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

Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill LagerSamuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager
BA SCORE
3.24/5
810 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mora2000 on 08-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,186
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
810
pDev:
16.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
116
Trade:
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.53/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 9/2013.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and blueberry jelly aromas. Taste is much the same with blueberry muffin flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is suite drinkable with a solid blueberry presence in the aroma and flavor.

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3.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.31/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This poured out as a clear golden color with a white head on top. The retention is pretty good and there is a moderate lacing. The smell of the beer is a fruity, there is a delicate aroma of sweet blueberry on the nose. The taste of the beer is sweet, plenty of blueberry flavors. There isn't much depth to this beer, very one dimensional. The mouthfeel of it is lighter bodied, good carbonation but a little on the cloying side. Overall this beer is a little too sweet, I think it will be better in the dead of summer.

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.62/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, part of the summer mixed 12 pack, recently (and finally) made available in Alberta.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden amber colour, with a fistful of puffy, densely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some splattered, yet somewhat layered strips of sudsy lace around the glass as things duly recede.

It smells of sugary blueberries - almost ice-cream like - semi-sweet pale malt, a hint of equally saccharine citrus juice, further indistinct red fruity notes, and a cartoonish rock candy essence. Yeah. The taste is thankfully not quite as sweet from every damned direction, the blueberry and its friends taking a few steps back, allowing for a gritty, almost astringent graininess to emerge, both pale malt and wheat in origin, with the proclaimed citrus character sidling in there as well.

The bubbles are fairly tight, and not overly fun to play with, the body medium-light in weight, quite generically smooth, and strangely creamy (not just from the airy vector, either). It finishes still on the sweet side, the blueberries, to their credit, hanging on with vigor, alongside the lingering citrusy hops.

Nothing particularly complex, but hey, nothing off or pandering about this offering either, for that matter. If you like blueberries, and a swinging to and fro sweetness, then this one might be for you. Me, I can appreciate the fruitiness, and the attempt at balance here, so I will certainly pop the other one of these from the mixed pack on my sunny deck in the coming weeks.

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2.22/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

"Lager with Blueberries and Natural Flavor Added." 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average. Unfiltered. Brewed with Tettnang Noble hops. 5.5% ABV.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger beige colour head of bad cream, below average thickness, and average (2 minute) retention. Body colour is an unflattering cloudy pale yellow. Dull, transparent, and translucent. It's not much to look at. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Poor limited uneven lacing as the head recedes.

Sm: Blueberry syrup; it's somewhat artificial but there are appealing elements there. Flavour syrup/extract. Pale malts. Medicinal sweetness. Cough syrup-esque. An above average strength aroma. No yeast character or a alcohol is detectable. Maybe some floral hops.

T: Candi sugar, blueberry extract/syrup, pale malt extract, and syrupy cream. Ugh. Cloying. Sickeningly sweet and syrupy. Somewhat medicinal. Lacks balance. Badly built. Simple. I don't like the flavours here.

Mf: Syrupy. Too thick for the style. A bit watery. Smooth and wet. Not at all crisp. Poor presence on the palate. Too full-bodied for its lack of flavour.

Dr: The low quality here really impedes drinkability. I definitely wouldn't get this again. Hides ABV okay. A crappy brew from Sam Adams. This shouldn't have made it to market. I'm not excited about consuming the other bottle from the variety pack I got.

High D

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.55/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a light yellow color lager with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of fake blueberry syrup with overly sweet malt base. Taste is also dominated by this fake blueberry syrup with overly sweet aftertaste. Body is light with good carbonation. This one is a bit disappointing coming from Sam Adams.

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3/5  rDev -7.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains blueberries, light caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong blueberry sweetness up front and the lack tartness indicates the use of blueberry extract (just a guess). Then some breadiness from lager yeast and a thin malt character comes in. The hops presence is mild but about where you typically find it for this type of beer. The after-taste is slightly sweet and maintains the strong blueberry flavor.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s not the type of beer I typically drink but if I did this wouldn’t be too bad of an option.

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2/5  rDev -38.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.33/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber color in the tall Stella glass. If Samuel Adams has a signature, it's this perfect foam on nearly every beer, every bottle. An interesting citrus and fruity nose. Malty, surprisingly rich, with a pleasant spritzy mouthfeel. The blueberry scent and flavor is pervasive. You really have to like that taste. Brief hint of hops, but it's more like a low-gravity malt liquor with a jolt of fruit.

So they did a pretty good job on this one, and the blueberry flavor seems authentic. I still am not convinced that blueberry is an appropriate flavoring for beer, but then I'm not Swedish. From a 12 oz bottle purchased at Ralph's supermarket in San Clemente.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

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