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Atwater Blueberry Cobbler - Atwater Brewery

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Atwater Blueberry CobblerAtwater Blueberry Cobbler

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24 Reviews
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Reviews: 24
Hads: 145
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 38.44%
Wants: 2
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: tdm168 on 10-22-2012

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Reviews: 24 | Hads: 145
Photo of Brutaltruth
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This interesting brew pours a dark brown cola color with a nice light tan head of dissipating foam that settles to a thick ring, pooling layer, and very nice lacing. Nose of strong blueberries and some sweet sugared toast...somewhat one dimensional. Flavor exceed the nose with blueberries prominent to the fore and middle that mingle and fade to a bread crust and roasted malt flavor that is pleasant. Alcohol is well hidden till it warms with a slick and mildly tart feel and aftertaste with some medium carbonation that keeps it lively but finishing a touch watery. Interesting, almost a porter without a more roasted backdrop.
I find myself liking this more with warmth. A fan of this brewery, and would purchase this again for a nice finisher to an evening.


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Photo of mdfb79
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

09/15/15 notes. 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a dark brown, almost black, with one inch of light tan head. Reminds me a lot of liquid chocolate covered blueberries. Taste is a bit too artificial and sweet. Light body and low carbonation.

Overall way better than their Cherry Wheat but not great; wouldn't seek it out again most likely.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours bluish-brown with a thin head that instantaneously recedes and doesn't leave lacing. Aroma is a fake, chemically blueberry. Aroma is very strong and has a decent range. Taste is slightly tart blueberries with a grainy wheat undertone. The blueberry is a little syrupy and sticks to the tongue. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation that left a fake fruit aftertaste. The aftertaste sticks around for a little bit. Could be a dessert beer for someone who likes concentrated blueberry.
The odd color and aroma didn't prepare me for the syrupy texture that stuck to the tongue. It's a dessert beer done heavy handedly. I'm guessing the blueberry flavor comes from a blueberry slurry. The feel of it is too sticky for me to want a second one.

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Photo of justinp444
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slight purple dark amber that turns to black with a purplish off white head of 2 inches. Smell of blueberry compote and somewhat like pie crust (a bit biscuit-y) but more pancake/waffle like. Taste is a good amount of blueberry, light to moderate body, moderate to full mouth feel, very crisp, biscuit-y sweet malt, and a bit of floral. A little bit artificial and watery on the taste but overall not terrible.

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Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle to glass. Color is purplish/black. A finger of tightly-knit bubbles caps it off. Aroma is sour/tart blueberries, with booze underneath.Tastes is tart blueberry and waffle. Some bitterness, some malt. Then a boozy warmth. The more my wife drank, the more she liked it. I couldn't get through the whole glass, not what I was looking for. Not bad, just okay.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Yard House in Northridge, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark reddish-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of pie crust, blueberry pie filling, and vanilla perfume aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, blueberry, vanilla, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has solid blueberry and dessert qualities all around.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Atwater Blueberry Cobbler.

Look - Pours quite dark. Can't actually put a color on it as I cannot tell, but the light can penetrate the glass and give off a reddish glow. Two finger near mocha head that fucks off quickly and leaves three quarters a sky worth of cloud formations. After a few minutes it looks like a Coke. No lacing remains. 3.5.

Smell - The blueberries though. Like blueberry pancakes. With more blueberries. A touch malty. 3.5.

Taste - Well the blueberry is still there but it's kind of..not the way I wanted it. A bit medicinal I guess you could say. The malts back it up. It certainly is not bad tasting, just not natural. 3.5.

Feel - Body is medium with a touch of carbonation. Nose, and taste carry over with the bit of medicine qualities. 3.5.

Overall - Y'know what..I could probably have a few of these for the sake of getting drunk actually. Of course I'd need a palate washer here and there. But this..actually...would be a fine substitute for the Sprite in the " lean " drink that I used to have in college. No details, sorry guys. Sure I'd have it again under the right conditions that I mentioned. And probably sleep for the Nächste vierundzwanzig stunden. Ich hoffee das es bitte geben mir eine köpfschmerzen nicht.3.5.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This drinks with significant blueberry flavor though at times it comes off syrupy and too sweet. A natural blueberry flavor comes through with some blackberry, maple, and malt.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%

Fruit and ale's complicated and tumultuous history allows for a breeding ground for contemporary brewers. Where no spice, technique, herb or fruit is off limits, a wide array of tastes can be expected.

With the darkness of porter, its shaddowy brown hues project a pectin-rich gaze, capped by expressively popping bubbles. Short on foam character, the aromas of toasted bread, supple burnt sugars and unmistakable blueberry for the scent and initial taste of grandma's cobbler.

With the middle palate looming, its the grain char, walnut and cocoa backdrop that's greeted with the sweetness of fruit cola while the aura of blueberry wafts above. With the fruit, malty breaded sweetness and nuances of toast and crust receding, the taste of grape soda leap out further and further into finish.

