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RATINGS: 882   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Features the nutty quench of a wheat ale combined with the delightful aromatics and subtle flavor contributed by Maine wild blueberries. Seasonal Blueberry Wheat Ale from Maine

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3.5
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Clear straw color with a very small white foam gathering at the top after a good pour. That fades quickly to reveal and keep a super skinny collar and lacing is lightly sticky but placed in long, thick strings. Nice aroma, quite aromatic, even as it poured. The blueberry is quite evident with a fresh snap of fruity buzzings. Once it warms and you get closer it seems to fade pretty rapidly to unvail a very clean wheat malt presence and light starchy cerealness. Flavor is OK, very clean, crisp, and snappy on the palate with some deep blueberry tones sticking mostly to the back of its very high crispened wheat malt. Reminiscent of blueberry muffins that have been pulled out of a freezer. Lightly sugary, but more or less, starchy and quite light. Its not all that strong, but what does take place is pretty decent. Feel is a tad over carbonated. Hard on the swallow at first but quickly is set aside by one very light body and nearly watery based middle and finish. Almost less then average for a wheat based beer but its overall super clean and crisply quick setting is more then adequate for drinkin it down with favorable ease.

4.9
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2006 One of the best I have had. I like blucreak but this one has a better aftertaste. It is sweet but not overwhelming. It has the smooth wheat beer taste combined with truly refreshing flavor. Get it

3
jhliesen (832) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Bottle--Lived up to name, poured yellow with a small fizzy head that disappeared. The aroma was completely of blueberries. The beer tasted like blueberry pancakes so that was good, however I don’t think I want to drink blueberry pancakes, that said it’s a decent beer. Vics 1.25

2.6
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - OCT 24, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with IMtheOptimator, thanks Andrew!) Best before July, 2005. Oh well, I’m a few months late on this one. I’m noticing that blueberry beers tend to taste less artificial than some other styles of fruit beer, but that doesn’t mean they taste like fresh fruit either. This blueberry wheat ale isn’t great, but while the fruit does taste somewhat like sweet blueberries, it has a modest artificial quality hanging over it. The wheat background is barely noticeable, and bitterness is kept to a minimum, so this is really all about the moderately sweet blueberry flavor. The initial nose is more artificial smelling, and it reminds me of a room deodorizer spray, but it seems to get better after a few minutes and becomes acceptable. Body is light, and the aftertaste leaves a bad feeling in the mouth that makes me want to go brush my teeth. Dark straw and fully clear, so the carbonation bubbles can easily be seen rising through the beer. The whitish head pours small and quickly fades away into oblivion, not even leaving a hint of lace of the glass as a sign that it ever existed. Not a bad beer, maybe even slightly above average for American fruit beers, but it’s still not a beer I’d obtain again.

3.3
Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2005
It certainly smells great, of course - As soon as you open it the aroma of bluberries flls the room. . Pours a cloudy yellow. Decent sour blueberry flavor at first tht seems a bit artificial as I drink longer. Hint of bitterness in the finish.

3.4
drazil91 (41) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2005
Wow. Blueberry aroma when uncapped!pale, clear, a minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation.

2
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Smells like blue-berry muffins. Very light in color. No head. Tastes way too strong for me the blueberry flavor is and was way too sweet. Give me a Sweetwater Blue any day!

2.8
frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2005
Crystal-clear amber with virtually no head, the sour blueberry aroma that came off this beer was like opening a can of pie filling. Additional aromas of cereal/grain gave the impression of blueberry muffins. Herbal hop aromas conflicted. Flavor was very blueberry covering a taste that I couldn’t place but didn’t like. Had a sugary sweet ending but left a sourness in the stomach. Was fine for conversation at a party but I won’t be buying again.

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4.2
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2005
It has a great aroma and taste that overdoes any of the others in its class. I don’t really understand all the low scores for this ale. I mean, it serves its purpose. If a Special Olympics gold medalist tried to race an actual Olympian, would you seriously hold him to the same standards? No, you’d say "How sweet! He’s doing that cute little walking/run thing he does." He was just doing his special thing, just like this ale is doing its blueberry thing.

4.1
Smoke3Smokes (72) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2005
Do you know hue? Hue Damn Right! This beer is friggin awesome. it tastes and smells like blueberrys! HELL YEAH!


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