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Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale - Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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436 Ratings
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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 16
Gots: 78 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: adamette on 07-24-2009

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Ratings: 436 | Reviews: 66
Photo of JefferyMRose
4.66/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Love this beer. Great mix of berries and honey

Photo of Pepper7
2.06/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.75

Not good at all very rough taste

Photo of rpmetzler
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Initial honey taste followed by a very subtle blueberry finish that almost comes as a surprise, despite the name of the beer. A very good fruit inspired beer.

Photo of Mikus
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Have looked at this on the shelves for a couple of years. Didn't bite. Fruit not really my thing. However, FH is pretty damn good, so gave it a go when I found a super - fresh bottle. Into the Spiegelau, with a medium amber (reddish in the light) hue. 3 fingers of slightly off white head. Blueberries, blueberries, blueberries. You would think this was a blueberry beer. Nailed it on the nose and the palate. Clean maltiness, hint of flowery honey in the residual lingering. Refreshing and light, not out of place. Maybe not an everyday, but a nice one for a change of pace or the right crowd.

Photo of Johnwalker799
4.79/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing quality that only comes from the golden meadows of Ohio. Gets me excited thinking about it.

Photo of valkyrx
2.74/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I did not enjoy this beer at all.. but it might be my own tastes, might not like fruit beer

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a big billowy white head of two fingers height and a light level of haze. The head has a fair level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is big and blueberry and wheat with some other aromas of a more somewhat candy like smell. Along with these aromas are some light aromas of honey and a little bit of a grainy smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather decently strong and sweet blueberry flavor with a good showing of honey and some wheat. As the taste advances the blueberry tames itself a bit with the honey though seemingly getting stronger, but never overpowering. The graininess, which is light upfront grows in intensity as the taste advances and with the moderately sweeter flavor from the blueberry and honey one is left with a nice somewhat crisp, but authentic berry taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. The thinner body and higher carbonation are perfect for the brew, making for a nice refreshing berry flavored beer.

Overall – A rather nice refreshing and crisper blueberry brew with a good more authentic blueberry flavor blended with a nice wheat and grain base. A rather nice fruit beer overall.

Photo of Extrajoker00
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%

Reviewed: 8/17/14

Bumble Berry by Fat Heads
poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sam Smith Snifter

P- stock label a great cartoon Fat Head 3.5

A- Golden and fizzy little head but some lacing present 3.75

S- Blueberry, wheat and some grains 4.0

T- Hop grain bitterness balanced with honey and a big blueberry bubble of flavor in the middle 3.75

M- medium body with a lot of character 4.0

D- good drink ability, nice flavor and finish balance 3.75

O- pretty good for a fruit beer, one of the best interpretations of this style I've had 3.75

Not really my style of beer, fruit is not really my thing but this came highly recommended. would have this again ---- J

Photo of wac9
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

this beer is a winner this beer you should drink during the summer my new summer beer a golden color with hint of blueberry i would never buy this but i heard a guy say the name out loud and i wanted to try it he went to pittsburgh and it was worth it great beer great taste drink it now

Photo of wvsabbath
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden tan with a minimal 1/8th head. Minor lacing.

Smell - Very dominate blueberry. A little honey is detected but its really all blueberry.

Taste - Pretty much like the smell, straight up blueberry with some honey sweetness. Near the finish theres pilsner like malt backbone. Not much more to say really.

Mouthfeel - Tongue gets blueberries. Palate gets remaining blueberries, a little honey and malt. Aftertaste is crisp blueberries, slight malts.

Overall - It is what it is, a straight up smooth, easy drinker that's all about blueberries. And they taste like real blueberry, not a sugar induced artificial creation. If you like blueberry you must try.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale from Fat Head's is ok....but keep in mind I'm not a fruit/lambic fan. Any blueberry beers I would compare with my favorite the Sammy A's blueberry lager. This beer poured a nice clear copper with nice head that is not leaving a lacing. The scent certainly carries blueberries and some biscuit. The taste has blueberry and maybe a touch of sweetness....very dry on the back end with strong alcohol taste for only a 5% abv. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it good and worth a try....just not in my wheel house genre.

