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 #32,912
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 Extrajoker00
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%

Reviewed: 8/17/14

Bumble Berry by Fat Heads
poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Sam Smith Snifter

P- stock label a great cartoon Fat Head 3.5

A- Golden and fizzy little head but some lacing present 3.75

S- Blueberry, wheat and some grains 4.0

T- Hop grain bitterness balanced with honey and a big blueberry bubble of flavor in the middle 3.75

M- medium body with a lot of character 4.0

D- good drink ability, nice flavor and finish balance 3.75

O- pretty good for a fruit beer, one of the best interpretations of this style I've had 3.75

Not really my style of beer, fruit is not really my thing but this came highly recommended. would have this again ---- J

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Photo of wac9
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

this beer is a winner this beer you should drink during the summer my new summer beer a golden color with hint of blueberry i would never buy this but i heard a guy say the name out loud and i wanted to try it he went to pittsburgh and it was worth it great beer great taste drink it now

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

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden tan with a minimal 1/8th head. Minor lacing.

Smell - Very dominate blueberry. A little honey is detected but its really all blueberry.

Taste - Pretty much like the smell, straight up blueberry with some honey sweetness. Near the finish theres pilsner like malt backbone. Not much more to say really.

Mouthfeel - Tongue gets blueberries. Palate gets remaining blueberries, a little honey and malt. Aftertaste is crisp blueberries, slight malts.

Overall - It is what it is, a straight up smooth, easy drinker that's all about blueberries. And they taste like real blueberry, not a sugar induced artificial creation. If you like blueberry you must try.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale from Fat Head's is ok....but keep in mind I'm not a fruit/lambic fan. Any blueberry beers I would compare with my favorite the Sammy A's blueberry lager. This beer poured a nice clear copper with nice head that is not leaving a lacing. The scent certainly carries blueberries and some biscuit. The taste has blueberry and maybe a touch of sweetness....very dry on the back end with strong alcohol taste for only a 5% abv. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it good and worth a try....just not in my wheel house genre.

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

I poured this into a glass, it has a golden color body with a small head to it. The smell is of fresh blueberries and smells sweet. The taste is up front blueberries with a little honey, then a little malt on the finish and a hint of blueberry on the tongue. Mouthfeel is smooth and overall a very tasty beer.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.01/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale brewed by Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon. This brew pours out a nice cloudy amber color with a nice white head. This is an unfiltered brew you can not see thought it. The smell is sweet with berries and grains. I like how this brew is not like most brews on the market. The taste is nice, clean ,smooth, and refreshing. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. No bad aftertaste it clean and smooth. The mouthfeel is nice as well. This is not what I was expecting. I would get this brew again. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.5 out of 5

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Photo of Caveworm
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon, recommended by a friend. Poured from what looks to be a semi-squatter (?) bottle into a glass, this brew's head grows from nearly four finger thickness to barely a half in what seemed like no time at all. Very, very impressive lacing and a medium amber body for ol' Bumble Berry.

Smells like blueberries, but not overpowering. Just enough.

Taste is the same, its there but not too much. The same goes here with the honey taste. Both overall do not impede upon the overall taste of the brew itself. A crisp maltiness is also perceived by yours truly. Very refreshing indeed!

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. I mean this is beyond smooth, especially for ANYTHING past 5% abv that I've drank in entire life.

Overall, an outstanding 4 is achieved from Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon, This is just SO refreshing, not overbearing in any aspect. Juuust right. I will buy this brew again, you can count on that.

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Photo of LuvLagunitas
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly unclear orange with a substantial head white head. Thought it would have been at least a little blue... There is quite a bit of carbonation that keeps a small head constantly going.

S: A bit like a blueberry muffin. Its definitely blueberry at first and then the sweet honey and wheat come in.

T: If this were classified just as a simple ale and not a fruit beer, that would make more sense. The taste is a lot like the nose. Blueberries are a bit subtle in the beginning and then it moves to a general sweetness that fades into bread notes in the end. Almost every sip after, I almost couldn't identify the blueberries, just the ale body, which is very good in-and-by itself.

