Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale
Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ

Bar Harbor Blueberry AleBar Harbor Blueberry Ale
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From:
Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #317
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
79
Ranked #27,860
Avg:
3.48 | pDev: 14.08%
Ratings:
497
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 02, 2021
Added:
Dec 13, 2001
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  44
SCORE
79
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Bar Harbor Blueberry AleBar Harbor Blueberry Ale
Notes: A light fruit ale, made with Maine wild blueberries. As opposed to many of the sweeter fruit beers on the market, our addition of fresh Maine wild blueberries in this light ale yields a subtle blueberry aroma, without the sweet aftertaste. A mixture of the following Mutton malts, pale, crystal, and Munich, are combined with wheat to give this ale its lighter body, and we only use minimal amounts of Target and Willamette hops.
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4.14/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Beersurfer51 from Illinois

I have never tried this beer before and saw it on a menu at a restaurant/bar in Bangor Maine which is probably not too far from the brewery. I have to admit that the look did not impress me as it had little to no head and the color was hard for me to see due to the dim lighting.
The aroma was decidedly blueberry but surprisingly did not overwhelm the beer. In fact a nice wheat and grainy malt taste took over with a semi dry finish. The light to medium body produced a pleasant mouth feel with moderate carbonation and ended with a semi dry finish. All in all I thought this balanced beer was a very pleasant surprise and was impressed by the fact that it tasted like an excellent beer first brewed with some blueberry and not the other way around.

Aug 02, 2021
 
3.75 by KrissyKat6 from New York on Jul 08, 2021
 
3.89 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania on Aug 28, 2020
 
3.96 by Benipla from Connecticut on Jul 30, 2020
 
3.52 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Jul 03, 2020
 
3.23 by Chilmer from Iowa on Dec 01, 2019
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3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by akaizer from Virginia

From tap -- even had one that included Maine wild blueberries floating in the glass which adds a whole different dimension to it (review is without added blueberries, though try it if you can find it). Look had a just a bit of foam head and a very inviting amber-caramel color. The scent was quite a bit more blueberry than expected -- although still quite pleasant -- which concerned me a bit that the upcoming taste would be overpowering. Instead the taste was very well rounded, starting quite subdued and ending with a full and tasteful blueberry flavor. The aftertaste did not linger long -- unlike some other fruit-based beers -- which made subsequent sips easy. Super drinkable.

Aug 31, 2019
 
3.74 by Frank_Pumphandle from Illinois on Aug 05, 2019
 
3.5 by Eziel from Ohio on Jul 10, 2019
 
3.71 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Jun 12, 2019
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3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

Nice copper color, transparent, minimal off white head. Nose is a quiet malt hit, the flavor brings a solid but restrained blueberry core, moderate bread malt, a hint of caramel. Well built but not particularly complicated.

Jun 11, 2019
 
1.84 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts on Feb 22, 2019
 
4.07 by Z-man from Michigan on Sep 07, 2018
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2.04/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
by JustCamIt from Virginia

Rather tasteless. Scant blueberry flavor.

Aug 16, 2018
 
3.69 by Phoodcritic from Michigan on Aug 07, 2018
 
3 by neliam24 from New York on Aug 04, 2018
 
3.63 by Supergenou from Canada (QC) on Jul 30, 2018
 
3.79 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Jul 09, 2018
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4.3/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by MooseM from New Jersey

Experienced this blueberry ale in a few restaurants in Bar Harbor over several years. Appearance, taste, and feel quite consistent over time. They seem to have achieved a interesting/balanced selection among the hops, malts and blueberries with minimal sweetness/aftertaste. Would recommend trying this.

Jun 26, 2018
 
3.4 by kdivers from New Hampshire on Jun 04, 2018
 
3.72 by mblack62 from New Jersey on May 13, 2018
 
3.75 by Ronl12 from Massachusetts on Jan 21, 2018
 
4.5 by McNabb28 from Ohio on Dec 15, 2017
 
3.19 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Oct 31, 2017
 
3.66 by Vylo from New Jersey on Oct 25, 2017
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4.68/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Categart from Pennsylvania

Smooth light hint of blueberries, not overwhelming. Very enjoyable beer.

Sep 25, 2017
 
3.44 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Sep 03, 2017
 
3.99 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts on Aug 04, 2017
 
3.62 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Aug 02, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a can style glass.

Look is a amber with a slight blue twinge and little to no head.

Aroma is malt and a slight blueberry sweetness.

Taste matches aroma.

Not my favorite style of beer, but a decent version of it.

Jul 16, 2017
 
3 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Jul 14, 2017
 
3.02 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Apr 28, 2017
 
3.56 by mrosenfeld32 from Pennsylvania on Dec 24, 2016
 
3.83 by mmorris15 from Maine on Dec 20, 2016
 
3.54 by Burkbom23 from Connecticut on Sep 06, 2016
 
3.59 by tpeters from Michigan on Sep 05, 2016
 
3.65 by williahd from Maine on Sep 03, 2016
 
3.65 by EyePeeAyBryan from Arizona on Aug 17, 2016
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3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

Dark amber with a foamy ring and some creeping lace.

Smell is buttery blueberry, and strawberry balsamic vinegar--I'm not sure this is intentional.

Taste is blueberry cobbler, with that lager-like malt and tart blueberry. It is nearing souring at times, which I was a touch concerned about.

Now that I read other reviews of this, it seems the souring may be a persistent, and thus intentional, attribute. In that case, I like it more, it's just so faintly lurking in the background that it seems like it's a little creepy.

Jul 11, 2016
 
3.67 by Budlum from Maryland on Jul 04, 2016
Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale from Atlantic Brewing Company / Mainely Meat BBQ
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 497 ratings