BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - SEP 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve been on a fruit beer kick lately so I picked this up. If it didnít say blueberry in the name, I would have thought this was an okay amber. Zero blueberry in aroma or flavor for me, but it was still a smooth, drinkable beer. Lots of malt, semi sweet.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2006
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Huge blueberry aroma, but thats about all, slight blueberry aftertaste, very watery, easy to chug, but nothing great.
OldMrCrow (1998) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2006
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From the bottle. Pours clear amber with a moderate head.
I canít understand the generally high ratings that this one has received. I think itís pretty close to awful, but I got to try it in such a nice way that in the general spirit of Motherís "If you donít have anything nice to say...", Iíd rather talk about that than about why I donít like the beer.
Thereís this guy who sells fruit down near the beach. Heís always got marvellous fruit thatís he has driven over from the farms on the east side of the state --- the real stuff, strawberries that taste like strawberries instead of the waxy facsimile they sell in supermarkets these days, rainier cherries, peaches that take your breath away, glorious raspberries, the whole deal. Anyway, he and I shoot the bull every time I stop by to see him
The other day I asked how he was doing.
Iím doing great! Iíve got the best job in the world," he answered. "I just sit here in the shade and all day long, smiling women in bikinis bring me money."
"I know the feeling," I lied. "But moneyís nothing. You know youíve got it made when you can get them to bring you beer."
"They do" he answered, and I laughed. "No really, they do..."
So today I stopped by there again, and bought the usual assortment of fruit. He said "Hey...Iíve got something for you. This woman up the hill dropped these by for me today." He pulled out a SLO Brewing Co. Blueberry Ale (not distributed in Washington state, to the best of my knowledge) and handed me one. "Here - try this. I havenít tried it yet, but she swears itís good stuff." So along with my eight apricots, my pint of raspberries, and my pint blueberries, I got to try this beer that Iíd never seen before. Pretty good deal!
So thatís the story. As for the beer? Strong blueberry aroma. Flavor of melon, unripe papaya, and a bit of blueberry on top of a rather skunky pale ale. Bitter, metallic finish tinged with melon that does nothing to improve it. Yuck.
But who cares! What a great way to pick up a new beer. Iíll throw it a couple of points on the overall just for that.
bhensonb (11673) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber gold color. Smells of blueberries and yeast. Not much head, but delicate lacing (plastic pint glass). The start is grassy, passing through confusion, but the end, which persists, is blueberry. The hops tend to get lost in the fruit. Not so bad. Interesting. But buy another six pack?
SDalkoholic (2183) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 9, 2006
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle: Pours a faded copper color with a small fizzy head. A strong aroma of blueberry and background of hay and hop. Flavor has gone flat from extensive shelf life but maintains a grain and hay flavor with artifical blueberry. I couldnt imagine this being that good even if it was from a fresh bottle or keg.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is clear ruddy amber with a thin white head...smell is blueberry, with an unpleasant warm soggy malt (like when you go to a brewery while they are brewing) smell...taste is bright, with some strange malty flavors, but the blueberry being acidic and metallic...blech...
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Clear copper color with thin white head. Pleasant blueberry aroma and flavor. Slightly sweet. Not cloying as some fruit beers are. Crisp, effervescent, and very refreshing.
Reid (1968) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking dark amber beer ,with reddish tones , small off white frothy head.
The aroma is quite nice , nice strong blueberry aromas that seem natural and fresh, some toasty malt aromas too underneath.
In the taste the blueberry is not quite as pronounced as in the artoma , but there is a strong malty sweetness then the blueberry comes through at the end of the mouthful.
Quite nice on the palte , long lingering fruity aftertaste.
A good attempt at a refreshing, summer fruit beer. Not bad at all.
DocLock (8086) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark straw colored, with medium head. Slight hops and blueberry aroma. Tastes a little like blueberries. Slightly hoppy, acidic, and thin at the end. Not bad.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber color with a medium off white head. Nose is sweet with a wiff of blueberry. Flavor is light and sweet again with a hint of blueberry. Finish is lightly acidic with a moderate spicy hop bite. I was suprised, but I rather like this one.