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Blue Point Blueberry - Blue Point Brewing Company

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494 Ratings
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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.91%
Wants: 8
Gots: 22 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Gavage on 06-22-2004)
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BBM

New York

3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is becoming Blue Point's new staple, as it's been popping up at more bars than the Toasted Lager lately. It pours a clear burnt orange color with a thin white head. The smell is of mmm mmm blueberries and malt. According to the site they use a few hundred pounds of fresh blueberries in each batch.

The taste is more or less their toasted lager with the addition of fine tasting blueberries. Women love this beer, because its taste is not just non-beer-like, it's downright yummy. There is a slight hop bitterness toward the end. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp, and frankly you could drink these all night.

Ok, so it's not a BEER beer, but it's not meant to be. It's the best fruit beer I've tasted, and it's a good diversion when you're looking for something a little more sweet and fruity but don't want to be seen with an umbrella in your drink.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2006 23:07:51 | More by BBM
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ommegangpbr

New York

3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a standard pale ale and does it well; a pretty copper color and a bright white head. Blueberries hit you in the nose, with some Belgian pale ale notes as well. Corriander comes to mind.
The taste isn't as pleasing as the odor. Blueberry flavors are in there but they don't work out as smoothly as they could. Hints of diet soda/artificial sweetener are in there.
Mouthfeel makes up for the flavor some. There are pleasing textures and it finishes up quite dry.
This makes for a pretty drinkable summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2006 15:54:11 | More by ommegangpbr
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blue Point Blueberry Ale
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a 10 oz glass

I picked up a six pack of this beer store earlier today in Patchogue, NY about two miles away from the brewery. This was a fresh sample from a local brewery.

Pours a light brown color with mini carbonation bubbles and a nice creamy head on top. Sticky lace patterns too. Right off the bat, I'm surprised at how much color this beer has compared to other Blueberry Ales that I've had before. Most others are way too light, but this one has some depth.

Intense aroma of fresh blueberries and a mixed fruit combo. The blueberries become more pronounced with each whiff. Pleasant nose.

Sweet, toasted malt flavor with a clear wheat presence. The finish leaves a strong blueberry punch with a mini hop snap. This beer is balanced really well for the style.

Honestly, I think Blue Point has made one of the better Blueberry Ales out there. It keeps some authentic beer aspects and also maintains the power and fruit flavors of fresh blueberries.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2006 23:00:54 | More by Hibernator
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dragonbrew

New York

4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A summer indulgence. I sometimes shy away from these fruity beers, but I've brewed these myself from time to time with mixed results and needed a comparison.

I didn't actually see the beer poured and was not in charge of the glassware used because I was seated away from the bar. Upon arrival, I was unsurprised by the light amber color of the beer, this is what I've experienced with other Blueberry fruit beers. I am even convinced it has a slight blue tint, but I may be a bit off, letting my mind play tricks with me. No seriously noticable head, not sure how long it took the server to get it to me from tap to table, still had slight foam around edges.

The smell was remarkable, I even had my wife and a friend check it out because they didn't believe it would actually smell of berries, but it does. The after taste is when the blue berry actually hits you, not as strong as rasberry fruits, but definitely noticable and pleasing. Slightly dry hop finish.

Medium mouthfeel would be my description. A bit heavier than an average light summer beer, since the use of a dark pulpy fruit will do that to the beer's texture.

Nice after dinner beer, which is when I had it sitting on a rooftop over looking a sleepy little port on Long Island. I would recommend anyone to try one, including myself, which is why I had two.

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2006 17:07:43 | More by dragonbrew
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The Blue Point Blueberry Ale pours from the 12oz bottle into my tulip glass a deep amber color with red and purple highlights. A small bubbly white head quickly falls to a ring around the top. Aroma hits you immediately (even right after pouring) with a distinct blueberry puree. A pale toasted grain maltiness lies underneath, slightly biscuity. The blueberry is integrated nicely.

First sip brings a crisp, toasted pale malt that's instantly met by a slightly sweet blueberry fruitiness. Reminds me of freshly made blueberry pancakes. Flows down with a toasted blueberry aftertaste. An enjoyable fruit beer that manages to never become too sweet.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with plenty of fast moving bubbles. I'm finding this really easy to drink and imagine it would be nice to have in hand outside on a hot summer day. A quencing brew with a low abv. If I had access to this, I'd definetly reach for it again. Thanks to plaid75 for sending this my way.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2006 19:25:41 | More by orbitalr0x
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ybnorml

Rhode Island

2.78/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clean amber beer. Has a nice foamy white head. The aroma is ...you guessed it Blueberrys. There was a light hint of malt in the background. the taste is ...again Blueberrys. Even the finish leaves a a sweet blueberry film on the back of you throat that lingers after the beer is done.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2006 21:33:08 | More by ybnorml
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Schwarzbart

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A small white head that was light and bubbly, but receded quickly. No lacing for this peach colored amber fruit beer. A small ring of foam remained around the ring of the glass which is a good sign for this style of beer.
Smell: A huge sweet blueberry nose almost like blueberry jam.
Taste: Not as sweet as it smells, but a fresh blueberry taste is dominant. The blueberry flavor hits at first, but fades to a bready malt flavor that finishes a tad bitter.
Mouthfeel: Fizzy on the palate and finishes dry.
Drinkability: A different flavor for the fruit beer and quite refreshing and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2006 01:38:32 | More by Schwarzbart
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2006 22:10:55 | More by NeroFiddled
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plaid75

New York

3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Firstly, I am NOT a big fan of fruit beers. An occassional pumpkin ale during the fall is as far as I usually go. However, this particular beer was suprisingly subtle and dry.