M: Quite smooth and medium-light bodied. Good amount of carbonation. Nice and sessionable.

O: I don't mind drinking this. It's good overall as an ale, but if you're looking for a really fruity beer to satisfy a sweet-tooth, don't get this one. It's worth trying because it's good. But don't expect anything mind-blowing.

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

First time trying this beer, although it's been around the area for a while in NE Ohio.

Tastes more like an ale to me, good body to the beer and very tasty. The blueberry stays with during the entire glass.

The only other "fruity" beers I've had were infused with lemonade, I definitely prefer this beer over those.

I loved it and will purchase again for sure.

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Photo of exposd
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of the best blueberry beers I've ever tasted. It's brewed with all natural ingredients and it shows! The blueberry fruit flavor is great without being overpowering and too sweet, while the honey plays more of a part in the overall smoothness and lends well to blend the blueberry and makes it the perfect flavor. Nice head and defer lacing eapecially for a blueberry brew. It's only April, but I imagine this would be a great, refreshing, summer beer when it's hot and sunny outside on a weekend afternoon. This is for sure worth a try if you like blueberry ale!

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Photo of Smakawhat
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a elongated short flute like glass.

Body color is a muted yellow to brown appearance, quite clear with some cola carbonation. Two finger fluffy white head and a nice cap on tap. Some little bit of thick lacing while drinking. No hint appearance wise this is a fruit beer.

Bouquet shows a sharp and airy hint of flower like blueberry. Perfumey. Real nice aromatics. A hint of crispness fizz but some malt chewy quality also. Pretty impressive.

Palate is quite surprising. Honey angle seems to work more towards palate softness/smoothness than being any hint of sweet. Nice crisp blueberry angle that is much like on the nose. Fresh and floral. Some of the chewy malt sensations missing just slightly.

Overall a unique one in the blueberry realm and quite tasty.

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Photo of WettNutz
4.39/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Had a solid brown hue with nice carbonation.
Half inch of head, that stuck to the glass.
Smelled of a blueberry patch.
Clean and crisp mouth feel, moderately tart flavor.
Good solid body.

Overall, a very pleasant surprise. Met expectations gloriously, and then some. Great Blueberry beer, and just a touch of honey to sweeten it up, but not too sweet like many breweries do.

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Photo of magictacosinus
4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A big thanks (yet again) to Todd for providing me a bottle of this. I love blueberries, and I've always made it my goal to try beers brewed with them whenever I can. Poured into a tulip wine glass from a 12oz bottle. Really wish there was a freshness or bottling date!

Pours a golden-amber color that's slightly cloudy in nature, with some noticeable thinned sediment at the bottom of the glass (especially after the dregs were poured in). What's pretty neat is when I held this against the light, there was a clear indigo (or light pink) tinge to the beer! Carbonation is quite good, and despite no bubbles showing, there's a solid creamy head (about 2 fingers wide) that sticks around for a while. A very solid looking beer, although with a brief glance I would have never guessed it containing blueberries!

The aroma is a pleasant combo of tart fruit, sweetness, and graininess, but don't expect anything too acidic or funky here, or a New Glarus offering. This is a fruit-blended beer that's pretty balanced - notes of tart blueberries, strawberries, and and cherries (the latter being more subtle) reach the nose, with a honeyed and lactic sweetness that makes this reminiscent of a light variation on sweet blueberry yogurt. Add a nutty, grainy flavor with notes of toffee and crackers at the finish, and it's pretty much on par to one. Very pleasant on the nose, and my hopes were it to be similar on the palate.

The flavor shows this contain a solid amount of grip, especially for a non-sour, low ABV fruit based beer. Not really all that tart, but rather retains the flavor of chewing just freshly ripened blueberries, boysenberries, and perhaps some other red fruit (such as strawberries) thrown in for good measure. Finishes slightly honeyed, with notes of lightly sweetened toffee, caramel, and the lactic creamy goodness that I found earlier in the aroma. Finishes clean, with a toasted grainy yet overall creamy feel that pulls everything together. Gentle on the palate, and no issues with the malt base or alcohol profile overall. Could use more fruit and honey, to be honest, but it's still a delight to drink.

