Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by hustlesworth:
3.64/5 rDev +12%
A- great shade of hazy orange amber with a big sticky dense white head with a tint of yellow. Retention and lacing are outstanding for the style. Thick sheets blanket the glass. Creamy foam isn't moving. The head retains itself until the beer is gone. No etchings on this old school beer glass either. You know, the kind with hops printed around the rim and a horse drawn carriage by the rim. Yeah.
S- fresh ripe blueberry aroma fills my square as soon as the bottle is cracked and more so after it's been poured. Some citric floral hops behind that with nutty grainy aromas. This is like blueberry cracked out alpine spring honestly. Exceptional.
T- taste is somewhat lacking compared to all the other great aspects of this beer. The blueberry part is fine- not overpowering, not candyish, but the flavor of the beer itself doesn't match up. Honey sweetish malts combined with cracker and lightly bitter noble hops that do little to combat the sweetness. What a shame. Blueberry fades leaving only a lingering of the skin in the finish with more sweetness and earthy hops.
MF- this is like almost nitro creamy. Being unfiltered amps up the body on this one out to the space station. Powdery yeast, slight tannins.
D- too bad for the subpar flavor, this beer had a lot going for it. Everything else hit the spot though.
07-17-2013 03:29:53 | More by hustlesworth
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev +8.6%
On tap at the Common Table.
The beer pours a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma has a touch of biscuit malt, but what really comes through is a ton of sweet blueberries. The flavor is more of the same. The blueberry notes add some nice flavor, as well as a good bit of sugary sweetness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
08-18-2012 21:17:36 | More by Mora2000
3.81/5 rDev +17.2%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a fairly hazy golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big four finger white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.
Smell: A sweet and fairly tart aroma of blueberry fruit and bready malt. Upfront hints of fruity blueberry juice along with light hints of citrus orange. Sweet hints of honey. Bready malt hints of biscuit, grains, lager yeast, and cracker. Hops are very light. Very blueberry forward giving a sweet fruit cake like scent. Solid smell.
Taste: Like the smell, a sweet fruit forward taste of blueberries along with some citrus and bready malts. Lots of blueberry taste upfront followed by a decent citrus presence with notes of orange and lemon. Soft bready malts with notes of biscuit, lager yeast, wheat, grains, and cracker. Sweet notes of honey and sugar. A pretty decent fruit forward taste.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and very smooth.
Overall: A pretty decent fruit beer. Nice blueberry flavor and honey notes that avoid becoming too sweet.
07-09-2013 06:30:23 | More by MattyG85
3.39/5 rDev +4.3%
Summer sampler complete with token fruit wheat fizzy beer to complement the Boston Lager, and the Summer Ale. This one pours bright golden with a slight haziness large slight off white head flowing nicely, leaves behind fine speckled lacing. Aroma gives off some tart notes of citrus and berry jam, pretty one noted sharp wheat accents. Flavor brings tart berry jam with sharp wheat ale acidity, biscuit dough yeast cake action complements with a hint of citrus in each sip. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with full on flowing carbonation not too spritzed up or overdone in anyway linger natural blueberry flavors between sips. Overall not my cup of tea part of a sampler refreshing summery it fills the quota and there's really nothing too off.
04-27-2013 18:50:48 | More by WVbeergeek
Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.