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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Sweaty Betty BlondeSweaty Betty Blonde

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Ratings: 674
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 10
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Quaffer on 06-06-2004)
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Reviews by Mardukk:
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3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head that quickly dissipates, lacing is present.

Smells of banana/wheat maybe with a hint of hops.

The taste has a hint of the typical wheat twang with a very small hop bite in the finish. I can't really make out any taste/flavor whatsoever. Watery and thin almost light beer like...with more ABV.

Extremely thin mouthfeel with the non taste makes this dangerously drinkable.

To its credit I would never guess that the ABV is this high.

Overall, this is not a good wheat ale as there is a definite lack of taste throughout. Maybe if they dropped the price and marketed this as a cheap lawnmower beer it would be worth it.

07-25-2010 00:37:48 | More by Mardukk
More User Reviews:
Photo of aszatk01


3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-21-2013 00:56:17 | More by aszatk01
Photo of Mac19872


4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-17-2011 02:55:10 | More by Mac19872
Photo of Shakerman


4/5  rDev +16.3%

01-25-2012 23:57:28 | More by Shakerman
Photo of Outchillen


3/5  rDev -12.8%

Had this on draft

A: pale yellow, slightly hazy

S:smelled like a belgian wheat, strong yeast, nice white head

T/M: Had beligan banana and clove taste, light to medium body,

Overall i wasnt too impressed after hearing a story how its an american wheat, it wasnt light bodied or light yeast tasting like a lot of american wheats, more of a hef or wit

05-11-2011 00:41:34 | More by Outchillen
Photo of Beaver13


2.3/5  rDev -33.1%

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin fizzy white head that diminishes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is musty, stinky earthy yeast with some banana and clove and a little citrus.

The flavor is wheaty malts with some yeast and a little spice and some sweet fruits. The flavor is pretty subdued and a little watery. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a watery texture and a touch of harsh carbonation.

Overall, a pretty bland mix of a hefeweizen and a wit.

10-15-2008 03:55:42 | More by Beaver13
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-18-2013 00:03:11 | More by BuckeyeSlim
Photo of Billolick

New York

3.45/5  rDev +0.3%

12 ouncer, no freshness dating, just some dumb sexist stuff on the label. This kind of stuff just adds to the objectification of women in our culture, but hey, this is probably not the forum to go off on these types of issues.

This one pours a very cloudy yellowish tone, White head with morerate retention and next to no lacing. The nose here is of heavy clove. On the tongue its more strong cloves, some buting cirtic notes and some soft tropical fruits in the background. This one is quite tart and leaves an allmost stinging bite on the tongue. Not my favorite wheat type brew. Needs to be softened up, less clove notes would be a start. It should be easy to find better drinking summer brews.

07-16-2005 14:57:40 | More by Billolick
Photo of fdrich29


4.05/5  rDev +17.7%

On tap at the Coolidge Corner Clubhouse.

Poured a light, somewhat cloudy yellow with minimal head and no lacing. Smells like bananas and fruit and tastes very much like the banana smell. Very light and refreshing beer, and very enjoyable. Nice change of pace at the end of your 9-5 day.

09-28-2004 04:40:35 | More by fdrich29
Photo of warriorsoul


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours a very pale yellow w/ a half finger of bright white head...disappears quite rapidly w/ a thin layer remaining.
Lacing is very thin, but has a bit of hold to the side of the shaker glass.
Aroma is a hint of spiced hops and sweet malt...decent.
Not a huge fan of wheat beers, but the flavor is enjoyable and has a decent dose of hops. Not as spiced as the nose was portraying, but enough to give this one a slight edge.
Mouthfeel and carbonation average for the style.
I could enjoy a few of these on a hot day such as this...another fine offering from Boulder...a nice addition to the lineup.

08-09-2005 23:01:24 | More by warriorsoul
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

02-26-2013 02:43:22 | More by Guinnsslvr
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North Carolina

3/5  rDev -12.8%

03-24-2012 22:00:25 | More by locckdown
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-26-2013 22:20:50 | More by chudson1992
Photo of kingcrowing


2.78/5  rDev -19.2%

12oz bottle poured into a 12oz tumbler.

