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True Blue Blueberry Ale - Bar Harbor Brewing Company

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True Blue Blueberry AleTrue Blue Blueberry Ale

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83
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bar Harbor Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is brewed with a blend of barley malts and crushed wheat to gently lighten the body. True Blue is a crisp blueberry ale with an assertive blueberry nose followed by a more subtle blueberry flavor in the body of the beer. We feel you won't find another beer quite like it.

(Beer added by: lordofthewiens on 05-14-2006)
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 of this purchased from Tully's into a pint glass...

Wow - much darker than expected. Almost a session amber/brown. Carbonation is nicely prevalent. Head...not so much.

Almost a salty carbonation feel...there's a little metallic texture to it. Raw blueberry feel - ore of the tannins from the skin than the meat of the fruit but as expected on the nose.

It is more natural tasting for the blueberry flavor than many but it almost has a smoky texture. The blueberry "tannic" feel definitely stands out here. Darker than usual malts with slight, slight pine/grass hoppiness. After some warmth it opens up a little better. This may not be spectacular but it at least doesn't taste like fake blueberries.

The tannins show up in full force here. They soften after a while, and yield to a rather husky malt bill. English yeast strain prevails here. Finish is actually calm - sort of a session-ish ale with a good touch of blueberries in it.

It's not what was expected at the get-go - it's more of a brown or mild ale that happens to have a touch of blueberries in it. Much better than the fake-extract beers that seem to be prevalent and show off that sickeningly-sweet texture. This one tastes like a real beer!

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2009 15:47:41 | More by IBUnit63
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A: Clear orange body; thin head of frothy off-white foam. Mediocre retention and lacing. Ok.

S: It's fruity, but more in an overripe stone fruit kind of way than a fresh blueberry one. Some sweet caramel malt, too. Not exactly pleasant.

T: Malty up front, with caramel and toasted bread leading in to some blueberry flavor midway through. Dull, bittersweet finish. A bit of fruit on the aftertaste, but not much. Pretty boring.

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True Blue Blueberry Ale from Bar Harbor Brewing Company
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