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

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811 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:
#43,898
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
811
pDev:
16.36%
Bros Score:
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of jwc215
3.47/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best by Sept. notched on label:

Pours golden with a thin, lasting white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of blueberry bubblegum.

The taste is of blueberry juice and bubblegum. There is a cracker-like quality and a mild hoppy citric character in the back to give it a "beer" quality. Sweet, but has a tart touch and a mild dryness in the finish.

It is light-bodied with snappy, but not too fizzy, carbonation.

It has more character than just blueberry flavoring. Not a bad fruit beer.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of mjurney
3.79/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Gold color, a little haze. Good amount of carbonation rising up. Thick frothy head.

Aroma:
Blueberry, bubblegum, some sweetness.

Taste:
Blueberry through out the taste, it's not overpowering. Pale malts, bready, grassy. I get some orange citrus and spice towards the finish. Body is medium, crisp, semi-dry, refreshing, smooth.

Overall:
Really good for a fruit beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.12/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From twelve ounce bottle freshness dated: September 2013.

Fruity aroma , a bit citrusy. Pours cloudy orange yellow with large white foamy head. Retention is good, with spotty lacing. Taste is more citrusy and biting than berry sweet. Slightly sour acidic aftertaste.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date present, but the label is notched at best before August 2013. My fifth and final new beer to try from the Samuel Adams summer sampler variety pack.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Fairly gentle pour yields one finger of bone white froth, the same appearing head on pretty much all of the beers in this sampler pack. Body is a murky lemony orange color, the same as most of the others also, with what appears to be some blueberry sediment floating around.

S - Smell is of authentic blueberries, I will give it that. Although, while authentic smelling, it is more of a blueberry juice concentrate type aroma. Faint grain aroma lurking in the background. Not a very strong aroma, but still nice for a "lager".

T - Taste is of fruity blueberries, grainy corn, some citric qualities presumably from the Noble hops used in this, and maybe some bubblegum malt taste in the finish, although that could be some blueberry aftertaste.

M - Feel is of sticky fruit sugars, with a dry chalky finish.

Overall, an interesting new take on the style by Samuel Adams, definitely glad to have tried it. While it might not be epic or world-class by any standards, it definitely achieved what it wanted here.

Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager ---3.5/5

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Ruger
3.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours with a thick three finger white head with good lacing. The color of the beer itself is a light amber.

S - Malt and blueberries not the best smelling blueberries but they are there and stronger then anything else.

T - Blueberries, and slightly bitter afterwards nothing really there. Its a lot different then I expected it to be, when comparing it to my favorite blueberry beer. Really disappointing in that aspect.

M - Refreshing and light bodied with moderate carbonation.

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Samuel Adams Blueberry Hill Lager from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 811 ratings
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