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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
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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bkgodfrey

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -24.5%

04-10-2012 02:07:11 | More by bkgodfrey
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kojevergas

Texas

2.53/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

4.7% ABV. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired at Trader Joe's and served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are low; it looks and sounds disgusting.

A: Pours a one finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and decent retention. Colour is a clear yellow-copper. Not very appealing. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Artificial blueberry syrup. It made me cough to smell this (twice). Musty molded-over blueberry that's been in the fridge too long. Too sugary. A moderate strength aroma. Not at all appealing.

T: Artificial blueberry syrup. Intensifies in the finish. Overly sugary. No alcohol comes through. Not at all fresh. Unrefreshing. Where's the wheat? Foundation is clean barley. Not at all full-bodied. Boring and bland. Simple. Not at all subtle. No layering. No yeast comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Entirely too artificially smooth. A touch overcarbonated. Too slick. Doesn't suit the flavours well. A bit too thick for the lack of flavours.

Dr: Drinkable but boring and unremarkable. Bland and of severely limited quality. It's priced well for what it is, but I wouldn't get it again, or would I recommend it to friends. The blueberry is handled okay, but I have no idea how much wheat was used. The alcohol is low and well hidden. Leave this one on the shelf.

Low C-

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 07:25:41 | More by kojevergas
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kylehay2004

Florida

2.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: three finger frothy head without much lac surprisingly on a clear golden with a garnet hue body.

S: lots of blueberry with a subtle wheat and lemon note.

T: again blueberry heavy with the background of wheat and lemon.

M: light bodied and high carbonation.

Overall: A little too heavy on the blueberry. Its more like an artificial blueberry flavor than natural which turns you off a little.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 00:14:10 | More by kylehay2004
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JNKYes


3.75/5  rDev +25.8%

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

California

3/5  rDev +0.7%

03-12-2012 14:05:04 | More by Unchi
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OldTime

Georgia

3/5  rDev +0.7%

03-08-2012 06:01:05 | More by OldTime
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rodney45

New York

1.78/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Note: found at trader joes for a buck a bottle.

A: Clear golden yellow, with a paper white head that quickly dissipates.

S: Big notes of medicinal blueberry and wheat malt.

T: First profile is of sour blueberry muffins and robitussin. Secondary notes are wheat and pils malt, with a cloying sweetness. Sour dry finish.

M: Light body with mid high carbonation. More sweet than bitter.

O: I didnt really enjoy this beer. It wasnt a drain pour, but the last third I almost couldnt finish. Would not recommend, even for a buck a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 03:23:21 | More by rodney45
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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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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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TrojanWheels

California

3.5/5  rDev +17.4%

01-19-2012 21:26:52 | More by TrojanWheels
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +34.2%

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

Georgia

3.23/5  rDev +8.4%
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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beerme411

California

3/5  rDev +0.7%

11-14-2011 08:17:08 | More by beerme411
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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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u2carew

Massachusetts

2.68/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz longneck.
A) Pours with a big, two finger white head that settles quite quickly. Clear, golden body. Thin and barely sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) A bold blueberry aroma, but not like authentic smelling but rather artificial. Hints of wheat and grainy notes.
T) Bold blueberries at first, then fades quickly moving toward a sugary sweet flavor with a linger grainy aftertaste.
M) Light body. Fizzy.
O) Not a great beer. I'd drink one in a pinch but not one I would return to.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 00:29:55 | More by u2carew
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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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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.13/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Kennebunkport, jeez, why is this stuff still at Trader Joes?

Average beer colored beer, a little yellow, a little copper, lots of clarity (with a wheat and blueberry?). Couldn't really pick out blueberry as opposed to a sugary smell. Couldn't pick it out of the taste either, very sugar watery. Normally, this would make for a horrible experience, but I've had Kennebunkport's ipa, and this, by comparison, is not the same horrible experience.

Weird? Yes. I mean, the first things you would expect to taste in a wheat blueberry would be? Wheat and blueberry? yes. Here? no.

But you gotta give them points, as this one isn't their worst.

The Indian Wells of the East Coast.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 23:50:28 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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DoubleJ

California

2.7/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A warm day calls for a cold beer, and hopefully KBC Blueberry Wheat is better than the original. On to the beer:

Darker than gold, perhaps closer to an orangish gold color, translucent with lots of bubbles running through the body. The head is semi-creamy and whips fair lacing around the glass. Good blueberry notes in the nose, almost like a smelling blueberry muffin coming out of the oven. The wheat in the backdrop puts the piece together which reminds me fondly of those breakfast treats. However, warming does dull the nose and bring out traces of unpleasantness, which will be discussed.

