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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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73
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229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 19.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 16:48:42 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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joelmrapp

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 12:14:18 | More by joelmrapp
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zeff80

Missouri

3.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 02:00:21 | More by zeff80
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mdfb79

New York

2.88/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2011 22:23:35 | More by mdfb79
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SouthFLBeerLover

Florida

3.03/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 23:18:37 | More by SouthFLBeerLover
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 21:06:03 | More by Bighuge
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BigPlay1824

New York

3.7/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 23:56:54 | More by BigPlay1824
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yesyouam

New York

3.35/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 14:28:42 | More by yesyouam
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shand

Florida

2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 00:10:47 | More by shand
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JackieTH

Minnesota

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2011 20:40:51 | More by JackieTH
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bradleyp

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -28.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 05:53:19 | More by bradleyp
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chugalug06

Colorado

2.1/5  rDev -32.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 01:45:14 | More by chugalug06
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trappistlover

Arizona

2.73/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 04:04:08 | More by trappistlover
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

2.35/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 19:44:02 | More by KarlHungus
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 02:18:26 | More by Rutager
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 00:11:36 | More by puboflyons
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vfgccp

New York

3.98/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 23:21:37 | More by vfgccp
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Suds

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 01:40:35 | More by Suds
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 20:51:19 | More by smcolw
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

2.85/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 01:16:36 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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CJArtanis

Florida

2.78/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What an upset. I was really looking forward to this after trying my first Blueberry Wheat by BluePoint and all the solid flavors i got from that one.

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. The color and clarity where both on point. Liked the high SRM for a wheat ale.

The nose gave off a nice sweet, malty, blueberry tones and when aerated the wheat really came through. So far the beer showed promise... then i tasted it.

The start wasnt bad, a light sweet malt indicated by the SRM, followed by light blueberry flavor, which all in all was not bad, but then at the finish, it just died, no hop no blueberry. It Dropped off and all i was left was with a wheaty stale taste in my mouth.

So, unfortunately this beer left me feeling, "Kinda Blue"!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 01:39:00 | More by CJArtanis
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - light amber in color, clear, with about half a finger's worth of light khaki-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - malty, less blueberry or even berry in general aroma than I was expecting.

Taste and Mouthfeel - again, less blueberry or any kind of berry type of taste than I was expecting. Musky malt taste in general, with little transition. Texture is pretty well-balanced, but leans a little more toward the watery side.

Overall - not a bad beer, but a little boring. Nothing wrong in the taste, but nothing interesting.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 04:17:15 | More by Nerudamann
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theboozecruise

Louisiana

2.88/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an imperial pint glass. It's darker than a typical blueberry beer, kind of a pale amber color with a finger worth of bubbly white head.

it has a grassy earthy feel to it but the blueberries are there. Nothing remarkable but not bad.

The taste is weak unfortunately. There is still an earthy flavor to it but a little funny aftertaste and not much blueberry on the tongue. I've gotta say I'm a little disappointed.

The mouthfeel is fine, it's not really thin and has good carbonation.

Overall, mediocre.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 01:09:16 | More by theboozecruise
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HosP

Indiana

2.8/5  rDev -10.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 01:55:57 | More by HosP
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Beaver13

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 05:24:53 | More by Beaver13
Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
73 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.