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

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BA SCORE
75
okay

726 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 726
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 16.31%
Wants: 11
Gots: 75 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

tut2528, May 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

zeff80, May 26, 2013
Photo of BrianCuoz
4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

BrianCuoz, May 26, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains blueberries, light caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong blueberry sweetness up front and the lack tartness indicates the use of blueberry extract (just a guess). Then some breadiness from lager yeast and a thin malt character comes in. The hops presence is mild but about where you typically find it for this type of beer. The after-taste is slightly sweet and maintains the strong blueberry flavor.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not the type of beer I typically drink but if I did this wouldn’t be too bad of an option.

TheManiacalOne, May 25, 2013
Photo of MadWolf
4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

MadWolf, May 24, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.46/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Mildly hazy bright yellow beer with a rocking full inch of head and fairly decent lacing.
S - Mild grain bill, sweeter malts, and a touch of tart/sweet blueberries.
T - Doesn't really get too tart or sweet comes off somewhat artificial with a touch of cereal grains and some sweet malt finish. Somewhat enjoyable.
M - Light and crisp, spot on for a fruit beer.

Overall it has some decent blueberry flavor, grains are mild but balanced, and its enjoyable. I have one left but I really couldn't see getting a six pack of this.

DrDemento456, May 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Beer4Mike, May 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Gagnonsux, May 24, 2013
Photo of Vigilante
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Vigilante, May 23, 2013
Photo of HalfFull
3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Standard pry off bottle poured into a pint glass, the Blueberry Hill pours a lightly hazed deep straw in color and with half an inch of soapy white foam. Offers fair retention and some sticky lace.

Aroma of pale malt with some light citrus accompanying the more pleasant than anticipated blueberry character. Flavor follows suite with a subtle berry grain flavor, a lightly chalky aftertaste followed by a brief cleansing sweetness. Blueberry notes don't come across as artificial and are present yet not overdone in my view. Decent feel with a light grain character and ample carbonation. Interesting brew and not overdone. Subtle and pleasant yet with enough fruit character to keep it interesting. For a while anyway.

HalfFull, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

DbbC, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

nitter, May 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

amishbooze, May 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

vcoggins, May 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

FreshmanPour77, May 22, 2013
Photo of stella77artois
4.11/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At first I thought to myself "Ok, just another beer w/ fruit flavor added". Not a bad thing, as I like SA's Cherry Wheat and others, but I've never had one that's outstanding. This beer however, is pretty close.

Poured nicely and produced a good color. Typical lighter-Sam Adams smell with hints of blueberry, and even a cinnamon-ish smell.

Taste was excellent. Taste of the berries isn't overpowering like some batches of Cherry Wheat seem to be, nor is it barely there as is the case in with other "fruity" beers I've tried. A smooth, yet very flavorful and strong taste. Typical SA taste w/ a healthy hint of fresh-tasting blueberry flavor.

A darn good beer, wish I could find these in 6er's or 12er's. Don't think they do that, though. One of the few highlights of this year's Summer Variety Pack.

stella77artois, May 22, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.9/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just got done cutting the grass and Sammy A's blueberry hill lager is great! The beer pours a hazy orange copper with white head that is lacing. The scent has the typical Sam Adams base with hints of blueberry. The first swig brought memories of blueberry pie...a biscuit base with blueberry fruit adornments. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall I think it is a great fruit style beer with without being over the top!!

WoodBrew, May 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

jonkerbaugh, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

DruC4, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

MilkManX, May 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

jharris0624, May 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

squeakmeister, May 20, 2013
Photo of NatetheGreat
3.74/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Creative attempt (and success IMO) at a fruit beer in a lager style. Works very well. The blueberry is present in the nose more so than on the palate - doesn't overpower but melds nicely with the lemony-citrus note from the hops and the cereal notes from the malts. Nothing jumps out but there's an overall understated flavor profile that offers a brew that is easy drinking while still being unique. My first in the Sam Adams Summer pack was a success!

NatetheGreat, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

aLenwell, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Tmckeithan, May 20, 2013
Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
75 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.