Blueberry Ale | Pump House Brewery

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Blueberry AleBlueberry Ale

Brewed by:
Pump House Brewery
New Brunswick, Canada

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

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Photo of Sammy
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a very fresh tasting beer just in at the LCBO. Was like the sahti/juniper berry I had the other day only more malty and hoppy. Dark yellow with initial very foamy white head. Clearly blueberry scent though seems an extract and blueberry winish flavour. Somewhat maltdextrin sweet. Aggressively carbonated.

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Photo of pootz
3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


Poured a bright golden ale into my glass....2 finger rocky cap with fair retention that lightly laces the glass.

Aroma: a perfumey blueberry smell that verges on synthetic...very light grains...that’s it.

Decent malt spine, creamy mouthfeel, medium body, full rounded charater.

Taste profile is a surprise: very malty up front... creamy chewy malts then hops and blueberry tastes flood the palate creating perfect balance ...the Blueberry extract has been tastefully used in this brew and the flavor is not overpowered with it... it actually is at a level where it mingles well with the cascade hops leaving a juniper berry impression....finish is clean and hoppy/fruity...light malt and blue berry after taste.

Although the Blue berry flavoring is from extract it has been judiciously used to add to the overall flavor of the malt and hop mixture and does not over power thus avoiding the obvious sythetic impression extracts leave which I find obnoxious. For this reason I’m scoring this ale up there with other decent brew pub ales.

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Photo of Cwrw
3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried this on tap March 2006 while playing pool with some maritime friends at the Pump House. Blueberry Ale comes in the Pump House pint glass, a hazy golden colour with real blueberries floating at the top and sunken to the bottom. Interesting, and not a bad idea I suppose. The head was minimal to nonexistent. The aroma is, as expected, very sugary and fruity, but not overly so. There is also a hint of the light malting behind the blueberries. As far as fruit beers go, and rating according to style, this is an appetising aroma for a beer. The taste is more of the blueberry sweetness aside some mildly hoppy pilsner style tastes. Not a lot of complexity, but tasty nonetheless. The beer is light and refreshing, with a fairly spritzy carbonation. Drinkable on a hot day I grant you. Good if not exceptional. The blueberries were good too.

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Photo of PiratePete
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Came from the tap with a very white head that that was streaked with lines of purple. A gold colour it also has a hint of purple in it and why not? There are lots of full blueberries in the glass. I thought: "too weird." But hey, I rather liked this drink. I'm not into fruit, except to keep scurvey away on long sea voyages, and so I was pleasantly surprised. Who'd a thought? Smooth and creamy with real whole blueberries - and lots of them. I hate to admit it but I liked this beer. This blueberry ale is a favourite with so many people Pump House is bring it out for Christmas in a six-pack. I plan on gettin' some.

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