PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells of blueberries, making me think of Maine. The appearance was coppery with a thin white head that leaves little lacing on the glass. The flavor is blueberries and ale, but itís not sweet like many fruit beers, itís tart. There seems to be a good ale behind this, the aftertaste is a little bit on the bitter side instead of being sticky sweet like many of this style. A nice beer.
kevd193213 (822) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2008 Re-rated using the fresher, draught version. Light golden pour with thin fizzy head. Aroma of, what else, blueberry and breat. Blueberry and hop taste with a light finish, great for the summer.
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, also thank to Tania. Great blueberry flavor. Hints of muffins in nose. If youíre willing to try fruit-flavored beers, itís a good drink.
gws57 (1271) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one bottled, thanks Tania! Bubbly, slighty cloudy dark yellow pour with a rapidly dissipating filmy head, profound nose of blueberry with a bit of strawberry and baked bread, sharp bitterness early followed by a really nice blueberry muffin sweetness. Watery finish. Really good!
blklab2007 (1778) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 poured into a pint glass, color is dark golden with nice white head. smells of blueberries but not in a syrupy sweet way. taste is definitely of blueberries although not as strong as the smell would lead you to believe.refreshing summer type beer.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured in a Pint Glass with a medium head. Aroma screames blueberries which can be smelled instantly from across the room. Taste is pure blueberry almost overwhelming. If you enjoy blueberries this your fruit beer.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was poured into a pint glass with a decent head to it. there was an intence smell of blueberrys and te taste is strait blueberry and hops. if you dont like blueberrys you probally will not like this beer since it is just all blueberry but it is a good blueberry beer at that.
Drink4Satan (666) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The blue berries arenít as artificial tasting as other blueberry ales, but still pretty fake tasting. It smells great though, like a bowl of blueberries and sugar. Itís a little on thin side, even for the style.
rocbyter (1831) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2007
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Blueberry and red bull aroma. Golden color with some white foam, no head. Blueberry taste with a watery finish. Low carbonation. Reminds me more of flat soda than beer.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle consumed on 2/23/07. Bottle code 6 157, whatever that means.
Oh boy! Another New England blueberry ale....Iím pretty sure I could rate this in my sleep. I bet itís got a nice white head, a light golden body , clear, with moderate retention and minimal lacing.
It probably smells of lightly tart blueberry essence, a touch of dry blueberry skin (though whole fruit is not used) and some dry, lightly grainy, highly attenuated pale malts in the background. Clean, no yeast apparency. Probably some honey as it warms.
Flavor tastes of soft blueberry essence, not overly tart, with sweet, lightly honeyish malts. Filtered texture gives some looseness/wateriness on the finish and a bit too much sweetness builds up upon warming/breathing as it finishes.
And yes, after pouring and smelling/drinking the beer, thatís what itís like, more or less. The unique character on this particular one? It tastes very chalky and lightly bitter. The blueberry flavor and aroma is more concentrated than in most. Tastes almost like white grape juice. Powderiness noted on the end. Oh and thereís more lacing than normal (everything seems to lace very well on this new glass of mine, however)
Good lord I hate this "style".