Leaving a layer of sticky sweetness on the palate, the medium-full beer is cut with the mild fruit acidity and with its pectin and roasted astringency. Coffee-like with bitterness, the hops do little to offset the sugary cola-like finish.

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Photo of barczar
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%

Aroma is blueberry dominant, with warming notes of cinnamon and brown sugar. Flavor is also blueberry dominant, but with underlying blueberry tartness, and a lightly bready malt backbone. Can't believe the high abv.

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Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Has a dark blueish body with a very thick head.
The aroma is of fresh blueberrys
The taste has a nice blueberry taste with a little tartness to it.
Mouthfeel is good and overall a really good beer.

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Photo of 57md
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%

Much darker than I expected – brown with dark bluish tones. Sour fruit in the nose. Definitely get the essence of blueberries in the flavor profile along with a sweet pie crust taste. The finish is more astringent than sour.

Oddly high in alcohol but the alcohol is well hidden.

Worth trying but this is definitely an offering that starts good but finishes rough.

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Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 07/2014. Pours crystal clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of fresh blueberries, pie crust, toast, chocolate, light caramel, and light herbal hops. Very nice aromas with good balance of blueberries and dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of fresh blueberries, pie crust, toast, chocolate, light caramel, and herbal earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness and slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of blueberries, pie crust, toast, chocolate, light caramel, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of blueberries and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a solid malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Would have liked less bitterness to let the blueberries and malt sweetness have better presence. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good fruit beer. Good balance and robustness of blueberries and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of fredoindallas
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Dark in color, smells of blueberries, light lacing. Has a blueberry flavor to it without being sweet but it almost tastes like a bitter malt liquor. Medium to light body. I'm not a fan of sweet beer but I've tasted sweeter blueberry beers that I'd prefer over this one.

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Photo of watermelon
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled OCT 2013.

A: Poured brown out of the bottle with an opaque eggplant color body. Brownish head the color of pie crust. Little lacing with decent retention.

S: Smell of blueberries and booze.

T: Bitter blueberries and an almost malt liquor esque aftertaste.

M: Lots of carbonation, Body is medium, I would prefer it a bit thicker especially because the alcohol is on the high side.

O: It was ok, I doubt Ill be drinking this again. For 2.50 for the bottle it was worth a shot. Unless you wanna tick it Id say put your money toward something better.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear but opaque very dark brown with purplish blue notes in color with light amounts of gentle carbonation along the edges of the glass and some deep amber highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy beige head that reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of blueberries and pie crust with lighter notes of chocolate. The aromas of the chocolate really begin to intensify as the beer warms up.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of grainy malts which is quickly followed by moderate to strong flavors of blueberries (but not overly sweet nor overly tart/bitter blueberries). There are light to moderate flavors of bittersweet chocolate. Hints of bitterness are present in the finish but fade quickly.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: This is definitely one of the better beers I have tried from this brewery and does not have the thin mouthfeel of some of their other offerings. Hides the 8% ABV quite well and has a nice authentic blueberry flavor/aroma. The hints of chocolate were a pleasant surprise.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purple-brown with an asymmetrical ring of bubbly tan head.

Smells of blueberry pie filling, malt base, medium roast, and a hint of black raspberry.

More bitter and beery than the nose, but not offering much else. The nose was on-point for the label. Complexity is low. It's a blueberry porter with decent roastiness, but lacking fresh fruit flavor.

Body is light to light-medium. Carbonation is medium to medium-plus. I wish it was stickier.

An interesting fruit ale. If the aim was a beer called Blueberry Cobbler, they did well.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Paid 12 bucks for the four pack. Into a pint glass

A- Really weird dark cola color not a light blueberry but for such a high volume ABV. Head fizzes out rather quickly just a 1/4 inch that fades to a foamy ring.
S - Well I would be damned it blends the line of pastry and blueberry beer. I am not one influenced easily but it does smell like a blueberry poptart! I sip.
T - One of the weirdest beers I had all year. A crazy mash of tart blueberries at first then malts and hops kick in reminding me of a German lager or Vienna Lager. In fact as I drink it the hops become more pronounced and kind of irritating. Finish is rather sweet has a distinct vanilla tone that rounds to a bready finish. I agree it's like a hop filled pop tart blueberry flavor.
M - Rather smooth for 8% but it's not saying much since most of their beers are watery. This one included body is rather thin.

Overall damn I got three more of these guys and even though they are not terrible I don't really enjoy them much. Like most Atwater beers it leaves me wanting more like more tart blueberry...

