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Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager

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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A fresh take on a fruit beer. This crisp, unfiltered lager is aged on blueberries for a pleasant blueberry aroma and taste. To take this fruity character in a new direction,we brewed with Tettnang Noble hops for an added subtle citrus note. A delicious blend of flavors with a smooth lager finish.


0.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
JuanCaja (3) - California, USA - APR 15, 2014 does not count
Beer should not taste like fruit. It should certainly not taste like a dessert. I like Sam Adams, but they should stop placating the hipsters and go back to their roots. --- Mi nombre es Juan Caja y me gusta la cerveza.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (225) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow, short-lived small head and little lacing. Aroma is more lemony, but the blueberry comes through past the gums. Slight carbonation, not to heavy on the fruit, definitely a good beer on a hot day.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CharmCityCrab (142) - Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2014
Tastes like blueberries, milk, and a lager that is a little hardier than standard macro fare, but nothing special. I wish they’d stop trying to be so cute and fruity with their summer offerings and use beer styles with traditional ingredients that are suitable for summer. How about making the 6 beers a lager (SA Boston Lager), a pilsner (Noble Pils), an IPA (Rebel?), a wit bier, a pale ale, and a kolch? Maybe that cool Double IPA (Voyage?) from the IPA mix make. These quasi fruit drinks are not necessary.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
scottw86 (1066) - Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2014
Poured a hazy orange-yellow color with a medium-sized white head. Aroma is sweet with blueberries and oranges. Taste has some toasted notes with blueberries. Not too sweet, a good balance. Finish is mostly blueberries. Overall it is not bad at all, better than most blueberry beers.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CpyNPrnT (212) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2014
What I was hoping for is a nice blueberry beer. Instead, the blueberries seem almost frozen so to speak, maybe artificial. IMO, the beer should beer slightly higher abv and use different hops (how about citra or centennial).

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
patrick767 (3394) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2014
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting Sep 14 2013 - Pours hazy yellow with some lacing. The aroma makes me think of purple kool-aid. I guess it’s blueberries but they seem a bit odd. The flavor is sweet with some bluberry. It’s light bodied. The finish is still sweet. The beer is okay, I guess. It’s better than the Porch Rocker, which is setting the bar low.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scanny24 (7) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
Great addition to the 2013 summer pack. Blueberry was present but not overpowering. Crisp and refreshing, went well with the Porch Rocker--also in the pack.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
matty (151) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear gold copper color with a vigorous white head that settles to a film after a minute or so. Aroma of blueberry, wheat and some sourness. Medium-light bodied, sour blueberry notes on the side of the tongue. More of the blueberry and some wheat in the finish. Wouldn’t be able to drink more than one or two at time. Would probably be good in summer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vyvvy (3603) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Pours hazy golden with a white head. The aroma has blueberries, minerals, cream and plastic. It has a medium / thin body with fairly gentle carbonation. The taste has lots of blueberries, cream and mild light malt. The finish adds pepper and phenolic spice. Okay fruit beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
junon (388) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Wow. This is basically a blueberry muffin in liquid form. Maybe with a touch of grape jam. Not mind blowing but definitely interesting. Easy drinker. I could easily see myself drinking a bunch of these on a hot day at the beach.


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