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Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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83
good

404 Ratings
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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 11
Gots: 55 | FT: 2
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Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: adamette on 07-24-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Photo of Brenden
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one is a clear dark yellow-gold. It forms an off-white head that initially rises to a strong two fingers in height and leaves a thick foam when it recedes. The head that remains drops a good amount of sticky lacing in patches all the way down.
Blueberry is strong off the nose, pouring out of the bottle before I empty it into my glass. That said, for as strong as the blueberry is I have no problem picking out the crackery dry malts that lay down a firm backbone. The blueberry is fresh and there's just enough of a light herbal hops note to this beer to add an element without distracting.
This is one of the better fruit beers out there as far as how flavorful it is, how natural it is, and how all of the different notes integrate together. The blueberry, dry malts and light hops work very nicely. Malts are very wheat-like. I have to give an edge to the aroma only because I get just a hint of graininess coming underneath into the finish.
This is a light ale, and the body is appropriate for the style. It's also pretty smooth. There's something about how the play between the crispness and the herbal dryness, both fine in themselves, seems a little funny to me. I think it may be that they both linger into the finish and, while either by itself is good, there's an interesting sort of clash happening ever so slightly.

Photo of heddar33
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4.11/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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2.8/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DCHritz
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Fat Heads. Review from notes.

A: Poured a clear golden color with a small white head on top with minimal retention that let a thin ring on top. Sporadic/thin lacing formed on the sides.

S: Plenty of blueberry, a surprising amount in fact. A little bit of honey and some grain back it up, but mostly blueberry.

T: Less blueberry and more honey giving it a heavy sweetness. The blueberries are still the dominant flavor, but more like 60/40 as opposed to the 80/20 in the aroma.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Easy drinking.

O: A good fruit beer, just not one I want to drink all the time.

Photo of HeyJim
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of secondtooth
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clean yellow-amber, with a massive head of fine off-white bubbles. I got no lace here!

Nose is an appealing, refreshing rush of sweet berries and a little toastiness. Not bad.

Taste is sweet and tart, but not overbearingly so. I also get more biscuity malts in the mix. Finishes with more tart blueberry goodness and a trace of hops. Very enjoyable and I will try this one again.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
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 Damian74Shensky
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
83 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.