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Kennebunkport Blueberry Wheat Ale - Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

Kennebunkport Blueberry Wheat AleKennebunkport Blueberry Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
70
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133 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 21.07%


Brewed by:
Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SurlyDuff on 10-06-2008)
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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 74 | Show All Ratings:
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chicagobill13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +50.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I picked this up as a sampler six pack from Trader Joe's. I have to be honest I am a little stun that it got bad reviews. I am not a wheat beer, white, or hef beers. I really love this beer and for the price. I will be picking up a six pack in the future. There is some people on here that just bash a beer because it is.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 21:32:26 | More by chicagobill13
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MNFirefly

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love the blueberry taste to this beer. It's a light and smooth beer. The aroma was very pleasant and improved the taste. I ended up buying another 6 pack after I finished the first pack. I totally recommend anyone to buy it if you like fruit beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 03:15:29 | More by MNFirefly
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Ragingbull

California

4.08/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Golden color with active and heavy prickle. Wispy foam in the center of the surface. Blueberry nose. Celan attack with a faint blueberry flavor. Clean finish. Mild character of a wheat beer. Closer to a wheat than a "blueberry" beer in my opinion. I was surpised to learn that this bottled beer I found at a Trader Joe's in Woodbury, MN had come from Federal Jack's pub (or at least the same parent company) as my father always raves about Federal Jack's after his vacations up there.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2008 15:22:03 | More by Ragingbull
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porterwoobie

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served out of a growler bought from Whole Foods into a standard pint glass.

A: light golden color, negligible head, not lacing, very clear

S: intense blueberry aroma, almost smells sweet

T: powerful blueberry flavor at first, ends up with a sweet aftertaste

MF: light body, moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: for a fruit beer, not bad. the blueberry aroma and flavor really stand out. it would be good with a blueberry muffin or pie.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2009 22:26:19 | More by porterwoobie
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JoKo

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours bright golden color, slightly hazy, with lively carbonation. The head is about an inch thick that fades in about half a minute.

Smell: Blueberries up front, not really getting anything else.

Taste: Blueberries up front, as expected, some graininess going on and a fresh wheat flavor. Reminiscent of a summer ale.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, goes down smooth, flavor stays on the palate shortly after each sip.

Drink ability: Smooth, very refreshing summer styled ale that would be good after working outside or just relaxing.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 19:23:12 | More by JoKo
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secondtooth

Indiana

4/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clean, clear golden in complexion, with fair carbonation and no lace.

Aroma is pleasing and hinting at delicious...blueberries!

Taste is a well-blended mix of wheat and blueberry -- like a tasty blueberry muffin (thanks cbe@)! That may sound disastrous among serious beer snobs, but this works.

A treat, and one of only 2 blueberry ales I enjoy. Worthy!

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 04:07:32 | More by secondtooth
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SuperSpy

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A very clear, pale straw color. A little under one-finger of white foamy head that settles to a nice cap after about a minute. Some active carbonation keeps the beer looking alive.

S - A mix of American light lager and blueberry. There is light malt, a hint of bread that I suspect comes from the wheat, and blueberries that completely dominate. The blueberry aroma is sweeter than any natural blueberry aroma that I have encountered, but manages to not smell completely artificial. For being a blueberry wheat ale this is about what I would expect.

T/M - Very thin, light bodied and watery. Not as overly sweet as the aroma would suggest. The flavor is blueberries up front, followed by a pale malt/blueberry mix. The blueberry then dominates once again with a bit more sweetness that roles into a finish where the wheat makes an appearance. There is a well balanced aftertaste that allows the blueberry flavor to linger but not be overpowering. I'm not a big fan of fruit beers but the flavor of this beer is very well done.

D - I could use a more medium body on this beer, but all in all, if I liked fruit beers this would probably be one of my go to brews.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 20:29:58 | More by SuperSpy
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SurlyDuff

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

~~
upon some research, this 'could' be the same as Sea Dog Blue Paw Wheat: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/137/345 it appears like its a contract brew
~~

Pours a crisp crystal clear golden and just from pouring into the bottle i got some huge blueberry wafts. I'm in for it!

Aroma is incredibly intense blueberry muffin and some light fresh graininess.

I'm not a huge fruit beer fan, but have been impressed in the past month with a couple killer fruit beers. This one tastes like a liquid blueberry muffin, with the malt profile being light and sweet cake like.

It's not overly sweet or anything, and the hops and bitter crispness put on a good show. It's plenty drinkable, and perhaps just a bit over the top on the berries, but not enough to ruin it. Overall quite a tasty beer, and i'd recommend anyone pick it up for a try if they see it. Picked mine up at Trader Joe's. There's a good chance this brew was contracted just for them?

