Blueberry Wheat | Redondo Beach Brewing

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Brewed by:
Redondo Beach Brewing
California, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by stoutlove77 on 01-06-2003

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by stoutlove77:
Photo of stoutlove77
4.57/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This one is the closest to me ever drinking a fruit beer. The color differs from time to time due to the blueberries added; from clear to cloudy. The taste is clean and crisp with a refreshing feel that gives it that one "got to have during the summer" brew. The blueberries give it a semi-sweet to tangy aftertaste depending on how ripe they are. The fruit is sometimes floating around (dont know if anyone likes this), or it will just settle at the bottom giving this the finish and get a fruit treat feel. This one is good as the drinkabilty is well rounded off, its not filling and very refreshing.

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Photo of WwRGSwW
4.14/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Well I am gonna review this differently then normal.

I stopped at this brewpub after I was at Costco. After seeing this on the menu it was worth a try. I was happy to see real blueberrys sitting in the bottom of the glass. This had a nice smell to it, with a large head. There is a small hint of malt and of course blueberrys. This beer is not over fruity... but is something that is pleasant. There is nothing that grabs me... but overall this beer is good and I enjoyed it.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of charlzm
3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On draft at brewery, consumed 01/14/08.

Light golden yellow, crystal clear (except for the actual blueberries in the beer).

Carbonation especially noted due to foreign objects in glass.

Aroma is (duh) blueberry. Flavor is laid-back wheat and malt with some smooth berry notes. Towards the end, some corn flavor appears.

Not one of those overly-fruity novelty beers most microbreweries produce, so kudos on that.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at the Redondo Beach Brewpub. To quote our bartender: "The beer is made with frozen blueberries, then served with blueberries, thawed in the beer itself, in the glass." The beer has a cloudy coloring from adding the blueberries to the beer. Prior to them going in, the beer is copper-gold, with a thin, foamy head. The beer has a heavy, heavy blueberry nose, obviously, as there are approximately a dozen blueberries in the bottom of the glass. Hard to tell if there were any other aromas to the beer, because they would easily be drowned out by the fruit. The flavors are well balanced, with the blueberry flavors complementing the dry, rounded wheat and malt flavors. Hints of citrus in the beer, but, again, overshadowed by the blueberry. Round and full body compared to most wheats, which helps with balance. Sweet, but not overpowering, on the finish. It's very smooth and pleasant.

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Photo of DCon
1.98/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Reviewed @ the Redondo Beach Brewing Co in Redondo Beach, CA. Tapped from the Clear Tapped Handle into a 16oz Hefeweizen glass for $6 and had actual Blueberries in the beer.

Aroma- Corn and skunk mixed aroma... Might even have the average lager aroma but definitely smelling past the ADDED blueberries because these were added AFTER the fact. If you can’t make your brew have a blueberry aroma, don’t have the aroma come out in adding fruit after tapping the beer.

Appearance- Served with no head at all and this is not surprising... Bright yellow color body and clear. Can this get anymore boring?

Flavor- High malty character, light, and seems rice based almost... Once again, the blueberries are added to make a taste but I end up eating some after every drink and this is the only blueberry taste I am tasting.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, and nothing left on the after drink...

Overall Impression- When I received this beer, I almost said to the bartender “Are you serious?!?!” With all of the blueberries added to the beer, this gave it false characteristics. This beer must really be that bad without them!

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the redondo beach brewery

A: poured a hazy golden yellow with brown highlights and a half finger of head that left good sticky lacing after every sip. There was also actual blueberries in the glass when they poured the beer iin it.

S: nice bluberry aromas with hints of malts and wheat in the nose as well. Very simple scent.

T: nice blueberry flavors that is not overly sweet like other fruit beer. It also had slight hints of grains, malts and wheat for sure.

M: light to medium body with a decent amount of carbonation and a crisp finish.

D: very enjoyable fruit beer that was not too sweet like others are. A must have from the redondo beach brewery.

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Photo of Sicem99
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of getkrunkhoe
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft @ brewery

App- very clear, straw color, moderate carbonation.

Nose- Wheat or perhaps rye(?), Lots of blueberry, a bit of syrup like notes.

Taste- Nice well balanced bluberry taste, a bit of bitterness/sour due to the blueberries inside the glass. But not over the top sweet.

Mf- a nice refreshing brew for the warm days. almost a Lager/Pils feel to it.

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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Dogbrick
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sample at the brewpub. This brew is a clear golden color with a medium white head that diminishes quickly. This is the second time I have run into a beer with fresh blueberries thrown in (the other being Boston Beer Works), and as far as novelties go BBW has the edge because their blueberries were dancing all over the inside of the glass, while Redondo's just kind of laid sulkily at the bottom. Aroma of wheat and blueberries. Light body with a bubbly mouthfeel. Sweet fruit and wheat flavors with a bit of malt and sesty spice. The finish is fruity and short. Overall not worth revisiting.

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Blueberry Wheat from Redondo Beach Brewing
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 12 ratings