Blueberry Wheat Beer - Ellicottville Brewing Co.
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3.15/5 rDev -13.5%
Thanks to Cuzco for this one!
A: Pours a clear golden color with small head formation. It fades to a small layer of foam on the top. Tiny carbonation bubbles are released from the bottom.
S: Very sweet, there is a nice blueberry aroma as well as some wheat/yeast on the backend. As it warms the blueberry aroma lessens and the wheat takes over.
T: Starts off with a slight blueberry flavor that quickly fades to a dry wheat taste. Overall not much here, I wish the blueberry last longer.
M/D: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Overall it was a slight disappointment. The nose led me to hope it was going to taste better than it did.
11-18-2010 01:52:01 | More by mdaschaf
3.4/5 rDev -6.6%
Ellicottville- Blueberry Wheat
A- Bright clear yellow with a small foamy white head. Soapy lacing.
S- Light sweet wheat with faint blueberries.
T- Sweet blueberries and sweet sugary wheat. Grassy hop bite.
M- Light and sweet. Fruity sweet body with sweet wheat and malt. Mild dry grassy hop finish.
Overall- Not bad for a fruity summer beer. 1's enough for me though.
05-15-2009 23:53:48 | More by NJpadreFan
4.97/5 rDev +36.5%
This is Ellicottville's lowest rated beer? Impossible! It is my personal favorite. If you don't like fruit beer then don't bother but if you want something different it is a must.
Get it on tap at one of their locations and they through in FRESH BLUEBERRIES into your drink! It makes for a nice addition.
02-20-2009 05:31:51 | More by woodske1
2.95/5 rDev -19%
A: Poured a bright golden-brass with a 1 finger bright white fizzy head that quickly settled. No visible lacing was left while a medium heavy shower of macro bubbles rose upwards in unison.
S: The blueberries appeared fresh with a sweet fruity nature. Light to medium in strength. The aroma was really nothing to get excited about, rather mundane, but unoffensive at the same time.
T: The flavor opens up with some sugary sweet berries then progresses to a dry tartness. There is a green vinery hopping on the fade as well a bitterness of dry blueberry skins. Overall moderately flavored, with a dry tart finish, but was safe (macro-like) that didn't make you care either way.
M: light bodied, slick with moderate carbonation detection. Overall much like the flavor there was not a lot here to sway you either way.
D: While I liked the fact the flavor and nose appeared fresh and wasn't overbearing or in your face, it did seem a bit under par with not much wheat character. Really didn't care either way for this, and certainly wasn't thinking about another one.
07-09-2009 22:10:01 | More by beerthulhu
3.55/5 rDev -2.5%
Served: In a bottle, poured into an ale glass.
A: Pours with minimal head and the body has a light tan color. Looks crisp.
S: Smells of blueberry and mild wheat, slightly malty.
T: Tastes like blueberries with a mild hop aftertaste.
M: Nothing too special about how it feels. Starts out with a blueberry flavor and leaves the mild wheat aftertaste in the end, but it's very enjoyable.
D: I've had other blueberry beers and this is favorable. Definitely beats out Wild Blue (especially since it doesn't pour a bluish color). I could kick back a couple of these.
05-22-2009 03:31:34 | More by MLasoski
3.43/5 rDev -5.8%
12 oz bottle courtesy of Cuzco pours a slightly hazed, light yellow color with a small cap of white head. Not much for retention or lacing.
Nose is very sweet, and I am guessing here, artificial blueberry aroma. This has to have some sort of extract in it...I am not one to hate on artificial flavors, so in this case it smells good, though a little like Fruity Pebbles.
Taste is not as sweet as the nose would indicate, but tastes like what I imagine an "essence of blueberry" would be. The malts are light and barely even qualify as grainy...maybe a light wheat tang. Not bad, but is a fairly forgettable fruit wheat beer.
08-14-2012 00:05:25 | More by twiggamortis420
3.73/5 rDev +2.5%
Pours clear and golden with a thick foamy white head. Very carbonated.
I could smell the blueberry as soon as I opened the bottle.
Initially you get the blueberry taste - mild, not overpowering. Still some fruit flavor in the finish, but more of a pilsner-style taste.
Lots of carbonation makes this beer feel lighter in my mouth than other fruit beers. Get the 'bubble' sensation on the tip of my tongue and the rear of my mouth.
