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RATINGS: 832   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Features the nutty quench of a wheat ale combined with the delightful aromatics and subtle flavor contributed by Maine wild blueberries. Seasonal Blueberry Wheat Ale from Maine


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2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
JamesCory (54) - Wheeling, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2011
12 oz. bottle of Kennebunkport Brewing Co. Blueberry Wheat Ale, from Trader Joe’s.

Aroma: 3/10: Smells like straight-up Blueberry Pie Filling. And not the good kind, with the real blueberries mixed in to the gelatinous goo, but just the plain gelatinous goo.

Appearance: 2/5: With this being labeled as a wheat ale, I expected some of the typical cloudiness associated with wheat ales. I saw none of it.

Taste: 6/10: It actually tastes pretty darn good. Not great, but better than expected. Better than some of the similar-type beers.

Palate: For what it is, pretty refreshing. Medium-high carbo, relatively light, with a slight oilyness.

Overall: I expected to really hate this beer - on the order of total score <1. But, surprisingly, it’s not bad. Better than "Wild Blue" that you see all over, by AB. I anticipate that this beer would be great after a long yard mowing session... a unique summer beer - something different than all of the citrusy summer beer clones that have exploded on the market. The aroma is cheap-smelling, and the appearance isn’t great; taste is just so-so... but, put them all together and the total is more than a sum of its parts. However - buyer beware - you must LOVE blueberry to love this beer. 8/20


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (5001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle - Sweet blueberry jam and liquor. Clear orange gold with a decent white head. Blueberries and some syrup. Pretty artificial and sweet, surely nice for those who don’t like beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fashawn (189) - Montesarchio, ITALY - NOV 8, 2014
Golden ale con poca schiuma. Aroma di grano e soprattutto fragole e lamponi, che puntualmente ai ripropongono in bocca, rendendo la birra una big bubble liquida. Stucchevole il sapore dopo un po’, e nonostante la birra sia beverina la cosa la penalizza. Niente di trascendentale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MunBro (527) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
Aroma out of the bottle is fresh blueberries but it fades to a kind of funky wheat smell. Nice flavour, decent wheat profile and some fresh muddled blueberry flavours.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hkrivera (127) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - OCT 29, 2014
Nice refreshing flavor, good for summer nights and beach parties. Otherwise, just a regular ale with flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Beerathon (1284) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2014
I try not to be rude when I do reviews, but seriously, I don’t know why the hell I even bothered trying this. As soon as I poured it, I could smell that fake blueberry waft to my nostrils. Smells like a crappy blueberry pie. Flavor is sweet, blueberry, tart, and cringe worthy after taste. Yuck. Looks like crap macro lager and tastes just as bad.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1827) - - OCT 15, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-13-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a two finger head of fizzy white foam. The head fades quite fast leaving only a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – As may be expected, the beer’s aroma is big of a nice blueberry smell. The blueberry, while strong is not artificial, but actually smells rather authentic of blueberries. This blueberry aroma is mixed with some aromas of a light wheaty nature as well as a bit of a floral smell, with the overall aroma being very sweet and fruity. Taste – The taste begins much drier then the nose would have suggested. It begins with a semi-sweet blueberry flavor mixed with a decent sum of a wheaty flavor. These two flavors create a base for the brew, both remaining relatively constant throughout the flavor profile. As the flavor advances some light earthy and floral notes come to the tongue along with some more grainy like tastes. At the end of the taste, a grassy flavor comes to the tongue, leaving a rather interesting blueberry in a field (wheat/grass/hay like) flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin and light with a carbonation level that is rather high. Both are quite nice for the style and make for a more crisp and refreshing brew, which match well the wheat and fruit flavors of the brew. Overall – A rather easy drinking fruit beer. It is nothing outstanding, but in terms of making for a not overly sweet, but moderately blueberry fruited flavored brew, this one has it right. Not too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffbigD (57) - - OCT 9, 2014
Smells like a delicious field of blue berries. Very bland taste, weird combination. Overall decent beer, worth a try.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FestDecBeet (234) - - OCT 9, 2014
Look: pours a light gold color. Head fades quickly. Smell: heavy blue berry. Cracker. Taste: blue berry flavoring. Slight bitterness. Slight sweetness. Feel: medium carbonation. Very clean finish Overall: ok beer. Too much blueberry. Not enough beer flavor. First drank: home 10/9/14

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
This is your basic extract laden fruit beer only whoever brewed this seems to have added something a bit of something w/ lactic acid which makes this taste exactly like blueberry yogurt. I like blueberry yogurt OK, I guess, so I can’t say this is all bad but it’s not exactly what I look for in a beer. It is clear golden orange w/ a small head of white, fine bubbles. It is one dimensionally blueberry with just a hit of sweetness and that slight tartness I mentioned. This is light to medium bodied w/ very vigorous carbonation. I am willing to concede this is better than most of its ilk as it really doesn’t cloy but it is still not a stellar example of a natural tasting fruit beer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"TJ’s special $4.99 for a sixer, but i’m still cheap on these and went for one at .83. For that price, there’s no risk. This wasn’t bad, per se, but exactly what was expected. a mediocre at best wheat beer with some semi-natural tasting blueberry flavor. not something i’d try again, but wouldn’t refuse either."


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