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

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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 19
Gots: 81 | FT: 2
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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: 461 | Reviews: 73
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 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 stumac
4.41/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

They garnish this brew with a couple of blueberries. A nice touch. Great blueberry aroma. Not detecting too much honey in the nose or taste. Very easy drinker. Not a big fruity beer at all. Way better than I thought it was gonna be.

Photo of rudzud
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A thanks to Miketd for this one. I think this is the best blueberry beer I've ever had. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a nice crystal clear golden hue with a nice one finger white head that faded to leave a thick halo and light wisping. Solid retention.

S - Ohhhh yah. Blueberry explosion. Fresh berries and light skin notes. There is some faint grain aroma along with some very faint honey aroma. Loving how blueberry forward this is.

T - A tad too much honey for me that overshines the natural sweetness and deliciousness of blueberries. Blueberries are nice, fresh tasting. Almost dessert like. I get some faint malts and super, super light earthy/grassy hops. Mighty tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is great, not over carbonated, not too sweet. I can definitely see gulping this back on a hot summer day.

O - Overall this was a mighty tasty beer, definitely my favourite blueberry beer to date.

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

Fresh blueberry smell -nice flavor of blueberry and a touch of sweet honey malt - creamy feel and not too sweet - great fruit beer!

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 SteveLimoncello
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fairly light and refreshing. Slight hint of blueberry.
Good warm weather beer.

Photo of jampics2
4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On tap at Fat Heads Cleveland.

This beer just won some award naming it the best summer beer in the world. My sweetheart wanted to try this so we split a glass. The pint glass this came to the table with blueberries floating on top. Nice touch, but a tad hokey.

Looks nice when you get past the gimmick. Light gold/copper color with a small head, this beer has good lacing. Proper looking beer.

Smells of blueberry and honey with just a touch of crystal malt. Very expressive considering the ingredients and the fact this isn't an imperial or artifically flavored.

The smells translate well into the taste. This is not too multi-dimensional, but what it focuses on is a success. Honey (not sweet honey but fermented, leaving wildflower notes) dances with blueberries. The malt is crisp and clean, and there's no noticeable bitterness or alcohol.

Nice carbonation and body. It's light and crisp, and the aftertaste is clean and refreshing. This is very drinkable, probably the most drinkable beer I've had in a while. Really nice one here, not something the beer geeks will eat up, but a beer that is deserving of praise for it's light, refreshing nature.

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a full, deep gold with a small head. Head sticks around a short time, then is down to the lacing on the top, that transitions itself to the sides of the glass very well. Body is somewhat hazy.

S- Sweet blueberries all the way through. Scent seems to be somewhat artificially sweet, but still very appetizing. There is a small amount of honey also detectable underneath all of the sweet berry smells.

T- Starts with some mild blueberry flavors that taste way more natural that in the scent. Berries transition into some honey sweetness. More of a hone lager taste from there on out with mild sweetness mixed with some light malts. Finishes clean and refreshing.

M- Light, crisp, and easy to drink. This is the definition of refreshing summer beer. Berries make it sweet and keep you coming back for a little more, while the crisp light malts quench your thirst.

Overall, this is one of the best fruit beers I've had.

Photo of ike4tay45
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Standard pale ale, orange amber color with a decent head

S- Blueberry, with a sweetness and hint of herbal hop

T- The flavor is a pretty balanced. There is a particular sweetness to it that develops into a blueberry flavor as the beer warms.

M- Light, fizzy and a bit syrupy

Overall- Pretty balanced, with a solid blueberry flavor. Very good beer during the summer months.

Photo of hosehead83
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a "stubby' 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear gold in color, with a big, billowy head of white foam.
Aroma-Definite blueberry, honey note
Taste-Pilsner malt, cracker, subtle blueberry and honey notes. Very refreshing and sessionable. An interesting choice to have at your next outdoor get-together.

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 Brenden
4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
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 sitarist
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a yellow color with light copper highlights. Just a bit of head by the time it reached the table. Has a ring that leaves spots of lacing. Three blueberry's float on top.

I smell blueberry, and honey, I can still pick out some nice malt notes as well.

Taste like blueberry's, with hints of honey. Its good though...the blueberry flavors are real and do not cloy, and the honey isn't overly done.

Light, and crisp.

Highly drinkable, even my wife who doesn't enjoy beer said this one was good.

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 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 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 OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, sugary blueberry, almost like blueberry muffins. In the taste, a nice sweet to dry honey and big blueberries at the end. A nice bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry blueberry aftertaste. Like drinking a blueberry muffin. Not per se, my style, but really nice.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very lightly hazed dark gold. Head is white and drops to a thin cap and collar in short order. No lacing to speak of. Pours a bit heavier than anticipated with a moderate to light carbonation. Looks a bit like honey.

Smell: Blueberry syrup mixed with macerated blueberries. Nice fresh fruit aroma layered over the top of a sugary sweet syrup. Honey pulls through the back giving a slightly floral and earthy tone to the whole thing. Vaguely bready. Some minor citrus in the back. Seriously smells like blueberry pancakes complete with syrup.

Taste: Light pale malt sweetness. A bit of cracker. Blueberry fruity sweetness. Syrupy with a backing punch of honey. Some earthiness and a huge floral note. Very pale, slightly sweet. Blueberry flavor comes across a bit syrupy at the start, but gives way to a fresher, obliterated blueberry complete with skin and flesh. Juicy. Surprising depth. Not overly complex. Touch of citrus hopping in the back.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation runs a bit light. Body is medium but feels a bit thick at times. Nice and clean.

Overall: Willy Wonka made this when he squeezed Violet Beauregarde.

A solid drinking fruit beer. A real fruit flavor with enough of the earthy honey to temper the sweetness. Nice and refreshing. I will always think of this as blueberry pancakes in a bottle.

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

On tap at Fat Heads.

A: Pours a bright crisp yellowish orange color with a thick white foam head. Some spotty lacing. Several blueberries were placed in the beer. Normally I do not want any fruit in my beer, but I did not mind it this time.

S: Blueberry, wheat and some bready undertones.

T: Taste like eating a blueberry muffin. Ample amounts of blueberry up front. There is a slight undertone of wheat and bread.

M: Leaves a clean crisp taste on the palate. A nice light bodied beer.

O: This is one of the better Fruit Beers I have tasted. Not overly sweet. A nice brew for a warm summer day.

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 siege06nd
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Pours a mostly clear goldenrod. One finger of white head fades to a quarter finger. Lacing is really good.

S. Blueberry is prominent and blends well with grainy, crackery malt. Mild resinous hops in the background.

T. Sweet honey and blueberry with some hop bitterness and slightly dry finish from the malt.

M. Moderate carbonation, perhaps a bit undercarbed as the mouthfeel is slightly cloying and sticky. Flavors are balanced nicely.

O. A very nice blueberry beer. The body carries a little bit more heft than, say, Sweetwater Blue, but still retains the fruity, light refreshing nature I seek in the style. Simple, straightforward, tasty.

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 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 bluejacket74
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear dark gold color with some sediment floaties noticeable. There's about an inch frothy off-white head that stays around for a while, and there's a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells mostly like blueberries and bready/grainy malt, along with some honey. Taste is just like the aroma, it tastes like blueberries, wheat/grainy malt, and a bit of honey. It really reminds me of eating a blueberry muffin. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's easy to drink with good carbonation. I think it's worth trying, but then I like blueberries too. $1.99 a single.

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