Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry AleBumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale
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From:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
 
Ohio, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #137
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,851
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 13.48%
Ratings:
766
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 07, 2022
Added:
Jul 24, 2009
Wants:
  34
Gots:
  196
SCORE
84
Good
Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry AleBumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale
Notes: Brewed with fresh harvested spring honey and infused with fresh blueberries. A light, refreshing ale with a nice blueberry aroma, crackery malt flavors, a hint of sweetness and a refreshing blueberry finish.
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3.89 by ScottyB515 from Ohio on May 07, 2022
 
4.15 by PaleAleWalt from New York on May 06, 2022
 
3.86 by Pens1866 from Pennsylvania on Feb 25, 2022
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3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by chinchill from South Carolina

12 oz. can of Fat Heads Bumble Berry with a July 2021 canning date stamped on the bottom edge.
Appearance.  Orange-amber colored body with a decent off-white head.
The aroma has a clear blueberry note while the flavor carries a more generic mixed berry impression.  Despite the "honey blueberry ale" description, which it definitely fits, this fruity beer is not sweet.  Instead you get a mildly bitter and faintly tart flavor.
Mouthfeel.  Lively medium-high carbonation in a near medium body.

Oct 19, 2021
 
2.94 by sabest95 from Ohio on Oct 04, 2021
 
3.87 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Sep 04, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by CTHomer from Connecticut

A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing;

S: quite aromatic - you can smell fresh blueberries from a couple feet away;

T: the fresh blueberry is noticeable, but not as prevalent as in the aroma; also, there is a slight acrid bitterness in the background from the middle through the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: more fruit flavor than most fruit beers;

Aug 27, 2021
 
3.73 by Blogjackets from Ohio on Jul 16, 2021
 
4.08 by cabsandking from Ohio on Jul 15, 2021
 
4.28 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania on Jul 06, 2021
 
3.07 by Nyarko-San from Pennsylvania on Jun 17, 2021
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4.85/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by SpicyJoe from Pennsylvania

Perfectly balanced. Not too sweet even with all that honey. It is not “the most refreshing beer”, but it’s pretty darn good. Every now and then I crave this blueberry beer. It’s like when you’re craving a thick, buttery, juicy steak and you say to yourself “I’m getting a nice steak at some point this week”.

May 22, 2021
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4.37/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Troopintj from Kentucky

Blueberry, orange blossom, and honey on the nose. Clear and medium amber in color. Low foam head. Quenching palette of blue fruit, sweet nectar, and citrus malts. Definitely a deck sipper.

May 08, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Has a clear amber color with more than a finger's worth of white head. Good retention and lacing.

Aroma: blueberries, apple, pear, honey, cracker malt, and light caramel.

Taste: Flavor tastes mostly of a lager of some sort and the blueberries aren't as sweet or noticeable as the aroma may suggest. Maybe some graham cracker notes too along with the honey, but I'm not really tasting much else. Body is medium light.

Mar 31, 2021
 
4 by KT3418 from Colorado on Mar 19, 2021
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3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

With the floral whimsy of honey looking forward to spring, but the blueberry robust flavor still holding up in winter, Fat Head's is helping with the transition with a berry honey ale.

With a pale mauve, mostly golden appearance, the nearly bright beer builds a loose and lofty froth that carries a delicate balance of berry and floral arrangements with a fresh breadiness in the backdrop. The taste opens with those bready-sweet flavors that are wrapped with comforting honeysuckle cocoon.

As Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale washes the middle palate, the sweetness retracts slightly and allows for the full blueberry taste to usher in a bold dark fruitiness with hints of red berries, plum and blackberries as well. The floral aromas of the honey develop into a delicate fruitiness with those whimsical candied qualities that keep the blueberry character plump and juicy through the later portions in taste.

Medium light in body, the rounded juiciness of the honey-berry mixture holds a certain fullness that's counter to the crisp and cracker-like maltiness that trends dry throughout the session. A medium-short finish of berry skins and tea lead into a brief aftertaste of dark berry for extra measure.

