Review: Sea Dog Bluepaw Wild Blueberry Wheat Ale
It’s weird beer weekend here at Drinkhacker — what with that weird Super Bowl — and next we turn our attention to Sea Dog’s blueberry brew. Er, excuse me, wild blueberry brew.
Crack it open and the aroma of blueberry fills the room. It’s enticing, and immediately whets the appetite for a hearty gulp. Surprisingly, the blueberry character is considerably less on the palate (and the body is very light), as a more traditional, grain-filled wheat beer flavor. Then the blueberry filters back in on the finish.
Here’s where Bluepaw starts to falter, though, as the beer smells good and tastes great on first sip, but it all gets sloppy in the end. The beer is more bitter than it ought to be for a fruit brew, and the final result is not entirely refreshing. It’s not bad, mind you, but after one bottle I find I’ve generally enough and am ready to move on to something else.
Alcohol by volume is a mere 3.5%.
B / $9 per six-pack / seadogbrewing.com