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Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale - Atlantic Brewing Company

Bar Harbor Blueberry AleBar Harbor Blueberry Ale

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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%


Brewed by:
Atlantic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A light fruit ale, made with Maine wild blueberries. As opposed to many of the sweeter fruit beers on the market, our addition of fresh Maine wild blueberries in this light ale yields a subtle blueberry aroma, without the sweet aftertaste. A mixture of the following Mutton malts, pale, crystal, and Munich, are combined with wheat to give this ale its lighter body, and we only use minimal amounts of Target and Willamette hops.

(Beer added by: Jason on 12-13-2001)
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a deep copper color with three huge fingers of head. There is a good amount of sticky lacing left on the glass. The smell is fruity and refreshing. Subtle hints of blueberry slide in under the sweet malty backbone. The taste is chock full of blueberries. The malty sweetness combined makes this beer almost taste like a blueberry pancake, not too shabby! A touch of hops on the finish to boot. The mouthfeel is nice and strong, but really smooth. The drinkability is good too. A really nice blueberry ale!

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2005 04:06:35 | More by SheepNutz
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Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale from Atlantic Brewing Company
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