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

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Reviews: 68
Hads: 484
Avg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 19
Gots: 93 | FT: 2
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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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Photo of Thorpe429
2.26/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

On tap at Fat Head's.

Pours a light golden color with an ample white head and a bit of lacing as it goes down. So far, so good. After that, this was a fruit beer gone all wrong. The nose wreaked of blueberry syrup, which isn't the worst thing in the world for pancakes, but didn't work at all for this beer. There was a touch of honey and some sweet malt meandering in the background, but the strong, strong, strong blueberry presence was about all I can smell.

The taste went along similar lines with the addition of plenty of sweetness. There was a lot of residual sweetness in this. The combination of blueberry and the sweetness plus honey reminded me a bit of drinking the milk of a blueberry cereal. Fond memories of childhood, but not something I'm looking for in a beer. It was simply far too cloying and, aside from that, very one-dimensional. The feel was just too over the top. I really didn't want to drink that much of this.

Moving to the good things, I will say that there were no obvious brewing flaws with this--it simply is a recipe I really did not care for.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a nice clear golden color with a thin white head on top and 2 blueberries floating on top. Not much lacing or retention here. The smell of the beer is soft and fruity, some sweet grains blending with the blueberry. The taste of the beer is sweet and fruity, it's got a nice wheat/graininess to it also in the finish. There is a very minimal bitterness to the beer. The mouthfeel is soft with a gentle amount of carbonation to it. Overall this beer is quite refreshing, would be awesome in the summer and the addition of the actual blueberries in it were really nice.

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Photo of nickfl
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
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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Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

5.3% ABV confirmed. I love the funny label art. "Malt beverage brewed with honey and blueberries." 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded yellow pry-off cap acquired in a trade with michaellcoates and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I liked their Headhunter IPA.

Served chilled. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of white colour. No real cream. Not very frothy. Thickness is lacking. Above average to pretty good (~4-6 minute) retention. Uneven lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a clear copper. Nicely vibrant. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Looks generally good overall. Not unique or speical, but there are no overt flaws.

Sm: Blueberries, artificial fruit syrup, honey, clove honey, clean barley, and neutral malts. Nectary as hell and sweet. Appealing, but it does illicit suspicion; I'm hoping it's not an artificial sugar bomb. Complementary light floral hopping. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Pretty strong.

T: Heavy on the blueberry - which does feel authentic. But there is a bit of artificial fruit syrup character here; fake currants bolster the berry notes. Honey throughout. Clean barley. Neutral malts. It's a pretty simple build, but it's balanced for what it is. By no means too sweet or cloying as I feared, but definitely on the sweeter end of the sweet/bitter scale. Flavour intensity and duration are average. A pleasant, drinkable beer. Not much complexity or subtlety here, but it deliver son its premise. I do like it.

Mf: Very light on the palate. Smooth and wet. Refreshing. Good thickness and body. Fleeting. A bit overcarbonated. Complements the flavour profile nicely. Soft.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but I doubt I'd order a pitcher of this to share with friends. The sweetness would prevent me from wanting more than one in the same night, but I'd get it again if I was in the mood for a light summer beer with a little more flavour than a macro crap lager. Hides its ABV well. This would be a good beer to ease newcomers into craft/micro beer. An interesting brew from Fat Heads.


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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big fresh lightly tart blueberry, blueberry skin, honey, light caramel, bread, light grass, and herbal. Very nice aromas with big authentic fruit notes with some good malt balance. Taste of honey, blueberry, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal spiciness. Slight fruit tartness on the finish; Lingering notes of honey, blueberry, cracker, bread, floral, grass, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance of breadiness with notes of fruit and honey; with zero cloying sweetness on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, very crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice fruit beer. Nice amount of well balanced fruit and malty flavors; very crisp and smooth to drink. A very enjoyable and refreshing offering.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, with some sort of dating on the neck of the bottle (smudged, and couldn't read it)

Pours lightly hazed, lighter amber, minor tiny bubble head, film left behind and leaves some.
decent looking low sheeting

Sweet and fruity nose

Same thing happening on the taste buds, sweet and fruity, with blueberries and honey coming to mind...not my kind of thing, but I did not this to be over the top too sweet. Good beginner beer perhaps on or a very hot day

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fatheads : Bumbleberry

Pours a clear straw with a bone white head. In the nose, blueberries and a bready maltyness. Follows through in the flavor with a nice sweet blueberry note but does not become cloying. A hint of hops and due bitterness is percieved. Overall, an interesting and refreshing fruit beer.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.6/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of rudzud
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
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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Photo of xnicknj
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

on tap at hawthornes - served in tulip

Bright, clear golden pour with a two-finger crop of white head resting on top, fading into a frothy wave of filmy retention, leaving patches of lacing on the glass.

