Mill Street Walker's Blueberry Wheat - Mill Street Brew Pub
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3.53/5 rDev +14.6%
355ml bottle, part of the Mill Street summer mix pack here in Alberta.
This beer pours a cloudy, opaque pinkish amber colour, with swirling peppery sediment, and one finger of pink-tinged white head, which leaves some amorphous, thickly webbed lace around the glass as things sink away.
It smells of bready, somewhat crackery malt, a very soft black fruitiness, and mild earthy, weedy hops. The taste is nice, softly grainy, kind of bready, wheaty malt, a subtle semi-sweet blueberry fruitiness, and agreeably tame leafy hops.
The carbonation is average, and innocuously spread out, the body on the light side of medium weight, and more or less smooth. It finishes off-dry, the fruity sweetness lingering amongst the steadily fleeting wheaty malt.
An enjoyable enough wheat ale, the blueberry guest doing its best to engage, but not overstay its welcome, and mostly succeeding. My only complaint would be that the blueberries are a tad too unassuming, and that this beer could have borne more of their summery goodness.
08-07-2012 03:14:02 | More by biboergosum
3.1/5 rDev +0.6%
A - very hazy red orange, tall faintly pink head retained very respectably
S - grainy, some adjunct aroma, and faint tartness, pretty avg in this department
T - grainy bready malt, light leafy hops, and an almost undetectable touch of berry sweetness, much like the nose
M - lightish body with a solid refreshing carbonation kick, finishes somewhat bready
O - i'm a big fan a blueberry brews and had high expectations, unfortunately this seems like a okay wheat ale where the blueberry's didn't take to it, not worth picking up the mixer pack just for this
07-05-2012 01:37:34 | More by joemcgrath27
3.63/5 rDev +17.9%
Thanks Jay for sharing this one! Served in a tumbler glass.
Rocky head of white foam that has a pinkish tint to it. Reddish orange color, some suspended sediment is visible.
Minerally wheat aroma, slight berry acidity, dry and authentic, no sugar dumped in thankfully. Clean and fresh feel, light bodied with a mild berry presence, though its not distinctively blueberry. More of a fruit rollup vibe going on. Still, the simple combo of wheat and fruit works here.
Overall a quenching fruit beer that has some authenticity to it.
For what it is, you can tell they used real fruit and didn't add syrups, there's nothing artificial about it.
07-26-2012 02:35:49 | More by emerge077
2.48/5 rDev -19.5%
Appearance: It has a cloudy peach/orange color to it. It has a thin off-white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves some lacing.
Smell: The aromas give out hints of wheat, light blueberry, woody smell and a bit of rusted metal.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has a wheat and blueberry character with a metallic note.
Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a thin and watery overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with bland flavors and aromas
04-24-2012 12:49:01 | More by SebD
3.38/5 rDev +9.7%
355 mL bottle from this season's sampler pack.
Pours an attractive reddish-pink colour, with lots of sediment floating around. The eggshell-white head starts out a finger thick, but withers away over a period of minutes into a thin, creamy cap. Decent lacing too - for a fruit beer, this one has above average head. The aroma is another story; it's pretty weak without much to describe. It is mostly wheat, with some faint tartness from the berries.
The taste is dominated by wheat malt sweetness, with the blueberries not really showing up much until the finish, where they provide a pleasant and much-needed tartness that lingers briefly. Light-bodied and watery, with very mild carbonation that gives it an exceedingly smooth mouthfeel. Not all that interesting, but still highly drinkable.
I'm not real big on fruit beers - to me, a lot of them come across as alcopops with few beerlike traits - but this one has an approachable, balanced taste that doesn't go overboard with obnoxious syrupy, fruity sweetness or tartness. It's nothing fancy and not overtly interesting, but it's perfect for this time of year and I enjoyed the glass.