I'm sweatin' up a storm after cooking up some Old Rasputin beef stew, so I figured this would be appropriate.

Pours a very crisp light golden color with a nice creamy one finger white head that looks awesome, nice light streams of bubbles up the side. Nose is not so nice, it's got a bit of a chemical note to it, also some very faint hops.

Very fruity, very light, a bit of that clearning solution from the nose comes through as well. It's a good intro to craft beer, nothing to write home about. Theres a bit of a lemon that I'm starting to notice as well. Mouthfeel is nice and big with lots of carbonation.

It's a good hot day drinker but I wouldn't get it again.

08-29-2010 20:18:46 | More by kingcrowing
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4.18/5  rDev +21.5%

Sweaty Betty, which thankfully in no way resembles its name in smell or taste, begins with a spicy, peppery, banana-and-clove-laden aroma that closely resembles a Belgian, but is separated by a bit more spice and wildness, and a hint of effervescent lemon.

On the tongue, the first notes are almost Flemish sour, but quickly turn into a clove-and-banana festival, accompanied by lemons, oranges, and berries. There is a not-very-subtle smack of good banana bread in here, eaten alongside a bowl Grape Nuts cereal. Small hints of bitter, citrusy hops waver around the edges, becoming more prominent late in the mouthful. The aftertaste is where most of the wheat flavor comes in, thick fields of wet grain sprinkling the tastebuds, as well as a continuation of the hops. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is quite good beer, and unique enough in flavor to set itself apart from many of its peers. The brew is balanced and flavorful, and would, I suspect, be quite thirst-quenching in mid-summer. Worth trying.

07-30-2011 02:24:24 | More by jondeelee
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

01-20-2013 22:09:01 | More by Janeinma
Photo of BadBadger

New York

4/5  rDev +16.3%

What to give a try on a hot and humid day? Why not Sweaty Betty, a fine offering from Boulder Beer. Sweaty Betty pours a nice gold color. The rather pleasant smell is grassy, citrusy, wheaty. The taste is nice mixture of lemon-citrus, wheat and yeast. The mouthfeel is refreshingly crisp. A very highly drinkable and enjoyable beverage.

07-27-2006 23:18:13 | More by BadBadger
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-11-2012 05:06:12 | More by elBecko
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

08-19-2012 01:13:51 | More by jmbraxton
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-12-2013 20:19:32 | More by doremite
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-10-2011 19:25:13 | More by rwilde
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

11-21-2012 01:51:49 | More by KaitLee
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


3.03/5  rDev -11.9%

A bright gold pour, 1/2" head, admirable the way it tried to stick around. A lemony aroma, but not much else to speak of.

Easy going taste, discernably wheat, mild flavors of banana and lemon, grass. Hopping is prolly around 30 ibu. Relatively balanced, mildly sweet, a little metallic bitterness creeps into the mouthfeel, what was once a small dallop of tartness gets progressively more aggressive as the metal exerts itself. Made me wonder if this was part of the weird pallet of boulder beer come into Reno recently.

12-28-2011 00:24:00 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

04-14-2014 09:32:19 | More by williamjbauer
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3.4/5  rDev -1.2%

Another "Looking Glass" series beer, now it comes in six packs. Moslty clear greenish gold color with a very white head that reduces to a collar pretty quickly. Lace is minimal at best. Aroma of dusty hay with some cotton candy sweetness. Solid mouthfeel with minimal carbonation -- which helps the estery qualities shine, candy "circus peanut" impressions. Distinct vanilla tone seems to dominate mid mouth, like Cream of Wheat with sugar and bananas on top. Sucrose finish, not a lot of complexities and without a lot of citrus notes to cut in. There's little doubt in my mind that this is an American Wheat with a hefty dose of that grain tossed in.

05-24-2005 00:31:11 | More by ADR
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Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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