ApisAles (1421) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap at the brewery. Basically their golden ale with blueberries. Bonus points for actually floating some blueberries in the glass. Aroma is slightly fruity, a bit of biscuit on the nose. Flavor is blueberry juice and carbonation. Very thin mouthfeel. Refreshing but weak.
Drake (6594) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear pale golden color with a thin creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of faint blueberries and faint pale malts. The taste is blueberries, pale malts and a faintly tart note. Thin bodied. Weak beer.
Travlr (8186) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source, served with blueberries in it. Hazy gilden color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of straw and very subtle berries. Taste is similar.
joet (1925) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very solid brew, with berries floating in the brew. Softer feel than the ale bits of grape nuts fruit aromas and just a hint of hop bitter in the finish. Texture is lighly creamy and feels complementary to the berries. Drinkable refreshing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kidmartinek (2560) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with a white head that has nice retention. A hint of blueberry in the aroma. Sweet blueberry flavor. The bubbles make the blueberry dance in the glass. Frothy texture. Medium body.
rman18 (308) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not normally a fan of fruit beers but this one was decent. It was not nearly as sweet as most fruit beers. It was served at the brewpub with blueberries in it as a nice touch.
TaktikMTL (4835) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de bleuets. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement rosâtre avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’une mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Légèr goût de bleuets et d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Apparence: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement aqueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de bleuets en arrière goût. (Rating #3165)
italianjohn (2041) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serviced with blueberries in it ... Golden pour white head and light lacing .... aroma of blueberries and wheat ... taste of light blueberry and wheat with a very slight bitter hop finish not a bad one very easy to drink .... could use more blueberry taste
auerbrau (2989) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. Isn’t this just the Golden Ale with some blueberries thrown in? Apparently a trend, because this is the second brewpub beer I’ve had where they’ve taken an existing tap style, added blueberries after pour, and called it a second beer. All that being said, it’s much less offensive than many fruit beers. Keeping the frozen blueberries for after the pour keeps the flavor relatively fresh, not fighting with the beer characters, and not weirded out by fermentation or time in a conditioning container.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
The blueberries are actually MOVING in my glass. MOVING, people. Oh, the beer was decent.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lingering sheet of foam covers the MOVING blueberries and their blond ale base.
-Obviously, the nose is full of blueberries, but the blond ale base is also crisp and quite drinkable.
-The mouthfeel is rather dry and effervescent.
-You can’t help but eat blueberries every sip you take.
-This beer is a well-executed novelty item, but nothing more.
On tap at the brewpub.