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

Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry AleBumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale
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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #128
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
84
Ranked #32,919
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 13.4%
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
733
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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.
Reviews: 109 | Ratings: 733
Photo of Kinney1989
4.78/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the most aromatic beers I have ever had. Tastes differently from the bottle or on tap. Very sweet and tasty if you drop some fresh blueberries in.

This is my wife's favorite beer. If you see it available definitely try it out!

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had this on tap at a bar in Canton. Pint glass

L - Pours gold like many lighter pale ales do. Small head that dissipates to a thin line pretty quickly.
S - Honey & Blueberry
T - Honey first, tart blueberry at the end.
F - Pretty thin, but it's refreshing
O - I'm a sucker for blueberry ales - this one reminds me a lot of Blue Point's blueberry ale. I liked it.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Quaker Steak and Lube Sandusky, I didn't mean to order this, but they sent it by mistake. Slightly hazy deep golden color white head. Faint berry aroma and flavor sweet bready honey maltiness. Not horrible for a fruit beer.

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Photo of shanegatter
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Overall not bad, I don't really care for the fruity beer, especially the after taste but I thought I would give this one a try as many have recommended it. Unfortunately it had the same fruity beer aftertaste that I don't care for.

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Photo of Tone
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, maize color. 5/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of blueberry, pale malt, slight sweet malt, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Fruit / Vegetable Beer. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of blueberry, tartness, pale malt, hops, hint of floral, and a hint of spice. Overall, good appearance, body, and blend, but lacking in aroma. One of the best blueberry beers I've ever had - the blueberries taste fresh.

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Photo of ajm5108
3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very common golden ale malt profile, you can pick a bit of the honey notes much more than you can pick up the blueberry notes, but there is a faint fruit flavor. Not offensive but not great.

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

Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into. A pint glass, this beer pours a fairly cloudy/hazy, medium golden/copper color with a white head that's initially an inch thick when first poured that first poured that eventually settles to a fairly thick ring lining the inside of the glass along a big cluster swirl of foam that covers more than half of the beer's surface. Aromas of caramel malt sweetness along with some definite hints of honey and blueberry. The taste is pretty much the same, with slightly toasted, caramel malt sweetness that gives way to nice honey notes and a fairly pungent touch of blueberry. Has a subtle hop presence. Has a fairly crisp, slightly prickly, also smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean, smooth finish. Easy to drink in the way it should be.

Eric

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon "Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale"
on tap @ Falanigan's Boathouse, Conshohocken, PA on 26 February 2016

Appearance: Golden amber in color beneath a frothy head of white. Better than average head retention, moderate lacing.

Aroma: Blueberry over a grainy malt base.

Flavor: Sweet blueberry. Grainy, wheat-like malt. Sweetish but I don't particularly get the honey as "honey". It remains balanced. Finishes drying with some residual fruitiness. No real hops to speak of, as it should be.

Mouthfeel: Medium and crisp.

Overall: One of the better blueberry ales I've had. Nicely done.

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Photo of Liz_Yoder
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I loved the sweetness of this beer. As soon as you open it, the scent of blueberries hits you and the taste follows through. This beer isn't too heavy but probably not for someone counting calories. Overall, I would recommend this for anyone looking for a sweet refreshment.

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Photo of gopens44
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Stark white frothy head, maybe about a finger tall. Crystal clear with just a bit of yeast floating about near the bottom.

Smells super berry time straight away, like Boo Berry cereal with just a hint of cracker type malt.

Taste is immediately tart like the way fresh berries would be. Behind tart berry time is just a touch of metallic something.

Dry finish has virtually nothing for the tongue to hang in to. Surprising, given how dominant the fruitiness is.

Not horrible, probably one of the better fruit beers I've had but unless you just really love fruit beers, this one can probably get left on the shelf.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Still, clear light amber with a thin cream colored white blanket. Oh, and if you're at the brewery or saloon, a single blueberry floats atop the amber.

Smell is sweet blueberry syrup which crosses over easily into the flavor, which adds shortbread pancakes over a smooth, moderately light silky wet body with a soft mild froth, ending semi-bitter.

For a fruit beer, this doesn't suck. Actually biting down on the floating blueberry gives an increased bitterness you don't normally realize is present in the fresh fruit when you're only eating blueberries by themselves, and this provides an added contrast to the sweetness of the beer. Still...all said, this is not my jam.

