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Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
75
okay

710 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16.31%
Wants: 11
Gots: 68 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 08-18-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

ThinkAgain, Aug 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

npala86, Aug 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

remitrom, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

EricVincentt, Aug 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

JALIEN, Aug 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Pamola, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of lwillitz
3.14/5  rDev -3.4%

12-oz bottle into craft pub glass

A - 4 fingers off-white foam over a cloudy body of golden yellow; low/moderate carbonation bubbles rising; nice lace

S - sweet blueberries, slight grain; bland

T - tart blueberries, candy-like sweetness, grassy hops, grainy flavor; grain and berry flavors are suggestive of a blueberry muffin, tart/dry finish

M - thick, chewy medium body, medium/high carbonation, drying finish

O - It's a grainy beer with blueberry flavor--nothing special.

lwillitz, Aug 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

retreminy, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of BucBasil
2.53/5  rDev -22.2%

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

I just wasn't really into this beer from the get go. Seemed like they just squeezed some blueberry syrup into another beer, so it didn't mix quite right. The blueberry taste was not super in-your-face, as I had imagined it did from the smell, but still felt kind of disjointed, as if it was blueberries AND beer, rather than having that smooth blueberry pie or muffin flavor that these types of beers can sometimes accomplish.

Honestly, I wouldn't have looked for this beer in the first place, but since it came in the summer sampler I gave it a go. Overall not undrinkable and not terrible. Still wouldn't look for this beer outside of the sampler, and probably won't want another one. Mediocre.

BucBasil, Aug 04, 2013
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2.85/5  rDev -12.3%

DenverHopHead, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Gmann
3.08/5  rDev -5.2%

Pours a hazy golden straw color very much like a wheat brew. The white head is short and sudsy, leaving some lacing on the glass.

The aroma is faint. It is sweet and bready and has a blueberry muffin batter smell to it.

The taste has a slightly bigger blueberry muffin presence than the nose. Not as sweet and more muffin like. There is a light grainy note as well as some grassy hops. Okay, needs more blueberry and less grain.

The feel is light to moderate with moderate carbonation. Sweet on the palate but it is quite dry in the finish, almost astringent. Since it is a lager I would think it would be more crisp.

Another ho-hum fruit beer. The blueberry flavor isn't bad.

Gmann, Aug 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

OtisCampbell007, Aug 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

BrandonOakes, Aug 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Bassman2019, Jul 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

BlazedNug, Jul 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Joshuwutphilly, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.1/5  rDev -4.6%

Part of the Samuel Adams Beers of Summer Variety 12-pack - $13.99 at Publix in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Lightly hazy, light pale gold body with a smallish, short-lived, white head. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Not much in the way of yeast or malt or hop hints beyond the blueberry additive which takes up the bulk of the aroma.

Taste: Well, I guess they had to do something with all that extra Alpine Spring laying around. Soft pale malts with a cereal sweetness. A little bit of citrusy hop trying to peek around the blueberry flavoring. Just a little bit, though. Very low bitterness. A bit crackery on finish with varying degrees of blueberry depending on the size of your sip.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-soft carbonation.

Overall: Like so many soldiers in so many battles in so many wars, we are going to TAKE that hill. Blueberry Hill. As it seems like exactly the Alpine Spring with blueberry flavoring I would have the same main qualm, which is it needs a bit more crispness.

ChainGangGuy, Jul 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

FreshButterbeer, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Joe_Grizzly, Jul 29, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -46.2%

Tr0janSlay3r, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

jonaspb, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Shawnspl, Jul 27, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev +9.2%

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Hazy gold with a small creamy tan head.

S - Fresh blueberry, sweet grains, light citrus, bready.

T - Tart blueberry throughout, sweet bready malt, lemon zest. Finishes slightly bitter with lots of graininess and subtle earthy hops. The blueberry is front and center but not at all overdone.

M - Crisp, refreshing, light-medium body. Mild carbonation.

O - I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. Overall a good summer fruit beer with hints of tartness and bitterness and not overly sweet. Great drinkability.

mooseo, Jul 27, 2013
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3.09/5  rDev -4.9%

A: Orange hue with a 1/2 finger of fizzy off white head. The head fades and leaves no real lacing on the glass.

S: Smells like a blueberry tart. Very sweet blueberry aroma with a hint of pastry, bready aroma as well.

T: Very smooth blueberry flavor that finishes clean. Hints of bread, or blueberry pie like crust with a hint of citrus in the finish. Not to sweet, and pretty well balanced finish.

M: Very thin fizzy mouthfeel.

O: Another good entry beer for people who do not drink beer often. I feel this beer has a strong fruit base that would help transition people into the craft beer movement. Very good blueberry aroma and taste that the beer blends well with, highlighting the blueberry flavor above all other flavors.

Crazy4LegMoose, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

BamfBacon, Jul 25, 2013
Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 710 ratings.