Blueberry Wheat | Vierling Restaurant & Marquette Harbor Brewery

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Brewed by:
Vierling Restaurant & Marquette Harbor Brewery
Michigan, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Brian700 on 09-06-2003

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by LornaLee:
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed on January 24, 2005. On tap at the brewpub. Cloudy pour, with a few blueberries <i>in</i> the beer. They leave a blue stain in the white head. Blasting aroma of fresh roadside UP blueberries staining your hand on a fresh hot August afternoon. They’d get more points for this, if that aroma didn’t come almost entirely from the added blueberries. Flavor is similiar, but much lighter, more subdued and with a light skanky lemon sourness. Quite thin and without backbone. Some spicy cardamon finishes the brew.

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Photo of Jordanmtate
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Deuane
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Slightly hazed golden yellow with a medium purple streaked white head with waves purple juice emanating from the FRESH blueberries residing on the bottom of the glass. Head reduces slightly and leaves spotty lace.

S-Lightly sweet wheat and a blast of FRESH U.P. MI blueberries!

T-Healthy wheat malt backbone that adds light biscuit like sweetness alongside the present yet subtle blueberry notes. A slight sour twang in the finish,

M-Light bodied and actually a bit thin feeling. The blueberry flavours help but this one is pretty average.

D-When you have quality, fresh, local blueberries available why not put them to good use? The wheat beer base is good on it's own....the addition of the FRESH blueberries is simply icing on the cake!

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Photo of BobbyDigitali
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of whatsleftofyou
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of amalburg
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of cdkrenz
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thank you drizzam for sharing your growler.

A - The body is pale yellow with a slight haze. The head is very frothy and two or more inches thick with solid stamina and very nice lacing.

S - It has a wheat maltiness and accent of blueberries.

T - Again, a wheat base with a crisp blueberry accent. The blueberries by no means overwhelm the beer. They're simply present.

M - Slightly coarse with a crisp finish.

~ The flavor and ABV make this wheat mild enough and tasty enough to session.

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Photo of Brian700
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold color with good carbonation. It has a nice froth white head that sticks around. Good lacing. Comes served with fresh blueberries leaving steams of purple through the beer as the sink to the bottom. Has a good blueberry nose. Hints of citrus as well. The taste is very wheaty and the blueberry flavor is very present but not overwhelming. The blueberries at the bottom are the snack at the end. Good mouthfeel. This is a very drinkable beer. I'm hooked on this stuff and I'm not even a big fan of fruity beers.

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Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cebean
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I haven't felt compelled to write a review before, but after trying Blueberry Wheat at Vierling Restaurant recently... I just have to tell people how exceptional it really is. Like most others, I'm not a big fruit beer fan but the Bluberries were in season so I gave it a try. What a treat! The wheat beer was very good to start... but when the blueberries at the bottom of the Pint started floating to the top, coloring the smooth head purple... Let's just say the berries bursting with flavor was a real treat. By far the best Blueberry Wheat (any fruit beer for that matter) I've ever tasted.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jpinkard
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well Marquette Being my hometown I have to rate the homebrew eh?

Serving Type: Tap

Smell: Very Wheat-y, and well blueberry

Appearence: Deep Golden color with traces of purple from the blueberries they add resring at the bottom

Taste: Not usually a fan of Fruity beer but this is an exellent beer. Strong wheat flavor with a subtle blueberry at the end. Goes down excellent

Mouthfeel: Smooth, almost thick, great mouthfeel

Drinkablility: Great session beer, can be pricey but if you fill up a growler or two your in for a great night, can't really say anything bad about this beer, just a good all around beer for its stile

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Photo of drizzam
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got a growler of this from a friend of mine that I work with. I love the fact that Vierling gives you a cup of fresh blueberries to go with the beer. I'm reviewing the beer sans fruit and will add it later after I've reviewed.

A - Poured a hazy pale wheat in color topped by a surprising one finger bright white head. I was surprised by the very nice head that had better than average retention. It left a nice veil of lacing down the inside of my glass.

S - Smells like fresh blueberries with a hint of wheat lingering around in the background. Smells delicious.

T & M - An ample wheat body is accented very nicely by the flavor of fresh Upper Peninsula Blueberries. The flavor of the blueberries was right on, not artificial like some fruit beers can be. This beer is medium bodied and very crisp. It leaves a slight but pleasant aftertaste of (what else) fresh blueberry.

D - This is a dangerously drinkable brew. I added the blueberries to the beer after reviewing and it kicked the carbonation into high gear! It also doubled the size of the head and made the lacing double down the inside of my glass. The fruit added a nice nuance to the brew and made it possibly even more drinkable. A very solid offering froma brewery I've not tried until now...I look forward to trying their Coffee Porter!

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatGreer
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Blueberry Wheat from Vierling Restaurant & Marquette Harbor Brewery
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 24 ratings
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