BlackHaddock (5072) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
10th July 2014: part of a mixed pack of Samuel Adams stuff bought by my son-in-law and drank on his balcony in Newport Beach. Not my cup of tea! Slight haze to the pour, golden with a short lived white head. The name gives the flavours and aroma away somewhat: blueberries (or a syrup of said fruit) infused with a base lager that fails to blend with itís bedmate. Sorry, not good. Not even refreshing or thirst quenching.
Eberndt (234) - - AUG 17, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Lots of artificial blueberry here, almost overwhelming. Very sweet and syrupy mouthfeel.
samsmith33 (630) - - AUG 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
3-way blueberry beer taste test.
1-Sam Adams Blueberry Hill Lager. 2-Fegleys Blueberry Belch, 3-DuClaw Blueberry Citrus Wheat.
rxeight (1972) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Way too much blueberry. Not good blueberry. Fake stuff. Like cheap blueberry muffins.
raymow (1084) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled - not very good. Tasted like it has artificial blueberry flavor added. I expect more from Sam Adams. On the other hand, probably only their 2nd beer that Iíve had that I didnít like.
fluffy (1968) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
a bit too sweet for my tastes, like their cherry wheat. its ok, refreshing, just fakey tasting.
EDisparti (5) - - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís tasty, not an everyday beer but a good summer occasional beer. The blueberry is very light so itís not fruity. Otherwise I like the aroma!
hayduke (3919) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours gold with a white head. Nose of blueberry. Light body. Flavor is dominated by the blueberry on some light malts. Not really very good and the blueberry tastes artificial.
Frank (3500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
For some of their one offs, I wonder if it is the marketing team rather than the brewers who decide whether Sam Adams beers are sold as ales or lagers. I could not tell the difference between this and, say, Cherry Wheat aside from the fruit or fruit flavor added. It is a cloudy orange beer w/ nearly no head. Itís nose is very mild, lightly grainy w/ a touch of canned blueberry pie filling. The taste is very much along the same lines and really very much reminds me of the filling of a Hostess fruit pie, right down to the weird metallic/preservative taste. This is heavy and a bit sweet w/ slightly over vigorous carbonation. Sam Adams is a baffling brewery. They make some excellent beers such as their regular lager and Noble Pils but then turn around and make this absolutely useless garbage beer. Blame the marketing team, blame the brewers, I donít care.
AgentAle (1166) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is almoat completely that of blueberries with slight sulphur notes. Taste is sweet malts and surprisingly lighter blueberry hints matched with a fairly strong puckering bitterness. Appearance is a hazy gold with a bubbly pearl head that retains fairly well.