Gahan House Blueberry Ale - The Gahan House
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3.68/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
500ml bottle poured into pint glass 12/9/13
A very hazy golden orange with tiny particles everywhere, a dump down the middle give me a short lived soapy finger of foam that leaves some polka dot lace, not many visible bubbles
S smells of real fresh blueberries rather strong, some honey, leafy notes and sweet grains
T earthy and has a mild spicy kick, the blueberries I was loving on the nose have faded, dry cereal and after smelling it I was expecting more sugars
M medium bodied with more bubbles then I could see in the glass, a little gritty with spicy grains and faint fruit lingering
O smell was very promising but it didn't quite follow through in other areas, decent stuff don't get me wrong and I could sink a few on a hot day but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it
I was at the Gahan House a couple years ago in PEI and rather enjoyed it, if I remember correctly it was the best thing going on the island
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2013 15:20:11 | More by wordemupg
3.51/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
500ml bottle. A white ale with wild blueberries is still a fruit beer. Thanks are in order to the Alberta rep for the sample bottles.
This beer pours a dark, and rather murky, sediment-strewn tarnished golden amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, billowy, and tightly foamy dirty white head, which leaves a broad spectrum of chunky ocean spray lace around the glass as it slowly moves south.
It smells quite strongly of blueberry tarts - semi-sweet grainy pastry and luscious field fruit, with a bit of flinty stoniness, and tame earthy, leafy hops. The taste is much less fruity - the blueberries kind of slinking away, leaving us with a musty, earthy representation of their former self - as a pale wheaty, predominately grainy malt flails about in the fruit-beer space-time continuum. A few whimpers of earthy, weedy hops add their weak voice to the matter.
The carbonation is present, able, and easily dismissed to its lesser duties, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth, a clammy otherness slowly seeping into view of my upper palate. It finishes off-dry, the blueberries there in spirit, if not corporeally, and the wheaty, grainy malt counting out the days - 'til what, you'll have to ask it directly.
With a promising start, it was doubly disappointing to see this offering fall so sharply, so fast. There's nothing altogether off-putting about this overall, but the heady blueberry aroma makes me rue almost every subsequent sip, and that just ain't right. Sadly, I'm glad I only got the one.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2013 02:41:02 | More by biboergosum
Gahan House Blueberry Ale from The Gahan House
81 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.