I have sampled this ale numerous times at the Blue Point tasting room in Patchogue (a great and unique place for those who have never been). This point is somewhat important since I only consumed six ounce servings at a time. Perhaps if I were to have an entire pint or more, I would not judge this beer as highly. However, six ounces is what I had and six ounsec is what I will judge upon.

The aroma of this ale is very strong and distinctly blueberry. In fact, if you aren't a big fruit beer drinker you might be put off by it. However, the flavor is very subtle and very very dry. This is very unique among fruit beers and in my opinion distinguishes this beer from the rest.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2006 19:53:01 | More by plaid75
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oldirtycaffrey

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on-tap at Brick House Brewery in Patchogue. The appearance is average -- crisp amber color. The smell is amazing -- like a nice plate of blueberries. The taste is also very good--sweet but not overbearingly so. Mouthfeel is good, tho' there is a good amount of carbonation which meaks the drinkability questionable. Could have one or two of these, but would be reaching for something else after that.

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2006 02:11:43 | More by oldirtycaffrey
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap last night at the Sage Cafe in Blue Point with my girlfriend while waiting for dinner to arrive. Pours a lighter amber than I anticipated, with little head but some wispy lacing. The smell was pure blueberry with some pale malts.
Hops were also muted in the taste although the expected cloying sweetness was absent, which was nice. Instead the taste was clean and refreshing like a pale ale, with some toasted or nutty tones that added a little complexity. The blueberry taste is conspicuous only by its absence. Mouthfeel is more like a lager than an ale but not a big negative.
Overall, this is worthy stuff from Blue Point, kind of like their toasted ale with a little more kick and a blueberry scent.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2005 15:54:19 | More by daliandragon
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Nutleybeer

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fruit beers can vary from too sweet or not sweet enough...Blue Point Blueberry is right on the money. It goes down nice and smooth.

It has a pleasant, fresh berry scent. Take it in before your first sip.

In NJ, I have yet to see this available...I tried it at the Ginger Man in NYC and at the brewery itself. A nice light summery beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2005 12:05:30 | More by Nutleybeer
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Shaw

Florida

3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am not normally a fan of fruit beers. I've never had good ones until I had a pint of this and -- at the same dinner in Manhattan -- a pint of Magic Hat No. 9.

Our waiter said this beer was special because it smelled like blueberries but didn't taste like them. He was right. There is a nice blueberry note in the smell but the fruit flavors are very, very muted when you taste this beer.

This is a standout fruit beer. If you normally don't like 'em, give this beer a try.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2005 23:08:53 | More by Shaw
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Biggness

New York

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was rather suprised when I saw this beer @ the Brewery, but I gave it a shot. I am generally not into fruit beers, but it was better than I had expected. It is a good novelty beer but nothing I would drink all night. This Blueberry beer is definately worth a giving a try

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2005 13:03:48 | More by Biggness
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aquatonex

New York

2.45/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I was very excited to find a blueberry beer on tap down on LI, but I was sorely disappointed...

Pours a medium orange-amber hue, rather pretty. Minimal head. Smell has a big punch of blueberries, nothing else. However, this smell reminded me of poptarts, didn't smell too 'real'. So, I'm almost dreading my first sip. Tastebuds are met with a full wheatiness of a rather quality beer, but where is the blueberry? At the end there's a bit of residual blueberriness which is too little too late. I read in an earlier review they use blueberry puree, well, I couldn't tell. It was like they sprayed blueberry scent into my cup and said hey it's blueberry. Ah well.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2004 16:24:32 | More by aquatonex
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palma

New York

3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at some local bar in Farmingdale, Long Island. Yellow body with an amber hue. Thin white head that fades rather quickly. As expected, the smell is full of blueberry along with some mild hop aroma. Taste is wheaty up front followed by a citrus tangyness and a clean, crisp finish. A very light blueberry flavor. The aroma makes you anticipate more blueberry flavor. It's there but its just very light. The flavor definitely has an artificial taste to it too. The beer was very enjoyable at the start but soon the tangy flavor really got to me. Not much of a selection at the bar I was at, but I wasn't up for another pint of this and ended up settling for a Bass for my next drink.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2004 03:13:32 | More by palma
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Billolick

New York

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2004 12:57:23 | More by Billolick
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thinkbreakfast

New York

3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

App: Light amber color with minimal head.

Smell: The smell of this beer was very enjoyable. The blueberries are definately present, but not overwhelmingly. There is also a dry suggestion of hops in the background.

Taste: The taste mostly showcased the berries. The beer both starts and finishes very clean, with berries in the middle. Aside from a minimal hops bite, this is all that happens. Works well as an alcoholic blueberry beverage, but lacks as a beer.

Drinkability: Due to the cleanness of this beer, it would be relatively drinkable if you enjoy the berry taste.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2004 21:18:37 | More by thinkbreakfast
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2004 01:12:46 | More by Gavage
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Blue Point Blueberry from Blue Point Brewing Company
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