Turtle Boy Blueberry Ale | Wormtown Brewery

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Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by StrangeBrewer76 on 03-17-2010

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Boto:
Photo of Boto
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught @ Noho Brewfest: This one poured a clear, lighter golden color. There was a small white head on it. It has a lighter aroma. Blueberries and some malts. The taste is OK. Blueberries up front, and they start to border on overpowering. Touch of wheat. Medium to lighter bodied. OK.

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Photo of jadedfire32
4.47/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have to admit I only asked for a sample of this and what I got from the waitress was more like a swig, apparently she didn't understand the idea of a short pour. It is difficult to be accurate with this sample size, but it looked like a very pale yellow, bordering white. Aroma consisted of freshly picked blueberries with the undertone of a light wheat beer. The taste was very similar, the fresh blueberries and wheat complimented each other perfectly. Sometimes the fruit can be overpowering in beers like this, but I didn't find that to be the case at all with this beer. This is a very clean, easy to drink, refreshing beer with the crisp dry characteristics of an American wheat beer and the pop of fresh blueberries.

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Photo of Kevincredible
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of joeroma5
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jlindros
4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Prezo in Milford, MA.

A: Floating blueberries gives me memories of both childhood picking berries, and some cheap blueberry beer from a lame bar, which blends both happy and sad memories. I don't know what to think. Fluffy pasty white 1/2 finger head that fades very slowly. Slight haze with lots of bibbles in a pale golden color.

N: Lots of blueberry, both frozen and fresh. Some light grassy and earthy hops grace the beer with their presence. It's hard to get much else behind the blueberries. I would highly recommend getting this without the blueberries in it. Next time I will too.

T: Slight malts kinda start, but mostly the blueberry taste. Quite a bit of blueberry, but it doesn't overpower like some blueberry beers do. Some light toasty malt flavors blended with earthy pale ale hops. Slight grassy and earthy hop flavors subtly make their way into the palate behind the blueberries. The more I drink the more the blueberries give this freshly picked almost green blueberry flavor with a touch of twig still attached (don't ask how I know what that tastes like).

M: Lighter, but not too light, crisp, good carbonation.

F: Semi dry, some lingering blueberry flavors as well as that crystal toasty malt flavor. A touch of creamy malt flavor too, perhaps vienna malt or something like that. Then more lingering earthy hops remaining the longest. It has a nice crisp ale finish. I'm not usually a blueberry ale fan, but this is a nice summer/spring drinking one.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Snagged a growller from Peppercorns while driving through town. July is $5 growler fills, so it's time to try some different brews. Served in a tumbler pint, I am going sans blueberries, as I see it is sometimes served. Pours a light, vibrant, golden-yellow coloring with a steady carbonation flow and a fluffy, filmy white head that settles into a ring of film. Aromas of toasted wheat and subtle blueberry sweetness. Subtle and balanced. Flavors are more blueberry centered, with a tangy and tart characteristic overlaying a toasted wheat and grain backbone. Well blended, but definitely fruit oriented. Tangy and tart once again in the aftertaste leading to a light, somewhat sharp finish. Not bad at all...may have to try it with some fruit in the next one just to see. Decent.

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Photo of bpk59
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Redbones
Comes to the table a crystal clear light golden color with a smallish off white head that was just about gone when it got to the table. Light sweet bready malt with a hint of spice and a faint but present blueberry aroma. The flavor follows the nose light sweet malty with a blueberry that seems fake. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet crisp mouthfeel. I really wanted more blueberry aroma and flavor, as is this is a decent beer but really nothing special.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Peppercorn's. I first had this a few weeks ago with the blueberries, this time I had it without. Pours a somewhat dark yellow (if that makes any sense), very small white head disappears quickly, leaves barely any lacing. Smell is nice, fresh blueberries. Taste is the same, also fresh blueberries and not too sweet at all. Usually this style would turn me off but it is definitely done right here. Decent amount of hops, grassy. Not much too it other than that. Mouthfeel is kinda weird, seems fluffy but thin at times. Nice tart finish. Good beer for spring, will get again.

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Photo of rudzud
4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

With Blueberry Fields finally having kicked Turtle Boy is back on tap at Peppercorns. Glad to check this one off my list.

A - Crystal straw appearance with TONS of bubbles coming up from the bottom due to all those floating blueberries. Fluffy two finger white head that just hangs around for the duration.

S - Nice summer wheat aromas. Light blueberry notes, moreso the skin than the flesh.

T - Strong wheat beer flavors with a touch of hops and maybe even some yeast. Theres a nice blueberry flavor at the start, and on the finish. Nice lingering blueberry aftertaste too.

M - Medium carbonation accompanied by the occassional stray blueberry.

D - Great session beer. Very drinkable blueberry pale wheat ale. Slightly more flavor than other "local" blueberry beers. Definately worth getting on tap if seen.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of StrangeBrewer76
4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Solid 1 inch dense white head. Hazy dark gold (perhaps darkened by the whole blueberries creating an amusing 'lava lamp' effect). Constant effervesence.

S- Blueberry skins; more real than extract. Very fresh-picked smell. Very berry esters. So much so that you may mistake it for raspberry if not for the bobbing purple orbs.

T- Accurate tasting is difficult with a berry in every sip. Without the berries there is a nice balance of malt sweetness, wheat dryness and a solid but subtle bitterness. Freshness goes a long way here.

M- Prickly at first then finishing medium-dry.

D- High. Clean and light enough in flavor to have uite a few of.

O- For the first beer ever brewed at the brewery I can confidently say that we should expect great things going forward. Expertly brewed.

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Turtle Boy Blueberry Ale from Wormtown Brewery
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 15 ratings