, brought to me by Parksy. Pours a pink-tinted brassy gold with a short-lived white head. Pleasant subtle real blueberry aroma intermingled with clean grains. Lighter palate, balanced equally between clean pale malts and light blueberry juice, slightly perfumey. I think they really nailed this one: a light, easy drinking lager with a real blueberry accent, nothing candyish, nothing fake, and most importantly not overpowering. I’ve always said that blueberry is my favourite fruit married to a lager, and this one is really nice as a summer patio pleaser.
dfearnley (550) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to pint glass
All I get on the nose is blueberries and hay. The colour is pale amber with no head. Blueberries and tangerine off the top. The blueberry lasts but the end is a bit barny.
Reimer96 (840) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells of blueberry on the nose and pours an off copper color reflecting the actually blue berries used in the fermentation. One of the better blueberry beers I’ve had and a great summer beer.
Cirrhosis (1143) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear gold with some violet hues capped off with a tall slightly purple crown. Very mild malt aroma and surprisingly a very mild blueberry, I was expecting a punch to the face of sweet fake syrup but it never showed up. Taste like a watered down wheat beer with hints of sweet blueberry what is a good thing. I’m getting mild reminders of ego’s but not too much. Beer is crisp and clean what makes this one of the few fruit beers you can drink in mass quantities. Good job Alley Kat this isn’t my style but you did very well.
presario (4423) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. A generic pub ale with blueberry flavour. Amber with a faint lasting head. Moderate warm blueberry skin scent. Reminds me of a blueberry version of thier Aprikat. You can taste the grain and separate the grain from the fruit flavours. A bit of residual sweetness in the aftertaste. I guess patio season is here but I will stick to wheat beers.
Parksy (122) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a Bottle. Was worried it was going to have a sweet/fruity aftertaste (not my thing), but was pleasantly surprised at the subtlety. You can taste the blueberry, but in no way overpowering. Underneath is a pretty standard lager. I give them props for attempting different beers like this!