Gahan House Blueberry Ale | The Gahan House

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Gahan House Blueberry AleGahan House Blueberry Ale

Brewed by:
The Gahan House
Prince Edward Island, Canada

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by biboergosum on 07-21-2013

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by TT--Cashout:
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.69/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

473 ml can in a canoe in Nova Scotia.

Pale golden with a faint bluish tinge.
Great balance of blueberry and wheat beer (what dominate) and of bitter and sweet : neutral). Lightly tart. Nice blueberry bread aftertaste.


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Photo of ConnorG
3.9/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. A white ale with wild blueberries is still a fruit beer. Thanks are in order to the Alberta rep for the sample bottles.

This beer pours a dark, and rather murky, sediment-strewn tarnished golden amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, billowy, and tightly foamy dirty white head, which leaves a broad spectrum of chunky ocean spray lace around the glass as it slowly moves south.

It smells quite strongly of blueberry tarts - semi-sweet grainy pastry and luscious field fruit, with a bit of flinty stoniness, and tame earthy, leafy hops. The taste is much less fruity - the blueberries kind of slinking away, leaving us with a musty, earthy representation of their former self - as a pale wheaty, predominately grainy malt flails about in the fruit-beer space-time continuum. A few whimpers of earthy, weedy hops add their weak voice to the matter.

The carbonation is present, able, and easily dismissed to its lesser duties, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth, a clammy otherness slowly seeping into view of my upper palate. It finishes off-dry, the blueberries there in spirit, if not corporeally, and the wheaty, grainy malt counting out the days - 'til what, you'll have to ask it directly.

With a promising start, it was doubly disappointing to see this offering fall so sharply, so fast. There's nothing altogether off-putting about this overall, but the heady blueberry aroma makes me rue almost every subsequent sip, and that just ain't right. Sadly, I'm glad I only got the one.

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Photo of souvenirs
3.84/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 473 ml can. I think we picked this one up at the NSLC.

A: straw-coloured and cloudy
S: blueberry pie - cooked, sweetened blueberries
T: wheat and mild blueberry
F: crisp

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Photo of Jtee
2.28/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

From a 473ml can served at 12 degrees Celsius into a weizen glass.

Look: Meh. The beer pours a veiled, golden amber with 3 fingers of white head that fully disappears within two minutes. Poor lacing. It doesn't get much more unexciting than this.

Smell: Mild intensity and balancing towards sweet. Fruity with notes of blueberries. The idea of faint pale malts and hops exists. Very one-dimensional.

Taste: Blueberries with a citrusy undertone. Mild, grainy pale malts. The finish is short and sweet.

Feel: Light body with relatively mild carbonation. Not enough effervescence.

Overall: A lackluster for me I'm afraid. Yes, I enjoy the blueberries but that's about the only thing this beer offers. The appearance, aroma, and mouthfeel are all rather characterless. I can see how this fits within the sessionable thirst-quenchers for summer patio season, but I'll look for something more interesting instead.

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Photo of Nightwing
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Poured from 500ml bottle. Has some blueberry aroma. Pours a cloudy pale with minimal head. Slightly sweet taste. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, and a dry finish. Overall, not a bad fruit beer.

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Photo of ikidunot
4.54/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CurtisD
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of hef
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Mousel
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.97/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4.75/5  rDev +40.5%

Photo of Jotora
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
2.12/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

On tap at The Gahan House as part of the sampler.
Pours a murky light golden color with a hint of blue in it and a smallish head that dissipates almost instantly.
Aromas of licorice, blueberry and spice with a slight menthol or medicinal bite to it.
The flavor contains all the flaws from the aroma.
Not very good, I couldn't finish my sample.

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Photo of Jesterr44
3.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lgmol
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.94/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sdm9465
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of cmorrisse
4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of Boo-urns
4.4/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Howlader
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of PorterPro125
4.03/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 473 mL Can

A- Hazy Apricot/Amber colour with lumpy 2 1/2 finger head. Excellent retention. No lacing.

S- Strong Aroma of blueberry pie. Mmmmmm.

T- Wheat malt with a delicious backing of Blueberry.

M- Big, Chewy body with moderate carbonation. Relatively close to eating Blueberry Pie ;)

O- Excellent Blueberry brew with a delicious aroma and taste. Easy drinking. Would make a great desert beer.

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