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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.37   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Sampled at the 2009 Parkville microbrew festival. Pours mauve/purple with a pink head. Surprisingly under-aromed for such a ridiculous colored beer. This is vile. Iíd like to say that they just added fruit juice to a batch of light or fruit beer but that would be too much of a compliment to this swill. This sucks.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kramer (5103) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2009
On tap, Maumee OH location. Very cloudy dark amber body with a minimal off-white head. Light blueberry nose with some nice earthy dark wheat like notes and yeast. The blueberry flavor starts out alright, but it takes on sort of a chemical soapy character on the finish. Thereís some decent wheat like notes there though. Light to medium bodied with a bit of sweetness on the finish, fizzy prickly carbonation. OK, but they need a better fruit extract. Some of the other rates I read mention his as being an augmented version of their Northern Lights, but I donít remember much of an association.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Amber to purple in color with a small white head. Mostly blueberry puree aromas. A touch of dough in the background. Flavors leave no doubt that this is a blueberry based brew. Again some hints of dough. Reminded of blueberry pancake batter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Growler sample. Pours clear amber with a thin beige head. Malty aroma with blueberry. Identical flavor with a semi-sweet finish. Pretty simple, but not bad for a blueberry beer.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
unclemattie (4263) - Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
A mixed blend of the Northern Light and King Valas Blueberry beers. Tap. Amber color. No smell. Flavor is a bitter watered down flavor of the Blueberry Beer. BLAH!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dogbrick (8680) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Sample at the Day Before Labor Day party, from a growler. The beer is a purplish-amber color with a minimal off-white head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of mild blueberries and malt. Light body with flavors of artificial blueberries, caramel malt and mild hops. The finish is short and fruity. Overall a lackluster effort from this brewer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2009
This beer was an interesting color. It was a dark pink/purple color with a thin pink head. Aroma is of blueberries and malt. It had blueberry syrup sweetness to the beer, but not much else to offer.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2009

6/07/2009: Itís pretty obvious that Granite City just added blueberry syrup to their Northern Light Lager to create the "Brewberry" (Blueberry) Ale. Besides the violet color and syrupy sweetness in the aroma, this tastes just like the Norther Light Lager. It has nothing but a generic light, grainy beer flavor. I donít get any additional fruitiness or much of anything else really. Skip this beer and get one of their decent offerings such as the IPA or Stout!

Draught (pint) at Granite City Food & Brewery in Maumee, Ohio. Rating #2 for this beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1472) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
I double checked the name and it was confirmed to be a blueberry brew by the name "Brewberry". The brew has a clear, ruby red color with a thin purple, filmy head. Aroma is strong of blueberry and carries an amber note with a caramel and Munich malt backbone with some organic hay and grassy hops notes. Flavor starts off with a sweet blueberry pancake/muffin note, moves into a Munich malt middle and then finishes with a grassy hoppiness and blueberry skin tannin-like flavor. Overall too much fruit but balance as a whole was a lot better than I thought it would be with the amber ale characteristics as the base for the fruit. The fruit flavor leans toward the fresh fruit addition than the blueberry syrup flavoring.


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