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Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale - Atlantic Brewing Company

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Bar Harbor Blueberry AleBar Harbor Blueberry Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

413 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 264
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.41%
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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Photo of gwilikers6
3/5  rDev -13.5%

gwilikers6, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of Owl-Head
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!

Owl-Head, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of WaterCzar
3/5  rDev -13.5%

WaterCzar, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of rorjets
3/5  rDev -13.5%

rorjets, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of bcapon
4/5  rDev +15.3%

bcapon, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

AnitaBrewski, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of skywizzard
3/5  rDev -13.5%

skywizzard, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of BeerMeister8
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

BeerMeister8, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of chrishensley
3/5  rDev -13.5%

chrishensley, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

leprechaunandfatman, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of wonothesane42
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

wonothesane42, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Spinderella
4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Spinderella, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of spedprof
2/5  rDev -42.4%

spedprof, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of jim_carignan
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jim_carignan, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Oakenator
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Oakenator, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Bicyclette
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.

Bicyclette, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of millionsuns
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

millionsuns, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Los1324, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

WheelsPSU, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Frank_TX, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of SloppyJoeWasAMan
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

SloppyJoeWasAMan, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of jwps214
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

jwps214, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Hopstronaut
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Hopstronaut, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of alaimoa
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

alaimoa, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of EBeckett3
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale from Atlantic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.