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Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
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260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 18.91%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: Rayek on 06-20-2010

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Ratings: 260 | Reviews: 93
Photo of Beeeeeerman
2.6/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice wheat beer from bevmo. Just an OK experience with this one

Photo of shivtim
2.32/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Just a "meh" beer. Very light blueberry smell, none in the taste. Some metallic generic ale taste. Not awful, but I'm not a fan.

Photo of jwc215
3.3/5  rDev +5.8%

"Enjoy by Nov 20 2014"

Pours golden amber with a frothy white head. Plenty of lacing sticks.

The smell is of blueberry - in a soda-like way. It is soft.

The taste is of blueberry, with a wheat grain backing it up. Not too sweet. Rather abrupt finish.

The carbonation level is appropriate for the light body and character of the beer.

Drinkable, but not too impressive. It fits in about average for a fruit wheat ale.

Photo of zander4dawin
3.29/5  rDev +5.4%

Light tart flavors, somewhat metallic, light drinkable body, creamy head.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.4/5  rDev +9%

Enjoy by 10/21/14.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of wheat, grain, and blueberry aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and blueberry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but fairly forgettable for a fruit beer in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

Sampled last night on 8/14/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a flute glass.

Pours a a pretty amber in color with a purple hue that has a small white fizzy head that ends up with just being a thin layering on top. Some very light spotty lacing is seen but not much. Lots of fresh blueberry and wheat aroma when opened. Very nice and smells like a blueberry pie even. The taste is close but not as sweet as you might think. Just a slight tart aftertaste. It is NOT from the hops but from the berries. Overall, really like this summer brew!

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.04/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Tawny in color. Great clarity. The head seems to contain just the slightest purple hue. It settles into a thin cap rather quickly, but leaves a thin coating of lacing behind.

S: Bready wheat notes, maybe a little chalky, faint whiffs of tart blueberry. Clean. Actually very little on the nose, you really have to strain to pick everything out.

T: Juicy blueberries up front. Very slight blueberry tartness after a few seconds. Yeast is very clean and neutral. Flashes of wheat. Finish is basically nonexistent.

M: Light bodied. Thin, creamy, wheaty. Some fruit skin astringency builds to a mild annoyance after a while. Lightly seltzery carbonation.

O: The brewers may have been going for subtlety here, but they stayed too safe. There's nothing offensive about it, but there just isn't a whole lot going on.

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.34/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle dated Enjoy by 7.9.14

A - Deep golden with no head and no sticky lace and slight clarity

S - Light fruit/blueberry and wheat.

T - Light blueberries and fruit and wheat, like the nose. It doesn't really come together however. Nothing great going on here.

M - Light bodied, low carbonation.

O - This one would be enjoyable outside on a hot summer afternoon really cold. But other than that I will pass.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.66/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a blue tinted- golden amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer big of a sweet blueberry smell mixed with a little bit of a wheat aroma. Overall, simple, but rather authentic in nature.

Taste – The taste begins with a blend of light malt and moderate blueberry flavor. It is moderately sweet upfront, but not in an obnoxious way, with it gaining a little bit more sweetness as the flavor moves on to the end. Some wheat and honey work their way into the tongue as well, and when mixed with the rest of the flavors ends up leaving a crisp, moderately sweet, but authentic blueberry wheat flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite thin with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly higher side. The thinner body is fantastic for the refreshing character and blueberry flavors of the brew all while the slightly higher carbonation only accentuates this even more.

Overall - One of the beer blueberry beers out there. Not overly sweet, with a nice blueberry taste and a rather refreshing feel. A good summer brew.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.77/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Enjoy By: JUL092014.

Appearance: Pours a clear, light amber-toned body with a small, near white head.

Smell: Mild, oddly joined notes smelling of blueberry, toasted grain with a thin edge of caramel.

Taste: Vaguely bready, mealy maltiness, not really characteristic of wheat. Light, 'off' honeyish sweetness. Low blueberry flavor. Faint hops, very light bitterness. Drying, lightly fruitiness. This one just doesn't come together AT ALL.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Kinda Bleh.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker glass.

Look: Dark copper body. Light cream colored head that recedes to a white ring around the glass. Minimal lacing.

Aroma: Sweet malts, and a very subtle blueberry note that almost goes unnoticed.

Taste: A sweet malty backbone thats just barely coated in a blueberry fruitiness. Some faint tart in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat creamy, pretty solid in weight.

Overall: Most fruity wheat beers are cloying or too over the top. This one takes the opposite approach. If anything, I think it needs a little more blueberry kick.

Photo of BierJager89
3.97/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy straw with a slight blue tint to it, and a white head, opaque.

S: Wheat and blueberry are noticeable, but the nose is a bit faint.

T: Taste also includes wheat and blueberry, but it's a nice strong flavor.

M: Medium bodied and smooth. Refreshing.

O: Recommended for those who like the fruit infused hefeweizen variety of beer. I liked it a lot, though I don't feel like this beer could do justice to the album to which it's name references.

Photo of scratch69
3.62/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear amber color with a fingers worth of lingering head. Fair amount of patchy lacing.

Smell- Wheat malt aroma.

Taste- Wheat malt flavor with a light blueberry flavor.

Mouthfeel- On the light end of medium bodied. Smooth with a n average amount of carbonation.

Overall- A decent, simple beer and a thirst quencher. While it is not the best blueberry beer that I've tried, it is not the worst.

Photo of KBomb
2.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Surprising copper color. Small frothy head disappears quickly.

Smells a little of bready malt, a touch of esters and a little danky straw. No blueberries.

Tastes a little like slightly sweet bready malt and some dank, muted wheat flavor. No blueberries.

Light bodied, a little bit "wet". Whatever kind of mouthfeel the contribution of blueberries might make... it ain't there.

