bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear red with a thin pink head. Blueberry and toffee nose. Sweet-tart blueberry taste and finish that just manages to avoid tasting like fake blueberries, but leaves me with an overall impression of blueberry soda. The good stuff, not that cheap store-brand blueberry soda. Also manages to hide the alcohol pretty effectively.
jake65 (2435) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Really makes an appearance like grape juice. Dark purplish red. Smells rich with blueberries and doesn’t let any malty lager come through like you might expect from AB. Sweet and fruity taste, not really anything else. I think this wasn’t too bad at all. However, I do like blueberry syrup...
scooterbub (742) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAR 10, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2008 Bottle. Kind of surprised that A-B makes this. Pours a purple/red color and has a decent purple/red head that fades away. Aroma is of alcohol, grapes and blueberries. Taste is rather sweet and is of grapes and blueberries. For having an alcohol rating of 8%, it is rather subdued. This beer reminds me more of a wine cooler, welch’s grape juice and wine. I thought it was going to be worse than what it was, but I wish it tasted more like a beer. Overall, this was not a bad beer, as it is fairly tasty and has a good alcohol content to it. This would be a good beer to have at breakfast or when ever breakfast foods were being consumed.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. Dark red, no head or lace. A little pink fizz on the first pour. Huge sweet blueberry nose. Medium, slightly oily body. Sweet fruits tear through on the mid-palate. Light sweet finish. Very drinkable; surprisingly not awful.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured grape colored with a light purple head. Aroma was more grape than blueberry with alcohol. Tasted like a Welch’s grape soda. Lively carbonation with sweet fruit flavors.
Strykzone (4193) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The color of raspberry with nothing resembling foam. Some carbonation gives a bit of activity on the top of the glass. Berry fruit aroma. Tastes like and feels like a wine cooler. Looks like one for that matter. Brewed by Anheuser Bartles and James? I have to question that ABV percentage.
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - MAR 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
in bottle at crescent moon extreme beerfest. Certainly the color of blueberries; a pinkish purple blue. Aroma is blueberry-y. Doesn’t quite taste like kool-aid. The absence of malt taste does not explain the higher alcohol content; perhaps they dumped in some extra sugar.
LinusStick (2698) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy crap this is A-B? Delicious fruit beer and this style isn’t big with me so that says a lot. The store I was at had a bottle of this as a "what’s coming" ad but they sold it to me anyway. I opened this bottle on the table and from where I was sitting I smelled blueberries. The pour and aroma were like a sweet wine but all blueberry. Taste was outstanding. This is not some sweet girlie fruit beer. At 8% ABV you can taste the alcohol above the blueberry. Semi dry aftertaste rounds this beer out. This is outstanding.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2008
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Yeah, thanks to skyview for the sample. I think. Ok, maybe not. He did nail it spot on with the description of Bud with generic berry flavor added. Very sweet berry flavor dominates a metallic lager taste.
mmmbeer (1187) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. bottle poured into flute- poured transparent dark ruby red, pink head formed on the small side and laced away quickly, aroma of frozen blueberries and rock candy. Hits the mouth with a thin body, blueberries are very noticeable and fake- tart and a concentrated juice quality to it, finish (like most AB products) collapses. The only positive is that the alcohol is well hidden, that’s it.