Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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1.9/5 rDev -39.3%
12 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:
A - Pours a nearly transparent, strange copper/brass/amber color with almost no discernible head. A bit odd looking.
S - Light artificial blueberry flavoring, oddly placed cream and stale adjunct. Smells entirely artificial and imbalanced.
T - A watery open bleeds throughout its entirety. Lacks any real wheat character. Heavy doses of caramel and artificial blueberry don't blend well. It's hopped entirely too assertively for a beer of this style, especially a fruit beer. Really just a failure on all counts. Not even built well for a cheap adjunct fruit attempt.
M - watery and thick.
D - I haven't had too many beers from the brewery yet, though I've been disappointed by the ones I have. I certainly wouldn't seek this one out.
03-29-2012 00:23:10 | More by blakelive784
2/5 rDev -36.1%
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.
10-02-2010 05:24:53 | More by Beaver13
2/5 rDev -36.1%
On tap as part of Old Chicago's American beer mini tour. "Boulder Kinda Blue" it said on the wall.
Pour was a light shade of pink hued-copper with no head to speak of.
Smells faintly of some sort of berries, but mostly of malt possibly grain matter of fact I wouldn't have known it was supposed to be blueberries here until I read these reviews.
Taste is berries flavoring and malt. Not very good really. Some off-putting bitterness appears which is unexpected and also not good. Mouthfeel was medium and well carbonated.
07-09-2011 20:40:51 | More by JackieTH
2.08/5 rDev -33.5%
From A bottle into a weizen glass.
A: Pours a crystal clear copper color with a hint of purple. (I was expecting it to be a little cloudy being a wheat beer). The head started off with 1 inch of white goodness that quickly dissapated into almost nothing. It has very little lacing.
S: This doesn't smell like a wheat beer. I smell malt and faint blueberries with a touch of citrus.
T: With the first sip the beer starts off like a light, amber ale with a mild blueberry flavor but falls short after that. It lacks any real defining character. It's like someone brewed an average beer and dropped some blueberry extract in it. It has almost no finish whatsoever.
M: Very Astringent, almost gritty.
O: I can understand what the brewer was going for but they fell short. It needs more blueberries and less filtering! The bottle reads "blueberry wheat beer". It has no qualities of a wheat beer. I was expecting a lot more.
10-11-2011 05:21:31 | More by Paymygasbill77
2.1/5 rDev -32.9%
A - Kinda Pink. Kinda no head. Kinda nothing worth noting.
S - Kinda nasty... Kinda stinks. Kinda the worst scent i've ever smelled on a brew. kinda a confused scent.
T - Kinda interesting, but kinda not. Kinda sweet, but kinda not. Kinda not too wheatey. Kinda bland.
M - Kinda under carbonated. Kinda dry. Kinda thin.
O - Kinda a drain pour, kinda not. Kinda uneventful. Kinda wish I hadn't bought this brew.... Kinda can't recommend this one. Kinda a fail.
06-29-2011 01:45:14 | More by chugalug06
2.15/5 rDev -31.3%
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.
07-10-2010 15:30:34 | More by tigg924
2.25/5 rDev -28.1%
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.
07-02-2011 05:53:19 | More by bradleyp
2.25/5 rDev -28.1%
Okay, I really like proper, quality made fruit beer. And I love blueberries. So it's not like I'm dumping on this for being a fruit beer. But I tasted it next to Marin Bluebeery (which rocked), so sorry Boulder Brewing...
A - looks a little copper and light for being a blueberry ale
S - smells artificial and a little medicinal
T - Tastes metallic and medicinal, reminds me of taking cold medicine as a kid, not a lot of blueberry flavor, just a hint of some unidentifiable fruit flavor.
M - Medium bodied with not much going on as far as tannin or balance.
D - I poured mine out pretty quickly and went for the Marin instead (which tasted like fresh blueberry muffins!)
08-11-2010 18:56:03 | More by cbarrett4
2.35/5 rDev -24.9%
This beer pours a hazy reddish-golden color. T head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into almost no lacing. The aroma is of artificial fruit with a nasty tartness. The taste has the same artificial fruit notes, but enough malt to keep it from being as nasty as the aroma. It is still a bad flavor though. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a bad beer that I will not drink again.
06-09-2011 19:44:02 | More by KarlHungus
2.38/5 rDev -24%
Shared by ihearcraftbeer at a tasting.
A - Clear, not much head, and unfortunately a brassy color (one might expect a purplish color).
S - Not very appealing. A bit skunky and herbal. Not getting blueberry on the nose.
T - Kinda not good tasting. About as eloquent as I can be about this beer... not much blueberry flavor, though an odd sweetness and fake grape juice flavor are there though muddled and intermittent.
M/O - Slick going down and more crisp than I anticipated. While I could see where some might want this as a lighter summer beer, this simply was not my cup o' tea.
12-30-2011 07:10:02 | More by Spider889
2.5/5 rDev -20.1%
pours golden copper with a 1/2 finger head that fades fast and left no lacing
smells like your run of the mill wheat beer with ripe banana and some berry notes but i cant say i pick up any blueberry
taste is not good - tastes off with sharp ripe banana berry then with a bready bud light backbone
mouthfeel is light with plenty of carbonation
drinkability not good - most of this was a drain pour
07-06-2010 00:37:36 | More by jsh420
Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
73 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.