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Blueberry Wheat Beer | Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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3.63/5
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127 Ratings
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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

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Added by toolbrew on 04-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,690
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
127
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of MJSJr
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chucker17
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blueberry beers seem to be a dieing trend these days. A few years ago I could easily nab 7-10, and now I only spied 3. I savor blueberries during the summer and love picking berries along the trail to bake with. This beer has nothing artificially blueberry about it. It also has a strong, crackery wheat body giving it a very dry feel, which can overwhelm the natural sweetness of the blueberries. Speaking of which, the sweet berry flavor definitely seems to outpace the tart while some berry tannin funk lasts persists. The beer tastes like a superior AAL upfront with the kicker of blueberry. Approachable, squashable, and passable when you have a sudden hankering for blueberries and beer.

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Photo of spark3148857
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nyg
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A refreshing crisp light wheat beer with a perfect hint of blueberry without the fake artificial blueberry taste. Pours a bit golden with a nice white head. Had at dinosaur BBQ served with a few fresh blueberries. Very refreshing wheat beer.

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Photo of ackeeper
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabre311
3.34/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheOakKing
4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Put some fresh blueberries in this bad boy and you'll be drinking this instead of shandy all summer long.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: [4.50] Clear pale straw color. Very few bubbles in the glass. The head dissipated right away and left wisps of foam on the surface. The beer is 4.8% ABV and bottled on 11.03.14.

S: [3.25] I am not getting much blueberry on the nose. I get mostly wheat smells.

T: [3.50] The taste is really nice. A nice sweet wheat beer taste. Nice bready taste. then just a suggestion of blueberry. The blueberry is not dramatic or overpowering. Very subtle.

M: [3.75] The label says "Dry and Fruity" - I agree. Nice crisp dry finish. Nice carbonation level.

O: [3.50] This one has been rattling around for a while in the fridge. I have been passing it over for a while - but I was pleasantly surprised. It is a well made beer that doesn't try to over do it with the blueberry. This would be ideal out on a dock int he summer.

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Photo of metter98
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Strong aromas of blueberries are present in the nose. The smell was so strong that I could pick up the blueberries as soon as the cap was removed off the bottle.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of blueberries with hints of associated sweetness. Notes of wheat are noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has lots of nice aromas and flavors of blueberries that don't seem artificial – it's kind of like dipping into the blueberries at the bottom of a cup of yogurt before mixing them in. However, the strong dose of blueberries can make the taste seem a little one-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lovindahops
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good light fruit beer

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Photo of Miket13
1.8/5  rDev -50.4%

Photo of dtivp
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of dbauer78
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mattcrill
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Ellicottville Blueberry Wheat Ale

Aroma: Light bright crackery aroma up front. Light bread crust notes with low berry character. Fermentation character is clean and dry.

Appearance: Pale yellow slightly hazy pour with a low bright white head.

Flavor: Pleasant mix of blueberries with some crusty bread –like notes. It reminds me of taking a bite of blueberry pie! There is an underlying earthy bitterness to balance out the fruit and malt character. Finish is clean and dry. There is a slight sourdough aftertaste that is pleasant and adds depth of character.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation. A slight carbonic bite is noted. There is no alcohol heat or astringency detected.

Overall impression: A refreshing, clean fruit beer. There is enough base beer character to enjoy it with light fruit accents that keep things unique and interesting. Well done!

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Photo of ryhn0
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Fraulein_P
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ariceclemson
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Blueberry Wheat Beer from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 127 ratings
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