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2008 01:08:28 | More by SurlyDuff
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auxiliary

Rhode Island

3.85/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

appearance - Nice golden color, small head that faded out.

smell - Lot of blueberries here and some wheat.

taste - Blueberries, wheat, refreshing crisp taste that goes down easy.

mouthfeel - Medium-light body.

overall - This is not mow your lawn beer, but more like working in the garden, and i don't have a garden. Nice refreshing beer, I have a bunch of blueberry beers, but not in a long time. Surprised about the low review score, i liked this beer and would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 19:20:49 | More by auxiliary
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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- very light clear golden pour with fluffy white head.

S- BLUEBERRY MUFFIN! Nice sweetness that is not overwhelming. Nice subtle malt to soften the blue berry.

T- blue berry sweetness up front and finishes it off with some nice malty body in the middle.

M- well balanced light bodied.

O- can I have this for breakfast? Blue berry muffin in a bottle, great change of pace beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 00:57:23 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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wowbagger

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To qualify, I'm a big fan of blueberry beers, but I've definitely had good, bad excellent, and terrible specimens. Very pale yellow pour. This one is lighter on the blueberry than many,but it doesn't have a lot more flavors going on. It tastes a little watery, very light fading flavor on the tongue. Overall, it's a decent wheat beer with a nice blueberry add. Ideally a summer cooler I would say.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 21:31:43 | More by wowbagger
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TappaKeggaBrew

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden amber color, with just a touch of haze. Head was 1 finger of white foam, but faded rather quickly with scant lacing remaining.

S: Blueberries dominate (true to the name). There's also a citrus aroma, hints of the wheat and yeast, and a faint whiff of pepper.

T: Initially flavorful, with a nice balance of wheat, tart citrus, and blueberries, but the finish is a bit empty (there's a background of hops bitterness mixed with blueberry fruitiness, but nothing impressive).

M: Nice carbonation, and equal measures moist & crisp.

O: Above average for a fruit-infused American wheat ale. I like that the blueberry flavor doesn't taste like they poured in blueberry syrup (like some I've tasted). Still, it just didn't quite come together. It's decent, but not at all complex or exciting.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 19:59:09 | More by TappaKeggaBrew
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Lothore

California

3.65/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle says "Kennebunkport Brewing Company" however a quick search of the brewers site shows that it is brewed by Federal Jack's for trader joe's.

A- Dark yellow in color, almost apple cideresque. Small 1.5 finger head that fades quickly with no lacing. Looks very carbonated.

S- Smells deeply of blueberries. Underneath is a hefeweizen wheat smell.

T- Tastes of wheat and grain. Semi sweet malts with a hint of blueberry, but not nearly as much as I expected from the nose.

M- Mouthfeel is very carbonated with about medium viscosity.

D- This beer goes down really easy but I think I would get tired of the blueberry sweetness pretty fast, none the less its worth a try if your looking for a fruit beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2007 01:01:40 | More by Lothore
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this Blueberry Wheat Ale from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. It poured a clear golden color, produced a below average head, poor retention and it did not leave much lacing. The aroma consists of soft wheat, blueberries and lemon. Light in body, a base of malted wheat, lemon and blueberry. Decent session beer, something unique- I will say that of the few beers that I have tried that have been brewed with blueberries, this one is my favorite thus far. Prost!

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 03:07:10 | More by GossageBrewery
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a light to medium amber with no real white foam. Lighter berry nose. Strong blueberry wheat taste - light tartness throughout. Smooth, very little bitter. Tart close. Modest carbonation. Pretty good, but better blueberry beers out there for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 21:36:01 | More by KTCamm
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smartens

Iowa

3.58/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Golden yellow and clear...which may confuse some as being a "wheat" beer, some may think cloudy, but not here!

Smell: Blueberry esters pretty much sums it up...whether natural or artificial; no idea, but one thing for sure...its blueberry!

Taste: Fruity blueberry taste, the taste has the potential to be something great but falls short, not the greatest build!

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery...medium light carbonation

Overall: Its the perfect "hide-a-beer" beer...a beer you can drink which others will think that you are drinking/eating something else...in this case they will think that you just finished eating a blueberry muffin! Not the greatest beer in the world but definitely fun to taste!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 01:46:56 | More by smartens
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goschool

California

3.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The pour is a rich golden color topped by too small of a head for a wheat beer.

For a fruit beer to work, it must meet two criteria. The fruit can't be fakey-fake and beer has to taste like a quality beer. This one delivers on both.

Smell: The nose has a mix of fresh blueberries and blueberry jam in front of soft wheat.

