PC Blue (Blueberry Brew) | Paper City Brewery Co., Inc.

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Brewed by:
Paper City Brewery Co., Inc.
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ppoitras on 04-16-2006

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by jb413:
Photo of jb413
3.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a lazy golden hue, with a three finger white, foamy head with decent retention. Lots of constantly rising bubbles. Very good lacing lasted all the way down the glass and even after. Looks great.

S - Some malty aroma and an average blueberry note. Not too strong. Nice enough.

T - Some malty sweetness followed quickly by some blueberry. A very faint sour-ish note in the swallow. The flavor isn't groundbreaking and doesn't last as long as I'd like. Lacks complexity, but to be expected. Overall, it's fair.

MF - A bit richer than some peers, but still very light and drinkable. Good carbonation, average finish.

O - Not bad overall. Looked fantastic, tasted decent. I liked some of the malty/lager characteristics but the blueberry and finish could use work. Slightly below others I've had in the style.

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Photo of Jason
2.55/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date. No info on the beer other than "blueberry flavor" so we can assume it is a fruit beer.

Crackling off white head sticks around for a while, weathered pale golden color with sediment in suspension that makes its way into the pint glass. Powdery aroma of blueberry candy without the sweetness, a touch of grain in the nose. Light to medium bodied with a mild crispness. Forced blueberry extra flavor seems dull when put against the husky graininess which becomes a bit rough in the drying finish. Light on the hops and a vague blueberry flavor in the finish.

This is run of the mill, cookie cutter fruit beer that has some flaws tagging along. Near the bottom of the pile compared to the scores of other blueberry beers within the northeast.

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Photo of Billolick
3.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, without freshness indication. This fruity little concoction pours pretty darn light, yellowy clear amber, with a minimal near white head, leaving just some light whimpy lacing. Nose is the expected light but noticable fruity blueberry thing. This is a light, fruity beer, blueberry notes moderatly noticable. Easy drinking, decent summer quaffer or good for those with a thing for fruity light beers.

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Photo of mctizzz
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of blknikon
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of fitzy84
2.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bought this at Spirit Haus. The appearance is really lacing: pale, dark yellow (looks like piss) with practically no head or lacing. The aromas had slight hints of blueberry which were leaning towards natural and not artificial. However, they were so faint and the beer lacked other ingredient dimensions, the drink really hindered any potential it could have had. The taste is a bitter, fruity, blueberry taste, but the drink has too much of a watered down texture to notice any authentic fruitiness. Mouthfeel has some crispness to it but it merely reflected the watery textures of the drink. Overall, wish it was better.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Average clear yellow color with a decent amount of head.
S - Smells of artificial blueberry and wheat with slight malt.
T - Well it tastes of blueberry, more bitter than fruity then one would expect for an "artificial" blueberry, yet not as much as expected even with a weak wheat backbone.
M - Very light almost too light.
D - Well I wouldn't really have it again. It wasn't awful yet not as great as other blueberry beers I have had. Pass

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Photo of Goldfishman
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of goodbyeohio
2.45/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

i am still laughing at the last guy, how he was disappointed by a paper city fruit beer. man, have you had a paper city fruit beer? that's a sure recipe for disaster. maybe that's too harsh.. this brew isn't terrible. its just the least good blueberry beer i can ever remember having.

pours a still gold with tiny bubbles, no real crown of foam to speak of but some sticky fruit-resin lacing of white on the glass' wall. aroma lies somewhere between actual blueberry compote and the grape flavored lik-a-maid powder dust. some fruit shows, but something not quite right invades. perhaps its phenols, or an acidic sourness, but its a bit off from fresh blue fruit.

mouthfeel is actually thicker than i care for in a summer fruit beer, but it's drinkable due to its general lack of offensiveness. starts out initially lagery with some adjunct cereal sweetness. blueberry comes in for round 2 and fizzles out quick. no real hops are detectable here, and the average fruitiness is overwhelmed by a ghastly flavor of cheap malt beer. warmth turns this into a mess, causing the fruit flavor to disintegrate entirely into a perfumey, floral mess with none of the antioxidant sweetness. i will not buy this again, and i hope that allie drinks my other bottle.

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Photo of aquatonex
2.33/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I was very excited to see a blueberry beer from Paper City, but was sorely disappointed! :(

Pours a slightly cloudy amber, looks promising for a blueberry wheat beer. Was expecting more wheats and natural blueberry in the nose, but was a bit weak in that respect. Blueberry scent was not so noticeable, it did smell a bit sweet though. There was a weak wheat base in the taste, as the sickly sweet blueberry dominated and overpowered. Did not taste completely 'fake' per se, but the flavoring was definitely syrupy sweet without the tartness or the fullness of the blueberry. So, I don't know if they used actual blueberries or how they were processed, maybe they were too ripe or something. But, yeah had to chug some of this to get it all down.

