Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale

Since Kate has been getting more into fruit beers lately, she’s been coming home with random six packs of fruit beers. I think she’s doing it so that I get to review one and she gets to sample the rest. I really can’t complain. I like the fact that she’s starting to get into beer.

ABV: 5.2%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Nearly twenty years ago, a local farmer stopped by our brew pub looking to sell his truck full of wild Maine blueberries, providing the inspiration for our Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale. That year our beer debuted at the first-ever Maine Brewer’s Festival where it was enthusiastically received. This brew stands alone as a beer first, ending with a subtle berry finish. Unlike many fruit beers on the market, which are imbalanced with sweetness our amber ale isn’t overly fruity—just enough berry flavor to complement the hops.”

Random: As I blog, Kate is watching more stuff about this Jodi Arias case. She’s really getting into it.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a dark, clear amber color with lots of visible carbonation. Onto the nose…all blueberry. Nothing else but blueberry. I wasn’t really excited at this point. The taste was straight out awful. Have you ever had something with artificial blueberry taste? Add that to beer and this is what you end up with. Not only that, but it left this disgusting aspartame like aftertaste. The brew was absolutely one-dimensional, and the one dimension they have is bad. The body was way too thick and over carbonated. The finish was way too long as well, with, yes you guessed it, artificial blueberry. This was like a bad blueberry candy that I didn’t spit out and a definite drainpour. Avoid at all costs.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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