marksahara (79) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draught at multiple locations in ATL, including brewery and in bottle. Not personally a fan of wheat-containing beers, but they must have tweaked the formula because I went from starting out on this beer to it being undrinkable, then now back to being drinkable. The wheaty finish is what turned me off to this, but now it seems like it is more hidden or more subdued. Appearance in the glass is a superbly clear golden amber colour with a medium white crown. Sometimes a good pour can achieve a good 2-fingers worth, but retention is not optimal. Aroma is definitely full of blueberries and slightly yeasty in some cases. This is a beer that should be enjoyed thoroughly chilled. The flavour shouts blueberries but it is not too much "in your face" and has a crisp lager-like finish. The malt in this beer is featured more than the hops, which is almost non-existent. Blue is definitely a session beer and excellent to prevent hangovers in the morning, defending its title by locals as a breakfast beer. Very thin body and as close to a "light" beer as you get at Sweetwater. Very popular with tyro beer drinkers and the women. Good to enjoy on occasion, when the time is right, but not something that I personally opt to drink all the time.
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I am stuck in the middle on this beer. I am an Atlanta native and seeing this beer practically everywhere makes me think that it has picked up on its popularity. The beer though can be at times too fruity. If this is what the company is going for they have done an excellent job. This is something my girlfriend likes to drink due to the fact that you have the taste of blueberries lingering in your mouth. I must defend the company by saying if you name a beer after bluberries it better taste as such.
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 12oz bottle acquired in trade with aracana (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of very light blueberries and I’m getting some perfume. Tastes of light blueberries and grain. Lightly sweet and overall on the thin side.
Bosco (291) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle on Jam Cruise 4. Fruity, sharp carb bite. Fizzy. Exactly what I expected from a flavored beer. Stick with Sweetwater’s 420.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A regular on tap at a local restaurant. Pale yellow pour with a light whitish head that disappears instantly. Grainy aroma...sweet fruity aroma. Flavor is berry-ish...hestitate to claim it’s blueberries, but who knows for sure. Not bad, just not real good. I’ve had worse by a long shot.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle via DecaturStevo(thanks!). Pours a clear golden blonde with a small white head. Fruity aroma with some blueberries, pears, wheat and toffee. Flavor is the same with lots of blueberries, THis is actually pretty good. The blueberries are definately there, but not overbearing. Lively carbonation. Thin to medium body. Tastey and refreshing.
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had bottle at Mellow Mushroom. I will have to say that I am not a big fruit beer guy. Very sweet aroma with the blueberry. Starts with a bitter hops then finishes with the sweet fruity taste that lingers until the next sip. One on a hot day was very good, but I could not drink more then that. Became too sweet for me at mid glass.
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 22, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yikes. More than two of these in a row...might want to stick with the Zima. It’s a unique concept, and Sweetwater pulls it off. However, the overpowering blueberry flavor may turn some off. It looks great, good wheat look, good aroma. Could use some more carbonation or something.
Delirium (657) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours straw yellow, slightly cloudy, with a thin white head. Aroma is quite blueberry, plus a bit of grain. Flavor is considerably less fruity; has some blueberry of course, especially in the finish, but the taste is actually more dominated by spiciness (ginger, I think) and grain. Fairly high carbonation. For what it is, this is surprisingly good.
brewgirlca (57) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a friend in Alabama. Golden color with a thin head. Blueberries big in nose. Hard to get real blueberry flavour in a beer and although this was almost certainly artificial it was very pleasent and well balanced with the sweetness of the beer, which still managed to end rather toward the dry end. An easy drinking fruit beer that tastes more real than most American fruit ales.