Newport Storm Rhode Island Blueberry - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Maxwell:
3.53/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
The beer pours clear light gold with an ever so slight red tint. The head is little and white, and fades quickly, leaving noting on top of the beer. The beer is crystal clear with a slight haze. On the nose, the beer is ripe with blueberries and blueberry syrup. Wheat grains dance behind everything else in the smell. On the tongue the beer tastes of blueberry, light cereal malts, and a surprising touch of bitter hops, though all flavors are clean on the tongue. The beer begins with light blueberry, which builds into heavy blueberry syrup before fading into light cereal malts and a touch of dry grassy bitters. The aftertaste is light with blueberry and grassy hops. On the mouth the beer feels clean and crisp, while the carbonation sits at a medium level. The mouth is left dry with a slight scrim of syrup over it. Overall, this beer is mediocre. Sure I can drink a lot of it, but the blueberry flavor tastes very artificial and syrupy, which is sweet, but not quite melding enough for the beer. The kolsch characteristics in this beer, while weak are still interesting and nice. The crispness from the kolsch is great, but overall the beer is too syrupy sweet with not enough real blueberry flavor. I don’t think this beer is worth picking up again.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2013 05:24:23 | More by Maxwell
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3.46/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12oz bottle, day 19 of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent calendar.
This beer pours a slightly hazy medium golden amber colour, with two skinny fingers of wanly puffy, tightly foamy, and eventually creamy off-white head, which leaves a bit of streaky coral reef lace around the glass as it evenly recedes.
It smells of blueberry fruit pie, doused in artificial blueberry Slurpee, the bready pale malt commendably present and accounted for, a touch of seemingly independent sourness, a touch of field honey, and very faint earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more semi-sweet mashed blueberries, now mostly bereft of their fake fruity essence, with a mild earthy tartness, gritty bready caramel malt, dry honey, and weak weedy hops.
The bubbles are rendered in a rather low-key manner, the body medium-light in weight, and plainly smooth, with little worthy of getting in the way at this juncture. It finishes off-dry, and duly fruity, the blueberry still working it, the plain-ass malt not really still as notable.
There's blueberry in this thar beer, sure, however the overall effect is middling, underwhelming, and well, just too meh for me 'I'to lust after another (of this, that is). Oh, and the under-cap sentiment doesn't exactly help - "I'm going to need a beer to put these flames out". What?
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2013 03:46:41 | More by biboergosum
Newport Storm Rhode Island Blueberry from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.