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Blueberry Wheat Beer - Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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Blueberry Wheat BeerBlueberry Wheat Beer

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BA SCORE
82
good

90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: toolbrew on 04-17-2008

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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 38
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Photo of mdaschaf
3.17/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of woodske1
4.97/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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.

Photo of beerthulhu
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of MLasoski
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Strong aromas of blueberries are present in the nose. The smell was so strong that I could pick up the blueberries as soon as the cap was removed off the bottle.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of blueberries with hints of associated sweetness. Notes of wheat are noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has lots of nice aromas and flavors of blueberries that don't seem artificial – it's kind of like dipping into the blueberries at the bottom of a cup of yogurt before mixing them in. However, the strong dose of blueberries can make the taste seem a little one-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of toolbrew
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of MTNboy
4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of jwc215
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Photo of wiseguy142
2.93/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of neenerzig
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Eric

Photo of joekfsu
3.12/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of iceball585
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean pale yellow color with a small white head. In the aroma, fresh blueberries all day. In the taste, fresh dry blueberries, almost like a blueberry muffin. A small bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a note of dry blueberry skin in the aftertaste. Fresh blueberries and not sugary at all. Quite nice.

Photo of Gavage
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a clear golden yellow color with a short one finger head. Some mild lacing develops.

Smell: loads of blueberry with some softer wheat tones. Very pleasant for a fruit beer.

Taste: the blueberry flavor dominates here and drowns out any other flavors. Some soft grass and wheat tones are in the background and bitterness is very mild.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout with some dryness late. Aftertaste is focused on the blueberry flavors.

Drinkability: this beer is a bit unbalanced and more than one glass would be tough to handle in a session.

Photo of goblue3509
4.18/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden color with a nice white head that is about one finger. The smell is a blueberries, it isn't over the top blueberry though. There is also some wheat in there. The taste is of blueberries over a nice malt taste. The mouthfeel is of moderate carbonation. Overall this is a very drinkable beer, crisp and refreshing, you could have a number of these.

Photo of fscottkey
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: [4.50] Clear pale straw color. Very few bubbles in the glass. The head dissipated right away and left wisps of foam on the surface. The beer is 4.8% ABV and bottled on 11.03.14.

S: [3.25] I am not getting much blueberry on the nose. I get mostly wheat smells.

T: [3.50] The taste is really nice. A nice sweet wheat beer taste. Nice bready taste. then just a suggestion of blueberry. The blueberry is not dramatic or overpowering. Very subtle.

M: [3.75] The label says "Dry and Fruity" - I agree. Nice crisp dry finish. Nice carbonation level.

O: [3.50] This one has been rattling around for a while in the fridge. I have been passing it over for a while - but I was pleasantly surprised. It is a well made beer that doesn't try to over do it with the blueberry. This would be ideal out on a dock int he summer.

Photo of gskitt
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled this on New Years with friends. Pours a light, hazy, pale gold color, fizzy head. Smelled of blueberries, what else? Tastes of mile blueberries and had some malty backbone, but everything about this brew is subdued. Mouthfeel wasn't my favorite part of this beer, did leave a bit of a sour aftertaste. If you like blueberries, you can drink many of these. 4%!

Photo of matty
3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Looks like a macro.Aroma is sour blueberries.Taste is blueberries,bread and malt with a hint of sweetness.Taste is a tad on the watery side but still a decent beer.Overall I think it's worth one try.The jury is out on whether I would purchase again.

Photo of BDIMike
3.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden color with a lot of carbonation. A medium white head thins out very quickly, however the lacing throughout the drink is very good.
Smell has a slight bit of wheat, but an awesome amount of blueberry. The strong smell of blueberry smells so genuine and fresh that you would think you are actually smelling a bushel of blueberries. (Do blueberries come in bushels?)
Taste is good for a blueberry beer. There is a lot of blueberry taste and not much else on that. However, the blueberries do taste very authentic, like they use real blueberries.
Mouthfeel is really good for a blueberry beer. This is obviously a summer choice, so the fact that the beer has a very light feel and a crisp, refreshing bite makes the mouthfeel perfect for the season.
Drinkability is good. The genuine blueberry taste is strong at first, however it balances out with the wheat fairly nicely as you continue to drink. A great selection for a hot summer day on a patio in upstate New York!

Photo of lovindahops
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good light fruit beer

Photo of schoolboy
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked a six of these up when our ski bus stopped at a grocery store in Ellicottville. This was a great refreshing beer after a hard day of skiing and several stronger beers earlier in the day. It is a pretty subtle, well balanced taste that I think is mostly designed for easy drinking. The fruit taste is subtle, but so are the hops, malt and yeast tastes,so it works.

The appearance is that of a flat, light beer. A pale yellow.

But even though I usually prefer bolder tastes, this one gets a thumbs up for what it is. I think they met their goals admirably

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden-yellow color with a two finger fluffy white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a blueberry nature mixed with some grainy wheat aromas. The blueberry is quite potent, but not overly sweet and has a nice almost drier smell as there are only lighter notes of a more caramel and sugary sweetness.

Taste – The taste begins with a flavor of a light wheat and blueberry flavor. The nose is heavier then the taste however, with the flavors being relatively subdued in comparison to the smell. The blueberry gives way with the wheat growing slightly stronger as the taste moved on from the beginning to the end. All the while a lighter sugary sweet taste that is upfront fades to the end with a slight bit of acidic and light bitter flavor comes to the tongue at the end of the taste leaving a dry blueberry wheat taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is very light and crisp with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. Both are quite nice for the blueberry and wheat flavors of the brew and make for a refreshing style brew.

Overall – This would be a nice beer for a hot summer day as it is light, fruity and refreshing. Other then on a warm day in summer however this is one I would not go to on any great occasion as it is a little lacing in the flavor department.

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