Review: High Hops Brewery Blueberry Wheat | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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High Hops Brewery Blueberry Wheat
89 out of 100
High Hops Brewery Blueberry Wheat

Style: Wheat with Fruit

ABV: 4.8 IBU: 8

89/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

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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