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King Valas Blueberry Lager | Granite City Food & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery
United States
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Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Brenden on 03-12-2012

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3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Officially listed as "blueberry wheat" by a brewery rep at the GCBF. This is NOT the blueberry ale.

Whatever it's called, the color is a blend of red, pink and purple, almost a thinner mauve. The head is fairly scant but leaves a foam with enough structure to drop spotty lacing.
Blueberry really pulls through in the aroma. It's light, but no lighter than I expect from Granite City. Wheat lays down a solid backbone with support from light malts.
As in the aroma, blueberry prevails in the flavor. This works as a light lager. Big beer lovers may shy away from these kinds of beers, but someone who embraces beer for what it is may like this one. True, it could use a little more substance, but it works for what it is. The blueberry is sweet but not cloying. It's certainly preferable over a BMC lime.
The mouthfeel is light but pretty appropriate. There is a generally smooth, mostly crisp feel, though it could be a little cleaner.

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King Valas Blueberry Lager from Granite City Food & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 1 ratings
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