A non-descript American Wheat Ale. Maybe they should make one with blueberries someday...

Photo of TMoney2591
2.88/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Well, at least it's only kinda depressed, 'cause dangerous tidings can otherwise result... Anyway, on a more positive note, beer is at hand, and it pours a clear sunrise amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises buttery biscuit, plastic-y blueberry syrup, and some light perfume. The taste brings in more of the same, though with more butter than berry and a light vein of banana running through the background. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a thin feel. Overall, a fairly sad little fruit beer, another morsel of proof that it's really hard to make a truly good blueberry beer.

Photo of AmitC
3.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kinda ok. Pours with a finger and half head. Amber pale color. Transparent. A lot of bubbles rising throughout the glass.

Smell : Some faint blueberry, wheat, malty and fruity. Pretty average nose.

Taste: Very much similar to the nose. Doesn't really feel like the right kind of beer. I mean it tastes somewhat fruity and fuzzy due to high carbonation. Tastes a lot like Oktoberfest/marzen.

Light mouth feel. Easy to drink only if you like it.

I certainly won't buy it or even drink it next time. There are better beers to be savored than this.

Photo of MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
2.77/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Nose -sour blueberry, subtle sweetness
Taste - refreshing overall, not heavy. Light tasting front with with a little sour light subtle blueberry flavor on the back (similar to the nose)
Look - light to medium colored, no real head,
Mouthfeel - little effervescent on the front (too much for my preference), average feel to watery otherwise

Photo of chinchill
3.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle dated 27 July 2012, so a little past date but no signs of spoilage.

A: Pours a clear, amber-copper color with a small, dingy white head. Plenty of visible carbonation, both fine and coarse. The head settles quickly to a ring and partial top coat that endure and leave patches of lacing on the glass.

S & T: vague fruity aroma [3.25] I probably would not have identified as blueberry in a blind test. This fruitiness is mixed with some wheat, caramel and what smells like winter squash. The flavor is clearly blueberry and toasted grains. Overall, bitter and sweet are more or less in balance.

M: A little over-carbonated and too sharp; light bodied; slightly dry finish.

O: A rather mediocre blueberry wheat, with limited blueberry flavor and rather aggressive carbonation. In comparison to others, however, this one avoids an overdose of blueberry flavor and the more common problem of being overly sweet. [3.25]

Photo of wembly13
2.6/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Hazy golden color. Very little head, doesn’t stay around long.

S: You get a little hint of wheat and a lot of blueberry, but seems artificial.

T: Wheat jumps out with a blueberry kick. Very strong fruity after taste, but feels stale or bland.

M: Goes down smooth, average carbonation. The after taste seems a little dry.

O: Not a bad beer. I’m glad I tried it but I don’t think I would get it again. Would like to give it a try on tap, but I didn’t see much in this beer.

Photo of JamesHenjum
2.8/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Thin white head with a nice dark gold look.

S - A bready malty beer with a lot of blueberries.

T - Very spicy with hops for a beer with so many malts. No bread like in the smell. Blueberry Budweiser...

M - Light bodied with a nice fruity finish with a bitter aftertaste. Very carbonated.

O - This beer is not bad, but you have to like blueberries. It reminded me a lot of Budweiser because of the similar hop spice and odd aftertaste.

Photo of The_1084
3.74/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It poured a light bronze color, similar to apple juice, with a small head.

The smell and taste are very pleasant with a mild hint of blueberry; a very easy to drink beer.

The texture is average; once it's swallowed it's gone.

Overall a good beer that has the potential to satisfy the most serious of beer drinkers.

Photo of nickfl
3.56/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured with two fingers of off-white foam on top of a clear, dark copper colored body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - Bready wheat notes, some caramel, and a hint of fruity character.

T - Spicy wheat notes up front with a touch of vanilla. Some light fruitiness comes out in the middle with some caramel. Finishes with more thick wheat, light blueberry, and a hint of herbal hops.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a lightly sweet finish

D - Well, it is a fruity wheat beer but it is much better done than most beers of this type. The fruit is subdued, but it does add something to the character of what would otherwise be a fairly bland beer.

Photo of rangerred
3.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had on draft.

Arrived with barely a head and a slightly hazy medium gold.

Aroma of sweet grain with blueberries definitely noticeable. No hops of any kind on the nose.

The flavor was quite grainy with a little bit of roast and just a touch of fruitiness. Definitely more berry in the nose than the taste. Body was pretty watery with a sweet finish.

Overall a pretty average beer and far from a great fruit beer. Even with the sweetness it does manage to be a decent thirst quencher.

Photo of phishsihq
3.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nod to the GREAT Miles Davis...

Kinda Blue by Boulder Beer Company pours a reddish-copper color, with a small bubbly white head and very little lacing. Aromas of toast, wheat, blueberries blend wonderfully. The flavors follow the nose quite well, with bready and toasty malt flavors mixing with wheat and grainy flavors with an underlining hint of blueberries throughout. Lighter in carbonation, Kinda Blue is medium in body and extremely drinkable. A GREAT tribute to an improvisational master, and a good brew for a warm spring evening!

Cheers!

Photo of DMXLOX22
3.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy reddish to yellowish filling. Slight head that disappeared quite quickly.

Smell: Mild wheat, Slight hint of blueberry. Not bad, but just seems to be average.

Taste: Moderate caramel with a nice blueberry hint to it that impressed me a bit. I'm just relieved this wasn't overloaded with a blueberry flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, light on the way down. Easy to sip and sip again

Overall: Very average of a fruit beer and a wheat beer. I did like it, but I guess was expecting something more livelier. I probably will try again and many friends have told me they also enjoyed this brew. Cheers!

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