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Blue Point Blueberry - Blue Point Brewing Company

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198 Reviews
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Reviews: 198
Hads: 592
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 79 | FT: 0
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Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Gavage on 06-22-2004

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Photo of Sammy
2.87/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Got this from a well-meaning trader as an extra. A light yellow lager with some blueberry in it. Yes, blueberry smell. A bit overcarbonated astringent mouthfeel. Not very drinkable. Why I do not normally go for fruit beers. Nothing of any interest to me. (254 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: half finger head on an amber and gold body.

S: blueberry times a lot. Some breads but blueberry dominates.

T: malts up front are quickly overtaken by pure blueberry.

M: light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Exactly what you expected from the name but too fruity and too sweet. (301 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It poured clear golden yellow with a thin, white head. A light level of carbonation is visible.
S: There's strong aroma of sweet blueberries in the nose--the kind of smell you would expect from a blueberry pie. It's rather inviting and encourages you to take a sip.
T: Unlike the smell, the taste is more balanced between blueberry flavors and sweet malts. It's hard to find any evidence of hoppy bitterness in the taste; the overall taste isn't that complex.
M: It feels rather light bodied on the palate and a bit thin given the low amount of carbonation.
D: This beer is very easy to drink and goes down smoothly, however I wouldn't drink more than one of these in a single sitting because of the lack of complexity in the taste. (735 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours out as a clear yellowish golden color with a white fizzy head on it. There isn't much lacing here at all. The smell of this beer goes from blueberry to a bready yeast aroma. The taste has some light blueberry flavors in there. The taste also has a malt character that's not too bad. The mouthfeel is smooth and pretty light. OVerall it's a decent fruit beer but not the best. (391 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.12/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a deep clear bright golden color ale with a nice pure white foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of blueberry syrup and probably some fresh one as well is quite dominant and enjoyable. Taste is a nice mix between some flavourful blueberry and a light sweet grainy malt base. Body is about average with good carbonation. Refreshing and well brewed though a bit too sweet for my taste. (397 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured a fairly bright golden yellow with a large fizzy white head. This gradually faded and was replaced by a thin film of lace and copious amounts dripping down the side. Ample carbonation could be seen in the somewhat hazy interior of the glass. The aroma was very light, not overwhelming with the fruit at all, but rather very subtly blueberry with hints of yeast and a somewhat muted hop presence. A touch of bread like malts in the back. The taste was lighter then what I had thought. A typical yeasty pale with a significant touch of blueberry in the front. Ample carbonation again gave it a very nice and light feeling along with keeping it from going flat. There was a decent enough dry finish and the flavor did linger for a decent amount of time. I put the first one down in no time flat, but as far as how many I could have, the sweetness may limit this, as I find after too many I start to get a little queasy. Now overall this was not bad by any means, I thought it to be a rather nice light fruity brew. However I will stick to my IPA's in the future. (1,066 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sharing this one, Drew.

A: The pour is a pale golden/straw color with a thin layer of white foam.

S: This beer has the unmistakable aroma of blueberry pancakes. The sweet blueberry aroma is certainly the work of extracts, but is really inviting. There's also some blueberry syrup sort of aroma as well as a mild maltiness.

T: The blueberry character isn't quite as intense as it is on the nose. Still, a good blueberry flavor, with a more noticeable maltiness that provides some bread notes. There is a touch of acidity to this one that seemed a bit out of place.

M: The body is light to medium with a medium carbonation. At least it's not syrupy like a lot of these kind of fruit beers are.

D: Not a bad fruit beer. I wish the flavor lived up to the great aroma, but you can't win them all. (807 characters)

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a clear, bright golden body with a slim, brief, white head.

Smell: Sweet-scented, aromatic blueberry notes, and enough underlying malty hints to remind you you're drinking a beer.

Taste: Sweet, sugar-toned malts with very mild notes of faintly toasted breadiness to it. Blueberry flavor through and beyond the finish, naturally, which, when joined with the initial sugariness, is like biting into the sugar-coated top of a mini blueberry muffin.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: It's good enough. For a blueberry fruit ale, that is. (589 characters)

Photo of nickfl
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with two fingers of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Some grainy malt and a little bit of dull fruity character that may or may not be blueberry.

