Cubby Blueberry - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: botham on 08-10-2008

Raspberry color, blueberry aroma and flavor, light body.
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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 6
Photo of DCon
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Goose Island Wrigleyville Brewpub in Chicago, IL for $5. Poured from the Goose Tap Handle with blueberry on it to a 16oz pint glass.

Aroma- Crisp aroma with hints of raspberry and blueberry. Very sweet as well.

Appearance- Received with a deep golden color body and a less than half finger head that went away within seconds. No lacing on the glass either.

Flavor- Has a light malt flavor with nice wheat and bread attributes.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied, Medium Carbonation, Watery, but then pleasantly smooth. Light hops and light bitterness as well. Didn't taste any of the blueberry in the drink like I noticed in the aroma.

Overall Impression- Knew from the start this would be an easy to drink beer! Also was very interested because it was one of their limited brews at the brewpub. Had a ton of malt and the blueberry was a great characteristic here. Went down like water though...

Photo of theboozecruise
3.69/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this one on tap at the Wrigleyville Goose Island brewpub. Poured into a standard pint glass, was $5 if I remember right, not bad for a microbrew pint.

A amberish color, very little head to it, with a definite hint of blueberries in the aroma.

The taste was on point, a nice ale with a hint of blueberries. Malty, a bit of a caramel flavor to it, well balanced with the blueberry flavor.

This isn't one of my all-time favorite blueberry ales, but it's solid. Easy to drink and a nice change of pace if you're hanging out at Goose Island for a few hours.

Photo of botham
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on tap into a pub glass at the Wrigleyville Brewpub in Chicago. pours a reddish brown color with bluish tinges, creating a brownish color with a bit of purple mixed in. one finger of off white head tops it off, with little to no retention and no lacings.

aroma is lightly malty with a strong fruit component and a sweet character. light notes of caramel and munich malts are detectable, but the fruit drowns out any other malt or hop notes. fruit notes include blueberry and lemon.

taste is sweet, with a light malty backbone and fruit notes of apple, blueberry and lemon. a distant bready base helps out with the sweet nature of the brew, but it proves to be too little of an effort, because the sweetness overpowers any other notes that could be detected.

mouthfeel is medium bodied and sweet, with a mildly tart texture and a lingering sweetness in the aftertaste. a bit too tart overall.

drinkability is decent. despite the overly sweet character, there is decent complexity here and a mildly unique profile. the brew is quite tart on the palate, and the sugar increases the body, but there is little malt or hop complexity to balance the heavier body, so the brew comes off a bit thin in profile for the body present. worth a try, but a repeat pint is not likely.

Photo of JDV
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dull reddish cranberry color with light white head on tap. Smell is light malt and fresh blueberries and tastes similar with a good amount of blueberry flavor. Somewhat crisp and lightly sweet but not overly so. Medium to thin bodied and very easy to drink. Not bad, actually.

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I stopped by Goose after watching the Cubs dismantle the Mets.

Served in a standard pint, the beer is a hazy copper with a smallish white head & good lacing.

I liked the big aroma of blueberries, malts and fresh grass.

The blueberry taste is backed with fresh grains and sweet malts. I like the tartness (from the berries) and that it also has just enough hops to balance. Does not taste artificial. The beer has a nice crispness.

It is an easy drinker, but not a session beer. I'm curious on how this one will be received. Well done Goose!

Photo of brdc
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

According to them, this is their golden ale aged with blueberries. Served at their Wrigleyville location.

It still looks golden, with a nice whitish head.
Nice aroma, with the same you would expect from an amber ale, fruity hoppiness, malty sweetness with an added blueberry kick that is not overwhelming.
Crisp on the palate, refreshing and although fruity with obvious blueberries, it is not cloying or overly sweet, with an underlying (mild) hoppiness keeping it in check. Nicely done, one of the few examples of blueberries not getting overly sweet.

Cubby Blueberry from Goose Island Beer Co.
78 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.