Feb 25, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by hoptheology from South Dakota

"Most refreshing beer in America".
Let's see what you got, holmes.

No date on the can, pouring now into an Empyrean Carpe Brew ' Em snifter.

Gold in color, slightly hazy, tall white creamy cap of 2 fingers, leaves lacing as it recedes to 1/2 finger.

Aroma from the can is blueberry mini-wheats; aroma from the glass is even stronger and sweeter blueberry mini-wheats. I'm game.

Flavor is amazingly balanced and oh so perfect. I get sweet blueberry mini-wheats on top of flaked corn and other grainy sweetness, with a tiny nip of tight hop bitterness on the back end. I believe, "this is really [email protected]^*kin' good" is what I said out loud initially.

Feel is crisp, perfectly carbonated, and brings a slight creaminess to the table. No perceptible alcohol. Crisp finish. That "refreshing" moniker is almost popping into my brain. Almost.

Overall, this was just insanely balanced and delicious. Perfect amount of sweetness. If you're looking for a sugar bomb, buy a mead. This is beer. Fantastic brewing prowess. 100% would buy again.

Feb 11, 2021
 
3.86 by Bigmoist from West Virginia on Jan 21, 2021
 
3.77 by mooseo from Pennsylvania on Aug 03, 2020
 
3.95 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Jul 13, 2020
 
4.04 by demojoy from Pennsylvania on Jul 03, 2020
 
3.56 by GracelandII from Virginia on Jun 22, 2020
 
4.09 by Danzifer from Ohio on Jun 01, 2020
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4.71/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by mulrich77

Usually not a fruity beer lover, but this beer had the unique quality of not overpowering the taste of beer. Subtle taste and smell of Blue Berry. If i wanted a Berry soda, I would have bought a berry soda. This is truly a Beery Good Beer

May 02, 2020
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3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

Look: Hazy Amber with a minimal head.
Smell: Blueberry, apple, honey. Really pleasant.
Taste: Blueberry, some malty sweetness balanced with hop bitterness. Clean, mild, and drinkable.
Feel: Medium-bodied.
Overall: A nice, balanced ale. The blueberry works very well and isn't overpowering.

Mar 25, 2020
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2.9/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Fruit beers not my thing, too many good ones from Fatheads, to spend much time with this one.

Feb 02, 2020
 
3.71 by jpd026 from New York on Jan 29, 2020
 
4.43 by Big420 from Pennsylvania on Jan 15, 2020
 
3.5 by JoelZ1 from Pennsylvania on Dec 25, 2019
 
3.79 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 07, 2019
 
3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Oct 21, 2019
 
3.62 by BarrelAgedG from California on Oct 12, 2019
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2.99/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
by Brook82 from Ohio

Looked good, smelled better, disappointed with the flavor. Mild bitter taste covered any sweet element of blueberry or honey. Taste did not follow aroma.

Sep 26, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

I love fatheads so after years of head hunter, hop juju, hop stalker, and all their other world class beers I felt I owed it to them to try this completely unappealing beer.

Having said that, it's okay for a novelty beer, but far from anything I'd drink again given most other choices.

It tastes like a watered down sierra nevada pale ale fucked a blueberry pancake. Tell me I'm a wrong.

Sep 13, 2019
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3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by That_Mohawk_Dude

Big fan of this stuff. Gorgeous aroma that smells of fresh blueberry and honeyed wheat. Very pleasant color and solid mouth feel. Taste is extremely pleasant while also not being over the top. Great for the summer or days on the water.

Sep 10, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

On tap at Max and Erma's with my parents. The only "craft" beer on tap. A good average drinkable beer. Came with frozen blueberries in glass. Not much else about this beer that's remarkable. Honey is noticeable. Blueberry flavor is subtle.

Aug 20, 2019
 
4.24 by tjg584 from Tennessee on Aug 10, 2019
 
4.48 by RyanKininger from New York on Aug 10, 2019
Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 766 ratings