T - Grainy malt and a strong, blueberry muffin character up front. More of the same through the middle as a light touch of bitterness comes out to balance things out in the finish.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - A shockingly strong and distinct blueberry character. The aroma is subdued, with little evidence of the promised blueberry, but it really comes out in the flavor with a fruit character that reminds me undeniably of the little blueberry muffins that one often finds on motel breakfast buffets. Not something that I would really want to drink again, but not too bad for what it is. (863 characters)

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Typical clear amber body beneath a short head of bright white foam that drops shortly and leaves only minor lacing about the glass.
Smell: Blueberry extract. Some minor "beer" aroma comes through as well, but basically the extract's got it covered.
Taste: The blueberries come through a bit at the front but immediately give way to a dollop of bready, wheaty malt. Bitterness becomes apparent towards the swallow, and it finishes drying with some residual sticky maltiness and a film of dull berry.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a gentle zest due to the median carbonation.
Drinkability: Overall it's not a bad beer. Tastes obviously vary greatly in a style like this and I think they've done a good job of balancing it. (736 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold, with 1 1/2 fingers of eggshell-white foamy head. Retains with a soft creamy layer, that leaves a decent amount of fizzy lacing down the sides of the glass. Wow, no shortage of blueberries in the aroma. It has a dense sweetness to it, that while not exactly feeling artificial or anything, still seems to hang just a bit heavy in the nostrils. Some light floral hops try and help cut this some, but this is still pretty fruity and thick in the nose.

The taste is sweet and lightly toasted pale malt grains, with the blueberries being much more restrained and balanced than what was in the nose. Very pleasant, adding a gentle fruitiness to the proceedings. Some light prickly hops run through this, drying the backend out. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied, with a softer and bubbly feel to the carbonation up front. This then gives way to a much crisper carbonation in the back, giving this some extra presence in the mouth.

Not bad at all. Despite the aroma coming off as a bit too heavyshanded, this ended up being a fairly tasty and refreshing Blueberry Ale. (1,117 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Tuck’s Pub in Cumberland, RI on 6/9/07, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of sweet blueberries, caramelized malt and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste isn’t quite as sweet as the most blueberry beers, which I think is a good thing. It starts out malty with a little smokiness, and then the fruity blueberry flavor kicks in, flowed by a mild hops presence. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

D: Tasty if you like fruit beers, goes down easily, not too filling, I don’t normally go for this type of beer but it’s one of the better fruit beers that I’ve had. (789 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - a brilliant bluish red color with minimal head and lacing

S - Pleasant and noticeable blueberry aromas the play a prominent role in the nose

M - Crisp, sparkling, sweet and light bodied

T - Pleasant blueberry flavor, not overpowering or cloying blueberry syrup like at all. I expected more blueberry taste, but the subtlety is actually a strength. It plays a nice side to the ale that it accompanies. Refreshing in all respects, but not spectacular either.

D - Very mellow, light dryness and not too sweet. Possibly a good fruit supplemented lawnmower beer. I enjoyed the light, refreshing traits that keep it in the session type fruit beer range. (663 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears a ruby amber tone with a large bubbled thick pink tinted cream head leaves sporadic strands of lacing all around my pint.

Aroma light tart blueberry tones with a touch of metallic character and light toasted malt sweetness with minimal earthy, herbal hops going on it doesn't seem overly sweet just a natural air of fruitiness going on.

Flavor, a biscuit maltiness with light herbal hop bitterness and a coat of blueberry tartness really affecting the sides of the palate finishes pretty clean with some lasting blueberry aftermath but nothing too cloying or sugary here pretty well made.

Mouthfeel light creamy carbonation body is a bit airy almost like a nitro draft sensation going on, the only negative is the trace of the blueberry flavor that really coats the palate after each sip.

Drinkability flows pretty well definitely a step above most other attempts at fruit beers but I don't think this blueberry has as many antioxidants as the fruit does, but a solid summer sipper definitely refreshing and not too one dimensional. (1,054 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 11/8/2011. Pours slightly cloudy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with nice retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of blueberry, blueberry skin, light bread, floral, and light herbal. Nice and pleasant aromas with good strength of authentic blueberry notes as expected. Taste of blueberry, blueberry skin, cracker, bready grain, floral, and herbal. Lingering notes of blueberry, blueberry skin, bread, cracker, floral, and herbal on the finish for a short bit. Good flavor balance with a nice amount of blueberry flavor; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is a nice blueberry fruit ale. Nice amount of blueberry flavor with good balance; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable fruit beer offering. (1,065 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Pours lightly hazy, amber colored, with a thin white head.
Aroma: blueberry pancakes with blueberry syrup and biscuits on the side.

Flavor: While the aroma suggests a sweet brew with a heavy handed contribution of blueberry flavoring, such is not the case: very balanced in terms of fruit/malt and sweet/tart.

