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Galveston Bay Blueberry Blonde by Nick

 

Blueberry Blonde

Galveston Bay Beer Co.

Galveston

Blonde

ABV: 5.2%

IBUs: 19

Packaging: Draft, 6 pack 12 ounce cans

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Imagine you are out on the Galveston beach with the breeze blowing that salty ocean air while you relax in a lounge chair. Now imagine reaching down and picking up a bright blue can of blueberry flavored ale to quench your thirst. That’s the picture I feel Galveston Bay Beer Company is trying to paint when you drink their beers (flavors varying of course). Blueberry Blonde just happens to be the one I am reviewing today.

Blueberry Blonde isn’t just for the beach and it’s not just for outside. I’ve been avoiding going outside as much as I can this summer unless it’s toward the evening. So I popped open one of my cans of this blonde while I sat on the couch last night. The can label has varying shades of blue, a catchy font type, and a mermaid that lends itself to being found on store shelves without delay.

The aroma for Blueberry Blonde is exactly what you’d think… Straight up fresh blueberries! There is really nothing else that I could get a whiff of because the blueberry is so in your face. Being one that likes blueberries, that was a great start for me, but I was worried that it might overpower the beer and make it too sweet.

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Luckily, I was wrong and Blueberry Blonde was not overly sweet. While blueberry is the dominant flavor, there are biscuit malt undertones that balance it out. Think of opening up and eating an unfrosted blueberry Pop Tart. THAT is spot on what this is, but in a glass! The body is light and it makes for an easy drinking beer that can either be enjoyed for dessert or just to beat the heat.

I’m giving Blueberry Blonde 4 stars for not being overly sweet and having a good balance to it. I certainly think it’s way better than Watermelon Wheat. You can find six packs of cans at your local grocery or liquor store or you can just skip on down to the island and grab it there! Beers to you, Houston! 🍻

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Nick B
nick.b@beerchronicle.com

Nick is originally from the Corpus Christi area, but found himself in Houston as of 4 years ago. You can spot him wearing a Hooks hat and drinking a glass of craft beer around the city. He typically prefers his beers to mirror his taste in music: complex, heavy, and dark.

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