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Blueberry Belch - Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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Reviews: 10
Hads: 45
Avg: 3.21
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ElGuapo on 08-29-2003

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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 45
Reviews by AlexJ:
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3.39/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of elsinore
3.51/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Matt73
2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Jake_eff
3.54/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B967ierhunter177
2.27/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of hopdog
3.47/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

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Blueberry Belch from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
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