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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
okay

141 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SurlyDuff on 10-06-2008)
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barczar

Kentucky

3.18/5  rDev +6.7%
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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tastymug

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-01-2013 14:56:03 | More by tastymug
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev +0.7%

01-01-2013 03:09:02 | More by kjkinsey
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.43/5  rDev +15.1%
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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cliff1066

Virginia

3/5  rDev +0.7%

12-22-2012 21:23:57 | More by cliff1066
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -16.1%

12-18-2012 22:16:47 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
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SgtPepper5088


3.25/5  rDev +9.1%

11-29-2012 01:59:04 | More by SgtPepper5088
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JohnEricaLawson


3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-23-2012 22:11:37 | More by JohnEricaLawson
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darrmitchell


3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-23-2012 06:56:25 | More by darrmitchell
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mdavidson

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-04-2012 21:07:09 | More by mdavidson
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bzach

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -7.7%

10-21-2012 05:21:18 | More by bzach
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Ejayz

Iowa

3/5  rDev +0.7%

09-03-2012 05:02:55 | More by Ejayz
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zbloom

New York

2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

08-28-2012 03:48:26 | More by zbloom
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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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hilgart1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-03-2012 23:34:38 | More by hilgart1
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +0.7%

07-05-2012 21:40:37 | More by doucmehu
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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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MyMagicalPants

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

06-17-2012 16:08:42 | More by MyMagicalPants
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beertunes

Washington

2.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grabbed this at my local Trader Joes. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a clean, slightly hazy, medium amber color with a very thin cap of of light tan head that immediately dissipated to a ring, thus zero retention and no lacing.

As soon as I uncapped this beer, I smelled the unforgettable scent of BooBerry cereal. Just an overly sweet blast of artificial berries that dominated even at arms length. There was no grain or malt, just syrupy sweetness. On the tongue, there was just a bit of grainy malts, other than that, just more Booberries.

The body was a bit thin and very sticky. Drinkability will depend on your tolerance for the over the top sweetness. I can only recommend this beer as a tick. If you're in the mood for this style, do yourself a favor and grab some Abita Purple Haze, a similar brew that is leagues better.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 19:03:15 | More by beertunes
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Lockedin

California

2.88/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Had while sailing with my Family. Choices were this, Bud Light, or Black Cherry Soda.

A: Poured into a plastic pint mug (boat ware). Nice deep Amber color with great clarity. Normally a good thing, but I thought this was a wheat ale - guess I was expecting something else. 1 finger off white large bubbled head recedes to a thin ring quickly, no lacing visible (could have been the plastic...)

S: Blueberry syrup - like they have at the International House of Pancakes. A bit of malt and grain, but really dominated by the syrupy blueberries. A bit musty as it warmed.

T: Follows the nose at first - overwhelming artificial blueberry pancake syrup. I really thought this was going to be horrible, but since I was occupied with steering, the beer warmed and opened up a decent malted wheat twang that melded nicely with the blueberry flavoring. Dad agreed & set the rest of the sixer in the galley sink to bring it to cabin temp. Taste improved nicely, but still stayed "OK" as opposed to GREAT!! Finish is a bit overly sweet and lasts.

M: Thin & watery, yet manages to leave a bit of a slick on the tongue - not so nice - I think I'll go brush my teeth.

O: Actually not bad - Better than others I've tried. I still found it more interesting than Bud Lite. My Wife & Mom really enjoyed this (as we discovered when Dad went below for more). Wife swears it goes great with salad & crumbled blue cheese.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 18:23:29 | More by Lockedin
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3/5  rDev +0.7%

05-18-2012 21:10:57 | More by Mikecap
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.03/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a clear amber tone with a finger, finger and a half of puffy white head that dissipates fairly quickly; decent lacing though.

nose is malty, wheaty, and blueberries, although some of the blueberry aroma has an artificial note to it. flavor follows the nose; no big surprises there. i'm reminded of the cereal boo-berry. slight bitterness to the finish. light-bodied and crisp mouthfeel, if somewhat watery. it's not a bad beer, especially if you're into blueberry wheats, just a bit lackluster for my money.

original review on: 08-27-2010

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 22:16:48 | More by BostonHops
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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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.15/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 11/2012.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with a 1/2 inch foamy tan head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of blueberry pankcakes or muffins, but more of an artificial or extract aroma than the real deal. Taste is pretty much the same but a bit watery flavor wise. This beer has a pretty good level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average fruit beer that reminds me of a Sea Dog Blue Paw but just not as good. Definitely not as bad I was expecting based on word of mouth though.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 04:49:03 | More by UCLABrewN84
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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
Kennebunkport Blueberry Wheat Ale from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
70 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.