Blueberry Ale - Prince Edward Island Brewing Company
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3.35/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
500 mL bottle re-branded as "1864 Blueberry Ale" for the purposes of their Fathers of Confederation sampler; bottled March 20 2014 and picked up at the LCBO. Served well-chilled.
Pours a muddy yellowish-blonde colour, topped with over one finger's worth of soapy white froth that slowly recedes over the ensuing minutes. Beautiful lace, with a messy cap and collar eventually left behind. If nothing else, this is an attractive fruit beer. The aroma reminds me of a freshly-baked blueberry muffin; slightly tart, with some bready malt and honey sweetness.
A little disappointing, to be honest. Pale, grainy malts accompany a prominent blueberry extract flavour, with some orange citrus and a somewhat floral, fruity finish. A touch of lingering tannic astringency in the aftertaste that does not linger. This is a light-bodied ale, with assertive carbonation that provides a proper bite for a light fruit beer. Refreshing/quaffable enough, I suppose, but I can't imagine wanting more than one glass of this.
Final Grade: 3.35, a passable B-. 1864 Blueberry Ale is a decent fruit beer that makes for a serviceable inclusion in this sampler pack. As someone who isn't particularly big on fruit beers in the first place, it shouldn't be surprising when I state that this is not a beer I plan to return to any time soon. Reminds me a little of Pump House's blueberry beer, in that it tastes like blueberry and doesn't really do much for me - although this one seems marginally more appealing, IMO.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 04:28:49 | More by thehyperduck
Prince Edward Island (Canada)
3.14/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
This one's got about a finger of head. It's a very cloudy, yellow brew with a reddish-blue hue from the berries.
It's got a wheaty smell with subtle blueberries... almost something leathery in there.
It's def. got blueberries in the flavour, without being too strong or sweet. It's OK. It builds to borderline bubblegum flavours by the end - ALMOST something artificial, but not quite. It's a good thing the brewer really held back by adding less blueberry than suggested.
The feel's light, smooth, with carb being on the lower end.
It's an OK brew. I probably won't have it again, though.
Serving type: bottle
05-25-2013 23:00:03 | More by PEIBeerGuy
Blueberry Ale from Prince Edward Island Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.