Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat BeerKinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States
boulderbeer.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rayek on 06-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
273
Reviews:
93
Avg:
3.14
pDev:
18.79%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 273 |  Reviews: 93
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1/5  rDev -68.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of phishsihq
3.12/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nod to the GREAT Miles Davis...

Kinda Blue by Boulder Beer Company pours a reddish-copper color, with a small bubbly white head and very little lacing. Aromas of toast, wheat, blueberries blend wonderfully. The flavors follow the nose quite well, with bready and toasty malt flavors mixing with wheat and grainy flavors with an underlining hint of blueberries throughout. Lighter in carbonation, Kinda Blue is medium in body and extremely drinkable. A GREAT tribute to an improvisational master, and a good brew for a warm spring evening!

Cheers!

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Photo of DMXLOX22
3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy reddish to yellowish filling. Slight head that disappeared quite quickly.

Smell: Mild wheat, Slight hint of blueberry. Not bad, but just seems to be average.

Taste: Moderate caramel with a nice blueberry hint to it that impressed me a bit. I'm just relieved this wasn't overloaded with a blueberry flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, light on the way down. Easy to sip and sip again

Overall: Very average of a fruit beer and a wheat beer. I did like it, but I guess was expecting something more livelier. I probably will try again and many friends have told me they also enjoyed this brew. Cheers!

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a better than average fruit beer, especially in the blueberry category where so many of these are just awful. this one pours a cloudy purpley pink color with a tinted foamy head. smells like a wheat beer, fruity and light. the blueberries add some tartness to the nose. the taste is pretty good, well balanced and not too sweet from the fruit. theres even a fairly crisp finish where some of the hops are picked up and the fruity citric yeast rounds it out well. feel is light and bubbly, perfect for a summer beer, but i think this one is even a bit too light. a fuller body might capture a bit more of the fruit flavor and draw out the experience in a good way. i dont know. overall id prefer this to many other fruity wheat beers, but you probably wont catch me buying it.

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2.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Immortale25
3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a Magic Hat #9 pint glass. Bottle says enjoy by May 23 2012.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a 3/4 inch head that retains well enough before residing at an 1/8 inch head and has fluffy, sticky lacing.

S- Hearty blueberry that seems to lean towards the maltier side of things. Kind of complex as well with notes of acai and even blackberry.

T- Glassy taste initially turns into a bready aftertaste with barely any blueberry to be found. Many sips later, still no blueberry. Strange how it can be decently pronounced in the aroma but practically nonexistent in the taste. Sweet malt keeps the beer on its feet but just barely.

M- Thin with minimal substance. Medium carbonation and a semi-light body.

O- This one left me scratching my head going "Where's the blueberry?!" Add it to the long list of failed blueberry beers.

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3.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Crystal clear, orangy-red honey color, foamy white head, soapy lacing.

S: Blueberry, caramel malt, wheat aroma

T: nice blueberry and what flavors are prominent and the malt kind of binds it all together

M: light bodied, smooth, creamy, somewhat sweet aftertaste.

O: good beer, nothing special but it would definitely be good on a nice hot summer day.

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1.95/5  rDev -37.9%
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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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.06/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bomber.
A) Pours with a big, two finger head. Settles fairly quickly to a big bubble lacing on top. Slight haze in the body. Amber-copper in color.
S) Subtle blueberry. Grainy. Grassy.
T) Light blueberry taste. Wheaty but like a hefeweizen. The overall flavor is weak. In the aftertaste a lingering tartness.
M) Light body. Fizzy.
O) An average brew. I wouldn't consider this again but would drink it in a time of need.

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5/5  rDev +59.2%

Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
3.14 out of 5 based on 273 ratings.
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