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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
78
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657 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 657
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 10
Gots: 25 | 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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Gavage

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: clear yellow in color with a 1/2" head that falls quickly. No lacing develops.

Smell: lemons and a bit of grassiness are detectable.

Taste: huge lemon zest tones seem to dominate the flavor. This beer is slightly tart, with grass, yeast, and some wheat flavors rounding it out. Very mellow bitterness too.

Mouthfeel: crisp all around. The lemon lingers on the tongue. Light-medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: if you are looking for a thirst quencher, this may fit the bill. But the strong lemon and tartness gets a bit boring after a while.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2006 15:18:13 | More by Gavage
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nlmartin

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was purchased at Piazza Diseppoli for $7.99 a six pack. The beer was poured into a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a hazy lemon yellow in the glass. The head was thick and fluffy. The head retention was ok. Rings of lacing remain on the glass.

Smell: The beer has a good lemon pepper and cloves combo. The beer has a sweet wheat smell.

Taste: The beer has a sweet wheat breadyness. This is accompanied by a combo of lemon and cloves. The beer could use a bit more hops to better balance it.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer has a light body. The beer has a stinging carbonation. The beer is an ok beer drink; however, for the money it is easy to get a better wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2006 01:23:16 | More by nlmartin
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass; very thin head that dissipates very quickly, color is pale straw with decent carbonation, nothing outstanding here.

Smell is light bread and biscuit, hint of maltiness and a hint of banana and spices.

Taste is mild bread and biscuit flavors, more noticeable hints of spice, clove and yeast flavors and hint of banana. Everything is light, but decent tasting.

Mouthfeel is light and well balanced, a little crisp from the carbonation but good for this brew.

Overall, a solid brew, but nothing above normal or setting it apart. Quite drinkable and decent taste, a little off and light on the nose with average presentation.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 00:11:06 | More by mvanaskie13
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DoubleJ

California

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Summer time calls for lighter beers. Here's hoping Sweaty Betty can deliver. On to the beer:

A little paler thank banana peel yellow with a cloudy body, a thick semi-creamy head, and impressive head retention. The aroma is solid, bringing a watered down banana note, a vague spiciness, and light notes of grass.

Pleasant overall light flavor with enough soft flavors to give you drinking more and more. It's sweet in a creamy kind of way, tasting more like a cream-based dessert than a clean American wheat or full flavored German hefeweizen. Creamy banana is more present here than it was in the aroma, and makes the strongest point of the beer's taste. Subtle clove hits too. The beer has a light mouthfeel with soft carbonation, leading to easy drinkability.

Fair summer refresher out of Boulder, and a better choice than what you'll find at many summer parties.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 05:56:45 | More by DoubleJ
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KI9A

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Very inviting hazy orange, large puffy white head.

S: Floral, some citrus.

T: Tart, like lime-aide. Some funkyness, like a Brett-bug funk--a Saison-like taste. Not what I expected, but nice.

M: Maybe a bit too much carbonation, but, light, and refreshing.

D: I sipped the 1st, for reviewing, then, the 2nd was gone in a several large quaffs. I'll buy it again. Problem is, there are SO many good choices now for warm weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2009 01:02:41 | More by KI9A
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FatSean

Connecticut

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I'll be honest, I am not a fan of wheat beers. I bought this sixer as an impulse because I wanted something I had not tried yet. I didn't realize it was a wheat beer till I got home. The saucy blonde with blue eyes on package was a cute idea, caught my eye in the craft beer section.

Beer poured a cloudy golden brown with a finger-width of head that soon faded.

Had a some-what spice, some-what earthy smell with slight tropical fruit under-tones

Taste had some of that fruity/cloying flavor to it that many adore and I can put up with. Well balanced, the notes were there and not too overpowering.

Nice fizziness! Almost reminded me of mineral water. As you swallow the fruity/banana/whatever flavors pass over the palette and you're left with a pleasant wheaty aftertaste. A bit sticky and a little thin, but that's just being critical.

Very drinkable given the style. The clean finish is very appealing in a wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 23:49:26 | More by FatSean
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a small, though dense, white head.

Smell: Mild aroma smelling softly of wheat and lemons with a slight underlying note of yeast.

Taste: Pale, wheat malts with a tiny pop of sugared sweetness. Taste of lemon-flavored candy. Very minor, spicy hops and bitterness. Sip of cool, clean water. Hint of yeast. Lightly wheaty finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Just a light, lightly sweet, something wheaty beer, though it's a fine quaffer for hot summertime Atlanta drinking.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2008 21:42:24 | More by ChainGangGuy
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2005 23:01:24 | More by warriorsoul
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chudson1992

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-26-2013 22:20:50 | More by chudson1992
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elBecko

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-11-2012 05:06:12 | More by elBecko
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schoon

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

03-19-2012 00:34:57 | More by schoon
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Adkins1203

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-27-2013 17:51:09 | More by Adkins1203
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

05-29-2012 13:47:35 | More by sgttibbs
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-12-2013 01:44:11 | More by ste5venla
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-11-2013 06:35:09 | More by cliff1066
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freewill35

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-04-2012 00:40:27 | More by freewill35
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-18-2013 23:09:14 | More by Lanstrum
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leinie13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-06-2012 01:13:59 | More by leinie13
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mkf629

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-27-2013 22:52:07 | More by mkf629
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-01-2014 19:00:41 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Mudawg

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-03-2012 02:20:51 | More by Mudawg
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-28-2013 02:05:59 | More by jaydoc
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tclapper

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-16-2012 03:24:56 | More by tclapper
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BayouBengal1537

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-19-2013 16:37:03 | More by BayouBengal1537
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carln26

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

OK, so it doesn’t have the label Hefeweizen in the name anywhere. When I tried this beer, that is definitely what I thought it was. It poured a pale golden (yellow), and was certainly unfiltered. There was no head to speak of, and very little lace that didn’t stay around anyway. Very slight aroma of vanilla and banana. The taste has the banana, and a little more citrus. No clove flavor that you might expect from a high-quality Hefe. I give this beer credit though, it had none of the chemical after-taste that many American Hefeweizens are full of (Why is that?). A very light mouth feel. Nice drinkability, this is an excellent hot weather beer (on a 90 degree Boston day).

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2004 18:04:59 | More by carln26
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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