Blueberry Ale | Blue Point Brewing Company

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Blueberry AleBlueberry Ale

Brewed by:
Blue Point Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gavage on 06-22-2004

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Ratings: 670 |  Reviews: 211
Photo of Sammy
2.87/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Got this from a well-meaning trader as an extra. A light yellow lager with some blueberry in it. Yes, blueberry smell. A bit overcarbonated astringent mouthfeel. Not very drinkable. Why I do not normally go for fruit beers. Nothing of any interest to me.

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.8/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: half finger head on an amber and gold body.

S: blueberry times a lot. Some breads but blueberry dominates.

T: malts up front are quickly overtaken by pure blueberry.

M: light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Exactly what you expected from the name but too fruity and too sweet.

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Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i dont dislike this at all, maybe a bit sweeter than it needs to be, preventing me from making a day of it, but despite this sort of tasting cheap and artificial, its still pretty palatable. to me its a bit of a red flag when you make a beer with blueberries and its golden in color. visually there is no trace of fruit here at all. golden and clear, minimal head. it smells sweet and jammy like baked blueberry pie rather than fresh fruit, perhaps a little syrupy or extracty, but its appealing nevertheless, more fall than summer to me for some reason. simple light yellow beer underneath, not much happening there at all. the blueberries are about the same in the flavor, sweet and not totally natural, but really robust and sort of cooked tasting, like they should go over vanilla ice cream. there is some residual sugar here, almost corny in the grain, but its smooth to drink on, i dont miss higher carbonation, and when its really cold, its pretty good. not at all my favorite beer from these guys, but also nowhere near the worst blueberry beer out there in this style right now, not even close!

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Photo of Knapp85
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours out as a clear yellowish golden color with a white fizzy head on it. There isn't much lacing here at all. The smell of this beer goes from blueberry to a bready yeast aroma. The taste has some light blueberry flavors in there. The taste also has a malt character that's not too bad. The mouthfeel is smooth and pretty light. OVerall it's a decent fruit beer but not the best.

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Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: It poured clear golden yellow with a thin, white head. A light level of carbonation is visible.
S: There's strong aroma of sweet blueberries in the nose--the kind of smell you would expect from a blueberry pie. It's rather inviting and encourages you to take a sip.
T: Unlike the smell, the taste is more balanced between blueberry flavors and sweet malts. It's hard to find any evidence of hoppy bitterness in the taste; the overall taste isn't that complex.
M: It feels rather light bodied on the palate and a bit thin given the low amount of carbonation.
D: This beer is very easy to drink and goes down smoothly, however I wouldn't drink more than one of these in a single sitting because of the lack of complexity in the taste.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled 11/8/2011. Pours slightly cloudy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with nice retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of blueberry, blueberry skin, light bread, floral, and light herbal. Nice and pleasant aromas with good strength of authentic blueberry notes as expected. Taste of blueberry, blueberry skin, cracker, bready grain, floral, and herbal. Lingering notes of blueberry, blueberry skin, bread, cracker, floral, and herbal on the finish for a short bit. Good flavor balance with a nice amount of blueberry flavor; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is a nice blueberry fruit ale. Nice amount of blueberry flavor with good balance; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable fruit beer offering.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.12/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a deep clear bright golden color ale with a nice pure white foamy head with OK retention. Aroma of blueberry syrup and probably some fresh one as well is quite dominant and enjoyable. Taste is a nice mix between some flavourful blueberry and a light sweet grainy malt base. Body is about average with good carbonation. Refreshing and well brewed though a bit too sweet for my taste.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.82/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Typical clear amber body beneath a short head of bright white foam that drops shortly and leaves only minor lacing about the glass.
Smell: Blueberry extract. Some minor "beer" aroma comes through as well, but basically the extract's got it covered.
Taste: The blueberries come through a bit at the front but immediately give way to a dollop of bready, wheaty malt. Bitterness becomes apparent towards the swallow, and it finishes drying with some residual sticky maltiness and a film of dull berry.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a gentle zest due to the median carbonation.
Drinkability: Overall it's not a bad beer. Tastes obviously vary greatly in a style like this and I think they've done a good job of balancing it.

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Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Pours lightly hazy, amber colored, with a thin white head.
Aroma: blueberry pancakes with blueberry syrup and biscuits on the side.

