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Blueberry Belch - Bethlehem Brew Works

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BA SCORE
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 B967ierhunter177:
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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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Blueberry Belch from Bethlehem Brew Works
76 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.