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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
78
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655 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 655
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 10
Gots: 23 | 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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cfinch2

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

11-21-2011 00:16:54 | More by cfinch2
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

03-31-2014 01:52:42 | More by hockeyfighter19
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Stimack

New York

3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gave this brew a try, it poured to a dull yellow color with some cloudiness. Possessed virtually no head and what was there was a white cap that broke down very rapidly and left no lacing. The aroma was pretty good, wheat scent comes out first with a little citrus character, I would saw mostly lemon. Slight sweet smell also mixed in with a light hop highlight. The taste is ok, not as good as the aroma. Has a grainy feel, light hop presence but just seems very plain, finishes somewhat dry. Overall I would say that this is a good drinking beer during the warmer months but feel that we have better choices both nationally as well as locally.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2007 12:33:22 | More by Stimack
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WesM63

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

09-26-2012 00:23:57 | More by WesM63
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Buebie

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a turbulator.
Freshness date od July 2008.
1 finger cola like fizzy white head off the pour. Some spotty thin watery lace.
Color is a hazy golden unfiltered.

Aroma os lemon zest, dried hay, and lots of bready yeasty aroma.

Sweet and carbonated up front. Switching to a more gerainy flavor, lots of wheaty yeasty flavors, then at the swallow becoming more dry with a spice kick. Some sour lime rind like flavors off the linger.

Quite good and refreshing for the style. Wheats have never been my cup of rea, but this is great for the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2009 07:10:33 | More by Buebie
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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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Reaper16

Alabama

3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served on-tap @ Egan's, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a pint glass
Quick Hits!

Pours a cloudy, hazy straw yellow color. 1.5 fingers of tiny-bubbled foam swish around without leaving much lacing. Meh.

There's some lemony wheat scents, as expected, but what interests me is the floral notes. They are so strong that upon first smell I thought this was a blonde ale. But then the typical pale wheat aromas came through. The floral notes sort of obscure any hop action that may or may not be going on.

The floral notes! They are assertive! This tastes mostly like dandelions and honeysuckle. There's wheat too. And very light traces of lemon. But mostly floral notes. And I'm Ok with that.

Light body, lively carbonation, low ABV%... what's not to like? This feels correct when drinking and you can drink quite a few of them provided you're into sessioning something that isn't very complex.

This is like a blonde ale/pale wheat hybrid. I think it mostly succeeds.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2010 09:19:51 | More by Reaper16
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riversider76

New York

3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw color. Head disapears quickly, to a nice lace. This beer is a lighter version of Flying Dog's In Heat Wheat. I like the Flying Dog a bit better,but this is not bad at all. In fact on a hot day I may go for this because it is lighter.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2005 02:29:40 | More by riversider76
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hero27

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sweet name...and a 5.9% pale wheat ale? Niiice.

Very pale yellow color with a head that doesn't stick around too long. Smell is subtle ginger, coriander, cloves, and mild citrus.
Coriander (when overdone, I can't stand) is present in this beer, but it's fairly modest and doesn't distract too much from the wheat & citrus taste. Taste is light and refreshing. Slides down the hatch effortlessly.
You could drink cases of this stuff in the summer..and get pretty damn drunk doing so. A summer offering that's worth a try if you find it.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2005 00:30:58 | More by hero27
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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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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

08-10-2013 02:20:09 | More by EBeckett3
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braican

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-06-2012 02:48:47 | More by braican
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mtbdonn

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

02-04-2014 01:35:31 | More by mtbdonn
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-11-2012 23:46:22 | More by grumpygerman
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. The lazy hazy straw color appeared with little bit of a head that disappeared as fast as it came.

Smelled of wheat and yeasty citrus aroma.

The taste was pretty standard for this style. I found it relaxing. I assumed the wheat malt was used.

The wheat malt was what I felt on the tip of my tongue.

I will talk with Betty again soon.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2007 00:42:07 | More by cswhitehorse
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.18/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nose here is a lot like a hefeweizen, really. Getting a lot of clove spiciness and lemon.

And the taste...again, lots like a hefeweizen perhaps even mixed with a wit. Lemon notes are very obvious at the get-go. This is paired with some good clove spiciness. Together, this is the body of the beer. At the finish, there is some sweet citrus (orange?), more cloves, and some wheat coming through. Certainly a sweet finish. Definitely a summer beer here.

I'm impressed by this beer's drinkability and character. I'm not exactly sure what separates this from a hefe, but it's definitely a tasty summer option.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 02:00:49 | More by NODAK
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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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Patrick999

Florida

4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've been delinquent on my reviews....I'm going LIFO now, unfortunately.

A - Nicely clouded, it's good to see an American Pale Wheat that hasn't been filtered to hell. About as much foam as you'd expect.

S - Some nice wheat bread, a little of that musty wheat aroma. No clove or banana, but no points deducted as this is not trying to be a hefeweizen.

T - Tasty. I didn't smell any banana, but I actually taste some. Lot of fresh, light wheat with just a little alcohol nip.

F - Feel is a step above most American Pale Wheats, due to it being unfiltered. Has a slightly more creamy, robust feel than most, without becoming heavy.

D - This is a very good hot weather beer, just what the doctor ordered. A little underrated, I am a fan of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2009 14:07:06 | More by Patrick999
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +9%

06-12-2013 03:44:04 | More by KeyWestGator
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Pint glass.

Look - light golden color, clear, with about a finger's worth of off-white foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - typical wheat beer smell, but more floral and sweeter than I've noticed from other wheats.

Taste and Mouthfeel - typical wheat beer taste too, but pretty smooth and subtle, not overwhelming at all. Texture is very well-balanced. Doesn't seem to have many or any added tastes, except for maybe a slight citrus flavor, to detract from the wheat.

Overall - not a bad brew at all, and I think a good representation of a wheat ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 03:33:50 | More by Nerudamann
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-30-2012 02:41:03 | More by DerwinWentworth
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-22-2012 20:30:44 | More by DrFunkenstein
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Unchi

California

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

01-28-2012 01:20:21 | More by Unchi
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 02:24:24 | More by jondeelee
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

10-05-2013 14:30:08 | More by AJ01923
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
78 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.