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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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BA SCORE
82
good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
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2.2/5  rDev -38.9%

chocomaltsalate, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of nh2032
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

nh2032, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of BeerCon5
3/5  rDev -16.7%

BeerCon5, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -16.7%

jaidenjb, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of jwjon1
3/5  rDev -16.7%

jwjon1, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of ally24al
3/5  rDev -16.7%

ally24al, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of EFR94
3/5  rDev -16.7%

EFR94, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Nichols33, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of Belittle
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Belittle, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -16.7%

rab53, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of woosterbill
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
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!

woosterbill, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

aroma was very light, not overwhelming with the fruit at all, but rather very subtly blueberry with hints of yeast and a somewhat muted hop presence. A touch of bread like malts in the back. The taste was lighter then what I had thought. A typical yeasty pale with a significant touch of blueberry in the front. Ample carbonation again gave it a very nice and light feeling along with keeping it from going flat. There was a decent enough dry finish and the flavor did linger for a decent amount of time. I put the first one down in no time flat, but as far as how many I could have, the sweetness may limit this

mikesgroove, Jul 18, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Mjohnson11, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jun 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

mpenning13, Aug 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

CreightonSM, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with a good sized light tan head, fades a bit fast and leaves no lacing.

Smell is mostly caramel malt with some bitterness, not really smelling the blueberries at all.

Taste has a decent balance between the malt and bitterness, hardly sweet at all for a fruit beer, blueberry presence is barely noticeable, pretty much only in the aftertaste.

deltatauhobbit, Aug 07, 2008
Photo of LumpyGuitar
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a dim gold with a finger of frothy white head. Retention is weak, lacing is minimal.

Smells of water, blueberry, mild malt.

Taste is fresh and sweet. Blueberry dominates with the sweetness, weak malt in the back.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and smooth, pretty refreshing.

Drinkability is average. To me this is an average blueberry beer, which would be great in the summer.

LumpyGuitar, Dec 22, 2010
Photo of smakawhat
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. BLUEBERRY BEER WAR!!! 2 of 3!

Off white large three finger head, solid and foamy in appearance with visible cola like sized bubbles coming up from the bottom and sticking to the sides of the glass. Body color is a nice simple amber orange, cloudy and perhaps slightly hazy. Head has some good sticky retention going on.

Ok this is weird, off the pour there is a blueberry rush, but then when nosing the glass there is a distinct smell of white hot pepper. It's pepper DOMINANT and hardly blueberry at all. What the?? I actually don't mind this but I am wondering what happened here? This is spicy, NOT fruity.

Taste is a nice simple light bodied chewy malt with a very large toasty and dry cracker finish. Mild blueberries but also highly hot and peppery. Texture is fairly solid.

Overall I am not sure what the heck happened here, it feels like a complete red herring. So I can't just rate this very high.

smakawhat, Aug 09, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

donniecuffs, Sep 10, 2009
Photo of GuyIncognito
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

GuyIncognito, Sep 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

kevgod, Aug 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

tapbit, Dec 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Cath, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

timlyon, Jun 18, 2014
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True Blue Blueberry Ale from Bar Harbor Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.