Juicy berries erupt from the nose, drizzled in honey sweetness with a soft malty undertone. Blueberry and blackberry with soft acidity.

Fruity and sweet right up front with plenty of jammy blueberries and honey. Fairly sweet overall, with a milder cracker malt backbone underneath the fruit and sugar. Finishes with berries and honey.

Lighter medium body, well carbonated, smooth and sticky on the tongue. A pretty refreshing brew for the summer although a bit sweet for my tastes. If you're a fan of blueberries and honey, they pretty much hammered the point home with this one.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of mgbickel pours a lightly hazed copper color with a very large cap of creamy white head. Retention and lacing both excellent...in fact, it started bubbling out of the bottle a little bit.

Nose is tasty blueberry goodness. Artificial - probably, but thats ok by me...its tough to get much out of blueberries when using the actual fruit. Not much else, maybe a little grains with a touch of honey...but I wouldnt have guessed if it didnt say honey on the label.

Taste is mostly artificial blueberry, but that is a flavor I dont mind at all. The base beer is light and neutral, though not as light as most fruit beers. Mouthfeel is fine, plenty of carbonation. Not bad...not too sweet, not too light. I could drink a few of these on a summer afternoon.

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Photo of Brenden
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear orange, some carbonation, not much head.

S-Nice blueberries, tad bit of honey and wheat, not much though. The blueberry is not artificial at all.

T-Balance of blueberries, slight honey and no bitterness. The blueberry flavor is spot on.

M-Light, not much carbonation.

O-A perfect lawnmower beer. Easily one of the better blueberry beers I've had (Blue Point I'm looking at you)

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this in a beer exchange. Thanks Chris!

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear copper color with a white head that thinned out and left a few spots on the glass.

S - blueberry aroma is nice.

T - the blueberry flavor is just right with a enough of a balance of malt and hops to let you know it's still a beer.

F - medium bodied with good carbonation, it goes down easy.

O - a tasty beer that's worth a try.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a plummy light brown with a soppy head that laces very well. Good retention, as in, a small cake of foam remains after almost twenty minutes.

Smells of blueberry bubble gum, clover honey, maltiness, and light grape juice. Not bad, for a fruit beer. As advertised.

Did your parents ever skimp and by Royal gelatin instead of Jell-o? You know their black raspberry variety? This beer tastes a lot like it. There's a husky grain presence that confirms its beeriness. The honey is further removed, yet darker, in the taste. Has a light hop presence in the end, springing forth a floral quality to the beer. Mild notes of orange blossom and peppermint. Lightly piney, like evergreen.

Not that sweet, after all. Brushing carbonation keeps it fascinating. The body is not much to speak of, other than being almost-medium. An impressive feat in drinkability.

Good fruit beer in that it doesn't overdo it. Still has bitterness, still shows some complexity, quality brand... even the beer snob in me can enjoy this one.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-golden amber color with a nice white head and decent lacing

S-toasted grain, blueberry, touch of sweetness form the honey

T-toasted malt, little too much sweetness from the honey, some blueberry, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, fairly smooth

O-not bad, not as artificial tasting as I thought it would be, might be ice change of pace on a hot summer day

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a clear honey yellow with a white head that fades quickly. The nose wreaks of artificial pop tart blueberries followed by a touch of honey with a zing. The taste comes on strong with a pronounced honey sweetness followed by blueberry fruitiness that lingers. The mouthfeel is light, drinkable, slightly fruity (not over the top when drinking), but not nearly as dry finishing as I'd hoped/expected. This beer is definitely a summer beer...enjoyed during a Buffalo snow storm... but is not too bad, albeit smells and tastes relatively artificial.

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Photo of nrbw23
2.66/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a clear golden color with a hint of amber to it. Nice white head, that has good retention and leaves a bit of spotty lacing.

S- Picking up quite a bit of sweetness, honey and blueberry. A touch of malts here too.

T- Taste is blueberries every where. A honey is here too. A good amount of sweetness and bready.

M- Lighter side in body and a good amount of carbonation.

O- Not my type of thing. Better than I expected.

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