Blueberry Wheat | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States
rockbottom.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

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Added by BuckeyeNation on 06-21-2009

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Ratings:
3
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
19.84%
 
 
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of tclapper
2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky orange-caramel with bright tangerine borders. It looked like there might be a hint of deep purple when the beer was resting on the coaster, but it disappeared when sunshine was allowed to enter the glass. The compact beige cap produced thin sheets of sudsy lace that melted in time.

The aroma did what it was supposed to do and even picked up some much needed oomph with warming. Blueberry Wheat smelled like fresh blueberries (and Concord grapes?) with an underlying pale wheat tang. Simple, clean and almost good enough to be considered good.

Even though it was nowhere near a mouthful of bursting blueberries, BW was packed with a surprising amount of flavor. It isn't hard to imagine that quite a few pounds of berries were sacrificed during the creation of this splendid summertime ale.

The flavor profile was as simple as the aroma, but was bolder (maybe my taste buds are just more sensitive). Pale grains added a hint of sweetness... that was slightly exceeded by bitterness... that was slightly exceeded by tartness. Excellent balance overall.

After pairing the second half of the pint with my club sandwich and malt kettle chips lunch, I was pleased to see that the blueberries didn't run away and hide, but stood their ground. The mouthfeel was light and somewhat sparkly initially, then firmed up and smoothed out after several ounces. A lightly slicksticky finish was nice as well.

Blueberry Wheat checked off each and every one of the 'successful fruit beer' boxes. Most importantly, it had plenty of natural fruit flavor and was a pleasure to drink. Here's hoping this little beauty makes a return appearance every June.

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Blueberry Wheat from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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