Blueberry Wheat Beer | Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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3.58/5
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Blueberry Wheat BeerBlueberry Wheat Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co.
New York, United States
ellicottvillebrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A refreshing beer any time of the year! A light golden brew that starts out with Canadian 2 row barley, White wheat, and noble German Hops. Then we add just the right amount of blueberry to give a great flavor and aroma.

Added by Shiloh on 03-02-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,923
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
167
pDev:
14.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean pale yellow color with a small white head. In the aroma, fresh blueberries all day. In the taste, fresh dry blueberries, almost like a blueberry muffin. A small bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a note of dry blueberry skin in the aftertaste. Fresh blueberries and not sugary at all. Quite nice.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of Cuzco pours a slightly hazed, light yellow color with a small cap of white head. Not much for retention or lacing.

Nose is very sweet, and I am guessing here, artificial blueberry aroma. This has to have some sort of extract in it...I am not one to hate on artificial flavors, so in this case it smells good, though a little like Fruity Pebbles.

Taste is not as sweet as the nose would indicate, but tastes like what I imagine an "essence of blueberry" would be. The malts are light and barely even qualify as grainy...maybe a light wheat tang. Not bad, but is a fairly forgettable fruit wheat beer.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Ruger
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy yellow with a white one finger head that disappears as fast as it comes, no lacing at all.

S - Blueberries that have been soaking in water for a few hours, not saying the smell is bad its just not too good.

T - Really balanced sweet blueberries and a slight bitterness of hops. The blueberries are not real tasting at all, which really disappoints me it could be such a good beer.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A very clear hazy yellow very light beer looking. Head is fairly decent at a half an inch that turns to a nice lace ring.

S - Hmmm smells kind of artificial but very sweet. A few sniffs later I can actually detect a good malt bill and some hops.

T - Tart and kind of acidic but very balanced. I get light blueberry taste then some decent citrus hops followed by a light malt flavor.

M - Light and bubbly it's not bad.

Overall one of the better fruit beers I have drank with constant fruit flavors, hops, and a bubbly bit of carbonation. Not bad at all.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.97/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked a six of these up when our ski bus stopped at a grocery store in Ellicottville. This was a great refreshing beer after a hard day of skiing and several stronger beers earlier in the day. It is a pretty subtle, well balanced taste that I think is mostly designed for easy drinking. The fruit taste is subtle, but so are the hops, malt and yeast tastes,so it works.

The appearance is that of a flat, light beer. A pale yellow.

But even though I usually prefer bolder tastes, this one gets a thumbs up for what it is. I think they met their goals admirably

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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5/5  rDev +39.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of BDIMike
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden color with a lot of carbonation. A medium white head thins out very quickly, however the lacing throughout the drink is very good.
Smell has a slight bit of wheat, but an awesome amount of blueberry. The strong smell of blueberry smells so genuine and fresh that you would think you are actually smelling a bushel of blueberries. (Do blueberries come in bushels?)
Taste is good for a blueberry beer. There is a lot of blueberry taste and not much else on that. However, the blueberries do taste very authentic, like they use real blueberries.
Mouthfeel is really good for a blueberry beer. This is obviously a summer choice, so the fact that the beer has a very light feel and a crisp, refreshing bite makes the mouthfeel perfect for the season.
Drinkability is good. The genuine blueberry taste is strong at first, however it balances out with the wheat fairly nicely as you continue to drink. A great selection for a hot summer day on a patio in upstate New York!

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Photo of AleWatcher
2.53/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cuzco sent me two of these a while back... I drank one and couldn't bring myself to crack the other one... Here's why:

This looks and pours like a BMC adjunt lager. Clear gold and fizzy. There is a little yeast at the end that turns the glass slightly cloudy, but it is just barely so. Weak retention. No lacing.
Smells weak. Very bland. Some light notes of blueberries remind me of frozen blueberries. Just barely a hint of wheat...

Taste is extremely watery. The body is thin. Not really wheaty or blueberry, so it is a total failure in terms of living up to its name.

Overall, this is not much better than a BMC lager, and as a result, the only people I see being impressed by this are those people that are just crossing over to craft.

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Photo of yesyouam
2.96/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Ellicottville Blueberry Wheat Beer is a crystal clear, pale straw colored beer with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin white blotch. It has an aroma of blueberry bubblegum. Lemon and wheat tones lie underneath. It smells a little artificial, but it's ok. It's light bodied and metallic with a slightly gritty finish. There's not that much blueberry flavor, really. It almost seems a touch salty. There's a noticeable amount of green bitterness to it, especially at the finish. The bitterness hangs for a while after the swallow. It's quite light and doesn't have a lot of personality, but it could make for a pretty good lawn mower beer.

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Photo of gskitt
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled this on New Years with friends. Pours a light, hazy, pale gold color, fizzy head. Smelled of blueberries, what else? Tastes of mile blueberries and had some malty backbone, but everything about this brew is subdued. Mouthfeel wasn't my favorite part of this beer, did leave a bit of a sour aftertaste. If you like blueberries, you can drink many of these. 4%!

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Photo of kimbo33
4.58/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Get this on tap at the bar...they put blueberries in it! Makes it look exceptional. The smell and taste are nearly perfect. Nice real genuine blueberry taste and aroma. Nice wheaty backbone. Not too malty. I wish this was distributed over a much larger area. I think it could soar.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.17/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Cuzco for this one!

A: Pours a clear golden color with small head formation. It fades to a small layer of foam on the top. Tiny carbonation bubbles are released from the bottom.

S: Very sweet, there is a nice blueberry aroma as well as some wheat/yeast on the backend. As it warms the blueberry aroma lessens and the wheat takes over.

T: Starts off with a slight blueberry flavor that quickly fades to a dry wheat taste. Overall not much here, I wish the blueberry last longer.

M/D: Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Overall it was a slight disappointment. The nose led me to hope it was going to taste better than it did.

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Blueberry Wheat Beer from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 167 ratings