On tap at River Of Beer, local blueberries provide loud sweet-tart resonance over honeyed wheat base. Blueberry puree insistence picks up dainty peach liqueur and apple cobbler illusions for further sweetening against mild hop astringency.
On tap at Grumpy Monk, lemon-soured blueberry tartness lacquered by clay-hopped sourdough resilience while light floral herbage, spicy coriander-clove nicety and wispy peach tones whimper. Compares favorably to Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat.
Initial blueberry compost lacquering and hefty blueberry waft fall off as phenol hop astringency and arid carbolic spritz oppress gluey pastry malt sweetness.
Moderate blueberry pie theme rides above light pilsner-malted white wheat spine. Zesty lemon prickle adds fizzy carbolic spritz, but up-front blueberry-juiced essence interfered by phenol hop acridity.
Expressive sweet ‘n sour blueberry theme picks up raw-honeyed tartness over light wheat cracker spine. Blueberry pie, blueberry jam and blueberry puree lacquer carbolic lemon seltzer twist but saccharinic acridity almost dooms its juicy fruited finish. On tap, tart blueberry lacquering subsumes honeyed Graham Cracker spine of increasingly popular fruit ale.
“Surreptitiously clean” light-bodied wheat ale (2013) tastes like blueberry pie. Sweet ‘n sour bluebery tartness rides above wispy honeyed wheat base. Tertiary white peach, boysenberry and cranberry snips flutter by.
Sweet and sour blueberry lacquering affects candi-sugared Belgian-like yeast influence to white wheat backdrop. Minty herbal freshness sneaks inside blueberry pancake-like dessert option.
Brazenly engaging purple-browned ‘malt beverage’ christened as a porter/ Scotch ale hybrid never gets bombastic despite saturated mocha fruiting. Initially, creamy coffee-roasted black chocolate richness and ashen pine-tarred charcoal astringency overwhelm advertised sweet ‘n sour blueberry blot. Bourbon whiskey esplanade reaches sharp cola nuttiness, chafing blueberry pie tartness as well as tertiary blackberry, raspberry, boysenberry and acai pureeing. Confectionery blueberry-jammed blueberry muffin underside, slim bruised cherry wisp, and teensy hazelnut drift likewise affect rich mocha-molasses malting. Imagine a liquid German Black Forest Cake with blueberry syrup.
Taking its gloomy moniker and blueberry-horned label from free Jazz legend Miles Davis’ highly regarded Kinda Blue album, this fruited ale’s just not worthy of the exalted stature pertained to. Muted blueberry tartness stays subdued while the honeyed wheat spine gets frail, making an inappropriate impression for the moderate straw-hazed dry body. Mild grassy-hopped citrus subsidy mellows to lemon-limed juniper bittering as cake-like cereal-grained pale malting undone by fizzy carbolic astringency. A bland summery session beer for unenlightened lawn mowers.
Exacting blueberry-flavored soda-fizzed clear-yellowed fruit ale bottled for nearby Ellicottville Brewery by praiseworthy Southern Tier. Pronounced sweet-sour blueberry theme lacquers corn-breaded wheat-cracked backbone. Minor soapiness seeps into sugared malt slip.