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Blueberry Blonde - Coddington Brewing Co.

Blueberry Blonde
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BA SCORE
78
okay

19 Ratings
THE BROS
56
awful

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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 17.22%


Brewed by:
Coddington Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-25-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 11 | Show All Ratings:
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fitius5150

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

03-16-2012 04:50:46 | More by fitius5150
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-20-2013 13:59:37 | More by jim_carignan
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RIKIM

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-04-2013 01:14:09 | More by RIKIM
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Jason

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

01-12-2013 05:48:35 | More by Jason
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Proclarush

Maryland

3/5  rDev -9.4%

11-30-2012 04:07:22 | More by Proclarush
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint with blueberries in the glass. The beer is a pale, copper-gold coloring with a thin, white, filmy coating. The nose is subtle, with a berry sweetness and toasty grain characteristics. Flavors are a bit more tart, with a toasty backbone and fruity overtones. The aftertaste is a lot of blueberry tartness and sweetness, with a smooth, slightly lingering finish. I can see why this one gets a glass full of blueberries with it to help magnify the flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2012 04:33:38 | More by GarthDanielson
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mtnwesdew

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-07-2012 16:57:24 | More by mtnwesdew
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +20.8%

11-23-2011 14:52:45 | More by waiting4lunch
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Burt

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -9.4%

11-21-2011 23:00:05 | More by Burt
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Naugros

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

They serve this to you with a few fresh-ish blueberries dropped into the glass. Some float to the top and make a purple stain in the head, which is pretty thin, white and consisting of dense, tiny bubbles. The beer approaches colorless, so the blueberries are really easy to see.

The aroma is very light as is the taste. Blueberries are there, but not in a sweet way. They're just adding flavor. Crystal malts buoy it all up with a touch of unaggressive hops. This is pretty darn dry and finishes crisp. The body is really, really thin, just this side of water. With the low ABV you could drink this all day, but you'd get bored of it pretty quickly and want to move on to some of their more flavorful offerings like the stout and the nut brown ale.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2011 14:33:31 | More by Naugros
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

2.45/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured in a 7 oz. sample glass as part of a beer flight at the Coddington Brewpub in Middletown, RI.

A: Light, golden straw yellow color turn a bit rose from the fresh Rhode Island blueberries they floated in the beer. Fizzy white head squashed by the berries.

S: Sweet and grainy malt aroma with hints of blueberry.

T: Light, grainy malt flavors couple with the watery taste of blueberry extract and natural juices. More kitschy flavors than actual achieved fruit flavor. Not really impressed.

M: Light-medium bodied with some berry skin and juice chewiness to it.

D: The low ABV and light fruit flavor scream "chick beer" to me but my girlfriend was with me, tried it, and said it was weak even for her. A mediocre gimmick brew.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2010 17:09:38 | More by Gambrinus1184
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My wife really liked it and I am writing this through her eyes. This is a golden beer with a delicate blueberry flavor and aroma. The low hop character and subtle blueberry flavor make this a very refreshing summer brew. Low ABV @ 4.1 but somewhat consistant for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2009 03:13:21 | More by ExtraStout
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Coddington Brew Pub.

They served this one with a bunch of real blueberries in it. The blueberries took turns floating to the top and then sinking to the bottom. They did this the entire time I had the beer. I felt like I just took a bong hit and drawn into staring at a lava lamp (I couldn't take my eyes off of their never ending floating and sinking).

I would have rated the apperance low, but the blueberries caused me to raise it a few points. Poured a light to medium golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of tart blueberries and pretty much like a blueberry muffin. Tastes of lighter blueberries. Thinner body.

Notes from: 9/18/06

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2009 16:05:03 | More by hopdog
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

2.15/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Review is from the February 2007 issue of Beeradvocate Magazine.


Blueberry Ale in New England --who would have thought? Let's give it the old BeerAdvocate try. When in doubt, try it out!

Hazed, bubbly, pale-yellow color. Not sure where this beer is going. Right away, you have to ask if it's a Wheat Ale or just yeast that did not drop out properly. From the looks of the head, it's not a Wheat Ale--just a thin ring of lace is left after a good pour. Sterile blueberry essence; nothing else substantial, other than nutty yeast in the aroma. Crisp and slick, with a weak-to-moderate body. Bland blueberry blankets the taste buds, but halfway down turns from bland to unappetizing. Very little hop character; just a touch of bitterness. Odd yeast bite. Watery malt flavors go grainy in the dry finish.

Fruit beers are generally pedestrian--some beer flavor with a fruit of the month added. This is pretty much the same, but the off-flavors and lack of clarity make it well below average.

Serving type: growler

08-12-2008 17:34:52 | More by BeerAdvocate
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 2/13/08 at the brewpub, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a short white head (with some purple swirls from the blueberries dropped into it) that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is all blueberries; I really couldn't detect much else.

T: The taste is very sweet and fruity with a strong flavor of blueberries, as expected. There's a very mild hops presence. The malt character starts out thin but asserts itself more as you continue to drink it. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, high carbonation, finish is dry.

D: If you really like blueberries it's tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, it's good for what it is, but it's not my kind of beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2008 01:07:56 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Saunapoika

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Coddington's. First off, I'm not a fan of fruity beers. That being said, I at least wanted to give this one a try. Appearance was clear, yellow with a thick white head. Unique to this brew were fresh blueberries floating around inside. Very nice. Aroma of course was of blueberries with a bit of straw in the background. I was afraid of tasting a pint of blueberry juice. Instead, I was pleasantly suprised by a somewhat sweet, dry, light brew with only a hint of blueberry. I could drink this on a hot afternoon. Overall, worthy of a taste and quite a unique brew. Enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2007 18:04:30 | More by Saunapoika
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bigone4

Rhode Island

3.93/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hit up Coddingtons on the way back to Narragansett for the fourth. Beer was light and clean clear, yellow, and golden. Smelled airy and crisp with the nice hint of Blueberry flavor. Smooth clean white head with nice lacing of the glass. Very enjoyable taste, the Blueberry flavor was not over powering and a enjoyable taste for the hot afternoon. Especially clean smooth taste. Nice mouthfeel and a clean aftertaste. My fiancee really enjoyed it. I had to compare it to Longtrail's Blackberry Wheat. Which is one of my favorate fruit beers in the summer months. I am not that big of a fan of fruit beers but this one was enjoyable and the blueberries in the pint glass were a nice touch. I picked up a growler for a later taste. Overall a good light Blueberry offering.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2006 13:21:31 | More by bigone4
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stalefish666

Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm a big fan of Coddington Brewing Co but not a huge fan of fruity beverages. Most beers you can tell have added some kind of syrup or extract flavorings. The Blueberry Blonde is different. It is golden in color with great head retention and carbonation. The thick white foamy head is slightly dis-colored by the fresh blueberries that seem to dance around in the glass on the carbonating bubbles. It is actually quite a trip to watch their movement. The blueberry taste is evident but not overpowering. It finishes crisp and clean with a thin mought feel. A bit sweet and light for my liking but quite refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2005 19:46:54 | More by stalefish666
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

3.33/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is very pale/light yellow in color with a bright white head and a slight bit of lace. The main aspect of the aroma is blueberry but not overpoweringlly so. The taste is very light on the palete with a nice hint of blueberry, with a short bit of hop bitterness into a smooth finish. I drank this from a Growler, so I chose the bottle as serving type. This is definitly a summer beer. Great and refreshing when you are hot. With just enough flavor to make you take notice.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2004 14:08:30 | More by ybnorml
Blueberry Blonde from Coddington Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.