Blueberry Ale - Bar Harbor Brewing Company

Blueberry Ale

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Overall: 6.45/10 by 2 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.15 or 2.33%

Trend: 6.45/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: Fruit Beer

ABV: 5.20%

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 50%

1,378 beers rated with a 7.87 average
  • 6.30/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 6.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 5.0 | O: 5.0
  • sDev: 2.33% Color: Deep Amber
  • Pours cloudy with minimal white foam that had very little retention becoming nothing but a ring around the outside of the beer. Lacing is non-existent.

    Aroma is blueberry but not over the top but it is prominent. Sweet and almost a sense of viscous.

    Taste is little off up front. Can't even explain it. Maybe almost a taste of spice or an overly intense blast of blueberry. It smooths out and becomes a blueberry bomb with some sweetness.

    Too much carbonation up front with a light body.

    Not a bad beer until the taste. The over the top use of blueberry is too much for me. I guess I am not a huge fan of this type of fruit beer. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, July 08, 2010 at 22:14:40
  • Tasted: Thursday, July 08, 2010
  • $0.00 for 22 oz. bottle
368 beers rated with a 7.93 average
  • 6.60/10 have another
  • A: 7.0 | T: 6.0 | L: 7.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 2.33% Color: Deep Amber maybe slight blue t
  • A: Deep amber, fairly clear with a slight haze. Probably a little blue tint. Normal off-white foam head, dispates quickly.

    S: Fruity, but not overly blueberry. Kind of inviting, because it's unique and not obvious.

    T: Not as sweet and not as blueberry as I would have thought. Fair amount of carbonation that gives a crisp mouthfeel. Malt taste is there, just not the sweetness. And the hop bitterness comes in, but without a defined personality.

    D: Was sure what to expect, and was pleasantly surprised. Brewers managed to balance alot of stuff fairly well. Pretty good beer using a local fruit for flavor deserves respect.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, July 08, 2010 at 22:12:49
  • Tasted: Thursday, July 08, 2010
  • $0.00 for 22 oz. bottle
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