jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very light in color, almost like apple juice with water. A fruity, blueberry aroma is evident. Too much carbonation for me and this detracts from the flavor. I think that fruity beers should showcase the fruit on the side in addition to a well developed malt profile. This beer is like Bud Light with blueberries thrown in. Refreshing but not good.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well balanced and not overly sweet, like many fruit beers. Nice aroma, but the color doesn’t seem to match the taste and the mouthfeel is a little lacking. Re-rate: It goes down smooth, but only because it tastes watered down. This is something that someone who drinks light beer a lot would like.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank at Asheville Beer Festival, Sept 2002. Smells Great, like fresh blueberries. lighter bodied, but not cloying or too much heavy sweetness. It would probably get tiresome after more than a glass or two, but it makes a nice change of pace.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Re-Rate 10/15/02: The pour a hazy lemon yellow color, the head mastodonic, frothy, brillant white in color, the lace is silky sheets, that cling to the glass. The nose is citrus, sweet blueberry tones, clean and fresh. Start is sweet, the top light in mouthfeel, the finish excessively acidic, minimally hopped, sparingly dry, and not something that ’excites’ me much. Ranks #919 on my current 1000 beer master list.
savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very strong blueberry flavor accents what is, otherwise, Sweetwater’s 420 Ale. Not for every day drinking, but the fruitiness would be good during the cold winter. Re-rate: had it on tap @ Hands On Atlanta Day. A very peppery, fruity nose. A full bodied malt flavor with a pleasing blueberry and hop-balanced ending
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2004 A great summer beer, either draft or from a cold bottle. More recent batches (i.e. summer of 2002) seem to taste more peppery than in years past. Still, a good beer; not over poweringly fruity, very refreshing and more complex than might be thought. A good summer "patio" beer, great with pizza or calzone.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2002
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Looks like ginger ale when I pour this. I can smell the blueberries instantly and from across the room. Up closer, the berries yield to an odd mixture of ginger and pepper. I can’t say I was too fond of the idea of a blueberry ale, but I honestly wish the fruit was more prominent. Surely an oddity, and I can’t decide wheter to be intrigued or repulsed. I can’t say that I liked it, either.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light and refreshing - there was fruit in the aroma but luckily it wasn’t overdone in the taste.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very passable fruit beer. Thanks belgianhomebrew! Aroma was sweet and fruity. Pale gold with a medium bone white head. Flavor was reminiscent of a Witbier like Blue Moon. I honestly did not detect any blueberries in the flavor. On the scale of light, thin summer beers I couldn’t find much wrong with it.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint fruity aroma from a nice clear light golden ale. Smooth and easy on the palate. I would like a little more blueberry.