Loved this beer - I want it for the warmer months of the year. In a country saturated with a lot of wonderful experimentation in brewing, this one could easily get overlooked under the higher ABV, barrel-aged, and more explosively tart fruit offerings. Let's hope this continues to find an audience. Wonderful stuff - I hope to try more experiments from this brewery.

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Photo of JayBarnes10
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

given to me by a friend and it sat in my fridge for a few days before I decided to try it. very refreshing. it's cold winter at the moment, but I feel like during the summer it would be ALOT better. especially on a hot ohio day! also dig that it's brewed locally.

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Photo of Dave128
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

A - nothing special. Not much head. Golden amber in color with a floating haze.

S - Clean nose with lots of berries

T - Similar to the nose, berries and malted barley up front with a bitter honey finish. Not much on hops.

M - Crisp and refreshing. Appropriate for style.

O - I expected less from this beer. I am pleasantly surprised with what it has to offer.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a tumbler

A - This beer pours amber in color. It is topped with two inches of white head.

S - It smells like blueberries and there is a bready smell that makes it smell almost like blueberry muffins.

T - The taste starts out with blueberry but not an in your face, over the top blueberry taste. It is enough to let you know it is blueberry without overwhelming. I get a sweetness from the honey at the finish, and then it is gone. The finish is clean.

M - Moderate to thin.

O - My girlfriend loves this beer, so I decided to try it. It would probably be more refreshing in the summer, but it was a decent fruit beer.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a perfect pint.

4.25 A: Clear yellow orange color. Three fingers of frothy white head. Retention is very good and plenty of lacing is left.

3.75 S: I gotta admit, this smells pretty good. Plenty of blueberry in this. Honey underneath. Despite all the berries, there's still a pleasant neutral maltiness underneath.

3.5 T: Again plenty of blueberry, light honey, and neutral maltiness.

3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Nice creaminess on this and super smooth.

3.5 D: Pretty good, especially for a fruit beer.

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Photo of raznug
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: This beer pours a dark golden color and is topped with 11/4” of off white colored head that tends to last.
Smell: The aroma of this beer is all berries and some malt aroma that blends in ok in the background.
Taste: The flavor is nothing like aroma is all malt with just a little berry mixed in.
Mouthfeel: Bumble Berry is a bit on the thin side but easy to drink due to the fact it is thin. Good try at this style but I have had better.

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Photo of nickfl
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A small white head on a hazy, dark golden body. Glad to see that it isn't purple... A bit of musty wheat and just a hint of fruit. The flavor is similar to the aroma with a bit of malt and honey as well as blueberry in the finish. Not bad for a fruit beer, the blueberry is kind of anemic but decent enough.

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Photo of CFHMagnet
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Bottled on 07/02/13 12:29" appears on the side of the bottle. My wife got me freshly bottled beer again :)

I poured it into a pint glass and got a finger and a half of effervescent nearly-white head. The body is a good amber color with a good amount of bubbles floating upward. The head died down after a minute or so, and while bubbles tried to cling, no lace was noticed.

This one smells sticky sweet. I get honey and blueberry.

The flavor starts off with honey and sweet grass and transitions into buttery crackers. Blueberry pervades the whole flavor, and finishes it off with the crackers.

This beer is rather light bodied, and it leaves a light coating and slightly dry finish. I would call it chug-able.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

5.3% ABV confirmed. I love the funny label art. "Malt beverage brewed with honey and blueberries." 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded yellow pry-off cap acquired in a trade with michaellcoates and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; I liked their Headhunter IPA.

Served chilled. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of white colour. No real cream. Not very frothy. Thickness is lacking. Above average to pretty good (~4-6 minute) retention. Uneven lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a clear copper. Nicely vibrant. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Looks generally good overall. Not unique or speical, but there are no overt flaws.