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Photo of WesWes
3.13/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a pale gold color with a 1/4" white head that quickly fades to spotty lacing. The aroma is average. It has a light pale malt scent along with a large blueberry aroma. It's smells of cheap blueberry essence. The taste is average as well. It's an average golden ale with tons of blueberry essence added. It's a bit refreshing and the women might like it, but it falls flat on it's face in my book. The mouthfeel is average. It's a low bodied beer with less than average carbonation. This is a decent drinker, but it's still a one time purchase for me. There are many other fruit beer offerings that are higher on my list.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
5/5  rDev +57.7%

Photo of garcia2a
2.8/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale yellow, clean and clear with a non-existant head. What little head was there rimmed the inside of my glass.

Off the bat, once the cap is gone, you get hit with the smell of blueberry. Then a slight musty hint with an ever slight pinch of malt.

The taste was the rare combination of stale and blueberry with an interesting, albeit fleeting aftertaste.

The body is light on this beer, giving it decent mouthfeel and if you liked it, excellent drinkability.

There are many other blueberry beers that are put together better than this one, in my humble opinion. I can think of three scenarios where people would enjoy this beer though:

1. Hot chicks on a hot day
2. Attending a blueberry and garlic fest
3. People on the B&W diet

PC blue, seriously, give it a new name, please! Remember the spirit of Massachusetts!!!

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Photo of Ecxeeder616
4.25/5  rDev +34.1%

Photo of matty
3.15/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yelloe colored bber with a rapidly fading head.Aroma is a light berry smell.Taste is berry and malt.This beer could use more flavor,it's kind of bland and watery.Overall it's decent but like I stated there is plenty of room for improvement.I most likely would not seek again,unless of course it's free!!

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Photo of tgbljb
3.93/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a bright golden color with miniscule white foamy head. No retention or lacing.
A light berry sensation is detected in the nose, but only very faintly.
Taste shows more berry flavor, enough to be enjoyable, but not too much to be overpowering.
Finishes with a suprising bryness with contrasts nicly with the seet blueberry flavor.
A suprisingly nice beer. Refreshing yet not overpowering.

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Photo of Brad007
3.18/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light blonde color with a one-finger head into my glass. Looks like a standard American Wheat.

Blueberry extract with clove and citrus from the wheat. Very light. Similar to Shipyard's fruit beers (under another name, mind you).

Barely any blueberry in this as the wheat beer base overpowers it with clove and citrus flavors. Hmm. Why bother?

Ditto on the mouthfeel.

((rant mode))

Wouldn't they be better off trying to market the wheat beer by itself instead of sticking fake blueberry "flavor" in it? I don't understand why craft breweries (and at least one macro brewery) feel the need to pull this shit. Do they not know that women like beer without fake fruit flavors?

((/end rant mode))

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Photo of kelticblood
3.36/5  rDev +6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Was not impressed with the appearance. The head when poured out lasted about 30 seconds and diminshed into nothing. very thin spotty lacing. The color is a crystal clear yellow. The smell has a very strong aroma of blueberry. Almost like a blueberry candy type smell. The mouthfeel and crispness of the carbonation is a bit flat. A slight bitterness and lingers in the throat. I would like to see more hops. A hop flavor to a blueberry flavored beer adds a spicy taste that is perfect.The obvious fake blueberry taste gets old real quick. A light smooth malt finish. Overall it is ok, but I wouldnt try it again.

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Photo of brewandbbq
2.72/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours clear, light yellow, with a white moderate head that falls quickly to a whisp.
Aromatics are promising with a big burst of blueberries, albiet on the sweet and artificial side of things.
Clean yeast and no malt, hops or any other qualities apparent in the nose.
Medium bodied and medium carbonation, slightly syrupy.
The beer falls out of favor on the pallet, sickly sweet and overly bitter at the same time.
Blueberry flavor is moderate and unbalanced by any other character.
No malt, hops, or fermentation character to help out, leaving just a sweet, fake blueberry essence.
Finishes sweet and bitter with a slight harshness and some sort of "offness".

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Photo of Hibernator
3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Paper City P.C. Blue
12 oz brown bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

Pours a mild yellow with mini carbonation bubbles that race to the top of the glass. Little spots of sticky lace cling to the sides.

Whiffs of sweet blueberry syrup and husks.

Tight, crisp mouthfeel with a brassy grain quality. A significant presence of frozen blueberries. Fruity, light and airy. Too syrupy and sweet overall. Refreshing and should appeal to fruit beer drinkers.

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Photo of jjayjaye
2.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear pale golden color with visible effervescence and a full finger wispy white head that fades fairly quickly. The smell is nice. Huge berry and subtle sweet malted notes suggest a pancake to follow. The mouth feel is acidic and light bodied. The mouth fills with an unexpected tartness. This one is outside my tart-favor range...pour.

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PC Blue (Blueberry Brew) from Paper City Brewery Co., Inc.
3.17 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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