Blueberry Ale - Pump House Brewery
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3.36/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Purchased the can from local LCBO solely to rate and with low expectations - there's a reason one does not typically taste "blueberries" in beer!
Pours a golden straw colour with very little white head - looks like many a macro lager. Aroma of blueberry essence, not fresh fruit, with a hint of cereal graininess in the background. Flavour is likewise very blueberry-forward, with an "extract" juiciness that overwhelms all other tastes. Some grains still present in the finish after the berries have subsided.
A bit of a disappointment, but may be a good gateway beer for an otherwise "cooler" or cocktail drinker. More of a shame in that Pump House produces one of the best APA's I've ever enjoyed in Canada and I can't fathom how this blueberry ale is available at the LCBO while the magnificent IPA is not...
Serving type: can
03-29-2013 18:52:17 | More by hopsolutely
3.73/5 rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this several times out west but no formal review.
A - Pours a nice golden colour, finger of was with little retention or lacing.
S - Blueberries donate with a bready wheat finish.
T - Much like the nose with the blueberries coming through off the top and a bready wheat flavour that lingers on the palette. the blueberries aren't artificial in nature, which is nice, and they offer up a tart finish.
M - Medium, smooth and wet.
O - This delivers a solid fruit flavour without overwhelming the palette. Easy drinking and refreshing. One of my favorite blueberry ales.
Serving type: bottle
08-27-2012 18:13:16 | More by andrenaline
Blueberry Ale from Pump House Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.