SEARCH...
FOLLOW US:
This form does not yet contain any fields.
    TAGS...
    "Craft Beer" (2) “beer clean” (1) “micro-brewery” (1) “Split Thy Brooklyn Skull” (1) “The Most Interesting Man in the World” (1) “Upstairs at The Pudding” (1) “Upstairs on The Square” (2) 10 Barrel Brewing (1) 2016 Great American Beer Festival® (1) 21st Amendment Brewery (4) 508 Gastrobrewery (2) Abita (1) accessible (1) Adirondack Pub & Brewery (1) Adventure Brewing Co. (1) ADVERTISING (1) Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen (1) AFTERTASTE (1) AGEING BEER (1) Al Hirshfeld (1) alcohol by volume (1) ALCOHOLIC (1) ale (4) Alewife (3) almond (1) Alphabet City Brewing Co. (1) American Craft Beer Week (2) American Homebrewers Association (1) Anchor Brewing (1) Anheuser-Busch (2) Anthony Bourdain (1) aromas (1) art (1) ASTRINGENT (1) Atlantic Coal Porter (1) Au Pied de Cochon (1) August Busch III (1) Avery (2) bacon (2) BANANA (1) bao bun (1) bar (1) bar culture (1) Bar Tabac (5) Barrier Brewery (1) bars (1) bartender (1) bartending (1) Basic Beer “Béchamel” Sauce (1) Basic Beer Glasses (1) Basic Food Groups (1) Bass Pale Ale (1) Bastille Day (1) BBeer Drinking Notes (1) Beachwood Brewing (1) Bebop Hop chocolate bar (1) Becks (1) beef (2) beer (46) Beer & Food (5) beer & pretzels (1) beer bar (4) beer book (1) Beer Brewing for Everyone (1) beer clean (1) beer cocktails (1) beer dinner (1) Beer Drinking (3) Beer Drinking Notes (38) beer festival movie (1) beer glass (1) Beer Glasses (1) beer hall (1) Beer Institute (2) Beer Jam (1) Beer Jelly (1) Beer Lables (1) Beer Mac and Cheese (1) beer movie (1) beer mugs (1) BEER NOTES (1) beer photo (2) beer tasting (1) BEER TASTING FLAVORS (2) Beer Tasting Notes (123) Beer tasting term (2) BEER TASTING TERMS (5) beer trends (2) beer videos (1) Beer Writer (1) BeerBasics (2) BeerBasics Lamb Dinner (1) BeerBasics Remembers (1) BeerBasics Visits (7) Beer-friendly bars (1) BEERS (1) Beijing (1) Belgian (2) Belgian Lace (2) Belgian-style (1) Belgium. (1) Bell's Expedition Stout (1) Bend (2) Berkeley (1) Betty Crocker (1) Big Beers Festival (1) Bill Newman (1) Bill Owens (1) Billy 18-Watt IPA (1) Bison Brewery (1) Bitch Creek ESB (1) Bitter American (1) Bjarke Bundgaaard (1) Black Dirt Bourbon Whisky (1) Blind Tiger (2) BLOOD SWEAT & BEER TOUR (1) Blue Moon (2) Blue Point (3) Blue Point Hoptical Illusion (1) Blue Point Toasted Lager (1) Blueberry Ale (1) Bluepoint (1) Bone Warmer Imperial Amber Ale (1) book review (1) Boston (2) Boston Beer Company (4) Boston Cooking-School Cook Book (1) Boston MA (2) Boulder (1) BOULEVARD BREWING COMPANY (1) Boylan Brewpub (1) breakfast (2) brew (1) Brewers Alley (1) Brewers Association (3) brewery (1) brewpub (3) brewpubs (1) Brews & News (29) Brewskies (1) Brian Dwyer (1) Bridget Skadhauge (1) Bridgewater Corners (1) Bridgwater Corners (1) Bronx Brewery (1)
    FOR MORE...

    Entries in Blueberry Ale (1)

    Monday
    Sep262011

    BeerBasics tastes... Blue Point Blueberry Ale 

    Blue Point Brewing Co. ‎ 161 River Avenue Patchogue, NY 11772-3304 (631) 475-6944(631) 475-6944Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Blue Point Blueberry Ale was purchased for $2.50(USD) at Peas & Pickles Grocery in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY. There was date number on the neck: “1301 21:39 7C”

    This particular beer is not unfamiliar to me. In fact, on draft it is one of my favorite fruit beers. In order not to cloud my judgment I therefore choose to taste test this beer at the temperature that it would be served at in most on-premise establishments. (Not quite ice cold but certainly not cellar temperature.)

    The following notes are made after a mouth wash with room temperature sparkling water. These notes have not been influenced by reading promotional material or any other review of this brew.

    The following are my tasting notes:

    Appearance: This is a bright golden yellow not overly carbonated brew that holds up a slender white head of loosely knit bubbles leave a little Belgin lace.

    Aroma: After opening the bottle, in about 25 seconds, you knew was a blueberry beer without tasting it. The first actual impression reveals simply a soft fresh blueberry aroma a second visit reveals a soft undertone of toasted grain. The third nosedive actually finds a sort of grassy aroma.

    Mouth feel: This is a rather light bodied beer, certainly not overpowering.

    Flavor: I tasted this beer at a relatively chilly temperature and so the first impression was naturally cool liquid refreshment. The first flavors to appear are a malty-grainy introduction very closely followed by the trace of blueberries. The second sip reveals little more of the blueberry but there is also a citric tang brought to the palate. The third swig and the blueberries stay slightly in the background but the malt does not altogether step forward. It’s only at the very end you find a touch of hop flavor. You have to look for it.

    Finish: The finish to this brew is most pleasantly light leaving an interesting balance between the grain and the berry, and more than encourages a second, third and fourth sip.

    Comments: There are number of beers on the market that claim to be summer beers with the addition of passionfruit, lemon, lime and an assortment of other citric fruits. However, to me this truly tastes like summer. It is a light beer without being insipid and the blueberry is just a touch, not overpowering, resulting in a truly pleasant experience rather than the thick viscous fruit flavors often associated with this type of beer.

    Food & Beer:  A fresh caught grilled flounder, or any other flaky white ocean fish would certainly complement this beer. If the fish was grilled over woodchips it would be even more of a perfect pairing. It would also be a most pleasant complement to creamy cheeses such as brie or calendar.

    The Brewery: Blue Point Brewing Co

    What others say: BeerAdvocate | RateBeer