sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - OCT 27, 2011
This one was great! Aroma is blueberry fruit, sweet, malty, appearance is dark blue color, cloudy, nice head and lace. malty, light blueberry taste, wheat, noticeable hops. Full mouth feel, lingering bite. Overall, skip dessert and have this instead! gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Had this one on draught at the brewpub in Flossmoor, Illinois. Cloudy, almost purplish brown pour, with a lacy white head, a light, fruity nose, a potent fruity flavor dominated by berries and sweet bread malts, and a nice fruity finish. Fruity! lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Red-orange, sheeting whitish foam. Aroma is light blueberry, not much, full wheat body. Taste is light berry sweetness, not overpowering or medicinal. DrnkMcDermott (3096) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Sampler. Maybe the small sampler glass doesn’t allow for the excess blueberry the others here write about. I see an amber color with some haze, and a thin head. The smell of blueberries is there, but light, not syrupy. More subtlety to the berry taste than in other such beers (I’m looking at YOU, Jake Leinenkugel). Dry quality suggests the berries went into the fermenter. Then balanced by the usual brewpub-level of hoppiness. A nice character for any fruit beer. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
On tap at the Brewpub in August 2009. Pours a medium golden color with a good amount of head. The smell is crisp with some blueberry presence, although I’m not sure how well it fits in. The taste has blueberries present as well, but I just don’t get them melding well with the wheat, and there is a bit of an artificial-ness to the fruit flavor. The mouthfeel is light to medium with moderate carbonation, lending to the drinkability, but a little too much fruit flavor for this one to be truly sessionable.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-20-2009
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Mug club draft poured on tap at the brewpub (Flossmoor, IL). Unlike "Old Man Carl" I love blueberries.. But only natural blueberry, so I can be a toug critic. Pours a highly reddish copper, a bit purple almost mixes in, big tan head that throws minimal red notes, light haze. Actually, quite stunning. Aromas are a bit of wheaty cereal quality, light hop florals, and light berry pulp. Initial throws some prominent berry notes, a little artificial if you ask me but not too distracting. More like the small variety you’d find in a tin for making muffins. Light wheaty cereal qualities, sweet and mellow with just light tartness in the fairly dominant blueberry flavor. A bit of a mellow blueberry stays on the palate through finish, light bitterness mingles at the end. Arguably, better than Flossmoor’s standard Fruit Wheat collection. Not bad. phaleslu (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a cloudy gold with violet tints and a white head that leaves some lacing. Blueberry and wheat dominate the nose and flavor, with some notes of sweet malts, hops, and a little skunk. Light bodied, sweet, smooth, and easy to drink. Blueberries hit hard early, with maltiness later, but there’s an odd, unexpected bitterness to the finish. Good choice for a girlfriend to drink while you try a few others. kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Sampled on our Great Lakes beer tour. Purplish amber color. Smells like blueberries, tastes like blueberries and hops. Rough palate. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2009
On tap at the brewpub: This pours a hazy purplish body with a frothy head and leaves lots of lace around the glass. It has a fresh blueberry aroma and a fresh brewberry taste, followed by a touch of citrus rind bitterness. My only real problem with this beer is that I don’t like blueberries. Otherwise, this would be a dandy warm weather ale. SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 8, 2009
tap at flossmoor. pours a ruby red pink. some nice lace. notes of blueberries, bread, wheat. slightly sweet. ok, not great. light and refreshing.