thorongil2 (2207) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Tap) bright, clear light Amber colour with a small white head; aroma of blueberries, sourdough; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish
Bulk_Carrier (3539) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from old notes.
22 oz. bottle.
This one was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was semi-golden hazed over yellow color with a slight transparency about it. Carbonation was seen rising at a moderate pace. One finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Soapy lacing was left in the wake.
The smell started off with a blueberry syrupy sort of effect. Rich English-like malts combine to beef up a light crisp setting.
The taste was pretty much the same with a light spicy character to add a bit of balance.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. The carbonation was decent for the style and for me. There was a slight creamy sort of blueberry texture rolling over my tongue.
Overall, definitely one of their better brews and one to have again. Though slightly missed by me, hopefully one day I’ll get back to Maine to have this again especially in the Summer.
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft, this one is lame and plain gritty beer no structure or blueberry or hops. Very inpressed
HonusWagner (2006) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2010
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Practically white in color, I could barely tell this was a blueberry beer. I dunno, maybe there was some of it in the taste, but I mostly noticed the metallic twang in the finish and the slightly fizzy sweet wheat flavor that kept it from being a tragedy.
simonbilyk (82) - Maine, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. The blueberry must be an extract because there’s no hint of blueberry color, maybe a seasonal offering can be made with fresh blueberries? That said, it tastes great. There’s a great spiciness from the hops that you get right on the front of the tongue. A ’tasty american wheat with blueberry flavor’ is how I would describe it. Blueberry dominates the aroma and balances the hops and wheat in the flavor. Yay beer!
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/09/2008: Black Bear Blueberry Ale is clear with a dirty blonde color and an off-white frothy crown. The aroma is sweet, fruity, and floral like blueberry syrup. A good level of fruity and floral nearly-real blueberry comes through in the front and back of the beer although it drops off rapidly in the aftertaste. The middle has a subtle Pale Ale quality to it. There is a mild floral hoppiness in the finish as well that seems to get more prominent which each sip. This beer has a medium-light body and is crisp and clean on the palate. Overall this is a decent Blueberry Ale, but seems a bit more fake than the other one I had earlier today (Bar Harbor True Blue Blueberry Ale). Also, I like the maltiness of the other more as well. This one has more of a Pale Ale base beer to it which is pretty good to but doesn’t seem to work quite as well as the sweet toasted caramel maltiness of the other... My wife puts this one at 2.9 due to the more obvious hop presence and bitterness. I put at 3.0 because the floral qualities of the blueberries pairs well with the floral hoppiness, but I would still welcome a bit more maltiness.
1 Pint 6 fl oz. bottle ($4.30) from Treats in Wiscasset, Maine. Rating #8 for this beer...
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber with a one finger off-white head. Aroma of light blueberry, and some citrus. Flavor is blueberry sweetness with pale malts, light hops and has a light bitterness
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at brewpub in Orono. A nice fruit beer and very refreshing during the summer. One or two would be about the maximum on this drink but still very nice and good with their calamari.
GonZoBeeR (3051) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma:spicy and blueberry,light infected aroma..
Appearance:clear gold,mega huge head....
Flavor:blueberry,spicy,watery and light infected flavor...
MartinT (9191) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Any first impressions?
-Lofty foam slowly collapses onto the hazy blond.
-The sweet blueberry perfume is ably balanced to crisp straw and citrusy, wooden hoppiness.
-The delicate blueberry sweetness is overcome by the muscular herbal hop flavor and bitterness.
-The frothy carbonation overdoes it off the bat, making most of the malt’s efforts obsolete.
What if you dig deeper?
-Biscuity maltiness sneaks through the nose, along with peachy fruitiness.
-The carbonation relaxes a bit after letting the beer breathe in the pint glass, and merely becomes an effervescent companion to other fitting components.
-After a few sips, you could forget the blueberries altogether, the herbal hops and straw-like maltiness take over.
-This is obviously their Pail Ale with a subtle dose of blueberry juice, and is another decent quaffer from Bear Brew.
Bottle; no date.