Blueberry Maple Stout | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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3.94/5
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Blueberry Maple StoutBlueberry Maple Stout
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Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
saugatuckbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews:
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312
pDev:
9.9%
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Ratings: 312 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of bigpoppa67
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicholas2121
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blueberry Maple Stout brewed by Saugatuck Brewing Company, with an ABV of 6.00% This American Stout pours out a deep brown color with a thin light brown head. The head to this brew goes away fast, kinda was hoping for more of a head. This brew has the look of cola, not saying that is a bad thing. There is some spotty lacing to this brew, it does stick to the side of the glass. The smell is rich with sweetness from the maple and Blueberries. You also pick up on the roasted grains and malts. Really mild on the roasted hops, but they are there. Really liking the sweet smell of this brew, it is really inviting. Now for the taste, it is Bold with sweet blueberry, maple goodness, roasted flavors. This is one brew that has a wow factor. There is a lot going on in this brew. Lots of good flavors, however if you are not a fan of maple or Blueberries this is not a brew for you. There is a lot of nice added notes to this brew,that make good. It is really hard to pick up on the 6.00% ABV in this brew, it is just that smooth. The body of Blueberry Maple Stout is a soild medium. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it a super nice balance to it. Blueberry Maple Stout would go nice with dinner, or a early day brew. The mouth feel is , Sweet, Maple, Blueberry, Clean, Smooth, Clean, and Refreshing. Overall I'm giving Blueberry Maple Stout a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity to. Saugatuck Brewing Company, did a real nice job with this American Stout.

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Photo of Drewk35
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Half finger head on a clear dark brown body.

Aroma – Maple, nutty, smoky, berries (not necessarily blueberries).

Taste – Blueberry fruitiness, slight maple notes, a little smoky, some light roasted malts.

Mouthfeel – Good body, on the lighter side for a stout but still solid.

Overall – Pretty good, the maple could have been more prominent but that might be difficult for a stout.

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Photo of Coho11
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bighuge
1.89/5  rDev -52%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Dark as night black body with basically no head. Lace is minimal and spotty. Sweet aroma of blueberry and syrup. Not much else. Flavor brings a cloying mess of a concoction to my palate. Slick and sweet and syrupy and no semblance of beer qualities to this beer. Quite subpar.

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Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wolvmar
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jan 5 2018 vintage. Poured into a tulip glass.

Pour: deep black with a nice one to two finger head. Dissipates slowly leaving a collar but little lacing.

Nose: lots of blueberry with maple. No surprise. But really pleasant and not overdone. Smells like blueberry syrup.

Taste: similar to the smell with a little coffee, roasted malts and slight hop bitterness on backend that lingers a bit. As many have said, it’s like having blueberry pancakes with maple syrup. The other impression was drinking blueberry juice with a little maple syrup added. Really tasty, well balanced, easy to drink. The nice balance of the blueberry and maple sets this one apart from similar brews.

Mouthfeel: very slight carbonation, a little thin relative to what I expected but still coats the tongue nicely. Interestingly, well after drinking, My mouth still felt like I had just eaten a handful of ripe blueberries. Very pleasant.

Overall: this is a nice change of pace. Not something I would drink all the time but it would be an easy one to pick up once in a while. A reasonable 6% ABV makes it even easier to drink any time.

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Photo of thedifferencemaker
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZAP
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hits the mark for what it is intended to be....nice blueberry flavor and aroma...milder but still evident maple...medium bodied....very sweet as expected...hints of java and coffee creamer....great breakfast beer obviously...scores are in relation to what is designed to be.

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Photo of GravityKills
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zopiac
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amazing blueberry aroma. Slightly less amazing blueberry taste, but still a good one. Pours dark, small but creamy head. Definitely not a go-to flavor for drinking, but a good breakfasty dessert experience. Might grab a bottle now and then.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eespo93
4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a stout that has successfully converted two of my non-stout drinking friends. It has a great smell and feel, but the taste is unbelievable. It's like you're drinking blueberry pancakes... but somehow it still feels like a beer, rather than a soda or something sweeter. This is the stout that I always come back to. No matter how much time passes between, it always lives up to the hype for me. I enjoy this one a bit more than the Neopolitan Milk Stout by Saugatuck. Although that one is still enjoyable, it is the next level of sweetness that is just a bit too much for me, so I cannot drink more than one of those at a time. I could easily enjoy 2-3 of these in a row before switching beverages.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bshiban
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heddar33
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is big blueberry, cocoa, and maple sugar on the finish. Medium bodied, sweet, roasty, with medium carbonation. Delicious dessert beer. Great blueberry taste, but still a lot of stout…tastes like a beer. Should have gotten more of this.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacrza1
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE: December 16, 2017... OCCASION: Star Wars: Episode IV time, as we prep for The Last Jedi... GLASSWARE: Guinness tulip pint... forms a jet-black body--too dense to see through--with a creamy brown head that suggests a lively bottle... faint berry rides a robust maple syrupy sweetness, a lactic milkiness in its relief... toasted malts also make for a dessert-like expectation... first sip is inviting, lightly sweetened and medium-bodied, with a milky creaminess at the throat, making this an easy-drinking stout that warms at 6% ABV... the toasted malts make this appreciable in its own right, but the blueberry is tangible enough to add some tartness to the sweet milkiness, making for a nice counterbalance... a blueberry muffin profile is struck, with a candied, creamy finish of batter... this is a beer I didn't expect to like--forcing fruit into stout while keeping the ABV at a moderate weight--but the experience is a pleasing, lively, fuzzy and reasonably thick winter companion... currently #1 in the mix box, ahead of Darker Than Your Soul and Beam Me Up Stouty...

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lalhart4
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of claminat420
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz. bottle marked 11/16/17 poured heavily into my libbey porter glass.

Appearance- typical dark stout look. minimal lacing. hardly any head. worried.

Aroma- to me it's a nice blueberry aroma but everyone at my family xmas party said maple. still good.

Taste- the maple is front and center. don't get much of the blueberry as i get from the nose but still good. also get some light roasted malts in the background. dry

Mouthfeel- solid medium bodied. carbonation seems light.

Drinkability- don't know how many sixers i'll buy in the future but still not bad.

Overall- this is a strong flavored stout. i could see if some think it's in the artificial or extracted flavor but it's still not bad. the aroma is the best aspect of this brew. i was worried when i cracked it cuz i hardly heard anything when the cap came off and didn't see anything released from the bottle either. someone who's scared of craft could like this.

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Photo of shivtim
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Blueberry Maple Stout from Saugatuck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 312 ratings