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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A taste of… Blue Dawg Wild Blue

Blue Dawg Brewing
Anheuser-Busch Co.
2885 Belgium Road
Baldwinsville, NY 13027-2797
(315) 638-0365

Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Wild Blue was purchased for $1.75(USD) at Peas & Pickles Grocery in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY. There is a “09281 BMO4” on the left side of the front label, if that means anything.

The following notes are made after a mouth wash with room temperature sparkling water. These notes have not been influenced by reading promotional material or any other review of this brew.

I am including this preface to inform the reader of any and all circumstances that might be conceived of as creating a biased review or a conflict of interest regarding the choice of words used in the following review. I could go on and on with semi-legal jargon but I guess you will just have to trust me eh?

The following are my tasting notes:

Appearance: Beaujolais Nouveau in a beer bottle with a pink head of tiny bubbles that fall faster than the stock market in September 2009.

Aroma: The aroma of blueberries was evident as soon as the bottle top was twisted off. The first venture into the olfactory world of Wild Blue resulted in memories of grape sodas of my youth. The second “nosing” revealed the subtlety of the previous noted aroma. The final nosedive brought up no more challenges.

Flavor: The first sensation is refreshment and then I am transformed to memories of sitting in a soda shop in Ossining, New York, spending nickels I had earned mowing and racking lawns. This memory was reinforced with the second and third sips. (A slice of lime or a shot of lime syrup would make this hallucinogenic.)

Mouth feel: Full and fruity.

Finish: If you appreciated grape Nehi you will appreciate this finish.

Comments: (See above note…)

Food & Beer: An ice-cream float with cherry ice-cream and a shot of chocolate liquor! If you are a bartender and you can’t build a drink with this brew you don’t deserve the title “bar-tender”.

The Brewery: http://www.anheuser-busch.com/

What others say:

BeerAdvocate: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/29/26049

RateBeer: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/blue-dawg-brewing-wild-blue-blueberry-lager/51222/

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