The Blueberry Ale from Blue Point Brewing Co is the second Blueberry Beer we’ve reviewed here at The Brew Club – the other being Wild Blue, which tasted to me more like some kind of home-made wine than a flavored beer.
I wonder if this Blueberry Ale from Blue Point Brewing will do any better???
Comparatively speaking, this Blueberry variety from Blue Point is very different from the Wild Blue in almost every way. For starters, it LOOKS like beer should look! Its a nice amber color (rather than shocking purple), and while the blueberry scent is certainly the most dominant, it doesn’t smell like grape juice or wine either. It’s more subtle than the Wild Blue was.
Pouring this beer produced no head to speak of, and the lacing was minimal as well although there is a good deal of carbonation going on as the beer sits in the glass. Not crazy carbonation mind you, but there is some action in the glass.
The other big difference between this Ale and the Wild Blue is the alcohol content. Blue Point’s beer checks in at 4.6%, while the Wild Blue tops off at a whopping 8%! Big difference there if you’re planning on chugging a few – not all Blueberry Beers are made the same way!!!
Well, enough of all that! How’s it taste? Well, I’m glad you asked!
In two words, VERY GOOD!
Blue Point’s version is how I would expect a blueberry flavored beer to taste. It wasn’t shocking or over the top, and much like it’s blueberry scent I described before, the blueberry flavor was dominant, but not overwhelming.
To me, it tasted like a nice beer, infused with some subtle blueberry flavors. It didn’t taste artificial or funky and there was no bitterness or yucky aftertaste. It’s light and slick in the mouth, and I thought it to be thoroughly enjoyable. It’s a good product, that doesn’t seem over-engineered like some kind of science project gone terribly wrong.
Good job Blue Point Brewing Co! I’ll definitely have another! What’s your favorite Blueberry flavored beer?
If you’re looking for Blueberry Beer, check out Atlantic Brewing Company’s Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale or the Wild Blue if you dare!