We’re at the bar. It’s been a while since we tried a Rohrbach Brewing Company beer, so we trucked out the good ol’ Bluebeary ale.
Positives: The blueberry flavor is in the background, where it belongs. As is appropriate for a fruit ale, you get the nose and essence of the beer instead of the syrupy sweetness.
Negatives: Hops, Hops, HOPS. Excessive bitterness in the finish clashes with and overwhelms the fruit.
Overall it’s not too bad, probably on par with the fruit beers offered by most micros.
An easing up of the hop bitterness would make a huge difference in our overall impression of this beer.