BluePaw Blueberry Wheat AleNovember 1, 2010 Portland, ME
Sea Dog Brewing Co.
Available: AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, IO, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MS, MI, MN, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NV, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, WA, WI
This wheat ale is brewed with the addition of fresh Maine wild blueberries.
Color: dark straw
Original gravity: 1048
Cute label features a seafaring dog after he raided the ship’s wild blueberry barrel, authentic save his pink (not purple) tongue! The color of the beer is golden with a slight bright white head. The nose is pure berry, aromatic and appealing. So is the beer, a delicious balance of malt and fruit. For a brunch of scones, a mushroom omelet, and fresh berries we poured Bluepaw. A fresh blueberry dropped in each glass floated to the top surrounded with effervescence. Blutiful!
- Charles Finkel
A profound aroma of blueberries, though no blue color. Flavor and character of blueberry engages at first then rapidly diminishes. Not complex. Clean finish. Fruity, lively and sparkling refreshment. It is a bit mystifying. Why do I keep going back for another sip? Slightly addictive. Malt and hops are not what this well-made brew is about. You’ll only know whether it suits you if you check it out yourself. Worth the digression.
- Charlie Papazian
Founder of Merchant du Vin and the Pike Brewing Co., Charles Finkel is a pioneer in the marketing of craft beers in America.
Author of the New Complete Joy of Homebrewing, founder of the Great American Beer Festival and a Beer Examiner at www.examiner.com, Papazian is a leading voice in beer and brewing.
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