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Blue Point Blueberry - Blue Point Brewing Company

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541 Ratings
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Ratings: 541
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 15.95%
Wants: 12
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Gavage on 06-22-2004)
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Photo of david18
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed that beer. I usually don't like fruit beers but this one had a perfect balance of the fruit (a little in the aroma and a little in the flavor) without any sweetness and without beating you over the head with the flavor.

Good golden color (not sure why I expected bluish), great carbonation, excellent arome (see above) and a very drinkable beer even for those who don't like fruit beers, like me.

david18, Nov 27, 2009
Photo of josefnewsong
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very nice fruit beer. Carbonation and bready/biscuity flavor keeps it from becoming syrupy. The finish is like drinking those blueberry mini muffins that come in little packages. I couldn't drink more than one of these in a session (too sweet), but I was fairly impressed nonetheless.

josefnewsong, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of clayrock81
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold body with a one finger head and a little lace. A decent blueberry aroma along with some faint biscuity, bready malts. Smooth, creamy, lighter bodied with a large blueberry base for the taste with some minor hop bitternerss and malts for balance and to even the finish. Nothing spectacular but a good blueberry taste and this is an easy beer to sit back and relax with if you like fruit beers.

clayrock81, Nov 14, 2009
Photo of mozartsonata18
4.65/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

One of my all time favorive beers! Ale is light and fresh, and crisp and has no bitterness that I normally associate with ales. Not as sweet as I thought it would be but it is a ale after all. The aroma is mostly of fresh berries. Not much blueberry taste in the initial, but possesses a strong blueberry aftertaste. A must try for fans of fruit flavored beer!

mozartsonata18, Oct 28, 2009
Photo of pzrhsau
3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours well, has a nice golden color.

Smell: Nice natural blueberry aroma

Taste: Good blueberry aftertaste. The pack says "Fresh" and I realize that its not always going to come through in bottled beer. It was good for what it was, and I would consider purchasing it on tap.

pzrhsau, Sep 30, 2009
Photo of donniecuffs
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured golden, with decent carbonation, and a very pronounced white head. The smell fits the style...overpoweringly blueberry. However, while the taste starts off with a full round blueberry flavor, the finish is abrupt, dry, and imbalanced, with a lingering unpleasant aftertaste. The mouthfeel is expectedly thin with average carbonation. The finish in this beer kills it for me.

donniecuffs, Sep 25, 2009
Photo of Kegatron
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Kegatron, Sep 22, 2009
Photo of m1ked
4.43/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I actually enjoy a good fruit beer every once in awhile. I have fond memories of my first Pyramid Apricot Ale back when I worked in Berkeley.

A- Moderate pour from a botle into Stone 11th anni pint glass. A bright & clear brassy gold color. Good 1 inch white silky foamy head, recedes without any lacing. Leaves a thin cap. Plenty of random streamers throughout.

S- This smells just like rel blueberries to me. Slight hint of biscuit. Not complex, but as advertised.

T- Once again, straight blueberry upfront, maybe not as strong as the nose though. A little more caramel biscuit, but not much more than the nose. No hops, or etoh here.

M- It almost feels creamy ast first, then the crisp carbonation takes over. Light bodied. I don't get any fruit juice resin, or aftertaste.

D- While I am not going to drink this beer, or fruit beers in general, all the time- as far as fruit beers go this one is awesome. So easy to drink, refreshing. Definetly a summer (or end of summer)treat. I'm not including sours or the like in this statement- but I would rate this as one of my favorite fruit beers. I do really like blueberries too, so I may be biased.

m1ked, Sep 15, 2009
Photo of wingman14
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark orangish yellow with a tall white head that fades quickly. The smell is strong and inviting, the smell of blueberries immediately fills the room when you start pouring. Some other sweet and tart smells are present. The taste starts somewhat sweet with the blueberries fresh on the tongue. The blueberry stays strong throughout with some slight malt flavor coming through. The aftertaste stays with the theme, yet is more subtle and subdued. The mouthfeel is medium light with a nice smooth feel and nice carbonation. The beer is one sided, but done well, so the beer doesn't get annoying. This one is an easy drinker, not the best session beer, I wouldn't want more than a few, but definitely an enjoyable fruit beer.

wingman14, Sep 13, 2009
Photo of rosmhuire
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Tried this as part of the mixed 12 pack from FreshDirect.

