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

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Kennebunkport Blueberry Wheat AleKennebunkport Blueberry Wheat Ale

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BA SCORE
70
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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 2.98
pDev: 21.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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:
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(Beer added by: SurlyDuff on 10-06-2008)
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chicagobill13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +51%
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 +47.7%
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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joshtrich

New York

4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

05-10-2012 05:28:22 | More by joshtrich
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +42.6%

03-13-2013 03:14:12 | More by AJ01923
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Ragingbull

California

4.08/5  rDev +36.9%
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 +35.2%
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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secondtooth

Indiana

4/5  rDev +34.2%
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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goodylil2shoes

Texas

4/5  rDev +34.2%

01-26-2013 04:04:24 | More by goodylil2shoes
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JoKo

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +34.2%
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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rocklibster

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +34.2%

01-16-2012 21:13:13 | More by rocklibster
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SuperSpy

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +32.6%
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 +31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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
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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 +29.2%
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 +28.5%
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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JNKYes


3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

03-28-2012 01:33:15 | More by JNKYes
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GinDC

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

08-19-2013 23:32:14 | More by GinDC
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Shawn25

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

01-05-2014 20:24:29 | More by Shawn25
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wowbagger

Virginia

3.7/5  rDev +24.2%
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 +24.2%
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 +22.5%
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 +21.8%
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 +20.8%
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 +20.1%
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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zzurn


3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

02-08-2013 07:34:22 | More by zzurn
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-05-2013 04:36:17 | More by Falcone
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Kennebunkport Blueberry Wheat Ale from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
70 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.