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True Blue Blueberry Ale - Bar Harbor Brewing Company

True Blue Blueberry AleTrue Blue Blueberry Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

54 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.72%


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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Reviews by donniecuffs:
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into American pint glass.

A: Nice amber, carbonated appearance, but the head was thin and didn't lace.

S: Nice blueberry/biscuit aroma.

T: The blueberry flavor was a lot more feint than it was in the nose, and it dissolved very quickly to a sour, almost annoying aftertaste.

M: Nice carbonated, refreshing, light-bodied beer.

D: Certainly easy to drink, but the sourness would get annoying after a while.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2009 21:29:36 | More by donniecuffs
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, golden-copper coloring with a frothy, foamy, white head. Great looking beer. Nose of toasted grains and a tart/sweet blueberry character. Very balanced nose. Flavors are light and smooth, with a subtle grain backbone and blended blueberry overtone. Light and balanced. Smooth bodied, with a grainy aftertaste. Slightly sharp, clean finish. This beer is very easy to drink. Also, it makes a mean Black and Blue.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2013 02:09:52 | More by GarthDanielson
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-04-2013 19:35:39 | More by BeerCon5
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

06-01-2013 16:04:31 | More by jwjon1
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ally24al

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.3%

04-13-2013 17:30:15 | More by ally24al
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Mjohnson11


3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

12-25-2012 17:38:27 | More by Mjohnson11
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-13-2012 14:02:20 | More by tapbit
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jp312

Pennsylvania

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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

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.

M: Highly carbonated medium body; starts out a little prickly but ends with some nice creaminess.

O: I had this back-to-back with Atlantic's Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale, and was surprised how strikingly different they were. That beer, while far from spectacular, did a nice job highlighting the blueberries. Fruit is more of an afterthought here, but sadly the base beer isn't too interesting.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 01:06:03 | More by woosterbill
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GuyIncognito

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-23-2012 01:38:29 | More by GuyIncognito
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.3%

09-03-2012 23:52:31 | More by EFR94
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.3%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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The_Astridhaze


4/5  rDev +9%

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sommersb

Tennessee

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 08-10-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Weizen glass
Purchased: Received in a trade

Color is a dark amber, cloudy beer, with a nice sized off-white head. Retention is good, with a fair amount of lace on the glass.

Aromas are fruity and of blueberries, plus malted wheat. Overall the aromas are not strong.

The taste is of berries and fruit, sweet with a slight tartness as well. A low level of earthy bitterness keeps the flavor in check.

The feel is light and refreshing, with carbonation somewhere between medium and high. Aftertastes are fruity and somewhat sweet.

Overall this is an enjoyable wheat/fruit beer, best suited for the summer.

Thanks to Greg for this one!

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 23:55:36 | More by sommersb
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True Blue Blueberry Ale from Bar Harbor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.