Great smell of bluberries and nice amber coloring. Taste was a bit flat for me. However, this is definitely an easy-drinking beer that youcoudl throw back a few of and feel A-OK. Not my cup of tea though.

rosmhuire, Sep 02, 2009
Photo of Beejay
3.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Apple juice colored with a little bit of head that quickly dissipates.

S: Tart blueberries, and a biscuity aroma.. Kinda like a Blueberry pop-tart.

T: Crisp, tart, malty, the blue berry comes through in the back, subtle, but noticeable.

M: Lots of carbonation, but other than that a fairly thin feel to it, which is not bad considering the style and alc %.

D: Good for a nice hot day, a cool, crisp and fresh session beer.

Beejay, Aug 21, 2009
Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Ruby Tuesday in Waterbury, Conn.

A: Poured a bright, bubbly golden straw yellow with a thin fizzy head of carbonation which left little to no lace.

S: Smells faintly of Quaker blueberry oatmeal and some metallic grains.

T: Taste is fairly light and clean. A bit grainy and fizzy malt sweetness at first with the initial blueberry flavor before a fuller fruit flavor takes control of the palate. Not overbearing and just the right amount of berry sweetness to refresh.

M: Mouthfeel is crisp, clean dry and fizzy.

D: A great low ABV summer fruit beer that satisfies like a crisp, clean lager but doesn't kill you with a funky fake fruit flavor. A lot of alliteration in this review, wonder why?

Gambrinus1184, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of beergirlblog
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap at a little cafe in Brooklyn during a late brunch.

A: average, just a little golden, clear, with a white head. not too impressive, but not bad.

S: blueberries, but not heavily. like blueberry water or something.

T: toasty with some bitter notes, and of course, the blueberries. Not too heavy with the fruitiness though- enough to earn the name, but it wasn't overly sweet or sticky. Really nicely balanced.

F: good, crisp, would have been much better really cold in a bottle on a hot day. slightly more carbonated than I usually like.

D- fairly drinkable, but again, would have been better in a different setting.

Pretty decent beer. Will definitely buy it again when I'm looking for a light, refreshing beverage.

beergirlblog, Jun 21, 2009
Photo of kingskoast
4.38/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Truly a solid fruit beer. Beautiful clean look to it with a nice white head. The aroma is of fresh blueberries, the flavor is one to savor with its blueberry introduction and a nice finish. Really take your time with this one.

The colder the better, especially on a hot day.

kingskoast, Jun 12, 2009
Photo of ClockworkOrange
4.05/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the better blueberry ales out there, for my tastes anyway. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my shaker glass. Appears a clear golden yellow color with about an inch of fluffy, bone colored head. The head fades into a thin layer after a few moments. Some blueberry beers taste like blueberry Hubba Bubba bubble gum, if you can remember that from the 80's. Not this one, though. The blueberry aroma and flavor seem natural. Notes of bready wheat and mildly bitter hops are also here in check. Crisp drinking with ample carbonation. If you dig blueberry ales, this is a tasty one.

ClockworkOrange, May 07, 2009
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear golden yellow color with a white head that left decent lacing.

S - blueberries and malt.

T - good tasting brew, the blueberry flavor doesn't hide the taste of the beer, this is very well balanced.

F - light, crisp and refreshing.

D - smooth and easy to drink.

JoeyBeerBelly, May 02, 2009
Photo of Arenbeer
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served out of the bottle into glass, Real cold.

Appearance- Dark cloudy golden color, head disappears quickly. Beautiful color and hue for an ale.

Smell- Real strong blueberry aroma, notice right away when pouring.

Taste- Real smooth strong blueberry taste but not enough to hide the taste of the actual ale. Not even the slightest bit of bitterness, and great after taste that begs for you to drink more.

Mouthfeel- The longer it's in your mouth the more you get the true flavor of the beer. Real strong berry taste, not to carbonated. Perfect combination of flavors. Slight citrus flavor mixed with a real fresh blueberry taste.