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Photo of StoutHunter
4.02/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bottle of Atwater's Blueberry Cobbler Ale a few days ago for $2.59 at The Lager Mill. Atwater can be hit or miss sometimes, but I've been wanting to try this beer for a while and It's good to see this beer make it's way to my local beer stores, so lets see how it goes. Bottled in September 2013. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label is pretty typical for Atwater and it has a blue background with the Atwater dude wearing a Chef's hat and holding a blueberry cobbler. It poured a dark brown color that took on red and ruby hue when held to the light that actually had a blueberry juice like color with two fingers worth of creamy tan head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and it left a good amount of patchy lacing behind. This was a very nice looking beer, the head and lacing were pretty nice and the fact that it actually had a blueberry juice color when held to the light was pretty cool.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness with a big blueberry aroma, it's not the most natural blueberry aroma and it reminds me of some sour blueberry candy. Up next comes a nice pie crust like aroma which works really well with the blueberry aroma and the combination reminds me of those blueberry poptarts that I used to love as a kid. Towards the end there's a slight toasted malt aroma. The aroma was awesome and just as advertised.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma, but it's a good deal lighter and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by a good amount of blueberry which seems to be much more natural then it was in the aroma. Up next comes some grainy and toasted malt flavors followed by a lighter pie crust like flavor. On the finish there's a slight bit of alcohol that barely comes through with a lower amount of medium bitterness with a grainy and blueberry like aftertaste. This was a pretty nice tasting beer, the taste was pretty much as advertised and the alcohol was hidden well.

M- Fairly smooth, clean, a little crisp, slightly sticky, medium bodied with a good amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty nice and it seemed to work well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was good example of a Fruit Beer and I thought it bordered on being a dessert beer. This beer did a good job of living up to it's name and it had pretty much all the aspects that I hoped it would have. This beer had nice drinkability, it was smooth, clean, the alcohol was hidden well, it wasn't filling and the taste did a good job at holding my attention, I could drink a couple of these, but it might start to wear on me after that, I think It would be a nice beer to have after having a good dinner. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma, it was awesome and it actually smelled very close to the dessert it was named after. What I liked the least about this beer was the lighter pie crust flavor, I think it could handle some more pie crust flavor and it would make it more like the aroma. I would buy this beer again, in fact I already went back to get a couple more. I would recommend this to anyone who thinks a Blueberry Cobbler beer sounds good. All in all i was happy with this beer, I didn't know how this would turn out since Atwater can be hit or miss, but this one turned out to be close to a hit. This isn't my favorite Atwater beer, but I do think it's one of the better ones they make, and it might just have the best aroma for an Atwater beer. Good job guys, this beer worked out nicely.

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Photo of DonaldHeverly
4.91/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I found this awesome beer from one of my favorite breweries in Michigan. I got a four pack from a local beer store, and I was hoping for the best. All I have to say is that it is true to its name, I also agree with the previous review with the taste of a blueberry poptart. Overall an excellent beer

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Photo of justintcoons
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Cola color brown with red highlights. Has 1 finger of light tan head that dissipates quickly.

Toasted blueberry Pop-Tart. BOOM! NAILED IT!

Loads of real blueberry flavor throughout. Toasted pie crust and a light earthy char. Simple but to the point. Blueberry Pop-Tart. BOOM!

Medium-light bodied, sticky, dry and toasty.

Goes down easy, tastes like blueberries and hides the alcohol well. Boom! Blueberry Pop-Tart.

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Photo of RacerX5k
4.58/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this was absolutely outstanding last nite. 2 pints and i hope its still on today, stop after work for another on my way out tonite. my favorite fruit and they have captured the essence of blueberry pie in a glass. spot on pour looks almost blue. huge blueberry aroma and taste, very rich, thick, creamy mouthfeel. the first sip captures a chocolate taste that somehow gives the effect of blueberry pie crust. this is a really superb effort for a brewery without a highly rated beer, very interesting and very delicious.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out my brother from another mother, beermeX2 for this one! Served from growler into a Duck-Rabbit nonic. Poured a deep red brown with a minimal off-white head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, blueberry, sugar, wheat, blueberry muffins, and butter. The flavor was of sweet malt, blueberry, syrup, wood, earth, wheat, subtle sugar, and subtle bread. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I really liked the fact that this one smelled like blueberry muffins. I haven't had them made fresh since I was a child, so this took me back. Other than that, there really wasn't much else going on to speak of. The flavor was a lit earthy and wheaty than the aroma would let off. Still not bad though. Really glad I got the chance to try this one.

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Photo of tdm168
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at World of Beer Raleigh

A - dark brown with a thin, off white head that has little retention

S - pie crust and blueberries

T - blueberry, grains, faint chocolate, mildly bitter

M - medium bodied, smooth, crisp

This is a nice little fruit beer. The blueberries were great. They weren't bitter or tart and the beer had great balance. The chocolate notes were different and welcomed. It lost points for the grainy notes. I give this beer points for uniqueness. It was perfect but it was nice to try.

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Atwater Blueberry Cobbler from Atwater Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.