Easy to drink and would be nice on a hot summer day. I could have a couple of these per sitting.
04-17-2008 21:40:16 | More by toolbrew
4.15/5 rDev +14%
Appearance- It is a nice straw yellow color. There are a lot of bubbles in the body and that forms a lot of head and lace.
Smell- You can smell the berries right away. It has little complex fruity smell past the initial berry blast as well.
Taste- There is more to this beer than the berries. You can still taste the malt and some very mild hops.
Mouthfeel- I a lot of fizz bite but for the most part light.
Drinkability- Very refreshing and easy to drink.
08-15-2008 12:01:51 | More by MTNboy
3.73/5 rDev +2.5%
A - A very clear hazy yellow very light beer looking. Head is fairly decent at a half an inch that turns to a nice lace ring.
S - Hmmm smells kind of artificial but very sweet. A few sniffs later I can actually detect a good malt bill and some hops.
T - Tart and kind of acidic but very balanced. I get light blueberry taste then some decent citrus hops followed by a light malt flavor.
M - Light and bubbly it's not bad.
Overall one of the better fruit beers I have drank with constant fruit flavors, hops, and a bubbly bit of carbonation. Not bad at all.
01-15-2012 01:10:14 | More by DrDemento456
2.9/5 rDev -20.3%
Pours hazed light golden with a white creamy head that thins. Strands of lacing stick.
The smell is of strong blueberries when the bottle opened. But, oddly enough, the blueberry is not as strong after the pour. Some breadiness gives it a bit of a blueberry pie aroma.
The taste of blueberries is not strong, but still dominates. Just a hint of tart. It does have an herbal bitterness that makes me wonder if they added more hops to make a firmer beer base, but it doesn't work so well, as it conflicts with the blueberry syrup character. There is a soapy character, as well, that I'm not fond of. It has a chalky dryness in the finish.
At first, I thought it had some creaminess, but as I drank more - second sip - the carbonation picked up to hit the fizzy level. Light bodied. All-in-all, though, about average for a light American fruit beer.
It's not too "artificial", as some others are, but it's still nothing I would desire again. The soapy character, though mild, did not help, and things seemed to conflict. Blueberry did repeat a bit after awhile. Different, but not too impressive.
06-06-2009 22:51:03 | More by jwc215
2.88/5 rDev -20.9%
I'd say about half the customers at the bar were ordering this beer so I wanted to give it a try. Served with a couple fresh blueberries on top, straw yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma of light blueberries, a very wheaty smelling. Taste is a bit of a let down. Thin and a little too watery. The blueberry flavor is a bit fake tasting. I think it needs a little more of a malt backbone. Either that or make it a totally dry and crisp wheat beer and bump up the blueberry just a little bit.
03-08-2009 09:24:37 | More by wiseguy142
3.88/5 rDev +6.6%
Reviewed from notes as I drank this the night before Thanksgiving. Enjoyed a 12 oz bottle of this at La Cave Du Vin. Poured into a standard pint glass. This beer pours a clear medium golden color. Not much head or lacing from the start. Aromas of blueberry and some malt and a bit of grain present. The taste was pretty much the same, blueberry malt along with a bit of hops at the end. This beer was a fairly crisp, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate to high carbonation. Easy drinkin' here. Not something I'd drink all the time, but certainly worth a try.
12-08-2008 04:33:28 | More by neenerzig
3.28/5 rDev -9.9%
12 oz bottle. Pours clear and golden, 1 cm of bubbly head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is terrible, beyond skunk, think porta-john. Flavor is pretty impressive though with obvious blueberry, malt, biscuits, and a hint of hop bitterness at the end. Minimal lacing, moderate carbonation, light body, and light alcohol is hard to pick up on. Overall, the smell really turned me off, gross, but it tasted good, so its iffy.
06-12-2008 00:47:14 | More by joekfsu
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
A- Bright yellow color, clear, half finger thick head that faded to a thin ring around the glass
S- Strong auroma of blueberries, light malts, hint of citrus hops
T- Fresh blueberries, grains, wheat, sugar, hint of other berries near the end
M- Light/medium body, medium carbonation, crisp, fruity, sweet
D- Worth buying again
This ranks near the top end of the blueberry beers that I've tried over the years, although not a lot of complexity.
05-23-2008 00:13:32 | More by iceball585
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