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

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75
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753 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 753
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 16.36%
Wants: 11
Gots: 88 | 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

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Beer added by: Mora2000 on 08-18-2012

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Mumps
3.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Sam Adams glass.

Color is a pale hazy yellow with lots of bubbles. Initial head was about an inch, that dissolved quickly to a thin layer of bubbles with moderate lacing.

Smell is blueberries. Period. My wife smelled "beer", but she says that about all beers. To me, all I could really discern was the berries, almost as if I was smelling a bowl of them.

Taste is like the smell. Blueberries, with a slight bitterness in the back. Not overpowering, but takes a few sips to get used to it.

Mouthfeel is good enough, not to thin, not too thick. Pleasant enough to dink.

Overall an ok brew, not sure if I would buy it in a six pack. I'm not against fruit beers ( I love the Cherry Wheat, and I'm a HUGE fan of pumpkin ales) but I don't think ALL fruit should be used in beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of hustlesworth
3.71/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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2/5  rDev -38.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of hreb
3.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle marked best before November. Beer pours very cloudy and yellow in color, with a thin white head. Serious aroma -- smells like opening a box of blueberry muffins -- would be great if it was time for breakfast, but as a beer it's kind of a turnoff. Fortunately the berries are mostly in the nose, not the flavor. Flavor is mild and mostly of a citrusy kind of lager, with a gentler hint of blueberry. Not terribly sweet for a fruit beer, though this is obviously no lambic.

As far as the Sam Adams Beers of Summer variety pack goes, this is, surprisingly, a stand out hit. Not a great beer, but at least it delivers what it promises.

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
2.88/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a very slightly hazy golden yellow color, about half a finger of white head which fades quickly and leaves no lacing.

Smell has a subtle blueberry aroma mixed in the sweet malt.

Taste starts out with a sweet malt backing, a very artificial blueberry flavor melds in, finishes with a hopper finish than I would have thought but the bitterness seems a bit off when combined with the blueberry flavoring, carbonation is medium high.

Not much to write about, fairly bland for a fruit beer or other blueberry beers on the market.

Photo of MattyG85
3.82/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.