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

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75
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660 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 660
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 8
Gots: 52 | 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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somethingcreative

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +15%

05-16-2013 02:04:37 | More by somethingcreative
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johntandlich

New York

3.75/5  rDev +15%

05-15-2013 23:29:59 | More by johntandlich
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JG_McNaulty

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-15-2013 13:58:01 | More by JG_McNaulty
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russwilliam

New York

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-14-2013 21:38:25 | More by russwilliam
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Metalaero

New York

3.75/5  rDev +15%

05-14-2013 20:09:20 | More by Metalaero
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by Sept. notched on label:

Pours golden with a thin, lasting white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of blueberry bubblegum.

The taste is of blueberry juice and bubblegum. There is a cracker-like quality and a mild hoppy citric character in the back to give it a "beer" quality. Sweet, but has a tart touch and a mild dryness in the finish.

It is light-bodied with snappy, but not too fizzy, carbonation.

It has more character than just blueberry flavoring. Not a bad fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 16:11:06 | More by jwc215
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amcaleh

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-14-2013 14:59:51 | More by amcaleh
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powpig2002

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-14-2013 13:59:04 | More by powpig2002
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mralbertson

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +15%

05-14-2013 03:45:57 | More by mralbertson
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aty11b

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +15%

05-14-2013 01:50:57 | More by aty11b
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Greggggggg

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +22.7%

05-13-2013 16:21:56 | More by Greggggggg
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kynap55

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +15%

05-13-2013 11:45:53 | More by kynap55
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-13-2013 02:10:23 | More by MN_Beerticker
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

05-12-2013 09:50:00 | More by schopenhauerale
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-12-2013 02:59:56 | More by SocalKicks
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mjurney

Texas

3.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Gold color, a little haze. Good amount of carbonation rising up. Thick frothy head.

Aroma:
Blueberry, bubblegum, some sweetness.

Taste:
Blueberry through out the taste, it's not overpowering. Pale malts, bready, grassy. I get some orange citrus and spice towards the finish. Body is medium, crisp, semi-dry, refreshing, smooth.

Overall:
Really good for a fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 01:41:07 | More by mjurney
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CountryRock2001

New York

3.75/5  rDev +15%

05-12-2013 00:10:06 | More by CountryRock2001
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

4.14/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From twelve ounce bottle freshness dated: September 2013.

Fruity aroma , a bit citrusy. Pours cloudy orange yellow with large white foamy head. Retention is good, with spotty lacing. Taste is more citrusy and biting than berry sweet. Slightly sour acidic aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 23:36:40 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present, but the label is notched at best before August 2013. My fifth and final new beer to try from the Samuel Adams summer sampler variety pack.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Fairly gentle pour yields one finger of bone white froth, the same appearing head on pretty much all of the beers in this sampler pack. Body is a murky lemony orange color, the same as most of the others also, with what appears to be some blueberry sediment floating around.

S - Smell is of authentic blueberries, I will give it that. Although, while authentic smelling, it is more of a blueberry juice concentrate type aroma. Faint grain aroma lurking in the background. Not a very strong aroma, but still nice for a "lager".

T - Taste is of fruity blueberries, grainy corn, some citric qualities presumably from the Noble hops used in this, and maybe some bubblegum malt taste in the finish, although that could be some blueberry aftertaste.

M - Feel is of sticky fruit sugars, with a dry chalky finish.

Overall, an interesting new take on the style by Samuel Adams, definitely glad to have tried it. While it might not be epic or world-class by any standards, it definitely achieved what it wanted here.

Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 21:54:37 | More by mfnmbvp
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-11-2013 21:25:56 | More by BeerLover99
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George2744

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +15%

05-11-2013 12:21:14 | More by George2744
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Shaw

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-11-2013 02:59:48 | More by Shaw
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-11-2013 01:29:25 | More by hockeyfighter19
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Ruger

Kentucky

3.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours with a thick three finger white head with good lacing. The color of the beer itself is a light amber.

S - Malt and blueberries not the best smelling blueberries but they are there and stronger then anything else.

T - Blueberries, and slightly bitter afterwards nothing really there. Its a lot different then I expected it to be, when comparing it to my favorite blueberry beer. Really disappointing in that aspect.

M - Refreshing and light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 00:46:49 | More by Ruger
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Peachy gold and hazy. Thick soap scum head melts into a stalwart skim of retention. Lace like foamy, skeletal fingers emerging from my beer.

Bright, fresh blueberry muffin and orange zest aroma.

Tastes like blueberries and lager. Which it is.

Probably the best blueberry beer I've ever had (though I'd have to have DFH Black and Blue again to say definitively) . The blueberry comes across as fresh and natural and the lager does just enough to contribute without getting in the way.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 02:13:48 | More by donkeyrunner
Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 660 ratings.