Final Grade: 3.38, a B-. Walker's Blueberry Wheat is better than a lot of the OCB fruitbiers I have sampled in recent months, but it's still not all that memorable. As an only occasional purchaser of the style, I may never get around to trying this again, but it's worth trying at least once. If it were available in single cans like their Lemon Tea Ale (I am not crazy about that either, so I guess they're comparable), it's probably something I'd consider getting a few times each summer.
07-01-2012 16:49:20 | More by thehyperduck
1.3/5 rDev -57.8%
Took a recent trip to Toronto to visit a dear friend...he took me and another friend here...this was the second beer I had...served into an odd shaped mug...as the previous reviewer said...no clue to the ABV.
A-yellowish murky...looks like dirty dish water...seriously. Not going well out of the gate.
S-Best part of the beer...could pick up the blueberry scent...wheat as well. As the name suggests.
T-Not very appealing. Bland flavor...could pick up the blueberry but just overall not a very tasty beer...the blueberry standing on its own with the other "flavors" and characteristics (appearance, etc)...just fell flat. Tasted very watery.
M-No carbonation...which is to be expected...but a VERY thin beer...watery. Not plesant.
O-I am a fan of cask beers...I was excited to try an "experimental" beer on cask from a brewpub I had not visited before...unfortunately...I rank this beer as one of the worst craft beers I have had. I respect Mill St. for trying something different would not hold this against them in trying their other offerings (which were quite good).
07-19-2011 17:02:52 | More by crashdavisinoh
3.85/5 rDev +25%
One of the first pours from the inaugural cask I believe. From notes taken at the Mill Street Brew Pub on 07/15/2011. Was served in a wide mouth mug, no idea of ABV.
Poured an extremely cloudy peach colour with a small soapy white collar that lasted a while. Looks a lot like unfiltered OJ.
Smells like real blueberries and fresh wheat, mild gum and banana esters as well.
The taste is surprisingly mild, tasting much like a typical sweet witbier at first and I found the blueberry flavour to come in towards the end, creating a nice tartness. It's good and not too sweet.
Mouthfeel is thin and watery, but the sediment gives it life on the tongue. Very little carbonation and a surprisingly bitter finish.
I'm really glad I happened to be at the brew pub at the right time to try this experiment. It worked and I'd like to see it in next year's seasonal sampler.
07-18-2011 16:25:19 | More by bryehn
3.05/5 rDev -1%
Another treat in their summer mixer pack...
A - Pours a hazy pink colour, finger of head with little retention and no real lacing.
S - Mild on the nose with wheat dominating, hints of citrus and no real detectable blueberries on the nose.
T - The wheat flavours and bready notes dominate, citrus hops are mildly detected amongst muddled earthy greens and hints of berries. Again, the berries are so subdued, they're difficult to detect.
M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dry on the finish.
O - For a blueberry ale, this is the opposite extreme of artificial. I struggled to detect the berries, and really it comes across more of a traditional wheat than anything else.
08-09-2012 23:25:42 | More by andrenaline
3.43/5 rDev +11.4%
Appearance- Pours a hazy berry colour with a 1/4 finger width of slightly pink head.
Smell- Blueberries, lemon peel, wheat, grains.
Taste- Predominately wheat with a hint of blueberry. The finish is on the grassy side. Not as much blueberry flavour as the colour would lead you to believe.
Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light prickly bubbles. A dry finish.
Overall- An enjoyable wheat beer by Mill Street. Impressed by the colour upon pouring, however, it is lacking in the tart blueberry flavour department.
08-16-2012 03:34:32 | More by leaddog
3.28/5 rDev +6.5%
On tap at Nick & Nat's in Waterloo. Referred to solely as "blueberry wheat", but I can't imagine the Mill Street portfolio needing two versions, so am assuming the word "Walker's" was just missed.
I am not a big fruit beer fan, but found this very inoffensive and much more flavourful than the second draught choice (Lugtread). Pours a disconcerting purplish blue colour. It's not at all hazy and has a slightly bruise-tinged head.
