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Bluebeary Ale - Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

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Bluebeary AleBluebeary Ale

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BA SCORE
82
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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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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.

Serving type: on-tap

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generallee

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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.

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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.

Serving type: growler

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4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Steve for sharing a growler from the brewery. Served in a pint glass at a few degrees over fridge temperature.

Appearance- Pours a pale, translucent gold with just a bare trace of chill haze. The stark, white head peaks at just over an inch and laces moderately down the inside of the glass.

Smell- Full, colorful aromas of fresh blueberries, even more like blueberry yogurt. There is a bready character as well, along with the nose of active yogurt cultures. Fantastic.

Taste- Yeasty, yogurty notes that carry the blueberry flavors across the palate, but thankfully there isn't an overly sweet presence. Again, very well done.

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New York

3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Rohrbach BlueBeary Ale is a slightly hazy golden ale with a small white blotch of a head with some rainbow bubbles. The aroma is of fresh, light grain, blueberry, lemon and orange peel. It is a slightly sweet and medicinal nose. It has a very smooth medium-light body with a pretty crisp finish. The blueberry is not as prominent in the flavor as it is in the aroma. It has nice balance and good bitterness, which seems to come from Cascades.
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Serving type: growler

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wiseguy142

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2008 22:08:14 | More by wiseguy142
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LumpyGuitar

New York

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.

Serving type: growler

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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.

Serving type: on-tap

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grahambo

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2007 17:12:19 | More by grahambo
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armock

New York

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

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2007 23:47:55 | More by armock
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Bluebeary Ale from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
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