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Blueberry Belch | Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States
thebrewworks.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ElGuapo on 08-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,905
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
51
pDev:
14.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Reviews by B967ierhunter177:
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2.27/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This beer pours an odd pinkish yellow with no hea or lace. The aroma is blueberry with hints of wheat and hops. The flavor is tart blueberry with a mild hop bitterness with a wheat malt finish. It's mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Fegley's Blueberry Belch is a decent beer, recommended.

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.86/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Fegley's Brew Works "Blueberry Belch"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BTLON: 042717" and sampled on 082417
$2 @ Weis, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: A rough pour brings up a finger-plus thick head of pinkish white foam over a hazy golden and amber body with a touch of a pinkish sheen. The head has already, unfortunately, dropped. Blueberry greets you in the aroma and I'll assume it's real as the bottle label reads "ALE BREWED WITH BLUEBERRIES". It's pleasant, not too strong, not too sweet, and welcoming. The flavor follows with a blueberry flavor that's neither sweet (it's sweetish) or tart within a basic golden malt base. I hate to say it right now, before we've even really begun, but it's a one-trick pony, and to be honest, we are really through at this point. The blueberry is nice but it's not brilliant, and the beer beneath it is just a base for it. Modestly bitter but dry in the finish - there seems to be a light touch of acidity to it. It's medium bodied and gently crisp across the palate. It's better than a lot of the blueberry ales I've had, and I'm glad they didn't go heavier on the wheat because sometimes that just muddles things up, but it remains a fairly basic fruit beer. On the other hand, what is that big music fest they have in Allentown?... I sure wouldn't mind having a few of these on a warm day out in the sun while relaxing and listening to music. Nicely balanced, refreshing, and easy to drink.

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of elsinore
3.51/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My wife had one of these on tap today at BBW. I stole enough of hers to be able to pass judgment on it.

Small white head that faded fairly quickly; don't remember much lacing.
This year's batch had a vaguely reddish-purplish tone to it that prior reviewers did not mention; perhaps the recipe has been tweaked. At any rate, it was a cloudy amber with a definite dark reddish cast to it.

I didn't get much smell from it; mainly malts. Flavor was mainly straightforward malts as well, with some gentle berry flavor (not overwhelming) at the end, esp. as the beer warmed up a bit.

I've tried a few fruit beers now, and am beginning to think I'm just not a fan of the genre.
I *do* think this was the best fruit beer I've tried, though. Berry taste was subtle, not cloying, and beer was very drinkable and refreshing.
I suspect real fruit-beer aficionados will be able to think of something else they like better ... but still, I would recommend trying a Blueberry Belch.
It's pleasant, and that ain't entirely a bad thing to be.

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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.54/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on-tap at Cork City Pub in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a mostly clear medium amber in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some definite purple/red wine highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy biege head that reduces to a medium sized medium thick patch, a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of sweet blueberry with some natural and some artificial hints. There are some lighter notes of sweet grainy malts underneath.

T: Upfront there was a moderate flavor of sweet blueberry that eventual shows some hints of tartness. Underneath the blueberry flavor there is a lighter amount of sweet grainy malts.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Not a bad blueberry beer - not the greatest that I have tried and certainly not the worst. The flavors and aromas are mostly of natural blueberry though it is a touch sweeter than I would have expected. Definitely a brew for a hot summer day.

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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.47/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Bethelehem Brew Pub.

Poured a deeper and cloudy amberish color with an averaged sized purple tinted white head. Aromas of fresh blueberries. I like the blueberry aroma. Tastes of blueberries with some graininess.

Notes from 09/08/07.

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.17/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Blueberry Belch from Fegley's Bethlehem Brew Works
Beer rating: 3.21 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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