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Blue Point Blueberry - Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blue Point BlueberryBlue Point Blueberry

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198 Reviews
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Reviews: 198
Hads: 597
Avg: 3.58
pDev: 26.54%
Wants: 14
Gots: 92 | 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:
Beer added by: Gavage on 06-22-2004

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Reviews: 198 | Hads: 597
Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
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

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Photo of howardvw
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 5

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...

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Photo of taigor
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of BeerManDanNYC
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
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!

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Photo of JayS2629
4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a blue, purple color with a creamy pink head that fades fast but leaves ok lacing.

The aroma is of blueberry muffins and cream. Hint of vanilla and crisp, sweet malty backbone.

The flavor follows and blueberry dominates, but not too aggressively. Sweet malt underneath and low hops.

Nice, sweet and tart beer. Dry enough finish and light enough body to keep it from being overly cloying.

I could only do one, but it is a delicious beer for people that don't like the flavor of beer.

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Photo of socon67
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours golden with a white foam head that dissapares quickly. Some carbonation is noticeable.

S - By far its best quality, the smell of fresh blueberry pie is evident as soon as it pours. The scent is genuine, and does not have an artificial aroma like one would get from Yankee Candle.

T - Solid for a fruit beer, with some sweetness from the blueberry flavor that has a sugary vibe. There is some taste of grains as well.

M - Tastes very light, which for the summer is perfect. Great drinker for the warm weather. Has a bit of a watery feel, but nothing that ruins the experience.

O - A solid local fruit beer that is one of the better blueberry beers out there. This is probably my favorite of Blue Point's staple of year-round beers.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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Photo of mjchiapp
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One must experience the aroma of this ale when cap comes off of bottle. Great Spring/Summer beer as it is cool and refreshing. Been reading about combining this ale with either an oat stout or chocolate stout...worth a try for any discerning beer lover.

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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

There is an aftertaste of blueberry to this brew that you don't notice on first sip! Yet it is not overwhelming. A nice "dessert" beer!
The aroma is distinctly fruity, and unlike many fruit beers, you might want more than just one!
This is,again, a local brew for me, I'm not sure how well it travels!

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Photo of spinrsx
3.19/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is almost no lacing. The head lasted for around 2 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread/wheat, blueberries

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains mixed with a touch of lemon and a fair amount of blueberries. The blueberry taste is prominent, but not too over the top like some other fruit beers. It finishes with a slightly tart blueberry aftertaste.

Overall – One of the few fruit beers that I might be able to drink more than one of at a sitting. The taste is interesting and I'm glad I gave it a shot.

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Photo of BMoldy
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear, pleasant, golden-amber. I wish I knew what the head looked like, but I turned away for a second after I poured it and when I turned back around, it was gone. About a millimeter of spotty foam rests on top, leaving a smudge of lacing around the glass. Fresh blueberries pervade the nose, masking a faint toasted grain aroma underneath. The blueberries are equally present in taste, though not overbearing or excessively sweet. There is no cloying nature to this beer; a relief, considering my experiences with other fruit beers. The finish is a little dry and more malty, accompanied by –yet again– more blueberries and some earthy notes. Carbonation is relatively mild, as is the rest of the body.

I feel a little uninspired giving this 3.5s across the board, but it definitely sums up my experience: above average, but not quite amazing. Very refreshing and not excessively sweet, I'd rather grab this on a hot day than Blue Point's regular summer offering.

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Photo of nickfl
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of claspada
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aromas are quite light, not overwhelming with the fruit at all, but rather very subtly blueberry with hints of yeast and a very muted hop presence (if any at all). A touch of bready malts in the back, blueberry aromas also seem artificial presumabley from an extract.
The tastes begin with a typical yeasty pale backbone soon followed by a significant additional of artificial blueberry flavors. A slight yeast presence with no perceived hop presence.
Mouthfeel has ample carbonation which 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 (good and bad, would be great if the flavors were better overall).
Overall this is a very easy beer to drink but I wouldnt want to drink more than maybe one or two max. Just not a great fruit beer for me; in such a large saturated category, especially with all the emerging sours out there, why drink this.

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Photo of Kooz
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a standard pint glass. Deep yellow color, some head, most of which disappears. No lacing. Appearance is somewhat lackluster.

Smells of blueberries and yeast, in that order. Not bad, but shallow.