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Photo of schwansmantr
1.4/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

what would you name it? You ask. Why I would call this Big Birds blueberry Poo after a years worth of sitting in the sun. This stuff is absolutely disgusting and isn't fit for a sewer rat or let alone an X. F- absolutely no redeeming qualities.

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Photo of Billolick
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, with some sort of dating on the neck of the bottle (smudged, and couldn't read it)

Pours lightly hazed, lighter amber, minor tiny bubble head, film left behind and leaves some.
decent looking low sheeting

Sweet and fruity nose

Same thing happening on the taste buds, sweet and fruity, with blueberries and honey coming to mind...not my kind of thing, but I did not this to be over the top too sweet. Good beginner beer perhaps on or a very hot day

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Photo of bigace67
4.9/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

If you want a perfect all around beer that your wife will like then this is definitely for you!! This is my wifes favorite beer!! Has great flavor, nice color and very refreshing! !

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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 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 Rye_Fly
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I personally like blueberry or any berry brew as a sour beer. This was more of a beer with blueberry accent. Not bad for a hot summer day on the lake.

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Photo of Beer-Zombie
4.41/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

They garnish this brew with a couple of blueberries. A nice touch. Great blueberry aroma. Not detecting too much honey in the nose or taste. Very easy drinker. Not a big fruity beer at all. Way better than I thought it was gonna be.

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Photo of Jojosaute
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- a nice golden amber color with a slight haze and unfiltered look. Slight head. Nice and fizzy. Slight lacing, gave way though.
S- a nice ale smell with slight blueberry reminiscent of frankenberry cereal. I haven't had that in 25 years but I remember smell. Haha
T- a nice solid american pale ale taste with slight sweetness of honey and a balanced blueberry taste. Not overly sweet.
M- nice full feel for the style. Smooth with a fizzy character.
O- very good for a fruit beer. This is probably my favorite blueberry beer.

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Photo of Ohiolager
2.95/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Aroma is that of a blueberry muffin. Taste is a big let down. Very malty, not much of the aroma carries into the taste. Super subtle blueberry, with a malty crispness. Not my cup of tea. Glad i gave it a shot, but this ones not for me.

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

Delicious. Clear blueberry in the smell, and major honey and blueberry in the taste. The blueberry aftertaste lasts for quite a long time, and that's surprisingly a good thing. So refreshing. Fruit beers normally are too much for me, but this hits the spot.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So . . . Tasty ! Why did I wait this long to try this beer. Smells fantastic and is incredibly refreshing. Blueberries work so well here . . . You just have to try it. Well done Fat Heads.

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Photo of rpmetzler
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Initial honey taste followed by a very subtle blueberry finish that almost comes as a surprise, despite the name of the beer. A very good fruit inspired beer.

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Photo of Mikus
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Have looked at this on the shelves for a couple of years. Didn't bite. Fruit not really my thing. However, FH is pretty damn good, so gave it a go when I found a super - fresh bottle. Into the Spiegelau, with a medium amber (reddish in the light) hue. 3 fingers of slightly off white head. Blueberries, blueberries, blueberries. You would think this was a blueberry beer. Nailed it on the nose and the palate. Clean maltiness, hint of flowery honey in the residual lingering. Refreshing and light, not out of place. Maybe not an everyday, but a nice one for a change of pace or the right crowd.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a big billowy white head of two fingers height and a light level of haze. The head has a fair level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is big and blueberry and wheat with some other aromas of a more somewhat candy like smell. Along with these aromas are some light aromas of honey and a little bit of a grainy smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather decently strong and sweet blueberry flavor with a good showing of honey and some wheat. As the taste advances the blueberry tames itself a bit with the honey though seemingly getting stronger, but never overpowering. The graininess, which is light upfront grows in intensity as the taste advances and with the moderately sweeter flavor from the blueberry and honey one is left with a nice somewhat crisp, but authentic berry taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. The thinner body and higher carbonation are perfect for the brew, making for a nice refreshing berry flavored beer.

Overall – A rather nice refreshing and crisper blueberry brew with a good more authentic blueberry flavor blended with a nice wheat and grain base. A rather nice fruit beer overall.

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Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 733 ratings