Blueberry Muffin | Great Notion Brewing

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4.45/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Notion Brewing
Oregon, United States
greatnotionpdx.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A 6% whimsical tart ale that will remind you of biting into one of your grandmother's freshly baked blueberry muffins.

Added by kylehay2004 on 04-05-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#568
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
139
pDev:
6.97%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
5
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by emptyglassagain:
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4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of cultclassic89
4.34/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Awesome beer, really does taste and smell like those little Hostess blueberry muffins, although maybe not as intense on the taste. I think actually what hurts it in that aspect is the carbonation, there's just too much. If they made this as a wheat beer instead of a wild ale with less carb, I think it would blow my mind.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesStreet
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdaschaf
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schinebd
4.61/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Leftofthedial
2.69/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of shoretaxi
4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.51/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.42/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drone
3.8/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamFuel
4.52/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen.

Pours an unclear reddish orange, with little in the way of foam.

Smells just like a blueberry muffn. Sweet and tart at the same time with hints of vanilla.

Taste is a delightful mix of sweet and sour, and again, tastes very much like a blueberry muffin. Plenty of berries, vanilla and a slight breadiness.

Mouthfeel is medium with bright carbonation.

Overall, a terrific sour that really takes the best parts of its influences and turns them into something special.

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Photo of DallasK
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rutager
4.36/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
4.03/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.32/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.72/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap at EBF multiple times.

This one pours a light yellow-ish color, with a small head and a bit of lacing.

Smells ridiculous- basically exactly like blueberry muffins, with a hint of acidity. It smells like muffins with particularly sour blueberries in them.

The taste is similarly amazing. The taste is more light blueberry sour with some muffin undertones, rather than the full insane muffin aroma. It's still delicious though, and it boggles my mind how they made it work. It's mildly acidic, nothing overwhelming.

This is light bodied, crisp and clean tasting, with a soft level of carbonation.

This beer is absolutely insane. Great Notion are clearly a bunch of wizards.

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Photo of tjcamm
3.64/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well...as described, exactly. It is amazing how the aroma on this brew PERFECTLY matches that of a blueberry muffin. I was struggling with what style of beer it is, but wild/sour would make sense. Beyond the immaculate recreation of blueberry muffin aroma, the flavor is quite nice, lightly tart and moderately biscuity underneath. Well worth a try!

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There's no two ways about it, it's exactly as advertised... A blueberry muffin (especially the nose) with a kick of sour. The sour/tart flavors start strong, but it's surprisingly mellow and doesn't really get you into a deep pucker.

Smells good, nice sweet taste and a clean finish that makes it really easy to drink; just a really fun beer, would be great for dessert!

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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of allstar255
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Blueberry Muffin from Great Notion Brewing
Beer rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 139 ratings