Tag Archives: blueberry ale

SHIPYARD SMASHED BLUEBERRY

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.

BOULDER KINDA BLUE BLUEBERRY WHEAT BEER

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.

(BLUE DAWG) WILD BLUE BLUEBERRY LAGER

Here’s a surefire way to piss off fruit ale drinkers. Have Anheuser-Busch change Blue Dog Brewing’s winning recipe for despicably cloy alco-pop sold under similar ‘Blue Dawg’ banner. Slick reformulated magenta-hued malt beverage brings glutinous cough-syrupy corn-sugared soda-like appeal to styptic blueberry theme underscored by solvent-like raspberry-cranberry tartness. Boo to corporate scum.