Big Blue Van | College Street Brewhouse & Pub

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BA SCORE
3.67/5
57 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
College Street Brewhouse & Pub
Arizona, United States
collegestreetbrewhouseandpub.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GRG1313 on 01-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,972
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
57
pDev:
15.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 57 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.82/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NSEbeeradventure
4.27/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It hits your sweet tooth right on the head! This light beer is a sit by the pool and drink it all day. Now some people may be hestitant because a fruity beer, but College Street Brewing managed to really have subtle fruit taste. For those of you that can smell, it smells fruiter than it tastes. Really this is a fruit up front and a vanilla after taste kind of beer, leaving your mouth wanting more.

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Photo of Sayb
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
2.77/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a glossy orange color with a slight transparency about it allowing a fair carbonation to be seen rising at a decent pace. One finger white foamy and bubbly white head dissipated within less than twenty seconds. The aroma had a soft sugary blueberry sweet smell. The taste was basically the same. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body. This was fairly sessionable. The carbonation was decent for the style and for me. Overall, seemed to be just another blueberry ale.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of marcmartha
4.84/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A friend had me try it and I fell in love with it only problem is I live in davis California not sure how to get it or even know if it's out here. But would buy all the time.

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Photo of Caleb_the
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big Blue Van! Found in 12 oZ cans, features a silver color, black near the bottom, with a noticable blue Vanogan.
It caught my eye, and had to buy it.
The clerk at the Maverick made a comment about how much had been sold of it in the few days she's had it.
I poured a single into a "2 beer" mug, and the color was a beautiful gold.
Made a perfect head that looked almost spongey, and surprisingly yellow!
It looked amazing! With the smell sooo sweet, I started to thirst, so I had to dive in.
It's good. Actually, it's a bit bitter like a dark tea for a second. The alcohol is quick, sharp, and then as the bitterness passes with the flavor changing to floral, fruity thought. It became refreshing, like a lightly carbonated sparkling water, no lingering bitterness. Turns out the beer was 5.7 percent. For such a drinkable and refreshing beer, it gave me a quick buzz. This was a lot of fun, and I want more.

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Photo of superwho24
4.32/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not fancy with my wording, but I will say I try lots of beer. The aroma of this beer is amazing. Actually reminds of cotton candy. Good flavor. Great mouthfeel

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Photo of Stinger80OH
2.68/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of B_B
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBobber
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out of a 12oz. can a hazy gold with a bubbly white two fingers of head.
The smell is an assault of berries and vanilla. Not so much blueberry, this seems a bit more hidden in the smell. It is the berry smell and that vanilla that dominate the smell.
The taste is a bit different with a big punch of blueberry with that vanilla pulling in a close second. Actually kind of sweet on the taste. The taste is kind of like a blueberry vanilla oatmeal cereal in a liquid form.
A medium mouth feel that seems a bit chewy and on the finish rinses berry flavors all down the throat.
Overall each drink of this beer puts a smile on the face, it just seems like such a fun beer. May be a bit too sweet to drink more than one at a time but to have one every now and than I say let the fun times roll!

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a golden color with slight haze to it. Very small head that fades very fast. It has a prominent smell of blueberry and fruit. The taste is very light and full of blueberry with a little bite on end. The feel is clean, very easy to drink and exceptional nice to sip on a very hot day by the pool. I am not a sweet beer guy but this is a great beer. It is a nice change of pace from the norm and is great for a day out with friends or at the lake, just a nice beer.

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Photo of tommy5
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AGoodStout
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of snilsen13
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can
pours nice and clean
smells very fruity, not noxiously, just good
taste is entirely about the subtly of the smells
but its very thin, too thin
overall, above average fruit beer and I usually don't like fruit beers

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Photo of LXIXME
3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trytoketchup
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Paintballah22
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.74/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
2.91/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Photo of a_f7
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeeRayT
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Interesting new wheat, light and fruity with a bit more body than expected. Would like to try a pint on draft. But not like to get a six pack.

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Photo of MrBo
4.67/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On an impromptu pub crawl in Flagstaff Arizona, had my first one of these. Loved it! It tastes like Boo-Berry cereal. First smell I was skeptical, but tasted exactly how it smelled. Super excited to see my local bowling alley now has this on tap. Maybe my bowling game will get better.

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Photo of k3ve
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Big Blue Van from College Street Brewhouse & Pub
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 57 ratings
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