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this into a glass, it has a golden color body with a small head to it. The smell is of fresh blueberries and smells sweet. The taste is up front blueberries with a little honey, then a little malt on the finish and a hint of blueberry on the tongue. Mouthfeel is smooth and overall a very tasty beer.

Photo of nicholas2121
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale brewed by Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon. This brew pours out a nice cloudy amber color with a nice white head. This is an unfiltered brew you can not see thought it. The smell is sweet with berries and grains. I like how this brew is not like most brews on the market. The taste is nice, clean ,smooth, and refreshing. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. No bad aftertaste it clean and smooth. The mouthfeel is nice as well. This is not what I was expecting. I would get this brew again. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.5 out of 5

Photo of Caveworm
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon, recommended by a friend. Poured from what looks to be a semi-squatter (?) bottle into a glass, this brew's head grows from nearly four finger thickness to barely a half in what seemed like no time at all. Very, very impressive lacing and a medium amber body for ol' Bumble Berry.

Smells like blueberries, but not overpowering. Just enough.

Taste is the same, its there but not too much. The same goes here with the honey taste. Both overall do not impede upon the overall taste of the brew itself. A crisp maltiness is also perceived by yours truly. Very refreshing indeed!

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. I mean this is beyond smooth, especially for ANYTHING past 5% abv that I've drank in entire life.

Overall, an outstanding 4 is achieved from Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon, This is just SO refreshing, not overbearing in any aspect. Juuust right. I will buy this brew again, you can count on that.

Photo of LuvLagunitas
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly unclear orange with a substantial head white head. Thought it would have been at least a little blue... There is quite a bit of carbonation that keeps a small head constantly going.

S: A bit like a blueberry muffin. Its definitely blueberry at first and then the sweet honey and wheat come in.

T: If this were classified just as a simple ale and not a fruit beer, that would make more sense. The taste is a lot like the nose. Blueberries are a bit subtle in the beginning and then it moves to a general sweetness that fades into bread notes in the end. Almost every sip after, I almost couldn't identify the blueberries, just the ale body, which is very good in-and-by itself.

M: Quite smooth and medium-light bodied. Good amount of carbonation. Nice and sessionable.

O: I don't mind drinking this. It's good overall as an ale, but if you're looking for a really fruity beer to satisfy a sweet-tooth, don't get this one. It's worth trying because it's good. But don't expect anything mind-blowing.

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First time trying this beer, although it's been around the area for a while in NE Ohio.

Tastes more like an ale to me, good body to the beer and very tasty. The blueberry stays with during the entire glass.

The only other "fruity" beers I've had were infused with lemonade, I definitely prefer this beer over those.

I loved it and will purchase again for sure.

Photo of exposd
3.87/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of the best blueberry beers I've ever tasted. It's brewed with all natural ingredients and it shows! The blueberry fruit flavor is great without being overpowering and too sweet, while the honey plays more of a part in the overall smoothness and lends well to blend the blueberry and makes it the perfect flavor. Nice head and defer lacing eapecially for a blueberry brew. It's only April, but I imagine this would be a great, refreshing, summer beer when it's hot and sunny outside on a weekend afternoon. This is for sure worth a try if you like blueberry ale!

Photo of smakawhat
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a elongated short flute like glass.

Body color is a muted yellow to brown appearance, quite clear with some cola carbonation. Two finger fluffy white head and a nice cap on tap. Some little bit of thick lacing while drinking. No hint appearance wise this is a fruit beer.

Bouquet shows a sharp and airy hint of flower like blueberry. Perfumey. Real nice aromatics. A hint of crispness fizz but some malt chewy quality also. Pretty impressive.

Palate is quite surprising. Honey angle seems to work more towards palate softness/smoothness than being any hint of sweet. Nice crisp blueberry angle that is much like on the nose. Fresh and floral. Some of the chewy malt sensations missing just slightly.

Overall a unique one in the blueberry realm and quite tasty.

Photo of magictacosinus
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A big thanks (yet again) to Todd for providing me a bottle of this. I love blueberries, and I've always made it my goal to try beers brewed with them whenever I can. Poured into a tulip wine glass from a 12oz bottle. Really wish there was a freshness or bottling date!

