Boulder Beer Company — Kinda Blue Blueberry Wheat Beer — 5.5%

This refreshing example from the oft maligned “fruit and vegetable” category turned out to be just the ticket for a warm late-summer evening out on the porch. Boulder Beer’s Kinda Blue pours a perfect golden color shining from within like a cursed ancient Egyptian death mask. Hyperbole? Perhaps … and considering that this brew is built around an American wheat, I normally would like to see less clarity—since I like my wheat beers unfiltered—but damn, it is pretty.

The best part of this brew is the bouquet it throws. Blueberries are present, but not overwhelming or cloying. The hop profile makes itself known up front—yet upon tasting, it strikes a perfect balance with the grain bill.

All-in-all, Kinda Blue is a nice mellow American wheat with natural blueberry goodness. Points off for being filtered, though.

Grade: B

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