Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pumphouse Brewery - Blueberry Ale

Pumphouse Brewery, Craft Beer, Ale, Flavored Beer, London ontario, Beer geek, ReviewABV 5% (Bottle 473ml)

The Brewery

The Brew
"Blonde coloured ale with the wonderful essence of fresh blueberries. Sweet flavours of peppery blueberries, malts and spicy hops make this one a winner all the way. A one-of-a-kind refresher."


The Pour
Straw coloured with a light one finger head and mild carbonation.

Aroma
Mild and lagery malt nose with hints of blueberry that get stronger in jammy sweetness for a nice balance.  I'd compare it to Grand River's Blackberry Ale which was a favorite summer refresher of mine last year.   

Taste
Cream ale smooth with some decent carb bite.  Has the mouth-feel and flavouring of a cider without the cloying sweetness.  The nose leads to a pleasant quenching bite off the sip that obligingly makes way for the next.

Overall
This one's kind of hard to judge since it's prime season for consumption isn't quite upon us.  I find flavoured beers are also a tough category since many have trouble balancing their flavours; I find many watery with an overwhelming artificial taste.  This brew is a nice warm weather surprise.  It's not outstanding in it's style but it grows on you and is definitely a gateway beer for the ladies.  I give it a B.

Up next...
Cameron's Rye Pale Ale

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