Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale - Atlantic Brewing Company

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Bar Harbor Blueberry AleBar Harbor Blueberry Ale

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415 Ratings
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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%
Wants: 13
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
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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Enjoying my first one tonight. Very nice blueberry taste with a slight hoppy bite. Almost too
slight. Not a lot of kick (5%) but it definitely reminds you of Bar Harbor Maine with it's subtle
aroma and fizz is quite enjoyable.

btw, would someone care to enlighten me why a "head" on a beer is soooo important? Why
would you pour it in a glass to get warm?

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber with a finger-width cream head. Reasonable carbonation and some lacing.

Aroma: Smells of blueberries, wheat, a touch of hops, and a little faint spicy zest.

Taste: This beer starts out mild, with more of an accent of blueberry than a dominant flavor. It has the characteristics of a nice wheat pale ale. Blueberry gets more noticeable as it warms, revealing a slight syrupy taste. Wheat taste stays present throughout.

Mouthfeel: Pretty decent body for a fruit beer. Good for spring or fall as well as summer.

Overall: This is a pretty decent blueberry beer that is complex and interesting enough to keep you engaged. Some of the citrus and lemon of a traditional wheat butts up against the blueberries in a slightly odd way, and the taste does get syrupy as it warms. It's a nice offering, though.

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Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale from Atlantic Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.