Feel: medium-light body; rather crisp carbonation with a semi-dry finish.

O: well done and better than expected. (465 characters)

Photo of jwc215
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best before March '08:

Pours reddish orange/amber (no - not blue) with a thin head that immediately becomes a vanishing patch.

The smell is typical fruit extract - blueberry, obviously in this case. Would score it lower, as it lacks anything else, but - based on style - typical.

There we go - the taste follows the nose - blueberry syrup/extract. What I can say in its favor is that the blueberry is upfront with a bready character and barley malt (rather than the oft-present wheat)... To its credit as well - there is some tart balancing out the sweetness.

Rather fizzy in a light body (despite lack of noticeable carbonation) - but...not out of style.

In the end - after one I had a long-lingering aftertaste of having eaten (several) Blueberry Pop-Tarts. (764 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours an amber color with a 1/2" white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice pale malt and blueberry aroma. It's light and loaded with a natural blueberry scent, not an artificial extract. The taste is good as well. This is one of the better blueberry beers on the market. It's got a decent malt taste, but the flavor is mainly blueberries. It goes down easy and refreshes in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very easy drinking beer. I love the fruit flavor in this one. It's got good malt flavor as opposed to those wanna be beers that are all pilsner malt and fruit extract. (680 characters)

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold with a quarter of an inch of dense, soft, white head that has great retention. The nose has an immense blueberry aroma. The flavor is immensely fruity with an intense blueberry flavor that adds sweetness up front and some mild bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light and well carbonated.

This is a good beer if you enjoy blueberries. If you're not a fan, then the flavor is far too intense and fruity. Overall, I enjoyed it, but I'm not sure if I could have more than one. (500 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This arrived with a bone-white head with very low retention. The nose was VERY blueberry, evocative of a blueberry field in the summer. The color was a deep amber with NE-quality clarity. The mouthfeel was light but effervescent with a refreshing blueberry burst on the palate. The finish had an interesting dryness which made it a good summertime drink. (354 characters)

Photo of Gavage
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellowish orange in color with a thin head that produced no lacing. The aroma is this beers best quality as blueberry scent is pleasant and not overbearing like some other fruit beers. The flavor is good as the malt levels are mild and the blueberry flavors compliment and do not dominate. Some light bitterness rounds it out. This is a light-medium bodied brew that has a smooth mouthfeel. The finish is smooth and relatively clean as the fruit tones disappear quickly. Drinkable, but I feel fruit beers are best enjoyed in small quantities. (548 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on tap, poured a clear soft golden color, minimal head, and left some lacing. Lovely blueberry nose. Obvious and fairly bold notes of sweet blueberries. Soft mouthfeel. Crisp and dry with some hops coming onto the tongue late. Nicely balanced and crafted fruit ale. Not for everybody, but probably would be a winner with folks new to beer and/or interested in learning. Nice summer beer. (387 characters)

Photo of tempest
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a fruit beer that has flavors pretty close to the actual fruit. The blueberry is a little watery, like it should be, but it's still a nice taste. The malt is in the background and comes through nicely at times. At other times, however, there's an unpleasant bitterness (and I generally like bitterness). Still, the best blueberry beer I've had. (352 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.16/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A new edition to the lineup of brews available in NH.
Pours a deep golden amber with a one finger creamy white head. I was expecting a blueish hue, then I read the label and saw golden ale with natural flavors.
The aroma of blueberries and sugar is overwhelming me as soon as I start pouring. It has filled my nostrils and I haven't even gotten them close to the glass yet. Closer inspection reveals blueberry. Reminds me of the blueberry Eggo waffles my dad used to eat most mornings when I was growing up ahhh memories. I really can't find much else in the aroma.
Taste is a little more beery but really sweet and blueberry like. Up front you get a bit of bready malt and maybe a little honey followed by some of that blue fruit there what is it again? Sweet and sticky in the mouth, medium body and carb level.
Not a bad beer, but I couldn't drink many of these. Its a bit bit sweet and quite one dimensional. Meh! (918 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap in a pint glass, the beer is a hazy yellow-gold color with a thick, tightly bubbled, white head. Increased carbonation throughout the brew. Smells like a blueberry muffin, with good balance of fruit and bread. The flavor is sharp and dark roasted wheat with a light fruit essence, but not balanced at all. Almost a charry taste on the tongue and into the aftertaste. The finish is tart and dry, which seems wierd for the style. Started off promising, but ended as a bit of a dud. (493 characters)

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