The warmup was just a tease. While there are whispers of blueberries going on, much of the blandness of the original, uflavored wheat ale remain. Sort of chemically and macro lager like. Not particularly pleasant in the mouth; slick and firm, and I suppose the flavor isn't much to make my mouth excited either.

If you are to do outdoor activities on a day like this, I wouldn't put KBC Blueberry Wheat near the top of the list among refreshment options. Thank goodness I have other beers in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 23:32:16 | More by DoubleJ
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whatthehull

California

1.95/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tulip

A - a very golden color, half finger white head and no lacing

S - artificial blueberries, vomit, sour yeast and a little more vomit

T - artificial blueberry, sour grass, a hint of sugar and a funky wheat and yeast

M - No body, tons of acidity, no complexity, no finish, not at all balanced

D - if you like artificial blueberries and bud light, this shit is for you!

Final thought - Wow, I did finish it

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 22:57:43 | More by whatthehull
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up in Trader Joe's down in Westfield. Never had this and at $6 a six-pack, I figured that I'd give this a go. Sure enough, I got what I paid for but besides that, there wasn't a lot to write about when it came to this beer.

The pour had a decent golden hue with a fluffy head that faded fast. No lacing to be seen and not much of an aroma to write home about either. You want blueberries? They're here, with a somewhat malty base underneath it. The mouthfeel didn't have a lot of carbonation and there was a lemony and soapy feel to the beer. No tartness here either, but with something as bland as this, that was to be expected.

Lawnmower beers don't come any cheaper than this so if you're looking to down a few on a hot day like today, look no further. This wasn't the worst brew that I've had in a while but there's nothing to stand out here either. Worth a try once and it'll go into the rotation during the summer, until I run out and move onto something more enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 21:19:06 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

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

Poured from a twist-off 12-ounce bottle into a NOLA pint glass.

A: Extremely pale, transparent yellow with a fizzy head of short-lived bubbles. Very carbonated looking and leaves no lace.

S: Weak cereal grains and a very faint blueberry extract aroma. Wheat? I think not.

T: Fizzy, slightly sweet grains hit the palate first with a rush of carbonation and snappy, metallic hops. Again, no wheat here. A light blueberry flavor comes into play before washing away with a very dry, minimal aftertaste.

M: Very light, over-carbonated, nothing to grab at the palate but harsh grains and dry hops. Goes down like water.

O: I've yet to experience a blueberry beer outside of possibly Blue Point that even remotely interests me. Artificial blueberry extract flavor doesn't go unnoticed and it's a poor light lager to boot. I'll say thanks but no thanks.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 22:20:23 | More by Gambrinus1184
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notchucknorris

California

2.3/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a pale golden color with a really thin head that disappears very quickly.

S: Smells like blueberry, but there's something very artificial about it. I'm getting butter and a sugary smell as well, almost like a buttered up blueberry muffin.

T: Very buttery and grainy. There's barely any blueberry in the taste and the buttery flavor is way too much. It's almost an oaky butter flavor. I'm not a fan.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 04:56:17 | More by notchucknorris
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

2.7/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 5/17/11
*From notes

Best by date: November 2011

A: Really, you're calling this a wheat beer? Heavily filtered, it looks more like a pale lager. Brilliant light gold. A reasonable pour yields a 1.25 finger head and thin, mediocre lacing.

S: Sweaty foot odor. As it warms, I get a good bit of Captain Crunchberries and sweet blueberry conditioner.

T: Extremely light, with a hint of syrupy blueberry on the backside. Some traces of malt and grains are scattered throughout the mid-palate.

M: A little heavy handed on the bubbles. A wheat shouldn't drink like this, it's to be sipped and savored. This beer is simply too light and sharp for the style.

O: Kennebunkport's Blueberry Wheat is an odd beer. Too pale for a traditional wheat, and not enough traditional blueberry to really be a blueberry beer. If you're looking for a good blueberry ale, check out Sweetwater's Blue.

As for this: if I'm looking for a sessionable fruit beer, this will certainly fit the bill. But in reality, when's the last time I wanted a sessionable fruit ale?

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 16:31:46 | More by Rhettroactive
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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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wedge

North Carolina

2.15/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

$1 single @ TJ's. Best Enjoyed Before: D/11

Crystal clear pale yellow-gold with a thin, soapy white head. Smells like straight-up blueberry juice...very candy sweet. Clean, watery, much more mild blueberry flavor. The lingering artificial sweetness is not sitting real well with me. Light, crisp, and refreshing, but even at Trader Joe's there's a number of beers I would choose over this for summer thirst quenchers. Not truly awful, but there's no reason to ever buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 23:27:08 | More by wedge
Kennebunkport Blueberry Wheat Ale from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
70 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.