PorterPounder (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2007 Rerate Aroma not quite as pleasant this time around. Similar impression taste wise, appearance and mouthfeel. Original 2.6 Bartender warned me that this tasted like Blueberry muffins - she was right - but not such a bad thing; better than tasting like beets! Dark golden pour; almost no head. Looks thick and syrupy. Aroma of blueberry muffins, blueberry pancakes, syrup, you name it. Pleasant, and leaning towards cloying, but not quite there yet. Mouthfeel was a bit too sticky - reminded me of an alco-pop. Flavor was dominated by blueberry which was tasted somewhat natural and pleasant - but could not drink a whole six of this. Flavor stayed strong throughout. A pleasant diversion and may be a good beer to buy somebody who does not like beer.
Nuffield (3691) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2009 Clear yellow color, virtually no head and apparently very still. Somewhat watery palate, as well. Big blueberry aroma and flavor, reminding me of IHOP blueberry pancakes. What can you say about something like this? It is blueberry up and down, and I’m not sure this is the best fruit/beer combination out there. // Re-rate under the Kennebunkport label, I left the score the same but would add: there are (at this point in time) just seven beers with "blueberry" in the name that are rated over 3.5. It is a hard beer to brew, because the flavor has to be big to be noticed, but that makes it lean toward an artificial quality. Blueberries, except for the very best fresh blueberries, are not as bursting with flavor (and esp. not the "blueberry" flavor that we have become accustomed to in everything from muffins to candies) as other fruits such as raspberries. So blueberries are a naturally difficult fruit for brewing. This beer does as well as you can expect.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear blonde color with a thin white head. Powerfull blueberry aroma, but becomes almost sickening after a while. Awfull flavor of blueberry, feels more like blueberry syrup or something like that than real blueberries. Syrupy mouthfeel. That’s a truly awfull swill.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad fruit beer. Much better than I anticipated. Tastes like blueberry mini-muffins.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
15th beer of the 2004 Montreal Mondiale. Tons of blueberry syrup in the aroma, yuck! Pale yellow, almost no head. Flavour is not much better than any old lager+blueberries. This lacks the subtlety of fine fruit beers.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
uff da! very fresh, pungent blueberry aroma. looks like an american standard... maybe a tad bit darker. poor head retention. incredible blueberry flavor. there’s nothing subtle about it, as the description would lead you to believe. thin palate. not very well balanced... just the taste of fresh blueberries. there aren’t really any detectable wheat beer flavors. but all in all, refreshing and enjoyable. a blueberry champagne.
dsucornstar (2) - USA - MAY 29, 2004 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
smells like a stack of blueberry pancakes, start to finish tastes like blueberry, a beer my g/f could actually drink!! needs more beer flavor.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A transparent golden yellow color, with a small fizzy head. Aroma is blueberries, taste is blueberries, however, for a refreshing change, the finish tastes of blueberries. Some wheat characteristics and roastiness are notable in the finish, but this one is blueberry start to finish. Pretty one dimensional, but I can’t help but find myself liking this. I am a big fan of blueberries, I just didn’t think I’d like them so much in my beer. It's almost like drinking juice (at least that's what I tell myself when I am drinking this with my bowl of Rice Krispies in the morning.)
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - MAY 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright blueberry syrup nose and flavor. Sweet and candy-like. Too one dimensional, and the "beer" doesn’t really play the role it could. Needs some meat to balance things out.
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light yellow colour - nearly no head. Huge Blueberry nose - also bananas - kind of sweet. A bit artifical in taste - like a Blueberry woodruff. Suprisingly weak - refreshing with its fizzyness - good summerbeer.