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

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Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry AleBumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
fatheadscleveland.com

Style: Fruit and Field Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by adamette on 07-24-2009

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4.24/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Today marks the occasion of NBS (Week 714) with the theme of New Fat Rusty Head Rail Sunday! Things are progressing nicely with this being my third (!) of the day. Hey, once I get started, I want to see it through until I either a) have to go to work (I just got the day off) or b) feel a nap coming on. I am like a cat as I have grown older. I sleep kinda soundly during the night, but I take frequent naps during the day to revive & refresh myself. I am a retired US Navy veteran & we learned early on not to take chow or sleep for granted, getting either/both in when & wherever possible. I have slept standing up, atop live ammo (!), wedged into the overhead or underneath storage racks atop bubble wrap & various other spots so that now, I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat.

From the Bottle: "Brewed with fresh harvested spring honey stolen from some very angry bees (we have the welts to prove it) and plump blueberries creating a refreshing ale with a delicious blueberry aroma, crackery malt flavors, a hint of sweetness and a clean blueberry finish. Chill Out Man, Have A Beer! [undersigned] Matt * Chris * Glenn"; "AWARD WINNING MOST REFRESHING BEER IN AMERICA - BREWING NEWS GLOBAL WARMING OPEN".

Hmm. Only 13 IBU. I want MORE! I settled for a Pop! of the cap & a C-Line pour. This, in turn, resulted in the formation of just over a finger of fizzy, foamy, bone-white head with moderate retention that left a modicum of lacing in its wake. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled strongly of both honey & blueberry, but it was really sweet, almost like syrup. Hmm. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste, while absolutely of blueberry, was not as sweet as the nose had led me to expect. Instead, it had a slight tartness that worked well with the honey which became more assertive as it warmed. Finish was semi-sweet, not out of control or cloying like some that I have tasted. It was a pleasant drink, but it really wasn't my cuppa tea. YMMV.

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3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 9/5/18, so 5-6 weeks old.

looks nice enough. clear golden yellow body with initially a generous foamy white head which shrinks a little, but still leaves good lacing.

Aroma is blueberry, and somewhat perfumey.

Well, you can certainly taste the blueberry. its sweet and faintly bitter. The snag is, to this palate anyway, this beer loses its appeal very quickly. Not bad in anyway, just not something I'd like to repeat. Honey is more of a feel than a taste.

Mouth is nicely between medium and full, berries on the finish.

Overall, as mentioned above, an average fruit beer, just not something I could deal with too often.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer smells good and tastes the part. Sweet with honey and blueberry taste. Not bitter at all. Pretty copper/golden color with a constant white thin lace head. Pretty good hot summer day beer

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3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.07/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a can style glass.

Look is a slightly purple/ dark orange with an offwhite head.

Aroma is a light fruitiness with tons of candy sweetness.

Taste is very chemical. I can’t discern a definite blueberry, but what I do is medicinal.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 706 ratings