The Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer from Boulder Beer Company in Boulder, Colorado pours out a light copper in color with good clarity and is topped with a long staying, one finger, tightly knit, snow white head. On the nose, bread, wheat, hay, fruity sweetness and a little funky blueberry. In the mouth, this tastes like a pretty good wheat beer but the sweetness from the fruit seems more distracting than helping. Flavors of grain, sweet fruit (that becomes recognizable as blueberry right at the end), light spice and caramel. Light bodied. Moderate carbonation. Little lacing on the glass. Clean mouthfeel. Moderate length finish that is slightly sweet with blueberry accents at the end.
Not my kind of fruit beer. The fruit is way too subtle and while I understand, in this beer, it is supposed to be that way but, I am not getting the point of adding just enough fruit to a beer to make you guess as to what was added. I am sure there will be others that like this craft beer and this style of fruit beer but it is not for me.
12 ounce bottle, 5.5% ABV, Enjoy by OCT 24 2012
Beer 241 of 366 for 2012