GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Fruit beer done poorly. The aroma is fairly good. Very light summery. The taste seems like it could be replicated with budweiser and blueberry syrup. No kidding it's that bad. If fruit beers are your thing pick something else.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy amberish with a light fizzling head. Blueberry pancakes up the ass in the aroma and then again in the flavor with an addition of some pepper or something, not bad, for a fruit beer.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clouded orange, looks like a wheat, light head formation. Deeply arousing aroma, sweet blueberry and peppery spice. Smooth easy drinking palate, spice and sweetness of blueberry come through immediately. Fairly bitter in the finish with a spicy dryness.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow in color with a nice white head. Smells like pepper and blueberry. Very light blueberry flavor. Sweet and peppery.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured the color of onion skin with a diminished lacing head. A fake blueberry aroma. The flavor was again of fake blueberry with some citrus and pepper. A decent carbonation and a light to medium body. This is exactly what I expected...not good.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light yellow color, plenty of foam. I don't feel that the blueberry flavor is very subtle, but it is true and doesn't taste artificial and there is enough hops to balance it fairly well. I do like blueberries so this was pleasant, as fruit beers go this was done very well but I don't often reach for something like this.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 a cloudy, light orange concoction..a morning at denny's filled the air with blueberry pancakes with fresh blueberry tartness noticeable...I was prepared to hate it and I do hate it..its just kinda gross tasting and its milky in the mouth leaving me with a throat full of flem..flavor is kinda like half-thawed freezer burnt blueberries.. gears towards a genuine blueberry flavor rather than an artificial one but its still not good
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light gold color, medium head, with a slight berry nose. A light bodied ale, nicely malty and medium hopped. Blueberry flavoring subtle, not very sweet. Mild smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly fruity, yet slightly bitter.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
World class for a fruit beer. I realize this is a much-derided category, but this beer is legit and worthy of being stacked up against some fruit lambics. Itís won scads of awards and the taste infused isnít the least bit artificial or cloying. Frankly, this is not a chick beer - itís a real, quality ale that no guy should be embarrassed to drink. Itís cloudy and murky in the glass, which is a good sign. Open your mind and give this a fair shot.
joet (2245) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 22, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím not a big fruit-*flavored* fan at all. I love lambics where thereís some complexity from fermentation and the associated yeast and bacteria but your typical apricot-flavored wheat beer usually sucks rocks. After reading this beers many awards from GABF and WBC listed on its label, I was still prepared to hate this stuff. But thank God I didnít!
The aroma is all of floral, perfume, slightly hoppy and of course blueberry. The beer is well-textured and balanced, refreshing and complex. In an age of micro-clones, itís got character! It also looks great from start to finish.