spilledpint (345) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Sam Adams’ variety pack.
Ar: Pretty much just blueberry, clean blueberry flavor but not too much going on.
Ap: Pours a slightly hazy gold with a 1" frothy head. Great lace.
T: Fairly sweet up front, almost cloying; moderate blueberry flavor but not completely overpowering. Finish has a mild bitterness and slight grassiness.
P: Medium-thick and somewhat syrupy. Mild to medium carbonation.
O: Smells nice and looks nice at first glance, but this is just too sweet and too syrupy to be refreshing.
Darkmagus82 (1234) - - SEP 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-15-13-
Poured from bottle (dated best by Oct. 2013) into a pint glass
Appearance- The beer pours a lightly hazed orange-amber color with a one finger thick white colored head. The head fades over a moderate level of time, leaving a good level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is massive of blueberries with it hitting the nose immediately after opening the bottle and being even more potent after pouring. This huge blueberry aroma is quite authentic smelling with a delicious fresh blueberry smell. Mixed with this aroma is a very light aroma of lemon and an almost pastry like smell overall producing a very tasty smelling brew.
Taste – The taste starts out with a big bready and light blueberry flavor upfront. Some other sweetness of a candied sugar taste joins the flavors upfront with a lemon flavor developing more as the flavor advances beyond the initial taste. While the lemon comes to the tongue, the blueberry flavors increase in intensity. In the end the blueberry gets somewhat potent, but dries out some and is joined by a slightly stale biscuit flavor leaving a blueberry and bready flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. A bit less body and more carbonation may have been better for all the blueberry flavor as it would have produced a more crisp and refreshing brew.
Overall – The look and aroma of the beer were quite awesome, but unfortunately the taste and flavor didn’t live up to the former. Even so it is still a decent blueberry lager and at least is one to try.
beerguy101 (5284) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on 9/13/2014. This fruit beer pours a light to medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is blueberries, some malts and a touch of sweetness. A light to medium bodied fruit beer, The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy and slightly piney. A lot of blueberry flavor in this one, good fruit flavors without a lot of sweetness. A touch of that lager spiciness/hoppiness. Good carbonation, Decent fruit beer, the fruit sort of dominates a little too much, but you can still tell it’s a beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, with some blueberry sweetness.
slowrunner77 (1743) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"Nice fresh blueberry aroma. Palate is a bit light. Flavor an ok mix of noble hops, grain and fruit. Not one ill likely get again, but not bad either."
ordybill (88) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was looking forward to a Sam Adams blueberry style brew. My expectations did not quite meet reality. however, this is still a good beer to have during the warmer months. I poured this brew into a pint glass and the first impression was awesome; a great murky yellow color with a thin head. The aroma was definitely blueberry. I thought the overall taste was a little lacking. I would prefer a stronger blueberry flavor vice a hint of the berry that this brew delivers.
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass
The color us a hazy orange with a finger of foamy white head and just the slightest of lacing left on the glass.
The smell has a nice blueberry aroma that also teases at a slight orange twang. Really fruity in the nose and promises some touches of raspberry or strawberry too.
The taste is blueberry right at the start with a crisp sweet malt that swings through the palette quickly without pushing off any berry flavor. Once things get toward the end the bitterness makes an appearance and hits leaving a slight smack on your tongue.
The feel is light with a great drinkable feel and makes for a good summer drinker. The crisp body carries some of the sweetness along and keeps things interesting.
mikerominiecki (6) - - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little surprised at the strength of the blueberries. I’m not a blueberry guy, but the taste works perfect with the beer.
roxtersoxter (307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear piss color with medium white head out of bottle. Pretty good aroma of blueberry muffin. Flavor of blueberry with a light wheat beer taste. Not a great beer but not gross either.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BlackHaddock (3763) - 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 it’s bedmate. Sorry, not good. Not even refreshing or thirst quenching.
Eberndt (176) - - 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 (375) - - 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.