Blue Point Blueberry - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Reviews: 192
Hads: 580
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 15
Gots: 71 | 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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Reviews: 192 | Hads: 580
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a medium golden-amber color with a one finger white head that has a decent level of retention. The head holds strong for quite some time, but eventually fades to give a moderate level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is huge of a blueberry smell. Mixed with this is a very light bready aroma. The blueberry smell is a little artificial in nature as it is a little to potent and sweet, but none the less, it is quite pleasant and nice.

Taste – A light bready and sweet blueberry flavor greet the tongue. These flavors are present throughout, but change slightly in intensity throughout the taste profile. The bready taste start out heaviest upfront (although not too heavy) but fade more and more as the taste advances. The blueberry on the other had starts out lighter and gets stronger as the taste advances. In the end a sweet and very blueberry flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the rather thin side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. The thinner body and higher carbonation create a rather crisp brew which is great for the sweet blueberry favors of the beer.

Overall – A fairly tasty blueberry ale, although it may be a little cloying. Overall one of the better blueberry beers I have tasted. While not a beer I would drink on session it is rather refreshing and worth a try. (1,427 characters)

Photo of hays23
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The smell of blueberries hit me as soon as I popped the cap. The beer had a decent blueberry taste, but overall it was a bit weak. The flavor disappears mid-sip and leaves a rather bland taste in the mouth. Overall its an average beer. Nice on the front end, but leaves a little lacking on the back end. (303 characters)

Photo of psusarahkate
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was very excited to try this beer. I LOVE fruity beers! It pours a yellowish/orangeish/gold. A pinky finger worth of white head that looks like freshly fallen powdery snow sits at the top and only lasts for a few minutes. What's left is a snowy white ring around the top. It smells delicious. The most prominent smell is of fruity pebbles. The blueberry smells natural, not artificial. My first sip revealed more carbonation than I was expecting, but not overpowering. I'm getting a strong club soda/tonic taste, in fact I can taste that more than the blueberry. It smells more strongly of blueberry than it actually tastes. The mouthfeel is dry and crisp. This would be a good choice for someone who only wants a hint of fruit, but I wish there were more. Definitely a good session beer and relatively low in alcohol. I wouldn't buy this again but would certainly have one if offered to me. (893 characters)

Photo of JKuras
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clean, crystal clear golden straw-colored ale, about a ¼ inch of head. Looks to be well carbonated.

Smell: Definitely get the blueberries right away with some strong flowery sweetness. Also some lemon/citrus, and the malts bring everything together.

Taste: Sweet, but not quite as sweet as I was expecting. More flowery and tart than sweet. The blueberries are there but they don’t overpower the malts. There’s also a good amount of hops on the finish. Hardly any alcohol noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated and goes down clean and easy. Good solid body for a fruit beer.

Overall: After losing all faith in blueberry beers after trying Anheuser-Busch’s Wild Blue, it took me a few years to come back to another. This was a nice surprise - an enjoyable simple beer that goes down easy and could really be a session for me. This is really how fruit beers should be done, the malt and hops always come first, and the fruit gives it just a slight tweak in flavor. (991 characters)

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear straw. Lots of bubbles. Fairly thick lacing that dissipates quickly.
Smell: sharp, crisp blueberry.
Taste: more of the same. No doubt what this is about. Truth in advertising. It is a pure blueberry ale. Nothing complex bout it, and it works.
Overall: a one trick pony to be sure but it pulls off blueberry ale as well as can be done I reckon. Very refreshing on a hot summer day. (398 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with about a half inch off-white head that sticks around for a bit. There's also a good amount of lacing left on the glass. It smells like blueberries and blueberry syrup. Kinda fruity, kinda artificial but still nice. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like fresh blueberries, blueberry syrup and some grainy malt. Reminds me of eating blueberry muffins (and I mean that in a good way). Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's refreshing and easy enough to drink. The longer I drank this brew, the more I liked it. A friend of mine got a single bottle of this for me when he was on a trip out of town. If I came across this in the future, I'd buy it. I think it's a good brew. (755 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 AdamBear
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-golden with a thick white head

S-smells like syrupy blue berries. It's an adjunct scent, medium strength

T-comes in with a clean taste of adjunct grains and blue berries. Not a terrible taste. It's not very flavorful, but it's also quite crisp and smooth.

M-low carbonation with a watery finish

O-it's actually not a terrible beer. It's pretty straight forward with out gross off flavors or qualities. Simple. The girls will like it. (439 characters)

Photo of jeffack
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed this. It had a real blueberry scent - not just generically fruity or artificial. Taste was more subtle and quite sweet, but still good. Color was pale yellow... straw-ish, maybe? Hardly hoppy at all; would be good for someone who is new to beer drinking. Good summer beer. (289 characters)

Photo of BellsFan
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cristal clear yellow

Smells wonderful. Strong smell of blueberry pie. Absolutely wonderful.

Taste was disappointing in relation to the nose. It had nearly no blueberry flavor.

Mouth feel was crisp and clean

Overall I was hoping for more blueberry pie flavor. (273 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 Brad007
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mild golden color with a one-finger head into my glass. Good presentation. Good color, etc.

Lots of blueberry essence mixed with clove and wheat. Not a surprise here. What I expected.

