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Blue Point Blueberry - Blue Point Brewing Company

Blue Point BlueberryBlue Point Blueberry

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BA SCORE
80
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463 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 463
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.91%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gavage on 06-22-2004)
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 17:48:27 | More by Knapp85
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 23:17:09 | More by puboflyons
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scootny

New York

3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2011 01:42:01 | More by scootny
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GallowsThief

Florida

3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 00:39:03 | More by GallowsThief
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 23:49:39 | More by donkeyrunner
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yesyouam

New York

3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 14:23:51 | More by yesyouam
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 01:38:01 | More by mikesgroove
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LukeK1231

New York

2.65/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Color: Light

Aroma: A light blueberry smell mixed with a standard ale aroma.

Taste: The beer had a light, almost too light blueberry taste. The ale part was fine although the nothing sandout-special.

Finish: Lacking flavor.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 20:02:11 | More by LukeK1231
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wahhmaster

Virginia

2.42/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an Alamo Drafthouse shaker pint.

Appearance: Pours a very pale, golden color with a large, fizzy head that dissipates almost immediately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: Smells faintly of blueberry syrup with a hint of graininess in the background.

Taste: Only mildly bitter up front. Develops a sweet blueberry flavor as it progresses and finishes grainy and slightly sweet. Honestly, I was expecting more from this beer.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery...

Drinkability: A pretty disappointing beer. I really had high hopes for this one, thinking that a reputable craft brewery could redeem blueberry beers from the reputation that Wild Blue has given them. Unfortunately, this beer only beats Wild Blue because it's not patently undrinkable. It's way too light on flavor and even the blueberry flavor barely stands out. This won't be one that I'll seek out ever again.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2011 19:18:04 | More by wahhmaster
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fdw3

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a transparent gold with a thin white head that retains moderately well and laces nicely. Smell is very pleasant and filled with blueberry and wheat scents. Blueberry dominates the taste but not in a bad way; doesn't taste fake (in my opinion) and mixes with the pale malt nicely. Body is light and carbonation is moderately high with little bitterness.

This is a nice fruit ale that I enjoyed; the flavors and aromas are good but don't really compare with a lambic or more fruit-oriented ale. Not too sweet and very refreshing -- well done!

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2011 21:19:15 | More by fdw3
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice pour clear and golden with tan cap of foam about 1/2 inch which dissapated half way thru.

S: Blue berry and malts.

T: Much of the same with a good blueberry flavor but not overpowering and a good malty base.

M: Crisp and medium bodied with a light coating.

D: Good drinkable and could drink a few but probably not if I had a choice of something else.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 03:40:13 | More by nukem5
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rlee1390

Indiana

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

A-A clear yellow with a two finger head, along with some lacing left over

S-Blueberry.

T-More Blueberries, nothing much else.

M-Very light with little to no carbonation

D-A blueberry beer that is filled with blueberries, an easy drinker but lacking any other beer-like flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 23:17:56 | More by rlee1390
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Gobzilla

California

3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a translucent golden yellow with a thin head and left very little lacing sticking to the glass. There was definitely some blueberries in the aroma but it did have a little grain and malty sweetness as well. Like the nose the blueberries were also dominating the palate with a little work from the grainy character and sweet malty accents. The brew was light to medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet and fruity finish. It drank decemt for being really fruity but was good with a 4oz pour.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 09:50:28 | More by Gobzilla
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womencantsail

California

3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 20:17:34 | More by womencantsail
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cosmicevan

New York

4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes taken at the time of tasting.

A - Poured a clear golden yellow with 1 finger frothy head and slippery lacing. Sparse bubbling from the bottom of the glass.
S - Buleberry sweetness.
T - Blueberries, but not fruitjuice like. very good mix of beer and fruit.
M - A bit watery, but beerlike. Very smooth.
D - Great for a summer's day. Super easy drinker. Not too fruity.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2010 02:48:20 | More by cosmicevan
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generallee

New York

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

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The bottle has the abv listed at 4.6% and it describes the beer as being "A delicious golden ale with natural flavors added". That's about it for info and well I don't like the look of "natural flavors added".

Appearance: A finger of creamy white foam forms on top of a clear golden brew with some visible carbonation flowing up to though the body. The head quickly settles to a thin film and makes some lace at the top of the glass.

Smell: In the nose I get the aroma of blueberries/blueberry like candy right after the pop of the glass. In the glass it opens up to include some light hints of sweet white bready malt.

Taste/Palate: The flavor is right on with the nose. Light blonde or golden ale, check, blueberry flavor, check. It's not complex at all and the fruit flavor is leaning more towards some real blueberry extract with a lot of artificial sweetener mixed in. Its light bodied, slides down easy, and finishes with the slightest hop bitterness and a little left over fruity blueberry sweetness.

Notes: It is drinkable but not really all that memorable.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 18:52:56 | More by generallee
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whisperjet

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz into a pint glass

a: Pours a clear staw color. Two fingers of creamy head with a lot of visible carbonation. Nice overall look that leaves good lace.

s: Strong but not overwhelming scent of blueberries. But there is not much left in the nose after you get past the blueberry.

t: Very crisp with a nice head of hops and malt for a good golden ale taste. The blueberries are subtle but definitely present which is nice.

m: Thin bodied, high carbonation but still smooth.

d: Easy from start to finish. The subtlety of the fruit flavors is nice; they didn't try to overdo it. I could see putting back a six of these.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 21:56:05 | More by whisperjet
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Golden, apple juice color. Small ring of lacing and head that dissapears slightly leaving a small batch of foam on top.

