Blueberry Ale | Pump House Brewery

Blueberry AleBlueberry Ale
BA SCORE
3.43/5
111 Ratings
Blueberry AleBlueberry Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pump House Brewery
New Brunswick, Canada
pumphousebrewery.ca

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blonde coloured ale with the wonderful essence of fresh blueberries. Sweet flavours of peppery blueberries, malts and spicy hops make this one a winner all the way. A one-of-a-kind refresher.

Added by PiratePete on 11-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,642
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
111
pDev:
14.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
13
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of derdtheterd
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lewnanny
4.34/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is serve at the brewery, with real blueberry floating in the beer. Drinking this one from the bottle or at the brewer's site is really not the same feeling at all. The blueberry give just the perfect touch to this incredible beer. Made from local blueberry farmers. This one is the most popular beer among the one they sell.

 336 characters

Photo of ewpass
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden colour, moderate head. Real blueberry nose, light body, medium carbonation. Basic brew with blueberry fruit notes.

123 characters

Photo of Powers30
3.61/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcubz
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very fake blueberry taste

25 characters

Photo of fortyfield
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vold
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cpurser
4.47/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RedAleMan
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iamstevetay
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jaisell
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.11/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy straw color with moderate activity moving in slow motion from a thick body. Weak white 2 finger sparkly head, lasting around 5 minutes, with average legs.

Aroma of blueberry muffins. Flavors of grains, fresh blueberries, caramel, lemon, herbal spices. Bready and malty with minimal hops. More sugary than sharp with a nice syrupy feel.

Thick syrupy medium body with crispy carbonation. Faint and short finish, ending with a faint fruity blueberry feel, some roasted malt, and a little noble spices.

Overall average in quality offering decent flavors and good freshness. While the flavors are good they are a little faint and the feel is missing some personality. Nice summer beer almost like drinking a blueberry version of a lemonade. Although I find Gahan's blueberry ale to be much better.

 809 characters

Photo of headlessparrot
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PorterPro125
4.1/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 500 mL Can

A- Golden Ale with a 2 1/2 finger white creamy head. Lots of lacing.

S- Blueberries and more Blueberries. Despite this, you can also pull out a peppery spiciness from the hops.

T- Blueberry up front that gives way to a biscuity maltness and finishing with a subtle spiciness from the hops. Incredibly refreshing.

M- I was quite surprised how big the body was on this beer. I was expecting a light body and instead got one that is quite large and thick. Although the body is rather large, it doesn't seem to take anything away from the refreshing aspect of this beer. Medium Carbonation.

O- I'm certainly not a big fan of fruit in my beer but I did quite enjoy this brew. The taste of fresh blueberrys in the form of beer should be enough to turn on anyone during a hot summer day!

 815 characters

Photo of Bunman3
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I do like this brew - it's as good a fruit beer as I've found. What I enjoy most is the fact that it is still clearly a "blonde" ale with blueberry overtones. The berries are present in nose, taste and finish, but they are not overbearing. Good fruit beers manage to remain a beer with a fruity twist, and Pumphouse has created a great "go to" beer. I'm glad they sell these in tall cans, because they make an excellent beach/boat/campfire beer, and one is plenty.

 464 characters

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.66/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchase price was $2.80 CDN

Appearance - clear pale golden straw color with a small half finger of quickly receding head. Some lively bubbles but appearance isn't impressive.

Smell - big time blueberry aroma, unmistakable. Reminds me of a fresh blueberry pie too.

Taste - definitely blueberry again. Light amount of graininess which acts akin to a pastry dough. Flavor is thinner than the solid wall of aromatics that come through on the nose.

Mouthfeel - thin with lively carbonation. Very spritzy.

Overall - a well crafted blueberry ale that's worth a shot. Aromatics on this are wonderous, everything else makes this a complete and reasonably good beer.

 704 characters

Photo of Sathanas
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of jillo
4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

A tasty beer though after more than 1 it can get a bit tiring.

62 characters

Photo of Cycle69
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of TheHammer
3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A sickly yellow with a small amount of haze but boasting ample carbonation is the tale of the body. It produced a finger and a half of head that did not lace but did retain decently.

Smell: As advertised, like Blueberries and Blonde ale as a strong scent of blueberries dominates the nose to a bready malt backing that gives it a blueberry muffin kind of scent to it. Warming doesn't really help it either way.

Taste: The blueberries take front and center on this one, and don't quite as they permeate the entire beer, almost to the point of drowning it out. The biscut malt in the background begins the beer and a earthy hop hit does it's darndest to try to break through the blueberry taste but to no avail.

Mouthfeel: Well the carbonation is solid and helps out the entire beer, but the aftertaste leaves a slushy feeling in your mouth that is a bit undesirable. Transitioning is a bit of a rocky road and seems to go on behind the scenes due to the overwhelming blueberry.

Drinkability: Well I had no issues downing a can in short order as the beer is incredibly light and smooth. The only thing holding me back is the slushy aspect that leaves you feeling far too quenched before the beer is done.

Final Thoughts: All in all a solid fruit beer, a fruit explosion it is not, and that's almost a bit disappointing. This beer uses the blueberries to bring you into it, but goes just a bit overboard on them, but not to an extreme point. This leaves me with a "more a spiked juice then beer" feeling about it. Still a thumbs up regardless though.

 1,564 characters

Photo of hunterjames
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Exeter
3.5/5  rDev +2%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Blueberry Ale from Pump House Brewery
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 111 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.