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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
78
okay

669 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 10
Gots: 28 | 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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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Clear Pale lager. On appearance it doesn't look like a wheat beer, well, at least not a traditional one.

Nose is creme de bananna with not much else, perhaps a little sour smell.

On the palate is some bananna sweetness and estery notes to confirm it is indeed a wheat beer, but not much else going on.

Is this made by AB? This can't be a Boulder Beer?!?! NO!!!

07-24-2006 03:34:40 | More by yemenmocha
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JeffBulson

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

03-12-2014 02:01:07 | More by JeffBulson
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

08-29-2013 17:10:58 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-10-2013 15:53:12 | More by Horbar
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-17-2013 01:26:39 | More by jnardone235
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yesyouam

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Sweaty Betty Blonde is a slightly hazy pale straw colored beer with a thin white head that disappears. It doesn't leave any lacing. There isn't much aroma; a hint of lemon and maybe banana and apple. It's pretty light bodied but soft and fluffy with a clean, bubbly finish. It tastes simple and light but well balanced and clean. Pear oil is present, but not strong. Even the bitterness seems fruity. It's tangy and refreshing.

07-30-2009 04:18:17 | More by yesyouam
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maDUECEgunner

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

02-17-2014 00:42:48 | More by maDUECEgunner
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IntriqKen

California

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

Part of a large trade with jhammerly from Nebraska...thanks Jimi.
Pours a cloudy straw-yellow with a small white head that disappeared all too quickly.
Aroma of spicy wheat and only a tiny touch of lemon.
Taste is immediately an explosion of lemon....sweet malt at first, then swallowing to lemon juice. As the beer warms some, the lemon juice flavors change slightly to lemonade (get slightly sweeter).
Aftertaste is spicy wheat and lemon juice.
Mouthfeel could use more carbonation but it doesn't taste totally thin or flat.
Good summer cooler.

09-16-2006 01:28:27 | More by IntriqKen
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ckeegan04

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

A - Light golden yellow color with thin white head. Quickly fades and leaves no lacing and very little coverage.

S - Somewhat skunky smelling lemon and wheat mixture.

T - Beer redeems itself a little with the taste. Lemons and somewhat grainy wheat taste. The citrusy lemon taste is the primary taste though.

M/D - Light to medium bodied and a little on the chewy side. Very average wheat ale.

08-26-2008 02:18:19 | More by ckeegan04
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Bobikel

Colorado

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

Appearance - Pours a slightly cloudy very pale whitish/blond, with a small head that dissipates fairly quickly. Lacing is present, but minimal.

Smell - Wheat tang and strong yeastiness dominate. A very soft floral aroma comes through underneath.

Taste - Very wheaty, with a slight cereal edge at swallow. Some very mellow citrus hops help to balance things out.

Mouthfeel - Light and effervescent - nice

Drinkability - Grabbed a sixer of this because it's hot outside, and this does quench on a hot day, but like many american wheat beers, flavor is not overly complex, or exciting. At least for me...

06-20-2007 21:40:44 | More by Bobikel
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WaveRebel51

Nebraska

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

Pretty standard beer for the style. Appears a hazy pale gold with almost no foam, the fruity aroma is very inticing, however, for some reason, the taste never seemed to come through.

It was a typical, wheaty, bready taste with a faint sweet aftertaste of fruits and honey. Got better as it warmed, but still seemed a little thin. Drank this after a light jog in 90-degree weather and this was refreshing.

Although I found the taste a little lacking, this is one of the better summer beers and given Boulder's track record, I'd be interested in trying this again.

07-23-2007 14:23:55 | More by WaveRebel51
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.31/5  rDev -3.8%

Enjoy by 5/28/14.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, caramel, banana, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with banana and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a nice smell, but the flavors aren't as good in my opinion.

04-20-2014 07:37:20 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jsh420

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -3.2%

best by may 23 2011

pours hazy straw yellow with 1+ finger white head that faded fast and left no lacing

smells very faint - i pick up a little banana

taste is much better then the nose - light wheaty grains and banana

mouthfeel is light crisp and very refreshing

overall - this might not be the best or even in the top 10 in pale wheats but i could knock back many of these on a hot summer day - this is on par with goose 312 without the lemon

04-25-2011 02:35:47 | More by jsh420
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -3.2%

12oz bottle acquired in trade with robertsreality (thanks!).

Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a very small sized white head. Aromas of bananas, cloves, grain and light citrus. When first poured I got a strong wet hay aromas that quickly went away. Tastes of bananas, wheat and light cloves. Starts of lightly honey sweet and ends in a light tart finish.

Notes from 12/27/05

12-18-2008 16:50:48 | More by hopdog
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Guinness4me

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -3.2%

Wow...one sip of this beer and I felt like I was back in Kansas again! While I usually miss the maltiness in wheat beer, this specimen was a nice contrast.

The beer poured cloudy as most wheat beers do, with a light head and layered lace. The smell was earthy and grassy and quickly took me back to a memory of freshly cut wheat in Kansas.

The taste was acidic at first then went with an alcohol flavor which didn't impress me. My favorite part of this beer is the mouthfeel which is heavier than I expected. It has a wonderful wheaty aftertaste which lingers nicely.