S- Lots of blueberries!! Not artificial either; usually with a lot of these beers you get the "fruity pebble" smell but this one smels like a real fruit.

T- Well balanced. Blueberry flavor doesn't overwhelm the rest of the beer so that all of the flavors can come through. Leaves a very noticable taste of berries in the aftertaste, very appealing.

M- Just enough carbonation, quick thick feel for a beer that is so light in color.

D- Very drinkable, especially on a hot day. The flavors are balanced enough that you could easily hae a few of these.

Overall, this is one of the best blueberry beers that I have had.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 22:02:48 | More by Treyliff
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Mosstrooper

California

3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden color with a large white head that dissipates slowly, yielding to a few spots and a ring of lace.

Smell: Buttery sweetness backing up a strong blueberry aroma- smells like real blueberries, not fake stuff.

Taste: Begins with biscuity malt character and light blueberry, finishing with a strong natural blueberry flavor. Mild hop spice.

Mouthfeel: Lighter in body with light carbonation and a refreshing finish.

Drinkability: Highly drinkable and highly sessionable. This is one of the better fruit beers out there as the blueberries, while being the main focus of the beer, do not overwhelm other flavors that are still noticeable.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 19:12:22 | More by Mosstrooper
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mentz99

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden amber color with a 1/4 inch head. After opening the bottle there is a strong aroma of blueberries which becomes lighter once poured into a glass. It smelt and looked great, but was a little disappointing in its taste. The taste was a little bland with a faint hint of blueberry.Light bodied and well carbonated. I could probably only drink two of these in one sitting.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 02:54:08 | More by mentz99
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confer

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Golden with a nice head that fades to ring.
S- The blueberries are very apparent in the smell, But not sickly overly sweet smell.
T- FDull bland taste and not much blueberry at all. Not much beer taste either.
MD- The feel is okay but the lack of flavor make this beer nothing I'd look for agian.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2010 22:55:26 | More by confer
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ryanonline

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Looks clean and clear. Amber gold with a very thin white head. Nice lacing though.

Smells like delicious blueberry pancakes.

TASTES LIKE BLUEBERRY PANCAKES!!! and beer.

Thin bodied but slightly creamy. Floral hop finish.

Really drinkable.

I LOVE BLUBERRY PANCAKES!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2010 05:28:32 | More by ryanonline
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gopens44

Virginia

4.53/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

What a pleasant treat this one was! I had never been a fan of fruit beers, but this one changed me altogether. Offered at a "steal the glass" night at Capital Ale House.

A = Bolder color for a lighter brew. Nice head that didn't subside throughout the drink. About 1" worth of a slightly frothy yet flavorful head, no lacing.

S = Very pleasant scent of blueberries. Bold, yet not overwhelming backbone of wheaten craft.

T = Once again, very pleasant. Taste perfectly complimented the aromas. Not an overwhelming amount of blueberry, but enough to understand the beer. Aftertaste was fleeting, with a good bye wave consisting of the slightest amount of the blueberry taste

M = Slightly heavy, but not to be confuse with a heavier beer in the slightest. Heavier than you would imagine from a beer that seemed as delicate as this. Washed over the tongue and mouth with a wave of evenly distributed but slight carbonation, calming to a barely tingly fuzz that dissipated once it warmed up in the mouth.

D = Absolutely! Unfortunately I have not been able to find it since that one night. I have had other blueberry beers, some good, some awful, but I fear that I will not find one as, well, pleasant as this one!

I will certainly get this one again if I ever come across it!

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2010 21:02:40 | More by gopens44
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Mancer

New York

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

This beer poured a golden color with a 1 finger high white head. The initial smell of the beer was that of blueberries and not much else. Now when I say blueberries, I mean they absolutely nailed the smell of blueberries. The initial taste of the beer was a weak blueberry flavor, accompanied by the grainy flavor of a lager beer. The brew has a light to medium body with a low to medium amount of carbonation.

In conclusion, this beer smelt awesome, however the taste was not even close to being as awesome. I'm not a fan of lager beers and this unfortunately reminded me of a European trend, where you add a syrup to the beer in order to give it more flavor. I give Blue Point credit for the smell, but that's about it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2010 03:40:33 | More by Mancer
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joshk

New York

2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Am I wrong to say this tastes like a Magic Hat #9 with blueberries instead of apricots?

Smells nice, mild fruit flavor. Undetectable hops, almost tastes like a lager with blueberry scent.

Looks golden yellow, white soapy looking head with no lacing. Dissipates quickly leaving no evidence that there was even a head.

Easy to drink, like a lager with fruit. Kind of like Sam Adams Blackberry Witbier mixed withy Magic Hat.

Overall, UNREMARKABLE! I like writing reviews because I get to sound pretentious, muahahaha!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 02:10:58 | More by joshk
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80 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.