Kennebunkport Blueberry Wheat Ale | Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub

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Kennebunkport Blueberry Wheat AleKennebunkport Blueberry Wheat Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
Maine, United States
federaljacks.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SurlyDuff on 10-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
200
Reviews:
86
Avg:
2.99
pDev:
22.74%
 
 
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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of Azyrana
5/5  rDev +67.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I liked this, it was easy to drink and great with a lime.

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Photo of magicsalad
4.8/5  rDev +60.5%

Photo of chicagobill13
4.44/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I picked this up as a sampler six pack from Trader Joe's. I have to be honest I am a little stun that it got bad reviews. I am not a wheat beer, white, or hef beers. I really love this beer and for the price. I will be picking up a six pack in the future. There is some people on here that just bash a beer because it is.

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Photo of MNFirefly
4.38/5  rDev +46.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love the blueberry taste to this beer. It's a light and smooth beer. The aroma was very pleasant and improved the taste. I ended up buying another 6 pack after I finished the first pack. I totally recommend anyone to buy it if you like fruit beers.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.3/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.28/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

After a long day of driving through potholes and attending various silly interviews for very bad jobs, I have returned home for a relaxing evening.

Appearance:
Body : pours a golden blonde with slight haze but mostly clarity. 10% opacity.
Head : tall and creamy to begin with, and then recedes to a small circle.

Smell.
Initial : Right off the bat blueberries invade the nose, reminding me of a dead-on comparison to my favorite cereal, Blueberry Frosted Mini Wheats.
With Agitation : not much room to agitate, but a maltier nose comes out along with more blueberry.

Taste.
Front : A beautiful blonde ale flavor, very beery, the malts and grains are very prominent here.
Back : By the time the beer hits the back of the palate, it morphs into a wonderful blueberry flavor with wheat, yeast, and lightly baked malts.
Finish : The wheat dries perfectly...I mean perfectly, and you're left with breaths of blueberry frosted mini wheats.

Feel.
Carbonated nicely to give it a pop and a perfect semi-dryness right at the end, giving it such an upper hand here.

Overall : A rating of "70" does not do this beer justice. Did I get an exception? Very well the best blueberry beer I have EVER had. Will be coming back for more.

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4.25/5  rDev +42.1%

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.25/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AJ01923
4.25/5  rDev +42.1%

Photo of gfg0020
4.25/5  rDev +42.1%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.18/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of porterwoobie
4.06/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served out of a growler bought from Whole Foods into a standard pint glass.

A: light golden color, negligible head, not lacing, very clear

S: intense blueberry aroma, almost smells sweet

T: powerful blueberry flavor at first, ends up with a sweet aftertaste

MF: light body, moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: for a fruit beer, not bad. the blueberry aroma and flavor really stand out. it would be good with a blueberry muffin or pie.

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Photo of Ragingbull
4.02/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Golden color with active and heavy prickle. Wispy foam in the center of the surface. Blueberry nose. Celan attack with a faint blueberry flavor. Clean finish. Mild character of a wheat beer. Closer to a wheat than a "blueberry" beer in my opinion. I was surpised to learn that this bottled beer I found at a Trader Joe's in Woodbury, MN had come from Federal Jack's pub (or at least the same parent company) as my father always raves about Federal Jack's after his vacations up there.

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Photo of secondtooth
4.01/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clean, clear golden in complexion, with fair carbonation and no lace.

Aroma is pleasing and hinting at delicious...blueberries!

Taste is a well-blended mix of wheat and blueberry -- like a tasty blueberry muffin (thanks cbe@)! That may sound disastrous among serious beer snobs, but this works.

A treat, and one of only 2 blueberry ales I enjoy. Worthy!

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Photo of goodylil2shoes
4/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of MaddoJay
4/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeoChase90
4/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very tasty beer. Not too much blueberry taste.

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Photo of JoKo
4/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours bright golden color, slightly hazy, with lively carbonation. The head is about an inch thick that fades in about half a minute.

Smell: Blueberries up front, not really getting anything else.

Taste: Blueberries up front, as expected, some graininess going on and a fresh wheat flavor. Reminiscent of a summer ale.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, goes down smooth, flavor stays on the palate shortly after each sip.

Drink ability: Smooth, very refreshing summer styled ale that would be good after working outside or just relaxing.

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Photo of rocklibster
4/5  rDev +33.8%

Photo of SurlyDuff
3.92/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

~~
upon some research, this 'could' be the same as Sea Dog Blue Paw Wheat: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/137/345 it appears like its a contract brew
~~

Pours a crisp crystal clear golden and just from pouring into the bottle i got some huge blueberry wafts. I'm in for it!

Aroma is incredibly intense blueberry muffin and some light fresh graininess.

I'm not a huge fruit beer fan, but have been impressed in the past month with a couple killer fruit beers. This one tastes like a liquid blueberry muffin, with the malt profile being light and sweet cake like.

It's not overly sweet or anything, and the hops and bitter crispness put on a good show. It's plenty drinkable, and perhaps just a bit over the top on the berries, but not enough to ruin it. Overall quite a tasty beer, and i'd recommend anyone pick it up for a try if they see it. Picked mine up at Trader Joe's. There's a good chance this brew was contracted just for them?

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Photo of SuperSpy
3.92/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A very clear, pale straw color. A little under one-finger of white foamy head that settles to a nice cap after about a minute. Some active carbonation keeps the beer looking alive.

S - A mix of American light lager and blueberry. There is light malt, a hint of bread that I suspect comes from the wheat, and blueberries that completely dominate. The blueberry aroma is sweeter than any natural blueberry aroma that I have encountered, but manages to not smell completely artificial. For being a blueberry wheat ale this is about what I would expect.

T/M - Very thin, light bodied and watery. Not as overly sweet as the aroma would suggest. The flavor is blueberries up front, followed by a pale malt/blueberry mix. The blueberry then dominates once again with a bit more sweetness that roles into a finish where the wheat makes an appearance. There is a well balanced aftertaste that allows the blueberry flavor to linger but not be overpowering. I'm not a big fan of fruit beers but the flavor of this beer is very well done.

D - I could use a more medium body on this beer, but all in all, if I liked fruit beers this would probably be one of my go to brews.

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Photo of hkyplyr73
3.85/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Better than some blueberries ive had

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Photo of Grichard
3.85/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of auxiliary
3.84/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

appearance - Nice golden color, small head that faded out.

smell - Lot of blueberries here and some wheat.

taste - Blueberries, wheat, refreshing crisp taste that goes down easy.

mouthfeel - Medium-light body.

overall - This is not mow your lawn beer, but more like working in the garden, and i don't have a garden. Nice refreshing beer, I have a bunch of blueberry beers, but not in a long time. Surprised about the low review score, i liked this beer and would buy it again.

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Kennebunkport Blueberry Wheat Ale from Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub
2.99 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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