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Florida Avenue Blueberry - Cold Storage Craft Brewery

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cold Storage Craft Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ktrillionaire on 02-25-2011)
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Alyssa1025, Tuesday at 07:23 PM
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

MidloRapid, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I stopped in at the tasting room one night with my wife and her mother. We'd just sat down and before I'd even noticed it on the beer list, they'd already ordered the blueberry ale. They were giddy with excitement at how good it was! I, however, found it fairly basic. It's obviously just the Florida Avenue with blueberry extract added. They don't use any fruit, and it's basically the same blueberry ale you've had in brewpubs across the country for the last 20 years - that's not to say it's bad, just that it's fairly common. I thought it was nicely balanced with enough, but not too much, blueberry. And there's a well-balanced beer behind that. It is what it is, and I'm glad they're doing it because it should bring in business. Worth trying.

NeroFiddled, Sep 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Scott_at_Beer_Frog, Jan 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

DangerDawg, Aug 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

closisinthehouse, May 30, 2012
Photo of Mako82
3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass

A - Light golden in color, with a slight haze. Poured a white foamy head the quickly diminished. Didn't leave any lace around the glass.
S - Very present smell of blueberries. The smell is so overpowering that couldn't pick up any other smells
T - Taste follows the nose...blueberries. The blueberry taste stays with you all the way throughout the aftertaste. Was able to pick up a slight floral type taste at the end of the aftertaste.
M - Highly carbonated, crisp, and refreshing
O - I've had other blueberry flavored beer, but this one actually has a prominent taste of blueberries. Its not a complex beer, but you get what you purchased the beer for - blueberries. Would recommend to someone who enjoys fruity type cocktails.

Mako82, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of Shaw
3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a white head that reduces to a thin layer.

Big blueberry aroma. The label says "blueberry flavor added," so I'm not sure if it's real blueberries or just artificial flavor.

The flavor, like the aroma, is big on blueberry. Though there is still a decent amount of malt flavor in there.

Nice body.

For blueberry beer fans.

Shaw, Oct 27, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a nonic. Pours a hazy golden color crested with two fingers of pillowy white head. Head retains well and laces decently. Aroma? Blueberries. Lots and lots of blueberries. Fairly one-dimensional, but at least it's a pretty good dimension. The taste hits with blueberries right away, which fade to a slight wheat backbone reminiscent of the normal Florida Avenue Ale.

The mouthfeel is crisp, refreshing, and well-carbonated, and the drinkability is also very good, especially since the aftertaste is that of wheat, not blueberries. This is just a good, simple fruit beer. It tastes like blueberries with a slight wheat backup. Was I going to expect anything else that says nothing but BLUEBERRY on the label? Nope. Not at all. It does what it sets out to achieve.

shand, Apr 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

joel66, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of HalfFull
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes 3/13. Bottle, 12 oz from tasting room, poured into pint glass. Pours a medium straw in color with just a touch of haze. A thin whitish cap doesn't linger for long but continues to drop some lace. Good but needs a bit more carbonation.

Aroma of light grain and a pleasant blueberry character and with a touch of lemony hop character with warming. Taste follows suit with a bit of graininess and some berry. Finish is drier than expected after a flash of berry. Decent balance as the fruit is present and accounted for but doesn't try to tackle you.

Feel is smooth and easy, not too sweet given the fruit, and showing a touch of wheat character. Overall an unobtrusive ale, simple yet refreshing when cold and still stands up to a bit of warming with a subtle and supporting fruitiness. An odd favorite from the three beers sampled.

HalfFull, Jan 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Scott_McCool, Apr 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

crbnfbr, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

NCLorax, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for sharing this one, Bobby.

A: The pour is a pale golden straw color with a finger of quickly dissipating white head.

S: Blueberry extract is the name of the game on the nose. Sweet and slightly syrupy/sugary blueberry aroma with just a little bit of malt and grain aroma and sweetness.

T: Tastes like blueberry too, which is a good thing. The flavor is nowhere near as artificial as I expected after smelling the beer. There's a nice flavor of blueberry skins. A touch of sweet malt and bread in the background.

M: Fairly light in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: For what this is, it's pretty solid, actually.

womencantsail, Apr 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

apurpura214, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

kylehay2004, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

adamant1912, Apr 22, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours light yellow with a nice fluffy white head.

Smells like fresh blueberries and not much else.

Tastes as promised. Lots of sweet blueberries with an unexpected, yet pleasant floral quality thrown in there. Finishes with blueberries and light blueberry blossoms.

The feel is chewy, but not entirely unpleasant.

Overall, this was ok for what it was. The base beer could be better. I am still undecided if the blueberries taste authentic or synthetic.

RomaniIteDomum, Jul 30, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

KeyWestGator, Feb 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

t0rin0, Sep 16, 2012
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Florida Avenue Blueberry from Cold Storage Craft Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.