Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale - Atlantic Brewing Company

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Bar Harbor Blueberry AleBar Harbor Blueberry Ale

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79
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415 Ratings
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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%
Wants: 13
Gots: 15 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4.13/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Overall the best fruit-beer I've ever had. Enjoyed this at the Bangor Brew Fest and have savored a six pack at least once a month since. Very robust blueberry taste and freshness, but i don't think this flavor would mix well with a stout as it is just too powerful. Great for beginners starting on craft/micro-brew beer looking for a delightful mix of seasonal flavors and costal brews. I have really enjoyed it, I'm sure you will!

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a pint glass without mentionable head. Appears to be coppery-brown in color in the darkened room. Location is a restaurant I've never visited before.

Fragrance is lightly fruity & beer - without being overwhelming at all.

Taste is complex & ever changing. Light fruit flavor up front transitions to a much stronger, not-quite-skunked bite with both malt & hop flavors present, but a bit odd. Swallow, and the flavors mellow, becoming rounder, more of a light-brown ale. The finish is crisper, hops & bubbles are more present and a hint of the fruit returns.

Mouthfeel is pleasant - a light brown ale with a lively finish.

Overall, interesting. I'd like to try it again in a different location to be certain.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at MJ's wine bar in portland with a waffle with blueberry syrup and it was quite tasty. Hop and malt balanced nicely and a blueberry smell more than taste. Appearance was a medium brown color with a medium mouthfeel.
Overall i'm not a huge fan of non-sour fruit beers but I'd go with one of these again while pairing with a food

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