JPDIPSO (5107) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark straw color with a tall, fluffy white head. Blueberry cheesecake aromas, with candied berries, cream and a hint of wheat. Lots of blueberry flavor in this one. There’s an interesting backdrop of a cream ale/kolsh/american wheat. Dryness in the finish seems to come from the fermented fruit. Not a great brew, but it works for what it is.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Matta for another interesting beer from his storehouse down in Tampa!
Sea Dog pours out a large creamy off white head over a clear medium yellow body. Great looking beer.
The aroma delivers what the label has me wanting, blueberries! Nice floral aroma with fresh blueberries. The palate is bit weak, light with some astringent dryness towards the finish.
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
aroma of funky, fruity cheese, mustiness, and gym socks. flavor of light blueberry creme cheese, wheat. the palate is easy, but it seems to want to turn a bit sticky. eventually, the aroma is just blueberries, which is nice--so, let the air work its magic. anyway, lively appearance, but the bubbles are big, and look like caviar. not bad.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at MacGrady’s, pour is a clear gold color, not cloudy as i expected from wheat beer. the aroma is sweet and strong with blueberries. the flavor was more understated, as the blueberries were more of a background taste to the crisp sweetness of the wheat. the body was thin and light, and was very crisp and refreshing. not a bad wheat beer, but i wanted more blueberries.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow I was almost expecting this one to pour out with a purplish tint. Instead I was treated to a clear honey golden ale with a nice white head. The aroma was, well it was very strong on the blueberries, but there was a fainter aroma of cotton candy. The flavor actually highlights the wheat with the blueberry having a weaker presence in the mouth. A nice display of hops along with more of that cotton candy. A truly great tasting beer for the summer.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2005
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Disappearing head, golden body. Aroma of smelly feet and blueberry - artificial and sticky. Blueberry candy flavor, sweet and artificial and not very beerish. No wheat.
skisangelo (60) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours a nice clear wheat color. The aroma is as expected, blueberries. The taste starts off very bland, no flavor, but ends with a decent blueberry aftertaste. The more you drink it the more you realize you’re drinking a golden colored blueberry muffin... not for me.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2005 On draft at a local pub that has many fine crafts I have yet to sample. Strong blueberry aroma really makes you wonder if it’s a beer. Mild wheat to it that the blueberry masks. Not a bad alternative and I’d rate it better than a BMC.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2005
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ever have one of those blueberry cereal bars? This is seems like Kellogs in a glass with a alcohol added. But it has some redeeming qualities. I enjoy the small bite I get from the aftertaste and its a good beer to have after drinking heavy duty stuff. The aftertaste sticks around for a bit. Usually when I have a good brew, my dog Max comes over to sniff it. This time he moved away from it. He was repelled and so was my wife. Maybe I should have tested this on a sea dog? How such a light beer is a winter one evades me.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12oz. bottle.
This ale is a clear reddish-gold. Head is thin and quickly dissipates.
There is no smell save the blueberries. Very one dimensional.
Tastes of blueberries of course. Leaves a bittersweet aftertaste. This is similiar to their raspberry wheat ale but the blueberries are tart and offer more bitterness, adding to the complexity of the taste. Medium bodied with a decent aftertaste. A decent ale but I will probably leave the rest for my wife.