Ditto on flavor. Blueberry essence is subdued in favor of toasty, sweet malt. Very crisp. I like that the focus is back on the base beer and not just the flavoring.

Lingering blueberry essence and sweet, toasty malt. Very tasty.

I like this! hard to figure out the "best of" but it's not cloying or too artificial. (511 characters)

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

It pours out a golden color with a white head. Aroma? Blueberries. Taste? Blueberries. Mouthfeel? Not blueberries. It's lighter and briskly carbonated. Drink this if you want your beer to taste like blueberries. Avoid it if you don't want your beer to taste like blueberries. It is what it claims to be on the label, nothing more, nothing less. (391 characters)

Photo of Firkin-Bunghole
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes from 3/13/12. 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance-light yellow/golden with white head

Smell-Juicy, fresh blueberries. Also, pick up on sugar

Taste-Right on par with the nose, I get a lot of fresh-blueberry taste through and through in this beer. The profile reminds me of fresh/organic blueberries. This is definitely sessionable and I will pick up throughout the summer and possibly spring too.

Mouthfeel-Well carbonated, light.

Overall-I have been searching for a blueberry beer and have found my match. Got really lucky with this one-since BluePoint is well represented here in upstate NY. Can't wait for warmer days so I can buy again. (679 characters)

Photo of setbro72
2.78/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer does some things adequately, but nothing really well. It's very fruity with this amazing blueberry aroma hitting you hard from the opening. My issue here is that there is little bitter to balance off of the sweet. It's as if they tried to bury the ale in blueberry and citrus. Mouthfeel was watery as well. As I type, I'm sitting here trying to finish it. Very one-note, not sweet enough to be a dessert beer, too sweet for regular beer drinking. Boring blueberry beer. (479 characters)

Photo of rmcnealy
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got this one from a great east coast BA'er.

Poured a very beautiful medium amber gold that was nearly non-translucent but appeared to be totally filtered. Produced a stark white head that reduced to a mere inconsistent lace ring around the glass. Smalls are overwhelmingly blueberry! The tastes are not very carbonated as some have posted. Perhaps it's a less than fresh bottle at this point. Has the backend taste and mouthfeel of a Blue Moon. For only a 4.6% abv brew, it's more than a mouthfool. Seems heavier. Decent brew. Come summer time, I'll take a Leine's Berryweiss over this one anytime. Glad I tried it.

Cheers! (626 characters)

Photo of atr2605
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours a transparent gold color with a white head with very good retention that leaves a nice lace.
S-low malt and hop aroma, mainly blueberry comes through
T-again low malt flavor, hop provide bitterness but do not provide any flavor, and blueberry is subtle. Finishes clean.
M-light bodied
O-very easy drinking beer. Not a ton of flavor, but what is to be expected of the style (380 characters)

Photo of laurastradford
4.64/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

My favorite blueberry beer I have ever had. The use of fresh blueberries instead of a syrup helps the beer out a lot. I have had on tap and in a bottle and both are good options. Once while served on tap it was not cold enough and it really hurt the beer's flavor. When it is served cold enough it is very light and refreshing perfect for sipping on a hot summer day. (367 characters)

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 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 DarthKostrizer
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look: Straw yellow in color and translucent with a 1/8 inch head and no retention

Smell: Blueberries

Taste: Blueberries

Mouthfeel: Thin body and medium carbonation

Overall: This beer does exactly what it sets out to do and even though it is not my style I have to give the beer credit for accomplishing it's goal (317 characters)

Photo of howardvw
4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 5

holy shit, BEST BREWERY EVER-HANDS DOWN.
been going to this brewery for a few years. you cannot beat it-- must go, must...
about the beer.
top of its class. blueberry is the real flagship, light as can be, great summer beer, 90 degrees at the beach- wasted, best in the 5 gals.
toasted lager harsh but a good harsh, a bit unique, and- i cant remember the others, just go will ya... (381 characters)

Photo of taigor
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

A - Poured clear golden color with medium white head that quickly dissipated leaving almost no lacing around the glass.

S - Blueberries dominate with slight scents of grains and malts.

T - Blueberries dominate from the start with slight sweetness followed by malts and a slightly dry finish.

M - Light bodied with high carbonation.

O - I would consider this just an average fruit beer. I felt it was too watery with no flavor towards the finish. However, I would recommend this since it was very refreshing and crisp. (556 characters)

Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Blue Point shaker.

A: Pours a pale amber with two fingers of off-white head.

S: Smells...like blueberry pancakes! They nailed it! It doesn't have that syrupy sweet smell that most fruit beers do, but its actually the combination of grains and fruit that you get from blueberry pancakes.

T: It falls off a little here. The blueberry taste is muted and doesn't taste as fresh as the smell suggested. Still not bad.

D: Mouthfeel is about average and the alcohol is hidden; I could drink a few more of these.

Overall: This won't blow anyone's mind, but it is a decent take at a style that is often a source of failure for breweries. Solid fruit beer. (684 characters)

Photo of BeerManDanNYC
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A very solid and easy drinking fruit ale. A little too sweet after a couple...best as a "in the nightly rotation" beer. I am a fan of fruit beers and like that the smell of blueberries is evident right before every drink. It's just a little too sweet to kill a sixer in a sitting! (280 characters)

Blue Point Blueberry from Blue Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.