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Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale - Atlantic Brewing Company

Bar Harbor Blueberry AleBar Harbor Blueberry Ale

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371 Ratings
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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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz brown long neck twist off, hmmm … the same bottle that Shipyard uses. Even the freshness date is the same format of Shipyard … the assumption is that it really is contract brewed.

Appearance: Clear and tawny brown, the thin bubbly lace holds virtually no retention at all.

Smell: Blueberries, what else? Light spicy hop and some malt sweetness … that is about it.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Ample crispness within the light to moderate body. Slim maltiness limply throws a sweetness on the palate. The blueberry flavour is nice and even throughout. Good spicing with the hops, just enough to balance and not get in the way of the fruit flavour. Touch of dextrin and blueberry sweetness in the finish.

Notes: An all around good blueberry ale, nothing that jumps out and surprises the senses … after one I had enough for the day.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2003 02:44:23 | More by Jason
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