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Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat BeerKinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer

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BA SCORE
73
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256 Ratings
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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.12
pDev: 18.91%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rayek on 06-20-2010)
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Reviews by monkeylovebeer:
Photo of monkeylovebeer
3.58/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This refreshing example from the oft maligned "fruit and vegetable" category turned out to be just the ticket for a warm late-summer evening out on the porch. Kinda Blue pours a perfect golden color shining from within like a cursed ancient Egyptian death mask. Hyperbole? Perhaps ... and considering that this brew is built around an American wheat, I normally would like to see less clarity--since I like my wheat beers unfiltered--but damn, it is pretty.

The best part of this brew is the bouquet it throws. Blueberries are present, but not overwhelming or cloying. The hop profile makes itself known up front--yet upon tasting, it strikes a perfect balance with the grain bill.

All-in-all, Kinda Blue is a nice mellow American wheat with natural blueberry goodness. Points off for being filtered, though.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
2/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22oz bottle. Pours a hazy light copper orange with a smallish white head that quickly diminishes to a thin collar that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is wheaty malts and astringent blueberries.

The flavor is sweet blueberries with some tart notes with some wheaty malt. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very watery.

Overall, everything about this is very subdued. It's not really offensive, but not very good either.

Photo of tigg924
2.15/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: minimal head, gold/brown in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: honey, wheat, artificial blueberries

Taste: wheat, honey, cereal like sugar, artificial blueberries that start in the middle and are stronger towards the end.

Mouthfeel: light body and moderate carbonation, sweet

Drinkability: Not a fan. The best way I can describe this is taking the sugariness--if that is a word--of a non-alcoholic beer mixed with artificial blueberries. If you enjoy NA beer, you might like this one. One is more than enough as I have had better in the style. Usually I like Boulder beer, but this one was a big miss in my book.

Photo of locckdown
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of NOLTERN
1.75/5  rDev -43.9%

Photo of MattyG85
3.68/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Playing Miles Davis- "Kind of Blue" as I review :)

Appearance: Deep amber orange with a lot of bubbles and a decent two finger white head that has good retention and a light amount of lacing.

Smell: Bready Pils malts, wheat, and grains make up most of the aroma. Blueberry fruit smell is noticeable but very mild. A very light hint of grassy hops in the background. Aroma is mostly sweet and bready.

Taste: Sweet pale malts and some wheat grains dominate the taste. A mild flavor of blueberry fruits linger throughout. Blueberry is more noticeable in the finish. No noticeable hop bitterness. Taste is fairly bready and sweet.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a low to medium level of carbonation. Very smooth and creamy.

Overall: A decent beer overall that isn't overbearing on the sweetness which is a problem I find in a lot of fruit beers. That said I still think the blueberries could of been a little stronger.

Photo of jminch
2/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.58/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Looks like a regular wheat beer. No blue tinge at all to it. And there wasn't any blueberry detectable in the nose. What gives?

Mild berry taste, very mild, wouldn't know it was blueberry unless you read the label, just was reminiscient of a boring palateable wheat beer. Blase.

Even when drank in summer, this one fell flat. Glad I only bought a single of it, but even at $1.49, there are much better options. Pass.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.53/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear bright copper hue with a fine bubbled white head forming thick. Lacing dwindles down leaving behind speckled lace on my sierra nevada hop tulip imperial pint glass. Aroma has very tame blueberry earthiness aout it, almost like the skins and stems make more of a presence than actual fruit sugars. A nice sharp wheat breadiness with hints of blueberry. We're so used to bastardized artificial flavorings and aromas like Leinenkugel summer wheat where they claim it smells like blueberry, I tend to think of fruity pebbles instead of actual fruit. As this one warms up it gives m a bit of Blueberry jam smell. Flavor is an American pale wheat with hints of subtle blueberry showing up on the palate, again a very earthy dry slightly bitter blueberry not your sweet candy artificial type. Does it work well with the base pale wheat? Not really the fruit additions don't make this explode with flavor and the base beer seems lackluster by itself, very middle of the road. I guess I'm just appreciative that they didn't make it with artificial flavoring. Mouthfeel is light on carbonation body is light to medium not as light as some pale wheats, the fruit at the end starts to weigh on my palate. Drinkability overall is decent a nice summer refreshing pale wheat from the folks in Boulder I would have been happier with a hoppy wheat instead.

Photo of chinchill
3.23/5  rDev +3.5%
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 sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ste5venla
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ltdantheman
3/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Photo of TeamAlphaDoG
1/5  rDev -67.9%

Photo of beerbrains
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of RickS95
3.8/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Has a strange look. It's straw, but with a dark hue. After you see it's a berry flavored beer, it makes sense. On top is a huge pillow of white bubbles.

Smells like a normal wheat beer. You note some flowers and the wheat, but also something different. The berry scent is delicate and muted, not obnoxious like other berry beers.

The flavor resembles the smell. There is an obvious berry presence, but it's very mild and only slightly noticeable.

Some good stuff going on in the mouth. It's gently sweet from the wheat, and moderately bitter from the hops, but everything is balanced by the sweet tartness of the berries. It lacks the carbonated bite I expected, and almost has a creaminess to it.

Highly drinkable. It's not too sweet and you won't get sick of the sweetness after one bottle. It has a nice taste and the ABV of 5.5 means you don't have to worry about going to jail after just a couple.

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

A: Light copper color. Produced a small white head that dissipated rather quickly. Very thin lacing.

S: Wheat, malt and a hint of blueberries.

T: Similar to smell. Wheat, malt and a hint of blueberries. The finish has mild blueberry accents to it.

M: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation. A good choice for a summer beer that has a twist of blueberries.

O: Easy to drink summer beer. The blueberry taste is and not too overbearing.

Photo of blknikon
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of kkrez
4/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of bradleyp
2.25/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Got this bottle on a whim from Market of choice.

A: A light shade of brown, red, and pink mixed together. No lacing whatsoever.

S: I really don't like fruity beers, the aroma sort of disgusted me.

T: All I could taste was blueberry.

M: Went down pretty easy. I had to slam the beer so I could finish it quicker.

O: I will not buy this beer again. If you like fruity beers, then this is for you.

Photo of JamesHenjum
2.78/5  rDev -10.9%
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 DonDirkA
2/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of The_1084
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
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.

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Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
73 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.