Taste: The flavor profile is blueberry muffin. As I let it sit on my tongue, the muffin flavor fades away, evolving into a blend of blueberry jam, a floral component, lemon zest, and mild wheat. The latter is nice, but it's not as delicious as the blueberry muffin element.

Mouthfeel: It's light to medium-bodied with soft, but lively carbonation.

Drinkability: It this the best beer in the world? No. Is a blueberry muffin beer fun to drink? Yes!

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2008 07:24:08 | More by goschool
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mralphabet

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought at Trader Joe's part of a mix pack... $1 a beer
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Clear Golden with a hint of orange, about a finger & 1/2 of head that settle to nothing.

S: Sweet blueberries aroma and not much else... but I like blueberries.

T: Just like the smell... blueberry flavor right up front, a touch of wheat at the finish.

M: Light bodied with good carbonation.

D: Not a bad little blueberry beer, the ABV is low and you could drink this all day. Good summer beer if you like fruit beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 01:51:22 | More by mralphabet
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.43/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a light golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and no lacing. Aroma of fresh blueberries and a hint of sweet malt and wheat. Flavor follows with light, pleasant sweet and biscuit malt, blueberry syrup, finishing abruptly and lightly sweet. Light bodied, as expected. I liked this better than I expected, the flavors are light but well balanced, perhaps a bit on the sweet side, but not cloying. Might go well with a blueberry muffin or crisp.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 00:32:49 | More by LiquidAmber
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.3/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Let me state up front, I love blueberries, so it doesn't shock me my review might be way on the high end. Picked this up at the Santa Fe Trader Joe's (their beer selection is starting to suck)

Pours peach tea color with 1 finger of white head. Below average lacing & head retention

S: Much blueberry & tartness

T: Blueberry jelly & lemony hops up front. Blue berries mellow out as this warms, along with honey malt. Finishes with a strong blueberry kick (reminds me of canned blueberries with sugar)

MF: Lively carbonation & light bodied

Drinks okay after 1 I was ready to move on. My wife dug this, I could do one on hot Summer's day or with dessert.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2008 21:34:27 | More by russpowell
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Insomnicat

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - beautiful amber with constant carbonation and miles and miles of head that disappear rather quickly

S - Malt with a strong hint of blueberry tart

T - Same as the smell with a bit of blueberry sweetness

M - about the same as carbonated water

D - Though relatively drinkable as far as one's likelihood to become intoxicated, The taste would get old too quickly to make a good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2010 21:53:41 | More by Insomnicat
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TheMarkE

California

3.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a nice gold shade with good head and lacing. Carbonation creates plenty of bubbles.

Smell: Blueberry muffin.

Taste: Blueberry, wheat, caramel, and blueberry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Aftertaste is the same you get after biting into a blueberry muffin.

The Verdict: Drinkable. If you made a blueberry muffin using Jiffy (the cheap brand of muffin mix) and blueberry extract and then ran it through your juicer, you would have a good approximation of what this tastes like. If you're looking for a liquid blueberry muffin with 4.6% alcohol, this is the place to go.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 21:49:03 | More by TheMarkE
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.23/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Strong aroma is overwhelmingly blueberry, with a wheaty hint. Hey, what can I say - I LOVE blueberries! It pours a clear amber with a fluffy white head. Flavor is wheaty with a subtle blueberry tone, but a bit on the thin side. Not so good - but not horrible, either. Texture has average body and a fair amount of fizz. If you really like fruit beers, and really like blueberries, go ahead, pick this one and give it a fair shake.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 03:12:21 | More by Cyberkedi
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Tone

Missouri

3.2/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden-yellow. There's very little head and no retention and also, no lacing. A strong fruity aroma (blueberry -duh) and a slightly odd wheat smell (too much like a wet dog). Tastes strongly of blueberry with a little of the clean lager. I think it was over-carbonated. Overall, not bad but that slightly odd smell put me off this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 23:16:26 | More by Tone
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barczar

Kentucky

3.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear medium golden with a half inch ivory head that quickly dissipates.

Reeks of blueberry as soon as the bottle is opened. Wheat and bready caramel malt become evident upon further investigation.

Blueberry is dominant throughout the flavor profile. Tastes like extract, almost like a cheap blueberry muffin. There's a bit of wheat and caramel malt at the base. There's also a slightly sour character.

Body is moderate to light, with moderate to spritzy carbonation.

It is what it is...blueberry and wheat. Blueberry overwhelms the beer flavor and is a bit fake.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 22:09:16 | More by barczar
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Kennebunkport Blueberry Wheat Ale from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
70 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.