Fruity Beer Face

I'm warning you – stay far away from this beer.

That’s it, I’m swearing off fruity beer.

Now, I’ve never been a huge fruity beer fan anyway, but I always enjoyed the blueberry ale at Boston Beer Works, and I thought I liked bottled blueberry beer. From time to time, I’d grab a Sea Dog Blueberry, and though it was a bit too flowery tasting, it was a nice change of pace from my usual IPAs and stouts.

I only give you this level of detail in an effort to explain what I did two weeks ago. I was strolling through the store when I spotted what looked like a sweet deal: $9.99 12-packs of Sea Dog beer. It was a mix pack, and had their blueberry beer in it, so I grabbed it without looking too closely.

Big mistake.

When I got home, I realized that I had been snookered into buying a full 12-pack of … nothing … but … fruity beer! Four blueberry, four raspberry, and four – ugh – apricot.

Now, as I mentioned, the blueberry is decent. But the raspberry and apricot taste like someone took beer and added cheap women’s perfume to it. I’d rather drink Bartles and James. Needless to say, it took me two weeks to polish off the 12-pack.

So there will be no more fruity beer for me. That’s it. I’m done.

Of course, no sooner did I make that declaration than I walked through the beer store tonight and hesitated as I passed something called Wells Banana Bread Beer. Banana bread? Really?

Mr. X is an irregular contributor to the Beer Drinking Report.