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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Reviews: 93
Hads: 271
Avg: 3.13
pDev: 32.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of blakelive784
1.95/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of Beaver13
2/5  rDev -36.1%
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.

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Photo of JackieTH
2/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of chugalug06
2.09/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of Paymygasbill77
2.1/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of tigg924
2.18/5  rDev -30.4%
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.

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Photo of bradleyp
2.21/5  rDev -29.4%
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.

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Photo of cbarrett4
2.28/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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!)

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Photo of KarlHungus
2.33/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of Spider889
2.39/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of mtnbikerpa
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bomber with freshness date of Sept 21 2010 on the bottle. Poured into a goblet with a very generous amount of head. The only real scents here are of the wheat. Most of the flavor comes from the wheat, roasted and toasted flavors. Drinkable nature is smooth. No real blueberry flavor here just some small background sweetness. I have had this brew on draft more than once and was not all that impressed. I am glad I bought this to try in the bottle, but next time I will pass.

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Photo of jsh420
2.57/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.58/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

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Photo of wembly13
2.6/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

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Photo of Brysky
2.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

S- bottle poured into a pint glass

A- not much head, nothing really special

S- smelled like blueberry which is nice

T- not much to the taste, have to take a huge swig to taste the blueberries with subtle wheat

M- goes down quick

Overall it wasn't very impressive which was sad since I like boulder brewering

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Photo of cbutova
2.66/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Golden amber with a fizzy white head that builds to about one finger. Retention is decent and some fine, spotty lace is left on the glass.

S- Fruit notes atop a weak almost adjunct malt backbone. Strength is decent but there is just a lack of anything too interesting, fades to something like a macro.

T- Sort of what I expected. More bready/malty than anything with a slight hint of fruit that doesn't really appeal. Reminds me of Magic Hat #9, just not as good. Earthy hop notes are present as well. Sort of ends up tasting like throat lozenges to some extent.

MF- Light, decently creamy body with high carbonation stinging the palate. Very slight bitterness.

DB- It's nice to have a below average beer once in a while, keeps you on your game. Heavy on the malt with a slight fruit flavor that ends up feeling like cough syrup. No interest in finishing a whole bomber, flavor just keeps fading with time...

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Photo of GarrettB
2.69/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Proper American barbeques usually feature at the very least a choice of desserts, maybe two or three. Better would be a sampler tray. Best is when the desserts take up a table larger than the grill. I found myself in just such a situation, staring down an assembly of sweets and sugars that added a few more courses to my outdoor meal. The fruits were sweet, the brownies expertly browned, but my final dessert came as a surprise. The Boulder Beer Blueberry Wheat was a surprising conclusion to a parade of sweets, holding its own against the chewables. The aroma is surprisingly thick; many fruit beers have a thin vapor of fruit, but the Boulder Beer Blueberry Wheat was passionately blue and berry. The body is thin, leaving room for the acidic fruit flavor, which starts strongest with the early sip, but keeping a strong consistency through the aftertaste. The blueberry really does feature as the central flavor of this beer, delivering a bright, Spring flavor on a backdrop of clean, wheat flavor. Beers that graft fruit flavors to some light beer style tend to disappoint, but this is a very welcome exception.

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Photo of homebrew311
2.73/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pour a deep clear golden with minimal head. Nose features faint candied blueberries, a hint of lemon, and a prominent wheat note that comes off a little musty akin to a adjunct light lager. Taste is somewhat sweet with notes of green apple, faint blueberry, and more of that musty wheat note. Mouthfeel is light, not much body on this. Overall, this quenches the thirst and isn't bad for a hot summer day. Unfortunately, the blueberry doesn't come through much and the base beer seems to be darn near a light lager.

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Photo of trappistlover
2.74/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(12oz bottle from Total Wine Desert Ridge). Pours crystal clear copper color with off-white head. No lacing and moderate carbonation. Aroma has grass, wheat, hay and ripe blueberry. Taste is sweet with a twang from the blueberry. Not much else going on here. Medium bodied with a slick texture. This is an ok beer, but I wouldn’t search it out.

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Photo of HosP
2.76/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wife went with me to the liquor store once. Saw this and had to get it!

A- Slightly hazy golden color. Small white head to it.

S- Don't get much of any blueberry smell like I was expecting. Sweet smell from the malts. A little yeast at the end too.

T- Hmm where is the blueberry? Very subtle taste but nothing at all what I expected. A lot sweeter than I thought it would be. Bittering at the end.

M- Lighter body with decent carbonation to it.

D- Wasn't really what I was expecting. I didn't think blueberry would be punching me in the face, but a little flavor from it. Much to sweet for my taste when choosing a beer. If we get another she can have the whole bottle!

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Photo of joelmrapp
2.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Sipping it at the office right now wrapping up a Friday.

The beer pours well like a wheat should, though the typical head from a wheat beer disipates quickly.

Smell leaves a lot to be desired. Blueberry has to fight to stand out. I am used to a fruit beer having the fruit take center stage on your nose.

The taste is average. As others have said the blueberry really shows what it is lacking once it hits your lips. Get more a malty sweetness than a fruitiness.

I am picking up some diacytl on the tounge in the form of slickness. Not out of character for the style though.

Overall I give is a 2.5 because well lets face it we should expect more out of our beers and when they don't live upto expectations we all suffer. I will say that for the $5 price tag it is for sure a beer that I would drink again.

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Photo of MichaelPhiladelphiaBeer
2.77/5  rDev -11.5%
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

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.77/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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Photo of JamesHenjum
2.8/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
2.81/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

- from the notes
22 ounce bomber bottle
A - clear amber with a little foam but not lasting.
S - not finding too much of anything in the way of bluberries.
T - much like the smell there's just not much there. Hints of berries and certainly some malts but not as much as I want from a fruit beer.
M - light and fizzy.
D - sure because you won't notice it.
would not buy again.

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Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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