Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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4.28/5 rDev +24.4%
Pours a light golden color with a one-finger head into my glass. A bit cloudy but not much.
Aroma is full of wheat, citrus and a bit of clove. Standard for the style and they show in the nose, which is critical.
Taste is light and citrusy with a good hint of wheat and clove upfront. Tasty. Clean and inoffensive.
Mouthfeel does feel a bit odd though. The wheat leaves a bit of veggie taste (not sure how to describe it) toward the middle-end of the mouth. Probably my taste buds are a bit off. Otherwise, it tastes like a standard american pale wheat ale with lingering clove and citrus as well.
Not bad. I like it and it's easy to drink and could be sessionable as well
05-06-2009 20:31:31 | More by Brad007
3.45/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured on-tap at La Festa Brick and Brew in Dover, NH. The beer was poured in a pint glass, and it settles into a pale, unfiltered look, with a musty yellow coloring and lots of carbonation. There is a thin, quarter-inch small-bubbled head. The nose is citrusy, with lemon zest and butter characteristics. The beer's flavors are light and crisp, with a slight toasting and underlying citrus sweetness. The aftertaste is minimal, but with a zesty and tangy fruit sweetness. The finish is a little sweet and syrupy. Good light brew for a hot day, but not anything extraordinary in terms of substance.
09-02-2011 03:20:47 | More by GarthDanielson
3.38/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a tiny white head quickly fades to a ring on the top. Smells of banana clove, spicy wheat, and a hint of phenolic. Taste is sweet upfront followed by a clove and banana assault with a hint of lemon in there. A spicy tartness rounds us off with maybe a hint of metallic. Is this a pale wheat? Hefeweisen? Lines are very blurry. Medium body, tart and syrupy mouthfeel, medium level of carbonation. Not my favorite beer by any stretch. Its light and easy to drink, might be good on a hot summer day, but its kind of bland with nothing really exciting happening.
05-28-2010 23:44:25 | More by johnnnniee
2.7/5 rDev -21.5%
Appearance- Very pale banana skin hue with crappy bubbling and terrible head retention.
Smell- Pretty lager like for a wheat ale. Makes me think of adjuncts mixed with wheat. Hints of bananas and some bubble gum. But very fleeting.
Taste- Starts with really clear malts with a wheat chaser. Finish a refreshing yet sub par blonde ale flavor.
07-02-2006 01:33:47 | More by scruffwhor
3/5 rDev -12.8%
12 oz bottle poured into a Weiss glass. Jun1509. A month late. What's the worst that could happen?
A - Hazy yellow straw/gold with a white, long-lasting foamy head. Great retention but very little lacing left on the glass.
S - Rich aroma of lemon, banana, and earthy clay. Wheats and clove in the background, and thankfully, no salty sweat. Pretty true to style.
T - Wheat heavy with a lemon zest that washed away quickly with light clove, super-light banana, and a funky sourness to the finish, that, with a name like Sweaty Betty, really scared me.
M - Smooth but crisp and light. That weird thing at the end is really killing it right now. The sweaty in the name sure-as-hell isn't helping me.
D - I think I may actually pour it out in favor of something without a really funky/gross finish. I can't imagine that one month late would really create something like this in the beer. I've had older beer (4 years too old) and it was still good.
[Note: I actually put half of it in the glass back in the fridge and came back to it an hour later. It's still really gross on the finish.]
07-16-2009 02:17:30 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.5/5 rDev +1.7%
A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy consistency. Very small amount of head that dissipated quickly.
S: Extremely sweet smelling beer, with elements of citrus, wheat and spices in it. There was also a slight funk about it as well.
T: Like the smell, a little on the sweet side. Lemon, wheat, banana and some assorted spices. Okay, but not great.
M: A fair amount of carbonation and a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.
D: All in all, this is an alright beer, but not something I'd come back to. The sweet quality of the taste is a little to cloying, but there is a decent amount of complexity to it.
08-23-2008 13:37:20 | More by avalon07
2.95/5 rDev -14.2%
Hazy light golden color with a very thin and fizzy but lasting white head. No lacing to be found. The aroma is a little fruity along with mild hops. Light-bodied and bubbly with fruit and wheat flavors. Kind of a watery texture too. The finish is short and lemony. I am against any beer that makes reference to something secreted from the human body. Even without that this is a below average beer.
06-20-2005 20:00:35 | More by Dogbrick
3.88/5 rDev +12.8%
A - Clear yellow in color with an inch and a half of foamy head. Carbonation looks good.
S - Smells of light grain, sweet malts, banana, clove... wtf? Is this a hefeweisen? Even the yeast smell is there
T - Not bad for a pale wheat. Expected just hops with slight heavy grain or wheat but got some sweet overripe banana and a bit of spicy yeast. Surprised the hell out of me (How did they do it without the hazy color?)
M - Pretty much the best part really light to medium which is pretty nice for the ABV
Overall wow to surprised those expecting to review to style? Fail for the brewery. But for a guy expecting the typical blonde. It drank rather well. Kudos guys this is a nice brew.
05-16-2011 04:57:19 | More by DrDemento456
3.88/5 rDev +12.8%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a small head. Smell is of citrus and spices. Taste like it smells, spices and citrus, quite delicious. Feels full bodied in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this is a high quality brew.
