Blueberry Ale | Back Road Brewery

Blueberry AleBlueberry Ale
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Blueberry AleBlueberry Ale

Brewed by:
Back Road Brewery
Indiana, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by aracauna on 06-07-2004

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of largadeer
2.53/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Hazy amber with an off-white head. Pretty poor head retention, as tends to be the case with fruit beers.

Smell: Blueberry pancakes with syrup. Sweet and cloying, very one-dimensional.

Taste & mouthfeel: Up-front blueberry syrup. The biscuity malt foundation tries to work with or balance the syrupy blueberry flavor but misses the mark. No noticeable hops here, just a big blueberry finish.

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Photo of walleye
3.16/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

got this from Clarkvv back in Nov. 04 so as I was clean out the refrig. I thought I would open this to see how it held up. poured a nice rich honey with a small off white head. aroma just a hint of blueberries, with honey and the smell of pancakes, orange and a small amount of hops. flavor honey with blueberries the hops are a little more prevalent. would have like to compare this to a fresh one

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Photo of aforbes10
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

i approached this beer with some trepidation because the only other blueberry beer ive had got poured down the sink it was so bad. the pour was pretty encouraging though. clear, orangey red beer with some carbonation and no head. nice looking beer. very nice understated blueberry odor along with the malt smell. taste has some bitter maltiness, some fresh hoppiness and then mild blueberries on the finish. so nice to have just the hint of blueberries and not an all out assault. thin mouthfeel. a good drink, would be really great in the late summer or early fall. im impressed with my first beer from back road.

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Photo of aracauna
3.33/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A large psfft of escaping CO2 burst out when I cracked this one open. Loads of carbonation with a large, sturdy, lasting head and walls of cascading bubbles. Very hazy brown body takes on a pretty, deep red hue in the light. Blueberry pie filling and something sharp (lemon zest?) top the nose, reminding me of the blueberry cake with cream cheese icing my mom makes. A bit of lingering bitterness in the finish, slightly metallic. Flavor is a bit weak after the aroma.

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Blueberry Ale from Back Road Brewery
Beer rating: 37.9% out of 100 with 29 ratings
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