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Blueberry Belch - Bethlehem Brew Works

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76
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bethlehem Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ElGuapo on 08-29-2003)
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Reviews by AlexJ:
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AlexJ

North Carolina

3.4/5  rDev +5.9%

Funky hazed purple with the thinnist ring I've ever seen on a freshly poured draft beer. Retention, lacing...no way.

Aroma is nice, fresh blueberry pulp and light wheat. Light tartness, the berries definately are real, no artificial junk detected.

Flavor similar. Very fresh blueberry and wheaty tang with soft crackery malt and a hint of pepper. Again you can tell this is real fruit.

Body light and slick, looses carbonation quickly. Tastes nice but the body and presentation need tweaking.

08-14-2008 22:08:19 | More by AlexJ
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.5%

11-30-2011 17:19:12 | More by acurtis
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eklie

New York

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

02-19-2014 04:31:54 | More by eklie
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fiedler84

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.5%

06-09-2012 01:58:49 | More by fiedler84
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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

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02-20-2013 04:36:22 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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elsinore

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +10%

My wife had one of these on tap today at BBW. I stole enough of hers to be able to pass judgment on it.

Small white head that faded fairly quickly; don't remember much lacing.
This year's batch had a vaguely reddish-purplish tone to it that prior reviewers did not mention; perhaps the recipe has been tweaked. At any rate, it was a cloudy amber with a definite dark reddish cast to it.

I didn't get much smell from it; mainly malts. Flavor was mainly straightforward malts as well, with some gentle berry flavor (not overwhelming) at the end, esp. as the beer warmed up a bit.

I've tried a few fruit beers now, and am beginning to think I'm just not a fan of the genre.
I *do* think this was the best fruit beer I've tried, though. Berry taste was subtle, not cloying, and beer was very drinkable and refreshing.
I suspect real fruit-beer aficionados will be able to think of something else they like better ... but still, I would recommend trying a Blueberry Belch.
It's pleasant, and that ain't entirely a bad thing to be.

07-02-2006 03:36:57 | More by elsinore
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Matt73

New York

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

08-16-2013 22:30:47 | More by Matt73
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

2.28/5  rDev -29%

This beer pours an odd pinkish yellow with no hea or lace. The aroma is blueberry with hints of wheat and hops. The flavor is tart blueberry with a mild hop bitterness with a wheat malt finish. It's mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Fegley's Blueberry Belch is a decent beer, recommended.

09-16-2012 00:39:44 | More by B967ierhunter177
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +9%

08-07-2012 13:18:29 | More by st9647v3
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +9%

06-07-2012 01:10:48 | More by kkmiller76
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.5%

12-07-2011 00:24:33 | More by JohneHoodlum
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New York

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +9%

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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-05-2012 21:11:36 | More by pavpav12
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev +4.4%

Served on-tap at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a mostly clear medium amber in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some definite purple/red wine highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy biege head that reduces to a medium sized medium thick patch, a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet blueberry with some natural and some artificial hints. There are some lighter notes of sweet grainy malts underneath.

T: Upfront there was a moderate flavor of sweet blueberry that eventual shows some hints of tartness. Underneath the blueberry flavor there is a lighter amount of sweet grainy malts.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Not a bad blueberry beer - not the greatest that I have tried and certainly not the worst. The flavors and aromas are mostly of natural blueberry though it is a touch sweeter than I would have expected. Definitely a brew for a hot summer day.

06-02-2013 01:28:08 | More by dbrauneis
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

07-15-2012 04:39:15 | More by shockrocker65
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +7.5%

On tap at the Bethelehem Brew Pub.

Poured a deeper and cloudy amberish color with an averaged sized purple tinted white head. Aromas of fresh blueberries. I like the blueberry aroma. Tastes of blueberries with some graininess.

Notes from 09/08/07.

11-24-2008 20:13:22 | More by hopdog
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.5%

10-06-2013 04:14:20 | More by TheBigBoy
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

08-08-2013 01:02:39 | More by dsnyder61
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.5%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +9%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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twenty5

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

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Beerisheaven

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +7.5%

Well, I am a sucker for blueberry so what the hell, decided to pick up a sixer of this.

A - Pours pretty spritizy with a slight garnet/ruby tinge. Lots of bubbles with a small white head that flattens out pretty quickly.

S/T - Delivers a refreshing blueberry profile, crsip and refreshing. I get the sense that this would be an enjoyable summer brew in that it is very light. I can see downing a couple of these watching the waves roll in at the house in Longport.

M - Thin as a model with an eating disorder. After having some stouts, this seems like water with some blueberry concentrate added.

O - Nobody will like this but I think I'll remember this one for the summer. It's enjoyable if you want a crisp, light, refreshing beer and you like blueberry. I'll be back.

01-16-2012 01:07:36 | More by Beerisheaven
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.5%

09-30-2012 04:51:40 | More by Chetti
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Blueberry Belch from Bethlehem Brew Works
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