Metalhead (622) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was shocked to find out this was a AB product. Purple fizzy pour. Aroma of Blueberries/berries. Flavor is a combo of fizzy table wine and blueberry syrup.Has a semi sweet finish. Couldn’t drink more than one but I could see downing one with some blueberry waffles. Not too shabby.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2008 Bottle. Pours a purple color with almost no head. Aroma of sugar and blueberries. Tastes fizzy sweet reminds me of kool aid. Flavor of artificial blueberry with a light carbonation. More like a wine cooler to me.
cheap (3751) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Again I see AB is getting good at hiding their name on the package! Pleasantly fruity fragrance, tart and fruity. Quite tart on the palate too, without being overly sweet. On the finish the 8% alky manifests on the back of the throat like a beaver county sunset. Better than the average fruit beer. Rather enjoyable for a 8% brew!
Hopdup (70) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2008
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
12 oz bottle, Pours a purple blue with no head. Did not taste like a beer, very acidic and bubbly from all the fruit juice, it gave me heartburn, I would guess they used fruit juice during fermentation since it tastes like the HiC hooch we made under my bed in college,
topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle pours a purplish ruby color. Aroma is sweet. Flavor is more like a blueberry icee than a beer. Reminds me of the wine coolers I used to steal out of my parents refrigerator.
mybrainhurts (350) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 17, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A bit deceptive our good friends at AB are becoming. The packaging did not at all indicate an AB product. I myself was fooled until I came to Ratebeer to rate. Anyway, to the beer. Looks good. Definate blueberry/raspberry candy sucker type aroma. Mouthfeel is soda poppy fizzy like. Flavor is artifical blueberry and fruit candy. Hides the alcohol well. Overall, no solid character and the pricetag is obnoxious. My suggestion, forget it.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Deep clear purple, fizzy pink head. Aromas of ultra-sweet blueberry syrup. Sugary carbonated artificial blueberry juice flavors that never let up. Hops were basically a no show here. Blueberry wine cooler would be a better categorization. Just plain awful. Is this someone’s idea for a joke?
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours hazy purple with 2-fingers of light purple head. Indeed, this one looks a lot like a sangria/cabernet hybrid of sorts. The nose is nice, I thought, providing a nice whiff of freshly picked blueberries, some syrupy notes, and mild hops. Tastes sweet and sticky, with a freshly picked blueberry flavor initially, but as this warms it does get very sticky and mildly artificial tasting. Big points for originality here, as I found this refreshing, but I wouldn’t call it a great beer. Rather, I’d categorize it as an enjoyable fruity malternative, as the beery elements didn’t really appear at all.
Ernest (6015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2008
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, pink, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium to dark purple.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain, husks), with notes of blueberry syrup and alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium to full body, syrupy texture, fizzy carbonation.
Syrupy sweet and one-dimensional.
Aubrey (3414) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pink head. The beer had a dark magenta hue. Sticky texture. I kind of liked the faint blueberry elements (I like blueberries), but the alcohol notes were a bit harsh. Overall, I thought it tasted like a blueberry martini.