Style: Wheat with Fruit
ABV: 4.8 IBU: 8
High Hops Brewery Blueberry Wheat
What the brewers say
“A classic American wheat with a blueberry kick.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Blueberry muffin, which is emphasized by a slight buttery flavor and bready wheat malt—like a pat of butter on the muffin. The blueberries are subtle but recognizable. Additional fruity esters, distinct from the blueberries, bring forth notes of cherry and bubblegum. The beer itself is a bit bready, with soft wheat and malt, as well as notes of vanilla, nuttiness, and marshmallow.”
Flavor: “The flavor proceeds directly from the aroma. But where the aroma indicated a rich muffin, this is more of a scone, or a muffin without the butter. A smooth, rich blend of blueberry and wheat, with hints of vanilla cashew. A hint of sweetness that fades into a restrained bitterness that lingers into a dry finish.”
Overall: “The aroma is subtle but there’s also a richness to it that adds some complexity. It tastes like breakfast. And the nuttiness was interesting, like cashews, or a bowlful of Wheaties with blueberries thrown in.”
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