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Dark Horse What’s Up With The Monkey Blueberry Ale

Dark Horse What’s Up With The Monkey Blueberry Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESBob (357) - Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Poured a hazy gold with a white head. Slight fruit and grain aromas, maybe some banana. Taste is dominated by sweetness, very light blueberry noted, maybe some honey as well. Light body with medium to high carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jethro6191 (426) - Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Spicy fruit, grain, and wheat aromas. Sweet grainy flavor with wheat, blueberry, and honey notes. Light refreshing body. High carbonation with a grainy mouthfeel. Finishes with a touch of honey.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Tap. Very cloudy copper. Light blueberry with a wheat base. Averageish with marginal flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (636) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft at Tip Top Deluxe - pours a clear gold . Mild blueberry aromas . Taste is fresh blueberry and faint grassy hops . Very drinkable and not overdone for fruit beer .

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1278) - Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Draft at Taps 25 dark horse takeover. Light gold with an off white head. Straight blueberry aroma. Eating blueberry pancakes. Great.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SpartanStout (8) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2013 does not count
I was very excited to try this beer after enjoying what Dark Horse has done with Tres Blueberry the past couple years, but this was too much blueberry for me. Well mixed, just not my style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Draft at Reno’s East, East Lansing. Slightly hazy medium orange-amber body, dense medium cream head. Nose mostly blueberry skin. Body light, cerealy, mostly blueberry. Light nutty biscuity finish with fruity tannins. Better than the average blueberry beer, but the margin for improvement is thin in this style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7898) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a medium foamy pinkish-white head that burns away steadily. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and blueberry. Medium body with flavors of toasted malt and subtle blueberry. The finish is sweet with a berry aftertaste. Doesn’t beat you over the head with the fruit. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (611) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Shared from a growler. Pours a light amber with just a bit of purple (maybe my imagination). Medium sized white head. Aroma is of blueberry. Flavor is of an amber ale with healthy hints of blueberry. Darkhorse always does nice job with their fruit beers in the sense that the fruit is meant to complement, not overwhelm. The caramel and toast give a nice body that would stand up fine without the blueberry. A nice experimental beer worthly of a tasting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2011
More than the sum of the parts. A dainty beer, with real malty bready accents in the aroma with real blueberry. Blueberry flavor is muted and you get some of the graininess from the malt (kind of like an amber ale, with light-to-moderate blueberry flavor). Good and very drinkable. Good looking beer, nice head which diminshes quickly.


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