Thursday, July 7, 2016

Funky Buddha Blueberry Cobbler Ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChadPolenz (1636) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2016

 
2015 BJCP Category: 29B Fruit & Spice Beer (base style: 18A Blonde Ale)

AROMA: Sweet vanilla and cinnamon. Blueberry faint. No base brew aromas. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Lavender/indigo. Hazy body. Small, white foam mostly dissipates. 2/3

FLAVOR: General wheat beer up front quickly followed by blueberry cobbler flavors on second half. Palette is sweet - but reserved - with vanilla throughout and cinnamon on the finish. Blueberry is more of a background note, though completely authentic. No hops, though none needed. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body, though rather tepid. Texture is smooth but slightly watery. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Tastes more like blueberry cereal than cobbler, though it is tasty. Would probably work better as a porter than a wheat brew. 7/10

TOTAL SCORE: 35/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.