Mild aroma is more bready, malted barley than wheat or blueberry-forward. Sounds odd for the variety of beer, but that was the factor that allowed me to order this second pint. Flavour is well balanced, mild and totally inoffensive. Hints of fruit, barley & wheat and even some hop bitternessat the finish - the latter being a pleasant surprise - but nothing overwhelming on any point.
08-15-2012 02:33:17 | More by hopsolutely
British Columbia (Canada)
3.78/5 rDev +22.7%
Now called Walker's Blueberry Wheat , this was from the Spring 2012 sampler pack.
Poured a opaque red colour that reminded me of pink grapefruit. The nose is mostly wheat with little in the way of blueberries. the taste is quite nice with the berries only showing up a little in the finish. The mouthfeel is full and the sweetness is balanced well with the malt. A decent American wheat with only a touch of blueberry flavour. Would buy this again for the summer.
05-06-2012 01:28:31 | More by canucklehead
2.8/5 rDev -9.1%
Just to make it clear, this review is for Mill St. Walker's Blueberry Wheat that I got from a Mill St. mix pack. If this ends up being a different brew then Mill St. Blueberry Wheat then feel free to relocate it.
Appearance: The body is a pink grapefruit, which is something I like to see in fruit beers. What I don't like to see is that there is next to no head, so needless to say lacing and retention are mute points.
Smell:There just isn't a lot here, although to be fair blueberries aren't renowned for their smell. I'm getting some faint berry tones and some wheat malt. There just isn't enough to work with.
Taste: Starts with a mild blueberry taste that hits some wheat malt and then calmly ends on a bit of a seltzer note. Much like the smell, it's just so mild that it comes across as lacking.
Mouthfeel: Points get deducted for the lack of head. It's crisp so there isn't a lot of an aftertaste. The carbonation is ok, as is the rather mild transitioning.
Drinkability: Mild in just about every regard, so incredibly easy to put back. It the fact the taste is different that keeps you drinking, but once again it's mild.
Final Thoughts: This beer in one word is "mild" which I wouldn't say is bad, but generally you expect a bit more kick from a pink coloured fruit beer. It's worth drinking, but it won't knock your socks off.
06-18-2012 23:55:45 | More by TheHammer
3.1/5 rDev +0.6%
Pours a cloudy pink colour with little head and brief retention.
It smells like the name says - blueberries and wheat, maybe a bit of a metallic smell as well.
Taste is definitely wheaty but the berry taste takes the edge off of it very nicely.
Crisp with a mild aftertaste, medium body and carbobation.
Pretty drinkable beer and tastes a lot more like a beer than most fruit beers I've tried, which is good.
07-19-2012 21:58:19 | More by NV9
3/5 rDev -2.6%
550ml draught <br>
5.0% ABV <br>
I tried this beer on tap on June 1, 2012 at "C'est What" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a hazy purplish red with a thin white head. The aroma was weak blueberry, some floral hops, and a weak rainy hint. Ther mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was sweet and tart blueberry flavours mixed in with some grainy malt tones. Not a lot of wheat (if any) and not a lot of complexity.
06-09-2012 01:25:19 | More by cyrenaica
2.88/5 rDev -6.5%
Pours a rusty grapefruit red colour (kinda cool in an offbeat way) with a moderate short-lived head. Very bubbly, spritzy, almost like a soda.
I'm not fussy on this style as it comes across as quite artificial in character. Metallic & biting to the point of distraction when it comes to other characteristics of the beer. Reminds me some of KLB Raspberry Wheat.
Wheat on the nose and to taste. Not really that much in the way of blueberry presence. Thin bodied, slightly bitter. Metallic. Overall, pretty meh.
10-12-2012 20:34:18 | More by TerryW
Mill Street Walker's Blueberry Wheat from Mill Street Brew Pub
75 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.