RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Amber Ale brewed with Wild Maine Blueberries.
An amber ale brewed with all natural ingredients, including real wild blueberries and wild blueberry juice from the State of Maine this beer has a light crisp body and subtle wild blueberry aroma and taste, but is not sweet like many fruit beers. These characteristics have made the beer popular with all age groups, especially young adults and make the beer a popular part of many beer cocktails and mixed beer drinks. For instance, many people enjoy the beer as a part of a “Black and Blue;” an alternative to a “Black and Tan".

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Thin, somewhat artificial smelling (like a Betty Crocker Blueberry muffin) and just generally lacking. It’s not horrible but it certainly could be done better. At least it wasn’t overly sweet and syrupy -- it was drinkable, unlike many other cheap-ass artificial fruit beers I’ve had before. Disappointing. Not much else to say about this one.

Lemke10 (996) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a cloudy amber color as the aromas of fruits tickle your nose as well as wheat. Has a smooth fruity taste that you could compare to fruity pebbles. Perhaps it’s not the best fruit beer on the market, but it was still good and very drinkable.

drowland (9160) - Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3/15/11. 12oz bottle courtesy cbfobes. Hazy purple pour like blueberry juice poured into OJ with a small purplish head that fades fast. Very light aroma of fruit and soft wheat with a similarly light flavor of almost nothing. This is nothing... with a dash of blueberry. Weird.

cbfobes (2887) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2011
On tap at Old Fashioned in Madison, pours a hazy dark amber with a nice white head, nose is of sweet malt and a hint of blueberry, flavor has a some funk mixed in with a processed blueberry finish, I really didn’t enjoy this all that much.

dekester1 (370) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Poured a nice dark amber with light head that faded to lace fairly quickly. A slighly sweet aroma with a malty base and berry-like surroundings. Taste started out as mainly malt and then finished with an interesting light berry and hop interlude. Mouth feel was decent. Overall a nice brew with just the right amount of blueberry - you can taste it but it does not overwhelm. Definitely a possible repeat.

drpimento (3790) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Wellllll, gosh, not quite sure what to say. On one hand, the aroma and flavor have pretty decent true blueberry characteristics and is not cloyingly sweet. On the other hand it’s a little thin and shallow in all the other beer qualities. Poured with a nice fine light tan to off white head that mostly faded and no lace. Color is a clear medium amber. Can smell the blueberry as soon as bottle is cracked. Other than that some malt. Flavor’s about the same. Body is thin and carbonation is ok. Finish is blueberry ok. Not really a session for me, but maybe for someone.

nuplastikk (6471) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2009
12oz bottle. Amber peach color, pretty transparent. Respectable average head. Sweet blueberry aroma. A touch of bitterness upfront leads to a solid sweet blueberry taste. The mild amber malt tones give it a touch of depth, but overall a pretty straightforward venture. Nothing to write home about and nothing to whine about, it is what it is.

Dorwart (2610) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Thin head of varying sized bubbles. Light blueberry aroma with some roasted grains and dirty diapers. Hmmm, not what I would want in an aroma. Color is a orangish brown. More blueberry flavor along with some light roasted grains and an abundance of sweetness. Sickly sweet. Finishes sweet and sticky with lingering fruityness. Not a very good brew.

EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Yuck. Ok that is a bit strong, but close. As far as I can tell, a blueberry beer just has to have some sweetness. This tastes like what carbonated, unsweetened water tastes like. I tend to like Blueberry ales and so was a bit surprised by this.

TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2009
12 oz bottle from three cellars (franklin, wi). Part of my girlfriend’s haul of singles. Pours a dark hazed amber with moderate tannish head that dissipates to a decent amount and laces a bit. Aromas are straight blueberry muffins. Light cakey sweetness mixed with blueberries. Initial is a lot lighter in the blueberry department, subtle blueberry that sticks to the aftertaste, tannins, light grainy sweet malty sweetness. Not a lot of bitterness, but a touch of tartness on the blueberry. A display of the fruit (which is natural and not overbearing), rather than the beer. Decent. Wins points for no artificial sugary sweetness but loses them for unassertive malt and a touch of watery feel.

heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Hazy, sickly copper with a light yellowish tan head. The smell reminds me of blueberry pancakes with some dandelions. The taste is like eating raw grain with just a hint of blueberry flavor. There is a toasted bread character that is kind of pleasing, but it doesn’t match well with the extra carbonation and overall super dry taste. It’s ok, but barely even a fruit beer.

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