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Old 12-14-2006, 11:16 PM   #1
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I'm not a fan of fruit beers, nor wheats; but I AM a big fan of all things blueberry, so when I ran across Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat (Pugsley Brewing Portland Maine) at Trader Joe's today I had to buy a six. I would say this is a good fruit beer. The blueberry is more an aroma than a flavor, which is exactly how I like it. Not at all sweet or upfront. The blueberry is also there as an aftertaste.

I'll have another after dinner. I went through the first bottle rather quickly.
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:38 PM   #2
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I'm pretty sure a recipe for this was in 'The Replicator' column of BYO several issues ago.

 
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Old 12-15-2006, 12:43 AM   #3
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I had one a few months ago. I wasn't super impressed. Maybe I'll try another some time.
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Old 12-15-2006, 12:58 AM   #4
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Actually, I suspect most people who like fruit wheats won't like this for exactly the reasons I like it.
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Old 12-15-2006, 02:40 AM   #5
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I don't think I've ever tried Sea Dog, but I don't like wheat beers, or fruit beers, as a rule. I think fruited wheat beers would be even worse.

If it tastes like beer with a hint of blueberry aroma, that might be good. I got a blueberry beer (can't remember if it was a wheat beer or not) at the Shipyard in Ft. Lauderdale. It was blueberry juice with beer flavoring, with many blueberries floating in it. My daughter took a sip and loved it (she was about 15 at the time- don't turn me in) and I couldn't get it down. Since then, I've stayed away from fruit beers. I should probably try this one, since it sounds like it's not like my previous blueberry beers. I'm so tight with my money, though, I couldn't buy a six pack of something I don't know I'd like. I'll have to bum it off my friends.

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Old 12-15-2006, 12:50 PM   #6
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It's not that bad for what it is. Meaning, as David describes, the flavors and aromas seem to be where they should be in the beer. I liked it. Probably wouldn't buy it, but then again I might. I guess if the mood struck me. 'Course we don't get it here, at least that I know of. Probably in one of the bars like Zeno's, but I haven't seen it in any bottle shops etc. You know I was listening to that podcast on pairing food and beer. They talked about a peach beer float. This would be a tremendous candidate for a beer float, with perhaps a really rich vanilla ice cream (haagen daaz would work, but I'd just make some for it) or even a blueberry ice cream if you wanted it really intense.

 
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Old 12-15-2006, 03:47 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by david_42
I'm not a fan of fruit beers, nor wheats; but I AM a big fan of all things blueberry, so when I ran across Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat (Pugsley Brewing Portland Maine) at Trader Joe's today I had to buy a six. I would say this is a good fruit beer. The blueberry is more an aroma than a flavor, which is exactly how I like it. Not at all sweet or upfront. The blueberry is also there as an aftertaste.

I'll have another after dinner. I went through the first bottle rather quickly.
I'll have to try it. I have a similar philosophy about flavored coffees. Should be a rumor of berry/hazelnut/etc flavor.

The best adjuncts are the ones that leave you guessing... wow that was good what the heck was it?
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:26 PM   #8
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The best adjuncts are the ones that leave you guessing... wow that was good what the heck was it?
Same thing with food, I have found. Something hits your palate and you have to think about it, I like that. The frugal hand!

 
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:46 PM   #9
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I've tried the Sea Dog Raspberry Wheat and wasn't impressed, but I hear that the Blueberry is much better. Go figure...
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:14 PM   #10
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Last year, when I was out in Western Massachusetts my wife and I went to a little bar our in Amherst. At the time they were serving this blueberry microbrew that actually had blueberrys floating in it. It was marvelous. The wife doesn't usually like beer, but she ended up tanking down two like a champ.

 
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