Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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3.68/5 rDev +17.6%
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.
08-26-2011 03:31:21 | More by MattyG85
2.6/5 rDev -16.9%
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.
08-24-2011 20:57:17 | More by GarrettB
3.48/5 rDev +11.2%
Pours a dirty copper/amber color with a nice light head that dissipates fast but leaves a bit on the walls of the glass.
Smells slightly syrupy, bits of wheat, and of course some fruit notes but nothing screaming blueberries.
Ehhh,where is the blueberries? Even if its "kinda", its not much. I dont taste much wheat in this either. There is a faint sourness from the fruit with a grain finish. Not bad, but I was hoping for more fruit character.
Light, fizzy, and a good serve-cold-hot-weather beer.
Overall this is my wife's pick and she likes it so thats what matters. This one is a bit old so I will update this review if we come across a fresher one in the future.
08-19-2011 00:10:00 | More by phiberoptik
3.1/5 rDev -1%
Poured my bottle into my trust downey's pint glass. Poured a nice coppery orange color with no head. Smell is wheat grains and blueberry but not to strong. The blueberry definately smells artificial no fresh smell there. The beer tastes about the same not overly blueberry with wheat notes hieghtened by the slight carbonation. This beer is not overly exciting and I will probably never visit it again had other blueberry beers I liked better.
08-15-2011 04:15:45 | More by eggodoom
2.6/5 rDev -16.9%
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
08-09-2011 20:08:01 | More by Brysky
2.58/5 rDev -17.6%
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.
08-02-2011 16:48:42 | More by Beerandraiderfan
2.75/5 rDev -12.1%
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.
08-01-2011 12:14:18 | More by joelmrapp
3.05/5 rDev -2.6%
A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a reddish hue. It had a small, white head of bubbly foam that left little to no lace.
S - It smelled of blueberry and some wheat. Not much else.
T - It tasted of blueberry, some caramel and some mild wheat.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.
O - This is an okay blueberry wheat. Still not my favorite style, but not bad.
07-31-2011 02:00:21 | More by zeff80
2.88/5 rDev -8%
From 07/16/11 notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass, and drank with a piece of blueberry pie.
a - Pours a hazy orange color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. No lacing or real retention.
s - Smells of very light blueberries, wheat, and bread.
t - Tastes of wheat, grain, bread, and very light blueberries; less blueberries than the nose. A step down from the nose.
m - Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.
o - A prettyy average wheat beer, with just the slightest hint of blueberries. My girlfriend likes fruitier beers but even she didn't really care for this one. Wouldn't seek it out again.
07-18-2011 22:23:35 | More by mdfb79
3.03/5 rDev -3.2%
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.
07-17-2011 23:18:37 | More by SouthFLBeerLover
4/5 rDev +27.8%
Nice looking beer. Hazed golden amber. Nice beige head leaves decent lace. Aroma is of mashed blueberries and wheat tang. Flavor follows suit and it is a good summer quaffer. The blueberry is not too dominating, which is good. It mixes in nicely with the wheat base to create a nice, refreshing midsummer beer.
07-15-2011 21:06:03 | More by Bighuge
3.7/5 rDev +18.2%
A: has a nice hazy golden appearance, little head
S: very nice gentle blueberry scent with slight underlying wheat smell
T: the taste of this beer is by far its greatest strength, blueberry is present mid sip through the finnish and does not overpower the brew
M: smooth on the palate slight carbonation
O: I really love this for hot days because its so refreshing and so light that you can have 10 of them and be just fine
07-12-2011 23:56:54 | More by BigPlay1824
3.35/5 rDev +7%
Boulder Kinda Blue is a lively, hazy amber ale with a small white head that quickly vanishes. The aroma is pretty fruity, but it doesn't immediately register as blueberry. Tangy malt, something doughy and floral hops are just as prominent in the nose. It's medium-light bodied and very lively. The finish is pretty crisp and clean. Slightly sweet malt is probably the most prominent flavor, along with a very slight green bitterness at the finish. There is an obvious fruitiness to it, but I wouldn't have guessed there was any blueberry in this if it wasn't for the label. I was slightly disappointed by this, because I had my blueberry boots on when I cracked it open. It's very malt-centric and not very fruity. That's sort of the opposite of what I usually look for in a blueberry ale. Nonetheless, it's not bad.
07-12-2011 14:28:42 | More by yesyouam
2.9/5 rDev -7.3%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.
This beer is a deep golden color with some red highlights on the thicker part of the glass. Head is tiny, especially for a wheat. Aroma is pretty generic, a touch of fruitiness and some wheat. Also quite weak. The taste is alright, there's mostly wheat at first, then some blueberries. There's also something here that just tastes a little off, especially as it warms up. The mouthfeel is alright, and the drinkability is also fairly good. There's nothing really special here. Not my favourite fruit beer.
07-12-2011 00:10:47 | More by shand
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
2.25/5 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
2.1/5 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
2.73/5 rDev -12.8%
(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.
06-25-2011 04:04:08 | More by trappistlover
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
British Columbia (Canada)
3.3/5 rDev +5.4%
Appearance. Pours a clear golden amber with almost a finger of bubbly head.
Smell. Toasty wheat, some grassy hops and a hint of blueberries.
Taste. Sweet toasted wheat and caramel. A little tangy blueberry and grassy hops.
Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium, crisp but still smooth carbonation.
Overall. Pretty sweet, and not in a good way. Liked the blueberry but wished there was a little more.
05-29-2011 02:18:26 | More by Rutager
3.13/5 rDev 0%
Bottle marked "Enjoy by Jun 21 2011." The pour is copper-orange with no head and barely a ring. The aroma was subtle with wheat, grass, and blueberry. Nothing overwhelmed me on the nose. The body was about medium. The taste had limited wheat and blueberry with a thin hopped ending. It was OK.
05-14-2011 00:11:36 | More by puboflyons
3.98/5 rDev +27.2%
Note: This review is for a bottle that was only a few days removed from being delivered to the BD. Based on the other reviews it looks like beer has a short shelf life, so beware if you're looking to try it.
A – Beautiful crystal clear amber. White head settles low and sticks around through the drink.
S – Blueberry maple syrup.
T – Soft, bready wheat into blueberry. The fruit note has a processed edge to it, more jam-like than fresh, but still pleasant. Nice balance, and not overly sweet.
M – Medium body with a nice carbonation that helps balance out the fruit in the profile.
O – A solid beer. I was pleasantly surprised by the balance, body, and smoothness. I’d have to say it’s the best blueberry beer I’ve had to date.
05-08-2011 23:21:37 | More by vfgccp
2.98/5 rDev -4.8%
Mostly clear (just a slight haze) dark golden color. This beer is interesting, but not particularly good. Its aroma is a mix of blueberry cereal and wheat malt. It's a grainy, cereal-like, dryish smell. The blueberry is prominent,but seems artificial. The taste is semi-sweet, with the berry flavor consistent throughout. Nearly no bitterness. Medium-low heft, with an simple finish. Slight acidity creeps in at times, but it's definitely a secondary characteristic in this beer. Average.
05-07-2011 01:40:35 | More by Suds
3.15/5 rDev +0.6%
Thick and lumpy lace that leaves a chunky pieces of ring lace. The liquid is nearly clear and is dark gold/light amber color.
Sour with plenty cereal smell. No blueberry aroma.
Rather mild flavor. Sour berry flavor behind the malted wheat. The body is relatively rich, the carbonation is modest. It's drinkable but bland.
04-30-2011 20:51:19 | More by smcolw
2.85/5 rDev -8.9%
- 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.
04-29-2011 01:16:36 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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