Pours a golden-amber color that's slightly cloudy in nature, with some noticeable thinned sediment at the bottom of the glass (especially after the dregs were poured in). What's pretty neat is when I held this against the light, there was a clear indigo (or light pink) tinge to the beer! Carbonation is quite good, and despite no bubbles showing, there's a solid creamy head (about 2 fingers wide) that sticks around for a while. A very solid looking beer, although with a brief glance I would have never guessed it containing blueberries!

The aroma is a pleasant combo of tart fruit, sweetness, and graininess, but don't expect anything too acidic or funky here, or a New Glarus offering. This is a fruit-blended beer that's pretty balanced - notes of tart blueberries, strawberries, and and cherries (the latter being more subtle) reach the nose, with a honeyed and lactic sweetness that makes this reminiscent of a light variation on sweet blueberry yogurt. Add a nutty, grainy flavor with notes of toffee and crackers at the finish, and it's pretty much on par to one. Very pleasant on the nose, and my hopes were it to be similar on the palate.

The flavor shows this contain a solid amount of grip, especially for a non-sour, low ABV fruit based beer. Not really all that tart, but rather retains the flavor of chewing just freshly ripened blueberries, boysenberries, and perhaps some other red fruit (such as strawberries) thrown in for good measure. Finishes slightly honeyed, with notes of lightly sweetened toffee, caramel, and the lactic creamy goodness that I found earlier in the aroma. Finishes clean, with a toasted grainy yet overall creamy feel that pulls everything together. Gentle on the palate, and no issues with the malt base or alcohol profile overall. Could use more fruit and honey, to be honest, but it's still a delight to drink.

Loved this beer - I want it for the warmer months of the year. In a country saturated with a lot of wonderful experimentation in brewing, this one could easily get overlooked under the higher ABV, barrel-aged, and more explosively tart fruit offerings. Let's hope this continues to find an audience. Wonderful stuff - I hope to try more experiments from this brewery.

Photo of JayBarnes10
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

given to me by a friend and it sat in my fridge for a few days before I decided to try it. very refreshing. it's cold winter at the moment, but I feel like during the summer it would be ALOT better. especially on a hot ohio day! also dig that it's brewed locally.

Photo of Dave128
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A - nothing special. Not much head. Golden amber in color with a floating haze.

S - Clean nose with lots of berries

T - Similar to the nose, berries and malted barley up front with a bitter honey finish. Not much on hops.

M - Crisp and refreshing. Appropriate for style.

O - I expected less from this beer. I am pleasantly surprised with what it has to offer.

Photo of buschbeer
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tumbler

A - This beer pours amber in color. It is topped with two inches of white head.

S - It smells like blueberries and there is a bready smell that makes it smell almost like blueberry muffins.

T - The taste starts out with blueberry but not an in your face, over the top blueberry taste. It is enough to let you know it is blueberry without overwhelming. I get a sweetness from the honey at the finish, and then it is gone. The finish is clean.

M - Moderate to thin.

O - My girlfriend loves this beer, so I decided to try it. It would probably be more refreshing in the summer, but it was a decent fruit beer.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.25 A: Clear yellow orange color. Three fingers of frothy white head. Retention is very good and plenty of lacing is left.

3.75 S: I gotta admit, this smells pretty good. Plenty of blueberry in this. Honey underneath. Despite all the berries, there's still a pleasant neutral maltiness underneath.

3.5 T: Again plenty of blueberry, light honey, and neutral maltiness.

3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess on this and super smooth.

3.5 D: Pretty good, especially for a fruit beer.

Photo of raznug
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: This beer pours a dark golden color and is topped with 11/4” of off white colored head that tends to last.
Smell: The aroma of this beer is all berries and some malt aroma that blends in ok in the background.
Taste: The flavor is nothing like aroma is all malt with just a little berry mixed in.
Mouthfeel: Bumble Berry is a bit on the thin side but easy to drink due to the fact it is thin. Good try at this style but I have had better.

Photo of nickfl
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A small white head on a hazy, dark golden body. Glad to see that it isn't purple... A bit of musty wheat and just a hint of fruit. The flavor is similar to the aroma with a bit of malt and honey as well as blueberry in the finish. Not bad for a fruit beer, the blueberry is kind of anemic but decent enough.

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Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
83 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.