Flavor: While the aroma suggests a sweet brew with a heavy handed contribution of blueberry flavoring, such is not the case: very balanced in terms of fruit/malt and sweet/tart.

Feel: medium-light body; rather crisp carbonation with a semi-dry finish.

O: well done and better than expected.

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Photo of vfgccp
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nickfl
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with two fingers of white foam on top of a clear, copper colored body. The head settles quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Some grainy malt and a little bit of dull fruity character that may or may not be blueberry.

T - Grainy malt and a strong, blueberry muffin character up front. More of the same through the middle as a light touch of bitterness comes out to balance things out in the finish.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - A shockingly strong and distinct blueberry character. The aroma is subdued, with little evidence of the promised blueberry, but it really comes out in the flavor with a fruit character that reminds me undeniably of the little blueberry muffins that one often finds on motel breakfast buffets. Not something that I would really want to drink again, but not too bad for what it is.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Tuck’s Pub in Cumberland, RI on 6/9/07, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light amber color with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of sweet blueberries, caramelized malt and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste isn’t quite as sweet as the most blueberry beers, which I think is a good thing. It starts out malty with a little smokiness, and then the fruity blueberry flavor kicks in, flowed by a mild hops presence. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

D: Tasty if you like fruit beers, goes down easily, not too filling, I don’t normally go for this type of beer but it’s one of the better fruit beers that I’ve had.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Kegatron
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear gold, with 1 1/2 fingers of eggshell-white foamy head. Retains with a soft creamy layer, that leaves a decent amount of fizzy lacing down the sides of the glass. Wow, no shortage of blueberries in the aroma. It has a dense sweetness to it, that while not exactly feeling artificial or anything, still seems to hang just a bit heavy in the nostrils. Some light floral hops try and help cut this some, but this is still pretty fruity and thick in the nose.

The taste is sweet and lightly toasted pale malt grains, with the blueberries being much more restrained and balanced than what was in the nose. Very pleasant, adding a gentle fruitiness to the proceedings. Some light prickly hops run through this, drying the backend out. The mouthfeel is lighter bodied, with a softer and bubbly feel to the carbonation up front. This then gives way to a much crisper carbonation in the back, giving this some extra presence in the mouth.

Not bad at all. Despite the aroma coming off as a bit too heavyshanded, this ended up being a fairly tasty and refreshing Blueberry Ale.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.19/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I was recently fleshing out a mixed sixer when I realized that my only review of this beer was on-tap and from over eight years ago. I then decided to revisit it, this time from a bottle. Today is M, 13 Feb 2017.

From the bottle: "'Please remove bottle cap before drinking.' - The Brewers"; "A Golden Ale with natural flavors added".

I Pop!ped the cap & gave it a pretty heavy-handed pour to produce two fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head. Speaking of color, It was a gorgeous Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity, prompting a visit from the Gelt Gang of Mammon, Midas & Croesus. Nose had a strong blueberry presence, but the wheat and other malts gave it a breadiness, also. I was really reminded of blueberry pancakes or blueberry muffins, either of which would really be tasty right now. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not much past that. The blueberry taste was not as strong in the mouth as it had been on the nose, which was kind of disappointing. It also had a slight tartness to accompany the fruitiness and the breadiness, giving it an edge and keeping it from being perfume-y sweet. Finish was semi-sweet & would undoubtedly be quite refreshing on a hot, humid summer's day.

My original, draft review follows:
This arrived with a bone-white head with very low retention. The nose was VERY blueberry, evocative of a blueberry field in the summer. The color was a deep amber with NE-quality clarity. The mouthfeel was light but effervescent with a refreshing blueberry burst on the palate. The finish had an interesting dryness which made it a good summertime drink.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a clear, bright golden body with a slim, brief, white head.

Smell: Sweet-scented, aromatic blueberry notes, and enough underlying malty hints to remind you you're drinking a beer.

Taste: Sweet, sugar-toned malts with very mild notes of faintly toasted breadiness to it. Blueberry flavor through and beyond the finish, naturally, which, when joined with the initial sugariness, is like biting into the sugar-coated top of a mini blueberry muffin.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: It's good enough. For a blueberry fruit ale, that is.

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