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Fitgers Blitzens Blueberry Porter

Fitgers Blitzens Blueberry Porter
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
A rich chocolate porter with copious amounts of locally grown blueberries added.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sthlm (1283) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
[On-tap at Fitgers] Pours dark brown with a nice head which quickly fades to nothing. Aroma is hard to tell because of the food smells which often dominate in the brewpub--good from what I can tell though. Taste is pretty big blueberry up front, then roasted malt, chocolate, gets a little ashy after awhile, along with some coffee. Pretty nicely done with good balance. A little thin, finish length not good. One of the better fruit porters I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (2044) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Growler. Pours dark with some purple in the beer and foamy head. Aroma is malts with some blueberry. Flavor is chocolate, malts and blueberry. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (2871) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Rating #200 for me! Picked up this growler from the Fitgers Beer Store in Duluth last week, already regretting not buying another. Dark pour, but not overly thick. A hint of purple both in the beer and in the tan head. A hint of roasted chocolate malt and a nice subtle blueberry in the nose. The porter is mild, allowing the blueberry flavor to really shine in this. A touch tart and just a bit sweet. A really fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2668) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Growler in December 2005. A dark brown in color but also slighly cloudy in the light. A blueberry aroma with a hint of smoke and lots of blueberry in the flavor along with chocolate and some toasted malts. Very smooth. Thanks to robertsreality for giving this to me at Barley Johns!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4082) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Thanks to whoever it was that gave us the growler! Really nice head, curious cream-and-blue color. Aroma has blueberries of front, smoke behind it. The sour edge of the blueberries remains but thereís a good bit of balance here. Opaque brown with fair carbonation. Good blend of the two flavors though I didnít really care for the sour note. (growler from brewpub)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2005 Coarse dark root beer-esque pour, with a creamy equally frothy head and lacy tanness. Blackberry candles and a hint of raspberry chocolate, lightly eminating from the aroma. Flavor is a bit sour and bubbly. Flavor is actually somewhat bland. Light blueberry candy/wine over a gently roasted malt. Palate is salty, corase and way too dry. I would have a expected a silky smooth richness to this beer. Evaporating airy palate takes this beer away too soon. If I didnít know better, Iíd say this brew was overattenuated and came out entirely too thin bodied. RETASTED. Two days later, this beer had more heft, more body and more flavor. It was silky, the head was darker, the blueberries really shone through in that fresh wild blueberries on the side of the road flavor, with a hint more chocolate and sugar. Donít know what was up with that first round.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4884) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Small bottle poured under the table, brought back by robertsreality. Murky color with no head. Sugary sweet aroma with a bit of malt; odd start to a porter... Very bitter and dry fruit up front. The fruit is definitely more of a general "fruit" taste than blueberries in particular. Eh, not bad. Itís undoubtedly better fresh from the tap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4826) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Sample at the brewpub. You know youíre in the presence of mastery when youíre looking forward to a fruit beer...oily dark brown, head doesnít last...awesome fresh warm blueberry pie nose, sweet with touches of cinnamon and vanilla and a nice underlying biscuity crust...vinous body, blueberries staying centerstage, chocolaty and somewhat roasty finish..fairly acidic, a touch syrupy and with an unfortunate hint of cardboard just at the finish. Still very good, and the nose is up there with New Glarusí fruit masterpieces...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Dark Cloudy Brown With Tan Head. Fresh, Deep Blueberry Aroma and Amazingly Carries Through on The Tongue...Nice Malt, Dry at the End...Some Roasts.Very Nice and Balanced. .One of the Best Blueberry Beers Iíve Had to Date!!

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