In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Saugatuck Brewery. It is their new Blueberry Maple Stout. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan base craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery. Let us get into this craft stout.
It has a jet black color with a tan constant head. The aroma has a maple to blueberry notes. The taste has a slight chocolate to blueberry notes with a maple aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.saugatuckbrewing.com):
Blueberry Maple Stout
A sweet milk stout with all the malt characteristics you love but with a bold, unique twist- this beer tastes like a glass full of blueberry pancakes smothered in maple syrup.
- ABV: 6.0%
- IBU: 26
- Malts: 2-Row, Bonlander Munich, Carapils, Caramel 90, Black Prinz
- Hops: Goldings, Cascade
- Served At: 40-45 degrees
- Served In: Pint Glass
- Pairings: Naturally, pancakes go well.
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In the end, I respect everything that this craft brewery. I feel they are trying different things and improving other brews of theirs. I will be honest. I am not a huge fan of this brewery. I just feel some of their everyday beers are not good or average. Just like all craft brewery, they are trying to improve their base beers. I love my stouts and porters. I am willing to try newer beers. This beer has some promise but it came out pretty average. There are going to be craft beer drinkers that will enjoy this beer. Rochester Mills makes a better Blueberry stout. I recommend you trying this brew in this blog at least once. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser