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Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry AleBumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale

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BA SCORE
82
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274 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.92%


Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: adamette on 07-24-2009)
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 02:22:23 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Dave128

Kentucky

3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 20:52:01 | More by Dave128
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a La Fin Du Monde snifter. The pour is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful clear orange-gold color with a massive head that has rather poor retentio, but leaves nice lacing on the glass. The nose is all blueberries and crisp wheat. The blueberries smell tart and earthy, not sweet.

Light body and firm mouthfeel. The flavor is crisp and slightly tart and the blueberries are not overdone. There is a dry, cracker-like wheat flavor up front and tart flavors of wild blueberries come in at mid-palate. There is a little bit of hoppy dryness on the finish, but the finish is rather short-lived and the flavors do not linger very long. I know they use honey in this beer, but I am not sure what, if any, contribution it is making to the flavor. There isn't much sweetness in this. It is crisp, wheaty, semi-dry, semi-tart, and quite refreshing.

I really enjoyed this beer from Fat Head's. I have yet to find a blueberry beer that rocks my world, but I could see myself drinking this one often. It is crisp, tart, and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 00:32:23 | More by deadonhisfeet
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 02:25:24 | More by secondtooth
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
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)

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 21:25:10 | More by rlee1390
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

tap

Pours a deep coppery gold with an off-white lacing.

Aroma of blueberries and wheaty malts.

Blueberry and wheat malt with notable clover honey sweetness.

Medium body with a tingle of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Nice refreshing ale with just the right amount of blueberry flavor. Adds a fruit character without disguising it as anything but beer. Very drinkable and would definitely have one again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2012 17:13:11 | More by Cylinsier
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exposd

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 00:53:21 | More by exposd
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 07:35:50 | More by superspak
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light gold yellow color with a thin head. The aroma is of sweet blueberries and a hint of wheat. The taste is of real blueberries, not an artificial or overly sweet taste. There is a wheat backbone with the blueberries being the main taste. The mouthfeel is crisp and moderately carbonated. Overall this is a very drinkable beer, nothing to dislike about it, it has nice flavor and is an easy drink.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2010 16:02:09 | More by goblue3509
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 00:23:23 | More by bluejacket74
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 21:58:08 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.99/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 01:11:42 | More by smakawhat
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2010 13:54:49 | More by OWSLEY069
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2011 14:20:31 | More by IronCitySteve
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siege06nd

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 23:00:32 | More by siege06nd
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 21:42:16 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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JayBarnes10

Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 21:49:18 | More by JayBarnes10
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sitarist

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2010 18:28:57 | More by sitarist
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Brenden

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 13:10:20 | More by Brenden
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ike4tay45

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2011 18:40:20 | More by ike4tay45
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 20:04:47 | More by hosehead83
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 01:42:07 | More by boilermakerbrew
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jampics2

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +16%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2010 19:38:54 | More by jampics2
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magictacosinus

California

4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 23:54:34 | More by magictacosinus
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 01:32:57 | More by rudzud
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Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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