Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill LagerSamuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mora2000 on 08-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,304
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
812
pDev:
16.36%
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3.43/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.9/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This said "lager," hence I poured into a lager glass, seems only logical and fair for a good review here.
The appearance was a semi-rustic sort of pulled glossy rugged hazy orange color with a slim film of foamy white head which didn't leave much lace.
The aroma had only the "sweetness" of the blueberry but not the "tart" skin I tend to look for when analyzing truly brewed "blueberry beers." Some bready malts quaintly followed in in a lager sort of way.
The flavor was sweet all of the way through with the blueberry and bready notes. Aftertaste was the same.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Finish was pretty smooth, some acceptable stickiness.
Overall, I didn't mind this one so much for me, but it does make me wonder if they used artificial blueberry sweetener in this which well, hmmmmmm....isn't as authentic on the blueberries as I would have hoped for. Not so sure about this one again.

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2.93/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

**
08/16/14
3-way blueberry beer taste test. 1-Sam Adams Blueberry Hill Lager. 2-Fegleys Blueberry Belch, 3-DuClaw Blueberry Citrus Wheat.

So this was the best of a dubious group.
**

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2.29/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.54/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.89/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.05/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It pours a light golden brown color with a huge foamy white head. It has a malty aroma with a definite scent of blueberry as well. The taste is bready with a strong blueberry, syrupy flavor as well and that’s about it. The body is too light to the point of being watery and there really isn’t any hop character at all either. It is also far too sweet and the blueberry flavor is somewhat overwhelming. The only other blueberry beer that I’ve had is Wild Blue, which is a truly terrible beer. This is certainly better than that, but it still leaves a lot to be desired. It’s too bad because you would think that a good blueberry beer would be possible, but I have still yet to find one.

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2.73/5  rDev -15.7%
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3.26/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.66/5  rDev -17.9%
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3.4/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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1.97/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

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3.58/5  rDev +10.5%
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3.09/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 812 ratings