Very nice taste--doesn't overdo it with the blueberry taste--its there, and its more than subtle, but it isn't overpowering or too sweet. There is a hint of bitterness right up front, but it fades quickly. Overall this has a very nice flavor.

Mouthfeel is good. It's very smooth, but something is missing. There isn't much body.

Overall, I like this beer. I thing it won't rate very highly due to the overall appearance, but it should be considered a good, refreshing beer for a summer afternoon.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Continuing with the "Blue" theme...

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a crystal clear pale yellow. This looks just like a macro lager. 2 fingers worth of white foamy froth on top. Little retention. The nose is bursting with fresh blueberries. Very sweet nose reminds me of waffles, muffins, cereal with its grainy like finish. I dig it.

The mouth is carbonated decently enough. A thinner beer that is meant to be gulped rather than sipped. The blueberries aren't as dominating in the flavor as they are in the aroma. Buttered bread, toast, tart fruity quality. Undetectable bitterness. Blueberry aftertaste. This is not bad, heck, I actually want some more. When in the mood for a fruit 'n malt concoction, I'd reach for this again.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

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Photo of Yagman3000
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appears a golden yellow with a finger of creamy head.

Smells like fresh blueberries but natural and not in an overpowering fashion.

Taste is sweet with blue berries up front with a classic slightly malty golden aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is thicker than one would expect from a fruit beer.

Overall a pleasurable fruit beer experience... especially for the warmer months. I can't imagine cracking these in the dead of winter (unless topped by a Guinness for a chocolate-covered blueberry).

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Photo of Knapp85
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on June 2, 2011. It begins with a golden yellow pour and quick head that settles down. There are plenty of blueberries in the aroma along with a biscuit or breadlike thin malted character. The body is medium to light. The taste was fairly sweet and blueberry filled with little in the way of hops to top it off. This would be pleasant on a very hot day so bring on the summer!

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Photo of scootny
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A lovely golden brew with a nice white head and just a touch of lace. Blueberries hit the nose right away with a touch of malt sweetness and mild hop spiciness. Taste is golden ale with a light toasted malt nuttiness and a touch of biscuit. The blueberries ride atop the sweetness of the malt and flow throughout the structure of the beer. Finish is clean with mild hops and light berry notes that linger. Maybe a touch of bubblegum. Feel is crisp with a medium light weight. A nice beer to change the pace with especially during the warmer months. While not my first pick in this category not my last either.

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Photo of GallowsThief
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

A – Light golden pour. Decent two finger pure white head. Tiny bit of retention with no lacing to speak of at all.

S – Well blueberry of course and not much else.

T – Well its does have a blueberry taste but not a particularly good one. Takes like a blueberry syrup served at IHOP. Its not awful but its certainly not a natural blueberry flavor. Some sweet malt at the finish.

M – Light bodied. Low to medium carbonation.

O – Slightly below average at best. This is not a great one.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.32/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thin, white, bubbly head over a golden beer. Lager-like in it's appearance and the urgency for the head to make a quick getaway. Better retention and a little more lace than most blueberry ales. Not that that's saying much.

Aroma is blueberries with a floral lean. It's amusing that if you scroll down the "most reviewed" for reviews for this beer every other notes the aroma as "natural." Every other besides that claims it's "horribly artificial extract." I'll go with au naturale.

Blue Point's website claims this is made with 732 lbs. of USA blueberries. Not that I would call BP liars, but why wouldn't that turn the beer purple? Discuss.

Taste is more malt-less blueberry with a subtle soapy finish. Body is slick and clumpy for such a Summery beer but is balanced somewhat by bubbly carbonation.

It is what it is; a Summery blueberry flavored ale with no real depth or complexity. Bring on the baseball and BBQ.

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Photo of yesyouam
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Blue Point Blueberry Ale is a crystal clear, very sparkling golden ale with a soft, dense white head that leaves excellent lacing. It has a strong blueberry aroma with notes of apple, grain and maybe lemon. The lively, light body has a clean, dry finish. The blueberry flavor is subtle. The malt is a little tangy. The finish is lightly bitter in an herbal, wooden way. It tastes kind of wheatish. There is a lingering blueberry flavor in the aftertaste. It's light and easy to drink. I'm a big fan of blueberry, so I could put a bunch of these down.

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Blue Point Blueberry from Blue Point Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.