Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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2.78/5 rDev -19.2%
Sweaty Betty pours out like a typical wheat beer with some haze but also seems a bit lighter in color. The aroma smells soft like wheat and some banana. The taste is on the light side, almost too light for a wheat beer in my opinion. The mouthfeel is very drinkable and easy going. I just wish this beer was a little bit more flavorful. It really doesn't have many bragging rights. There are better wheat beers out there than this one.
04-09-2011 01:06:22 | More by Knapp85
3.03/5 rDev -11.9%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
I know when I reach for a tasty beverage, the first thing that comes to mind is "sweat"... Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises cracked wheat, banana peel, light orange peel, and a dash of muddled spices. The taste brings in more of the same, with a heavy bready component leading the charge. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a middling beer at best, one that just kinda sits there with little or no distinguishing character of its own. Sure, I suppose this could be used as a nice enough thirst-quencher in the Summer months, but it's just kinda bland for my tastes beyond that.
08-06-2013 07:31:39 | More by TMoney2591
3.23/5 rDev -6.1%
A - Pours out a cloudy, yellow color with no head. No lacing either.
S - Smelled of sweet citrus flavors, as well as, wheat and yeast.
T - Tasted of wheat and malt, plus some citrus and clove. Fairly sweet, too.
M - It was crisp and relatively dry. Light-bodied.
D - It is pretty good. I had high expectations for a Boulder Beer product and it didn't quite meet them. But it is still a drinakble beer.
12-03-2006 15:49:22 | More by zeff80
3.08/5 rDev -10.5%
Pours a slightly fogged straw with a minimal white head that falls quickly. Nose is strange. Kind of sour and weird. Flavor is strange too. Kind of an odd banana edge that is enough to notice, but really makes everything odd and unusual. Feel has a fairly full carbonation, but the liquid is thin. I don't really like this beer, but I know a lot of it has to do with my dislike of the style (said it before...saying it again). Too thin on the flavor and what's there just doesn't keep it interesting enough. Pass.
02-09-2008 10:41:01 | More by RblWthACoz
3.95/5 rDev +14.8%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle, into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a light yellow color with a very thin white head that fades almost instantly and leaves very little lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of wheat, banana, lemon, spice and a little bit of hops.
T: The taste loaded with flavors of wheat banana & spice with touches of lemon and hops. The malt character is thin but provides a lot of sweetness. The after-taste is sweet and slightly bready. This one seems closer to a traditional German Hefeweizen than many other APWAs that profess to be one.
M: Crisp and very smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.
D: Tasty, goes down easily, not very filling, good representation of style, this is a good beer to stick with for an evening, especially if youre looking for something on the lighter side.
07-08-2007 02:13:35 | More by TheManiacalOne
4/5 rDev +16.3%
Draft at the Angry Mexican aka Mad Mex in Robinson...any way I was expecting a blonde from Boulder when I heard Sweatty Betty. Nope I was wrong appears a cloudy golden yellow with a frothy white head wow impressive appearance the billowing head dwindles slowly leaving even bands of lacing. Aromatics com packed with citrus tones sharp wheat acidity soft vanilla and other herbal spices but the hops also stand out here with a spicy finish. Tastes very well balanced yet packing abundant flavor light and fluffy citrus and wheat sweetness with a softer vanilla fruity tone and finishes with a nice hop bite, well done. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied evenly carbonated no harshness here at very smooth on the palate. Drinkability is great a very refreshing summertime offering that put's the typical American Pale Wheat to shame good job to the folks out at Boulder Brewing.
05-07-2006 17:01:42 | More by WVbeergeek
3.4/5 rDev -1.2%
Poured straw colored opauge with a 1.5" white head. Head retention was poor & some lacing was evident
Smell: Slight spicyness (pepper & cloves) & some fruittyness
Taste: Good wheat character, pepper, fruittyness (think juicy fruit gum) & yeastyness, Finished fruitty & peppery
MF: A little thin, good carbonation
Didn't really go down that easy. Too much going on with out any rhyme or reason
05-20-2006 04:55:33 | More by russpowell
4.03/5 rDev +17.2%
One of the least appetizing beer names since Moose Drool. I wonder if Sweaty Betty is friends with Messie Bessie or Juicy Lucy? Does she know Large Marge, maybe?
Pours a pale, hazy yellow, with vanishing white foam above.
Aroma is citrus and spice, coriander, ginger....so far, I'm fairly certain that this is mis-entered as a hefe weizen, and instead should be seen as a witbier, perhaps.
Taste: gritty grain on the palate, then smooth and refreshing. Full of spice on the palate, but softens assuredly, and there are light orange and lemon flavors at play as well, with a bit of banana?
Drinks down easily. Medium bodied, dry finish, fades fast. Perhaps that is just as well, for their aim is refreshment, with a twist.
After downing the bottle, I'm sure it's more toward a witbier and nowhere near a hefe. The label calls it "a perfectly balanced blonde wheat beer with a wild side." Well, wilder than Blue Moon, anyway.
And more characterful than the last can of Wittekerke I had.
I'm starting to get warm on the name, now, too...sweaty or not, Betty's my kind of girl.
05-06-2005 09:38:37 | More by feloniousmonk
3.78/5 rDev +9.9%
The beer pours a hazy pale yellow color witha thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a fruity wheat scent that boasts of banana and clove along with a yeasty aroma; very refreshing. The taste is decent. It has a light wheat flavor that goes down easy. It's smooth with the traditional banana and clove appeal. The mouthfeel is good. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking summer seasonal. It has a nice fruity flavor. I wish it had more of a wheat malt presence, but it drinks well anyway.
08-05-2005 01:20:28 | More by WesWes
3.88/5 rDev +12.8%
Poured a cloudy yellow with a thin head that became a lacing that held on.
The smell was a bit thin - citrusy wheat - a hint of yeast.
The taste was of malty wheat and citrusy hops. Well-balanced - malty with some hop backbone.
The mouthfeel was creamy at first - some citrusy lemon cleans the palate. A bit tangy, but smooth.
This is a decent summer brew - a good change from most of the boring summer brews out there. Refreshing enough and the taste is good.
06-21-2006 22:37:16 | More by jwc215
3.78/5 rDev +9.9%
Small, dense white head. Extensive bubbles coming up from the bottom. Cloudy as expected. Dark straw/light gold color.
Notable but muted wheat presence. Golden malt aromas.
Close resemblance to the spicy Belgian Whites. Lots of wheat, providing a souring finish. Very highly carbonated; tiny bubbles, there's some body to counterbalance this, but it is still quite spritzy on the tongue.
06-13-2009 22:27:20 | More by smcolw
3.48/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
11-14-2006 15:18:13 | More by Gavage
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
3.48/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
07-05-2014 05:56:45 | More by DoubleJ
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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