Drinkability- Real easy to drink beer, full of flavor. Grab your self a six of this and relax and most of all ENJOY. You won't regret buying.

Arenbeer, Apr 28, 2009
Photo of matty
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma smells like a blueberry nut bread.Taste is the same with a slightly metallic aftertaste.It is a decent beer but I don't think you are missing much if you never had one.It's not terrible but kind of bland and boring.

matty, Mar 21, 2009
Photo of dudecandle
2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thought I was ordering the Toasted Lager (didn't read the fine print), so I was disappointed off the bat:
A: Simple darkish gold color, barely any head which disappeared quickly, but that may have just been because of the ineptitude of the bartenderess.
S/T: Blueberry, blueberry, and a slight malty character, maybe a secondary citrus.
M/D: Thin on the mouth, and more blueberry than I care to associate with beer, but a unique experience. It's too much of the same thing for too long with minimal complexity.

dudecandle, Mar 01, 2009
Photo of KTCamm
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My wife loves blueberry beer and this is one of her favorites. She let me have a 'taster' of one of these the other day.

Color is a pale light amber, with medium foam. The smell hits you right of the bat with - what else - blue berries! Theres other stuff going on there as well, but the fruit rules to roost.

The taste is surprisingly well balanced for the smell - the berries are there, but they don't take over. Instead they balance nicely into a very drinakble and enjoyable brew. Not as great as the Toasted Lager, but an enjoyable change of pace from Long Island.

KTCamm, Feb 20, 2009
Photo of kasper
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a really dull translucent amber with a tight banana cream colored multi-finger head that leaves some sporadic arched lacing, but not much.

S: Aromas of sweet blueberries, some vanilla cream, and malt.

T: Toasted malts and blueberries, but eventually something turns out to be a bit unnatural about the fruit component.

M: Approaching medium bodied. It's got an OK malt backbone but carbonation feels mild.

D: I buy this once in a while when I'm looking for something light and refreshing. It's a decent brew. Try it when it's fresh. One of those gateway beers that inevitably seem simplistic once you get into the crazy stuff.

kasper, Feb 14, 2009
Photo of MunchkinDrinker
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Beer pours a nice amber with a little bit of haze. Beige foamy head disappates fairly quickly, though some fizzy lacing continues down the glass.

S - The blueberry hits you instantly, followed by different citrus hop scents. Lemon comes to mind.

T/M - I was surprised to find that the blueberry does not hit as powerfully as the smell would indicate. The first thing that you taste is a rather strong maltiness that fades away into the blueberry and hops combo. Overall very very pleasant flavor. Doesn't leave an odd feel in your mouth after drinking it, which is another great thing.

D - The lightness makes for a very pleasant drink, very easy to drink quite a few of these.

MunchkinDrinker, Feb 06, 2009
Photo of olmatty
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours a bright white foamy head with moderate lacing and retention, a slightly cloudy deep golden hue

Smell- Slightly sour berry smell against a bit of pale malt

Taste- More blueberry smell than taste and less sweet than it smells, there's enough malt backdrop so as to make a nice and refreshing beer with year round appeal.

Mouthfeel- Crisp and light

Drinkability- Smooth, refreshing and easy drinking yet substantial enough. An awesome session if you like fruit beer.

olmatty, Jan 27, 2009
Photo of yuenglings
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Dark golden yellow good head at first left no lacing

Smell: Very strong sweet blueberry with alittle bit of a grain like smell

Taste: really good and strong blueberry taste but not to sweet still taste like beer

Mouthfeel: Fizzy with a dry like aftertaste

Drinkabilty: I like blueberries and i like this beer but i can not see my self drinking more than 3 or 4 in one sitting

yuenglings, Jan 14, 2009
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 8/7/08. Bottle, best by 10/2008. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Yep this smells like blueberries!! A slight hint of sweet pale malt peeks in the aroma as well. Flavor of more blueberries with some wheat and sweet malt. Good blueberry ale! Not too sugary, like some fruit beers and it actually has a good malt backbone. Solid. 7/4/7/4/14

Update 8/9/2008: Had this on tap at the brewery and it was even better. Tastes like a blueberry muffin in your mouth. Wow. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 23, 2008
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