ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Summer 2006 bottle from American Beer Distributors, drunk on 9/27/06.
Brassy-golden colored body is chalk-full of large bubbles, bursting on the surface and creating a small, white head that slowly dissipates to partial cover. Little to no lacing produced. Obviously filtered/force-carbonated, the beer is highly clear.
Meaty, juicy, highly aromatic blueberries stand in the nose. Very strong up front, asserting the fruit character of the beer and adding a light perfumey, berry-skin-like note through the middle. It dries out a good deal (itís not very sweet to begin with) and captures malt notes of straw and light breadiness. A slightly sourish note sits on the end, not quite metallic, almost yeasty and certainly redolent of some mineral or other. Blueberries continue to sit foremost in the nose. Strength is medium, but complexity is rather weak; it still seems like a blueberry drink first, followed by malt notes as an afterthought. Alcohol not noted.
Dry, grainy pale malts with a touch of substantial doughiness provide texture for a soft, natural blueberry essence that is lightly sweet, lightly tart at times and quite full in the overall flavor. Light graininess and some simple sugars play about on the end, but the carbonation makes it rather gassy and overly loose in mouthfeel, without much defining beer character. Some mild hop bitterness. That being said, the blueberry flavor is quite true, and never cloys. Just canít get past the filtration/carbonation levels with this breweryís bottled products.
jcwattsrugger (11436) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a white head with blue tint and amber color. Aroma is blueberries. Taste is blueberries, medium malt, faint hops. Nice, smooth, creamy.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
served at NYC Great World Beer Festival (a Brewtopian Event). pours an amber body with a thin white head. sweet, fruity aroma. tastes of bready yeast/malts, along with blueberries and light hops. finishes slightly bitter - suprise...
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Clear orange color with a small white head. Aroma, blue berries, pale malts. Flavor, caramel and pale malts, a sharp tart blueberry kick, followed by a slightly sweet tart finish.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Aroma is of fresh blueberries and malt. Taste is lightly malty, both lightly sweet and lightly tart blueberries, lightly tart finish. well balanced and did not taste too artificial to me.
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap many times. I cant get over the aroma, which reminds me of walking into a bakery early in the morning after they have made fresh baked muffins. A light golden color to it with a fizzy, sweet bitter taste. The color seems to be a bit darker out of the bottle but tap is better with carbonation for some reason. Great summer time beer.
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Why do brewers keep making berry ales? Why do people keep giving them to me? Pours a crystal clear pink, looks amber in the glass. Small quickly vanishing pinkish head. Very little nose, sweet, yeah, blueberries. Taste is thin, like grape soda diluted with club soda, a little berry taste, a little sweetness, hard to convince me that there were any hops or that any serious amount of malt went into this. Nasty artificial fruit flavor finish. Drain pour for sure.
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2006
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head atop a crystal clear amber body with pink tones. Aroma is medium sweet, blueberry. Taste is medium sweet, blueberry, some cardboard, seltzer. Light body, some crispness.
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From 12 oz bottle; poured a medium amber with a thin head. Evidence of beading. Aroma is quite sweet but due more to the malt; the blueberry is terribly faint. It reminds me of a Pop-tart or something. If I didnít know this were to be a fruit beer, I might not have realized until I drank it, wondering what the source of that additional sweetness was. Flavour provides a very light sense of the blueberry but the rest is malt, malt, malt with maybe a touch of hop for a brief moment. Whereís the essence of the 132lbs? Because this is supposed to be a fruit beer but it doesnít "taste" like it, I have to ask..."why?" Loses flavour marks from me. Itís less than okay but better than some others.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíll give it to them, itís balanced. Has a purely natural blueberry aspect all around, and itís subtle. Not some un-natural syrup like thing, itís nice and light/natural. Light, upfront blueberry flavor followed by a cereal like oatiness and grain like flavor of malt. Has a balancing subtle hop finish. A metallic like flavor it also there. Somewhat unique.