jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This tastes more like soda and liquor than beer. If you had told me it was a mixed drink I probably wouldíve been okay with it. Very fruity, syrupy sweet. Iím not saying "I canít beleive this is beer!" in a good way. Hey, at 8% abv, why not give it a try if youíre looking to get drunk? Tastes better than steel reserve.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of natedoggkc. Thanks for the bottle Nate! Pours an effervescent reddish-purple, similar to cranberry juice, with a thin pinkish head that quickly diminishes to a few bubbles at the surface. I can smell blueberries a foot from the glass (and itís a narrow pilsner glass). Putting my nose over the glass, I get a sweet, tart, and dusty hit of blueberries and little else. This smells quite a bit like blueberry pancake syrup. Light-bodied and effervescent with a lingering, syrupy-sweet finish. The flavor follows the nose with spritzy, syrupy blueberries. There is a bit of a plastic-like note at the swallow, but that pales in comparison to just how cloyingly sweet the berry note becomes as you continue to drink. This tastes more like a berry cooler than a fruit beer, but Iíve had worse. Now that Iím more than a decade past my college/cooler days, drinking an entire bottle of this takes a bit of effort. If the brewer pulled back a bit on the blueberry sweetness, they might have a decent beer here. As it stands, I imagine this will sell well among the younger crowd of non-beer drinkers looking for a fruity alcohol delivery device. At 8% ABV, it should deliver.
llcooldave (1072) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours and looks like a lambic. Very dominant blueberry aroma. Beautiful wine like color almost like a Claret. Not an immediate blueberry flavor at first but a rather odd bitterness. The fruit flavor definitley hits you on the aftertaste though and that makes it pleasing on the palate. Overall, Iíll probably purchase this again for my wife or her friends. This might make an interesting food pairing with chocolate or desserts though...
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ugh....AB tricked me into this one. Nowhere on the label does it mention this is an AB product. Pours a reddish-purple color with a foamy, pink head. Looks nice enough, leaving random snake-like lacing on the glass. The aroma is dominated by sweet blueberry syrup, which seems to dominant anything else that might be underlying. The flavor follows suit, as if a pale lager had been mixed with artificial blueberries. Watery body. Smooth enough but too sweet and artificial tasting. Hey, it beats the hell out of Budweiser, but its still pretty bad.
lb4lb (2487) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to lb4lb for hooking me up with this, my most wanted beer!!!
Pours like cranberry juice with a bright pink head. Pretty strange looking, and artificial. Smell is metallic blueberries. Taste is sweet corn like maltiness mixed with blueberry syrup. Slight touch of alcohol coming through in the flavor. Medium bodied from the syrupy nature of it. Very sweet and artificial but with some beer maltiness in there too. Hmm... More like a mixed drink than a fruit beer. Not very subtle, but hell, it one of them is drinkable, I guess.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a rich, lush, and straight-to-the-point blueberry juice blue/purple with a head of the aforementioned color. Aroma is freshly mashed blueberries and more blueberries, with a slight addition of hoppy flowers. Flavor is cheap red wine; strawberry, mango, sweet blueberry. Cheap wine. Thick mouthfeel. All in all, I canít fault this beer for trying.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2008
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Purple like a wine cooler. flavored malt liquor aroma, again like the cheap wine coolers my mom had when i was 12. one sip is enough. thereís no hint or character of malt or anything beer, plenty of fruit flavor, mild alcohol kick, and dry finish. tastes like fantastic cough syrup or just another flavored zima. however, a bit of a rating bump for being natural.
BuckeyeBoy (2624) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Pours out a sort or purple with almost no head. A sweet aroma of berry. Tast was very sweet the blue berrys were all over this one. I was not very happy that Anheuser-Busch tricked me with a New York Big Dawg Brewing lable. Damb them!!
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a Purple?? with a small purple head. Aroma of blueberries and malt. Tastes like blueberry kool aid with carbonation meets wine cooler, this really isnít that bad but I donít even feel like iím drinking beer. To itís credit it does hide the 8% alcohol rather well.
morrdt (682) - Dirty Moí, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle from Total Wine in Jacksonville. Bottle smells of blueberry from the moment it is open. Pours an almost grape juice color with a matching grape head. Taste is blueberries and ale, but no alcohol burn to match the advertised 8%. Beer snobs might think this beer is wine in disguise, I think it is a nice drinkable beer that is a nice change of page.