True Blue Blueberry Ale - Bar Harbor Brewing Company
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3.03/5 rDev -16.8%
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.
10-09-2012 01:06:03 | More by woosterbill
3.13/5 rDev -14%
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
07-18-2011 15:59:46 | More by mikesgroove
3.3/5 rDev -9.3%
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.
08-07-2008 22:15:26 | More by deltatauhobbit
3.33/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
12-22-2010 23:32:44 | More by LumpyGuitar
3.38/5 rDev -7.1%
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.
08-09-2011 02:00:40 | More by smakawhat
3.45/5 rDev -5.2%
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.
09-10-2009 21:29:36 | More by donniecuffs
3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
Poured out as a nice copperish gold color with a fizzy white head on top. There wasn't much lacing really of retention by mid glass. The smell of fresh blueberries were on the nose from start to finish. The beer was sweet smelling and welcoming. The taste of the beer didn't have too much a wheat body to it in my opinion, but it did had a decent amount of blueberry flavor to it. The mouthfeel was alright. Overall this brew wasn't bad, I look forward to trying more from this brewery soon.
09-23-2011 15:35:32 | More by Knapp85
True Blue Blueberry Ale from Bar Harbor Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.