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

Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry AleBumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale
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Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #128
Ranked #32,891
3.73 | pDev: 13.4%
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
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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Reviews: 109 | Ratings: 733
Reviews by drtth:
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3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The golden amber colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 3/4” fluffy white head that recedes slowly to a cap of foam and then a thin irregular shaped island of foam while leaving a complex pattern of rings and a sheet of foam on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates a couple of arches of foam and lots of small patches and legs of lacing.

The aromas are filled with blueberry riding on a bready caramel tinged malt backbone that also plays a strong supporting role in shaping the aromas.

The flavors are similar to what is expected from the nose with lots of sweet blueberry and some grainy bready malt. For me the effect of the honey shows in that the sweetness is more than I’d expect from the berries or the malt by themselves. The hops are way in the background showing some light grassy, peppery herbal spiciness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and and both crisp and prickly with the finely bubbled active carbonation. The finish begins as the blueberry and sweetness start to fade to a semi-dry ending in the back of the palate that has some residual fruitiness and that also has a lightly spicy, peppery and herbal, but not bitter, ending.

On the whole a nicely done blueberry ale. The balance of the fruit and malt is backed up by the noticeable honey sweetness. The beer is clean, crisp and refreshing with just enough of an effect from the hops to prevent the sweetness from becoming cloying. That said I’ll be taking a pass on this one in the future since I prefer my fruited beers with a bit of tartness.

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Photo of Brenden
4.07/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one is a clear dark yellow-gold. It forms an off-white head that initially rises to a strong two fingers in height and leaves a thick foam when it recedes. The head that remains drops a good amount of sticky lacing in patches all the way down.
Blueberry is strong off the nose, pouring out of the bottle before I empty it into my glass. That said, for as strong as the blueberry is I have no problem picking out the crackery dry malts that lay down a firm backbone. The blueberry is fresh and there's just enough of a light herbal hops note to this beer to add an element without distracting.
This is one of the better fruit beers out there as far as how flavorful it is, how natural it is, and how all of the different notes integrate together. The blueberry, dry malts and light hops work very nicely. Malts are very wheat-like. I have to give an edge to the aroma only because I get just a hint of graininess coming underneath into the finish.
This is a light ale, and the body is appropriate for the style. It's also pretty smooth. There's something about how the play between the crispness and the herbal dryness, both fine in themselves, seems a little funny to me. I think it may be that they both linger into the finish and, while either by itself is good, there's an interesting sort of clash happening ever so slightly.

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Photo of TimInPA
4.85/5  rDev +30%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours into glass with a foamy head. Clear and light straw color. Taste is light and fruity, with hint of honey and blueberry. Not overwhelmingly sweet. Mouthfeel is not terribly bubbly.
One of my favorite beers.

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Photo of ALLISON01
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NW2285
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of JohnDon
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandonld23
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wheels2532
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Okay fruit beer

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Photo of ShemRahBoo
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of rjcoy06
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Mhfunk
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattsander
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Qwest_35
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Billbraski
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of AMCPhD
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllDayIPA23
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just got this in a trade recently, and I reallllyyy enjoyed it. The blueberry is very pronounced in the smell and taste. The honey adds to the great flavor. I expected this beer to be very sweet, but they were able to pull of the blueberry/honey combo without that being an issue whatsoever. Wish I had more than one bottle of this. Go try it!

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Photo of Hernando13
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff27
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Bill235
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Knilas
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the bottle: Golden yellow..slight cloudiness. Head lasted to the end w/good lacing. Flavors of blueberry, honey, and wheat. Smooth and meaty on the palette w/ no bitterness. Balanced more toward the sweeter notes. Overall a good pour. Will keep this one in stock. Worth the coin.

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Photo of izraelc
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber. Silky head. Slight honey aroma. Pretty mild taste. Not a lot of blueberry or honey. Could be maltier. An average blueberry ale.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of robbybob1
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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