07-04-2004 02:10:13 | More by Guinness4me
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GeoffRizzo

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

Light yellow, slightly cloudy, rapidly evaporating head with bubbly carbonation that grabs the side of the pint glass. Sweet citrus and some spices on the nose, none of which improve as this beer warms up. Twangy lemon and orange offerings in the initial quaffs; the body quickly reveals touches of hops and a sweet malt based background. There are certain flashes of banana peel, cloves and hefe-like spices with just a touch of black pepper left on the palate. Borderline-medium modied, somewhat of a sugary and creamy malt finish. Nothing that will have you crying for more, but who's complaining about a simple and easy to drink wheat ale?

12-31-2006 00:53:45 | More by GeoffRizzo
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Mardukk

Ohio

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
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured gold with less than one finger of white, poor retention, and spotty lacing. Not much of a nose besides some modest banana and lemon. Very thin flavor profile, and raw bitter finish. Definitely missing more fruit balance. Thin bodied and decently carbonated. Nice feel for sessioning, but unfortunately not enough flavor.

07-23-2010 18:48:18 | More by donniecuffs
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FosterJM

California

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

832nd Review on BA
Bottle to Weizen
12 oz

Enjoy By 10/20/11

Thanks to @beertographer(via twitter)

App- A dark cloudy yellow and fades a few colors down to a watery lemonade color. A two finger fast receding heat with a good amount of sticky cling.

Smell- A mix of small light Wit notes. A bit coriander and spice with some pale malts and a tad bitter hopping. A little bit of lemon as well.

Taste- I'm really torn here, its not that far above being average to warrant a 3.5 but not don’t want to say its average but Ill say it was very crisp a bit lagerish in taste at points but not so much as to call it bad. A bit more of the wheat comes out in the taste and has a touch more lemon vs the spice of the wit I smelled.

Mouth- A light bodied beer with a high carbonation level. A crisp lemon and wheat residual flavor.

Drink- This was pretty tasty for an extra. I’m not normally the biggest blonde fan so I was skeptical at first but after seeing the reviews and bottle closely. Its more pale wheat above all else. Good beer for a hot day.

09-27-2011 17:57:26 | More by FosterJM
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birchstick

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

A - pours a hazy straw yellow without a head

S - smells of bready and wheat malts with some lemon zestiness and grassy hops

T - taste follows the nose to a T. Taste opens up with lemony citrusness that linger during the rest of the drink. There is also some bready and what malts that finish with grassy hops. Nice light flavor profile.

M - nice carbonation with a mediun body

D - pretty solid APWA. I don't know if I would necessarily go out of my way to get this, but it is a better than average wheat ale.

12-27-2010 03:49:08 | More by birchstick
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

i bought a case of 12 oz. bottles this year, and thought i'd give this one a re-review due to the fact that my previous review was unflattering...so here goes.

pours out a hazy sun gold colour, with a thin tight head that sticks around a bit. plenty of lacing. a pretty beer. wheatish aroma with some ripe banana notes...smells like a hefe inspired creation. taste is thick and rich with wheat notes, banana inspired flavours, seemingly artificial at times or just too sweet maybe...and a bit of alcohol spice and booziness. not too bad. just interesting enough to capture the attention of a true hefe lover but not quite. and enough to satisfy the american wheat drinker with extra flavour to spare. mouthfeel is very good...this is a heavier concoction and there is plenty of creaminess to mingle with the above mentioned flavour characteristics. deep body; it's a higher ABV wheat so you get your money's worth. drinkable, especially in the warm weather or on the patio in the hot sun.

ok, i'm giving this higher scores this time around because i just plain like it more this time, but it seems to want to blur the line between american wheat and bavarian style hefe. and by the time i get through six or eighth of these quenching my thirst and desire for a good wheat or hefe after a hard day in the summer sun, i find my vision and my memory blurred, also.

i'd have to say that this is worth a case every summer season.

07-06-2007 00:24:40 | More by budgood1
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

A: Bright, clear straw/gold color. Poured a 2 finger rocky white head with good retention; was an aggressibe poir. Thin, sticky lacing. Decanted continually.

S: Wheat malt, light floral hops and citrus ; very clean (almost too clean)

T: Light fruity taste up front, the bready wheat, ciitrus and light clove. Not too complex.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation. Crisp and fizzy.

D: Easily drinkable. Decent flavors, certainly nothing offensive - just nothing special either.

05-17-2009 21:32:10 | More by Haybeerman
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sml505

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

A - Hazy straw color with small white head that disappears.

S - Soft wheat, spice, pepper, yeasty, and some lemon

T - Nice wheat flavor, pepper, lemon fruitiness, and yeast notes.

M/D - Light mouthfeel, and nice carb. Average wheat with common wheat, pepper, yeasty notes. A touch watery, but might be nice on a hot day.

11-29-2009 04:56:11 | More by sml505
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ryantupy

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

Im not so sure this one is retired since I just got it on tap from Old Chicago yesterday, but oh well. This beer poured a pale yellow haze with a quickly dissolving head and a little lace. Smells of mostly lemon citrus and seems to taste that way to. I was not to thrilled with this beer but not let down it was just average

09-01-2005 00:08:39 | More by ryantupy
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AlbertVogler

South Carolina

3.36/5  rDev -2.3%

08-22-2014 00:17:51 | More by AlbertVogler
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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