Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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3.59/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
07-11-2014 22:49:04 | More by WoodBrew
3.95/5 rDev +8.8%
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.
11-10-2012 00:23:23 | More by bluejacket74
4/5 rDev +10.2%
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.
07-24-2010 13:54:49 | More by OWSLEY069
3.61/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
04-25-2013 22:17:47 | More by twiggamortis420
4.05/5 rDev +11.6%
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.
10-29-2012 13:10:20 | More by Brenden
4.25/5 rDev +17.1%
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.
09-04-2012 01:32:57 | More by rudzud
3.95/5 rDev +8.8%
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.
12-16-2012 21:58:08 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
3.61/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
09-10-2013 03:56:07 | More by DavoleBomb
3.68/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
09-04-2012 03:25:29 | More by thecheapies
Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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