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Howe Sound You’re My Boy Blue! Blueberry Wheat Ale

Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Fruit Beer
Squamish, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A crisp, refreshing blueberry wheat ale, brewed with malted barley, white wheat and all-natural blueberry puree. This delicious, unfiltered ale pours a light shade of pink, and offers a mild fruit aroma. A great choice for summer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (7703) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
Draft - Berry jam and grains. Hazy copper with an off white head. Grains and Berry jam, not sure about blueberry. Ok.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
lbcgreg (54) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
Very strong blueberry flavor with a sweet aroma and flavor. Clean finish and a slightly bluish amber colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pumpkin87 (133) - - MAY 9, 2015
Pours an attractive deep wisteria with a hint of pink in the creamy, off-white head. Blueberries lead the aroma without overpowering the yeasty, doughy wheat ale underpinning. Palate is stronger, with nice balance of blueberries, a touch of lemon and bread. Very smooth, pert and refreshing. This is a fruit beer that will appeal to those who dislike the usual categories of sweet or sour. It’s an ale that happens to highlight blueberries, without being sugary or bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (9355) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a murky opaque burgundy with a small beige head. Aroma is very dirty and earthy, with dulled blueberries. Flavour brings out potent blueberries, with a little wheat, and some earthiness. Quite fruity and well-balanced - tastes better than it smells. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (782) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Poured from the tap. Medium purple red with pinkish white head. Bready wheat with mild blueberry in the background. Medium body.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dslam (91) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Bluish pink color, the room is dark so it’s hard to determine the proper color. Puree based sugar aroma. I don’t taste a lot of fruits. A little flavor of ’fruit’ but nothing specific. Leaves a little puree based after taste. Overall I feel like they tried to put too many fruits and none of the flavors cone through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13278) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
On tap @ Tap & Barrel - Olympic Village. Nice purple colored pour with a short lived white head. Fruity, slightly syrupy aroma. Sort of like blueberry pancakes. A hint of lemon zest and some doughy malts. Flavor is lightly tart and citrusy with a lot of blueberry jam. Some grass, lemon peel, and tart berry. Nice, actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Draught @ Tap & Barrel Coal Harbour. Beautiful purple colour, mix of fruit, some wheaty character, and a balanced, slightly tart fruit finish. Would be a 5 for appearance if it had a nice head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Draught at Tap & Barrel, Coal Harbor, Vancouver
Dark purple-brown color with creamy head. light fruity aroma, and light yeast. It has smooth mouthfeel, and nice bread backbone, with mild blueberry presence; no fruit acidity and low bitterness.
Brewers, if you strongly feel you need to brew a fruit beer, this is one way to do it in a non offensive way. Delicate and bready.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Tons of carbonation even though chilled. Purple-blue in the glass. Cloudy. Wheat and fruit on the nose with a touch of yeast. Some acid from the fruit. Malt present but little hop flavour. Ok for a hot day with food like soft cheese.

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