Sm: Blueberries, artificial fruit syrup, honey, clove honey, clean barley, and neutral malts. Nectary as hell and sweet. Appealing, but it does illicit suspicion; I'm hoping it's not an artificial sugar bomb. Complementary light floral hopping. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Pretty strong.

T: Heavy on the blueberry - which does feel authentic. But there is a bit of artificial fruit syrup character here; fake currants bolster the berry notes. Honey throughout. Clean barley. Neutral malts. It's a pretty simple build, but it's balanced for what it is. By no means too sweet or cloying as I feared, but definitely on the sweeter end of the sweet/bitter scale. Flavour intensity and duration are average. A pleasant, drinkable beer. Not much complexity or subtlety here, but it deliver son its premise. I do like it.

Mf: Very light on the palate. Smooth and wet. Refreshing. Good thickness and body. Fleeting. A bit overcarbonated. Complements the flavour profile nicely. Soft.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but I doubt I'd order a pitcher of this to share with friends. The sweetness would prevent me from wanting more than one in the same night, but I'd get it again if I was in the mood for a light summer beer with a little more flavour than a macro crap lager. Hides its ABV well. This would be a good beer to ease newcomers into craft/micro beer. An interesting brew from Fat Heads.

C+

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Photo of DeFaz
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bumble Berry's smell is unremarkable, with a scent of blueberry and not much else. But the taste is interesting, as it starts off sweet and ends tart and is never overpowering. The honey hangs out in the background and compliments the fruit flavor. The mouthfeel is somewhat thicker than your average fruit beer, but it manages to be very drinkable and goes down incredibly easy. The carbonation gives it just enough crispness. Overall, this stands out as one of the better fruit beers and is less sweet than any other blueberry beer I've had. The flavors are natural. Expect to taste much more of the blueberry than the honey.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a TBBC pint glass.

A: Pours a nice gold color, nearly clear. Relatively low visible carbonation, but still forms a 1 1/2 finger white foamy head.

S: Huge blueberry, moderate sweetness, just a hint of cracker malt. The fruitiness reminds me almost of fruit salad with blueberry predominance. Nice.

T: Big letdown here. Flat tinny blueberry, decent cracker malt, some honey undertones, and slight hop bitterness in the finish. There's also some astringency here that becomes a big more noticeable as it warms.

M: Light, thin body, decent carbonation sensation, and low alcohol presence.

O: Probably would never have bought this beer, but I have been SO impressed with Head Hunter's (and I'm very excited for them to come to Florida) that I thought I'd give it a try. This was a miss for me for sure, but honestly, it's far from the worst blueberry ale I've had. Still not sure I could recommend it though.

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Photo of xnicknj
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

on tap at hawthornes - served in tulip

Bright, clear golden pour with a two-finger crop of white head resting on top, fading into a frothy wave of filmy retention, leaving patches of lacing on the glass.

Juicy berries erupt from the nose, drizzled in honey sweetness with a soft malty undertone. Blueberry and blackberry with soft acidity.

Fruity and sweet right up front with plenty of jammy blueberries and honey. Fairly sweet overall, with a milder cracker malt backbone underneath the fruit and sugar. Finishes with berries and honey.

Lighter medium body, well carbonated, smooth and sticky on the tongue. A pretty refreshing brew for the summer although a bit sweet for my tastes. If you're a fan of blueberries and honey, they pretty much hammered the point home with this one.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a full, deep gold with a small head. Head sticks around a short time, then is down to the lacing on the top, that transitions itself to the sides of the glass very well. Body is somewhat hazy.

S- Sweet blueberries all the way through. Scent seems to be somewhat artificially sweet, but still very appetizing. There is a small amount of honey also detectable underneath all of the sweet berry smells.

T- Starts with some mild blueberry flavors that taste way more natural that in the scent. Berries transition into some honey sweetness. More of a hone lager taste from there on out with mild sweetness mixed with some light malts. Finishes clean and refreshing.

M- Light, crisp, and easy to drink. This is the definition of refreshing summer beer. Berries make it sweet and keep you coming back for a little more, while the crisp light malts quench your thirst.

Overall, this is one of the best fruit beers I've had.

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