Blueberry Blonde
Big Muddy Brewing

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From:
Big Muddy Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #405
ABV:
6%
Score:
77
Ranked #29,308
Avg:
3.33 | pDev: 16.22%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
68
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 15, 2022
Added:
Jun 22, 2013
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  25
SCORE
77
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Notes: None
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I am drinking a pint of this beer off the tapper at Buffalo Wild Wings in Mount Vernon, Illinois. It poured a clear golden with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had blueberry and blueberry peel notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with slightly sour tart blueberry presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Jun 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Jmsandberg17 from Missouri

2.66/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
12 oz bottle pours a golden yellow with a white head that dissapears quickly. Aroma is of grass and blueberry muffins. Flavor is of strange malt, with a very weird and almost gross straw-type bite to it. There's a little bit of out-of-place bitterness and some blueberry flavor too. Mouthfeel is prickly from the carbonation and surprisingly thick for the style.

Overall a mediocre beer, the flavor is just really strange and not enjoyable for me.
Aug 05, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

3.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz longneck, no date, into GITM glass.

Deep amber gold with 50% transparency, with a fizzling head that ends up at a fingernail.

Aroma of straw, green malt, blueberry cereal, and blueberry muffins.

Flavor is Czech Pilsner all the way, it starts sharp, dulls a bit towards the finish, and leaves some grassy elements behind. Blueberry is in there somewhere, but perhaps it had faded along the line. Not particularly bitter in the grand scheme of things, but straw-grassy hops are in abundance with piquant green pilsner malt as well. Ends on sweet blueberry cereal and lots of grassy malt. Not a great style example.

Feel is carbonated, semi-starchy (but leaves no such finish), slightly dusty/grainy/rough, and wet.

Overall, not an impressive beer from Big Muddy. I'm a fan of quite a few of their beers, but this one isn't going on the list.

$1.69 at some spirits store outside of St Louis
Jun 27, 2021
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Rated by Thealeusay from Tennessee

1.8/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 5
Indiana State park
Dec 31, 2020
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Reviewed by beerguy04 from Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Pours a transparent amber with a two finger width head, very little lacing or foam. Smell is of blueberry muffins. Taste disappoints as it’s a very water down blueberry. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall, it was okay for a summer day, but there’s better options.
Jul 05, 2020
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Reviewed by bankboy66 from New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a semi clear gold with a nice two finger head. Smell is blueberry jam or maybe blueberry pie. Taste follows but it is more subtle then the smell and also an odd metallic taste. Goes down easy and pretty decent.
Jun 07, 2020
 
Rated: 3.96 by CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio

Jun 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3 by Jotunsynth from Illinois

Feb 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.7 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Oct 14, 2018
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Reviewed by CaliBeerBear from California

4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I will probably rate this higher than some others, even though I don't really like FV beers unless they are aged/soured.
Appearance: dark golden copper (ish).
Aroma: Berry, and malt
Taste: Blueberry, and malt again.
Feel: Crisp, not cloying sweet
They nailed the style, which is hard to find.
Mar 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.59 by Walnut from Missouri

Dec 28, 2017
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.52/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This wasn't a great beer but for what it was trying to accomplish it pulled it off. This worked much better than some others I've tried and the blueberry was obvious without being sweet or artificial tasting. There was a background of some grain and malt which was in decent proportion with the blueberry. Actually had this with a homemade blueberry dessert and for that it seemed to work fairly well. To just have on its on May not be as enjoyable
Aug 20, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
this is a little better than its ratings here if you like the fruit flavored stuff. it reminds me of this cereal that was around when i was a kid called blueberry morning, it has those tiny little "wild" blueberries in it, dehydrated or freeze dried or something, and it has such a strong aroma and flavor of blueberry, more blueberry even than a real blueberry if that makes sense, and this beer really casts the same fruit impression, even the grain is similar to the flakes in the cereal. is that stuff still being made?! it never gets too too sweet either, and even though there is some residual sugar to this, its not way out of natural balance with how forward the berries are. the blonde base is light but not flavorless, and this still tastes like beer to me. i like it far better when its ice cold, it doent warm up super well, but with a minimal body and a lot of bubbles, it has refreshment capacity when its freeing. decent overall beer from these guys, a little cheap and a little over the top tasting to me, but not bad, especially compared to similar beers. the art is pretty and its stronger than a lot of these. not trying to be anything but what it is either which is cool. appealing in small doses and the right context.
Aug 14, 2017
 
Rated: 2.48 by bnes09 from Illinois

Jul 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.67 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Mar 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.65 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Feb 20, 2017
 
Rated: 2 by mikr from New Jersey

Oct 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.19 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania

Oct 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.91 by TimberSwanson from Pennsylvania

Sep 19, 2016
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Taste: big blueberry sweet taste, refreshing almost dessert ale with a mild nose.
Gold/Honey color, clear, with medium head and some lace. Medium/lite body.
Aug 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.53 by nateclarey

Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by susanelectro from Illinois

May 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by crow from Illinois

May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by schopenhauerale from Arizona

May 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

4.21/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Copper color with a small white head. Blueberry smell hit me when I opened the can. Solid beer with good body and not overwhelming or fake tasting with the blueberry. Very well done.
Dec 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by Washuffizi98 from Tennessee

Dec 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by Rojada1988 from Pennsylvania

Oct 15, 2015
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Reviewed by farrago from New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Loose, pure white head, the pour yields over a finger but the retention is poor and there’s not much lacing as well. Light haze to the yellow-orange liquid, good amount of fat, lazy bubbles visible. The blueberry presence is dominant in the nose, followed on by molasses and orange blossom notes, tea leaf and perhaps some scone accents, dissolves nicely without excess pungency. In the mouth it’s medium-bodied with light carbonation and a great deal more sweetness to the blueberry fruit, close to preserves. More of that honey to molasses aspect and even the orange citrus feels more concentrated and juice like. As it finishes gets close to milk chocolate with a mild doughiness and could pass for a slice of pie. Nothing added to the mix for contrast or balance, can’t mistake it for anything but an homage to the flavor of blueberries. So, err, make sure you like blueberries before making a purchase.
Sep 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.35 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Aug 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by DeadeyeOTDO from Arizona

Aug 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Jul 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.57 by DrunkIrishman from Missouri

Jul 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by Chris-1911 from Illinois

Jul 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.31 by MustyDusty from Illinois

Jul 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.3 by cathomae from Illinois

Jun 27, 2015
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Rated by ALC82 from Iowa

3.98/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Very nice subtle blueberry flavored, not overwhelming, drinkable
Jun 24, 2015
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Reviewed by Carrier4 from Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
should be only bought for lesser men, who enjoy the new country music scene but cannot man up to real beer. It is a compromise and should not be considered pure beer. It is a wine cooler and beer and can only be enjoyed by the masses, but not for those who love beer. No beer taste, I taste blueberry, and pours like hard cider.
Jun 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.39 by otoolman221 from Missouri

Apr 02, 2015
 
Rated: 2.83 by derekgw123 from Kentucky

Mar 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Mar 25, 2015
Blueberry Blonde from Big Muddy Brewing
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 84 ratings