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Bluebeary Ale - Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

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82
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub) visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-15-2001)
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

jmw4437, Jun 22, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -51.1%

Zakk, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from tap and served in a pint glass at the Rohrbach brewpub.

Appearance: The body has a light yellow gold color with light haze and a small bright white head. The head slowly fades to wispy thin covering as I drink and makes a little bit of slick lacing along the way.

Smell: In the nose I pick up a delicate light grain with mellow citrus hops and a light blueberry sweetness.

Taste/Palate: Just like the nose, the flavor brings light pale grain and white bread maltiness with light citrus hops and a thin blueberry syrupy sweetness. The finish is light and fairly dry. Its light bodied and a bit thin but defiantly drinkable.

Notes: Overall it's drinkable and clean but not something I will be seeking out.

generallee, Jan 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

poohbearzeccola, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of SweetBooze73
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A wonderful fruit beer done right. Not too much fruit and solid drinkability without being a watered down or over carbonated mess. The flavor remains consistant throughout the whole beer and is a good choice for a session beer out at the bar as it is light and not filling or as a great addition to the porter which is affectionatly named a "black and blue"

SweetBooze73, Jun 23, 2006
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

draftpunk, Apr 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

russwilliam, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of MTNboy
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance- It is a light golden grassy yellow with a nice white head and lace.
This beer looks like the good stereotype of a beer.

Smell- The berry smell is predominant as should be but the malts are there in the nose too. There is even a light hop aroma.

Taste- Great berry and hop taste blended together this is a great example of this style beer.

Mouthfeel- There was a lot of fizz bite to this beer. The body is pretty light though and clean.

Drinkability- A very crisp and refreshing beer.

MTNboy, Aug 16, 2008
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

km000, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Black7Blue
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Light colored, not too exciting. Small if any head. But coming from a growler, what do you expect.

S - Love that blueberry smell coming out of the glass. Makes you think like the beer part is secondary.

T - Good taste. Nothing really special. Feels like the focus is on the blueberry and not the beer supporting it.

M - Very light in the mouth, not too strong at all

D - Drinkability or danger. This stuff goes down real easy and can make pint night at this great place a lot of fun. great for the growler at parties when introducing people to new beers. And it's local and down the stree from my job (at least for me), so i'll support it.

Black7Blue, Nov 14, 2007
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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is my favorite Blueberry Ale. Whether on tap at a Rochester Red Wings game at Rohrbach's or in a growler from Beers of the World. This beer does not disappoint.

The beer pours a very light straw color with a relatively thick white head. It smells just as you would expect, like blueberries, but there is also a hint of wheat like an American pale ale.

Taste is very blueberry, but not overpowering at all, quite refreshing. After the initial berry taste, the beer has a nice wheaty warming to it. There is nothing better while watching baseball on a warm summer day.

Mouthfeel is what you would expect, crisp and thin. Overall, I would recommend this beer.

grahambo, Dec 31, 2007
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3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the brewery. A really great blueberry beer if I've ever had one. Pours a slightly hazy dark yellow with adequate lacing. Aroma is of sweet grains and mild blueberry. As for taste, this is probably one of the best blueberry beers I've ever had. It's strong in blueberry flavor, but not sickening like a lot of them out there. A nice balance between the fruit and the malt. No detectable hops forthright. Also, it's a nice medium body- a lot of wheat fruit beers can be too much like flavored soda water but this one definitely screams out "BEER." Overall, very nice. Would buy again.

Edit: Ok, not a wheat beer but my description stays about the same. Great beer, great use of blueberry flavor.

wiseguy142, Nov 08, 2008
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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

VaporDome, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of LumpyGuitar
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler of this at Rochesters Beers Of the World.

Poured a clear golden yellow with a thin foamy white head. Minor lacing, head retention is poor.

Smells a tad wheaty, light malt, blueberry is very mild.

Taste is very mild. Light wheat profile, blueberry flavor. Blueberry seems almost like an afterthought, and despite the name the flavor doesn't dominate or even shout to you. Mild malt. If I hadn't known I'd have thought this was a hefe or wheat beer with the fruit added as an afterthought.

Mouthfeel is very light bodied, crisp and fresh, really the best part of this beer.

Drinkability is good. I could down a growler of this by myself on a hot summer day, and I'll be getting this growler refilled.

LumpyGuitar, Oct 05, 2008
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3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a golden yellow color with just a little cloudiness in it. A little foamy lacing, but not much.

S: A distinctive but subtle sweet blueberry aroma along with a fair amount of wheat and a bit of lemon peel.

T: Pretty grainy flavor: wheat, bread, biscuits, etc. A distinctive blueberry is also detectable especially in the finish. A subtle bite of pepper in the finish as well.

M: A pretty light body with a strong bite from the carbonation.

D: A pretty nice drinking beer from a solid local brewery (for me). Nothing extraordinary jumped out at me, but a decent blueberry beer overall.

MrDanno96, Jan 01, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

timmy2b, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of John
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best fruit beers I've ever had. First, beneath the blueberry flavor is a fine pale ale. Then, there's just enough fruit flavor to enhance the brew and not overwhelm it. Excellent.

John, Nov 15, 2001
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

PapiMagnum, Feb 13, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ask most beer geeks what they think of fruit flavoured beers, and they will usually reply with the same answer. "No thanks".
Actually, it's a lot like the way a Miller drinker shuns anything with a little colour as "one of thosr dark beers."
I have had a life changing moment. Oh, lordy, I am a changed man. I have seen the light and it was in the form of a fruit beer.
Not the best beer I have ever had, this is one of the best fruit beers I have ever tried.
Pouring a clear golden colour with little head, it looked almost like a lager. But then the aroma hits you. Sweet blueberry fills the air around you and really takes over your senses. It was like walking into a house with a blueberry pie in the oven.
The taste was just as breath taking. Fresh blueberries overwhelmed me tastebuds

CBFanWish, Aug 08, 2004
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Lethargy99, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured golden color with a white head that leaves some lacing

S - A lot of blue berry with some hops

T - Well a lot of blue berry up front finishes with some bitter hops

M - There is a good amount of carbonation in this one

D - This is a very easy to drink beer could be a session beer

armock, Dec 18, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

sketchyhoodie, Feb 10, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes.

Golden yellow with a white head that didn't last very long. Very grainy, nearly bready with a light dose of blueberries. The taste is identical to the aroma. Not much aftertaste, but the blueberry seems slightly artificial. A light bodied beer with a smooth feel. Otherwise a very boring beer in my opinion. Well made, but very boring.

DmanGTR, Jun 24, 2011
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Bluebeary Ale from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
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