03-23-2010 14:07:14 | More by tone77
3.63/5 rDev +5.5%
Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, dry coriander and cinnamon. In the taste, cinnamon and a lemon zest. A spicy bite, with a medium to light mouthfeel, and a dry spice to clean aftertaste. Nice spices and easy to drink and decent.
09-25-2010 18:27:16 | More by OWSLEY069
3.65/5 rDev +6.1%
12 oz bottle with a bottle stamp of NOV2509. Pours a very light yellow with a light and airy white foam. Retention is ok and it leaves a little bit of lace.
Nose is kind of a cross between a wit and a hefe...bananas, some cloves, lemony wheat and some sort of a coriander-like aroma. I am digging on the smell of this beer. Very nice.
Very light-bodied refresher that has quite a bit of flavor. The aroma of the beer says hefe more than the taste. There is a touch of cloviness, but the crisp wheat is the main flavor. The light mouthfeel of the beer even allows some mild hop notes through. A pretty good beer that I would drink some more of, I like the name and the label as well.
01-29-2010 01:36:04 | More by twiggamortis420
3.55/5 rDev +3.2%
Pale smeared light lemony yellow color with some clearish edges. Finger high cap of firm creamy white foam that keeps. Lace breaks up quickly to reveal a glazing and some left over specks.
Aroma is lightly lemony and grassy with a fair exposing of wheaty tang, hints a bit of candied sugar sweetness underneath.
Flavors are quick and mild. Airy wheat tenderness and tang thats non-lasting. Bits of lemon are barely squeezed in along with a bit of grassyness. Has a small dryness in the finish from some kind of tiny hopping action along with touches of plain hard water and stale marshmellows.
Which brings us to the body of the beer; a light and mild tone with a light watery body with enough carbonation to break the surface of complete boredom but not to keep it above average. Where's the wheat texture?
An OK to seldomly enjoyable beer. Not much to it. Just not cutting it for me as any kind of wheat beer.
08-09-2005 02:08:24 | More by tavernjef
2.78/5 rDev -19.2%
Fairly strong aroma is wheaty and yeasty with just a touch of lemon. It pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a fluffy and none too persistent white head. Flavor is wheaty with a hint of citrus, slightly yeasty, not all that inspiring. Flavor is smooth and fairly tingly, sometimes just a tad watery.
10-08-2009 21:19:06 | More by Cyberkedi
2.88/5 rDev -16.3%
A – Pale banana yellow. Thin white head.
S – Yeast, hay, wheat. Just a hint of banana sweetness.
T – Tastes like a light hefeweisen. Banana, wheat, orange zest. Lime-like acidity on the backend. Touch of coriander.
M – Light body. Shade watery. Underwhelming carbonation.
05-08-2011 15:29:09 | More by vfgccp
2.98/5 rDev -13.4%
Pours a clear, golden body with a small, though dense, white head.
Aromas of soft white wheat and lemon citrus with a slight underlying note of yeast.
The tastes begins with pale, wheat malts with a tiny pop of sugared sweetness. As it warms you get some lemon-flavored candy and very minor, spicy hops and bitterness. Sip of cool, clean water.
The mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Hints of doughy yeast with a light wheaty finish.
Overall this is just a thin bodied, slightly sweet, something wheaty beer, with few high points, even on a warm day.
08-22-2012 17:12:45 | More by claspada
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
3.53/5 rDev +2.6%
A: Pours a hazy, milky gold with a fluffy, feathery white head. Head retention is quite good and there is a moderate amount of lace.
S: Aromas of green apple, unripened banana, minerals, lemon, herbs, grass, and wheat toast are present on the nose. In terms of smell, this ale is reminiscent of both a Bavarian weissbier and an American pale wheat ale.
T: Fruity notes of unripened bananas, unripened pears, and green apple are immediately evident, underscored by traces of wheat toast, minerals, lemon, lime, grass, and herbs. The finish is bready and crisp with notes of grassy, mildly citrusy hops and wheat.
M: Predictably light in body, very dry, and a bit chalky in the mouth. Carbonation is relatively crisp and intense. Very quaffable.
O: I'm not a huge fan of Boulder Beer, but this wheat ale is far from bad. Some may not like the slightly muddled character, but I kind of appreciate it. I would not go out of my way to find this again, but I wouldn't have a problem knocking back one of these if it were readily available.
06-10-2013 17:56:46 | More by mrfrancis
3.58/5 rDev +4.1%
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked Oct 07 2010 and sampled on August 17, 2010. The pour is pale yellow and very cloudy with a thinner but slightly foamy white head that never quite fades. Banana, wheat, and yeast aromas are the first to greet the nose. The taste is about the same with a comforting fresh hop ending. Really not all that bad and fairly easy to drink.
08-17-2010 22:29:45 | More by puboflyons
3.65/5 rDev +6.1%
Notes are from last weekend.
Betty's a bit pale, something of a pale yellow-gold color. The head is soft and by no means permanent, but there's enough of a foam the rest of the way and thin, light lacing to just push this past mediocre.
Wheat forms a backbone in an otherwise surprisingly hops-intensive(for the style) aroma with lemon zest and an interesting yeast note. The hops aromas are spicy and citric.
The flavor is a little paler, with more of the yeast coming up front and a banana note I wasn't expecting. Wheat retreats to the background in here so more of the citrus and spice comes out. Still pale, though.
The body is light and, with a moderate carbonation and a good crispness, this one is pretty refreshing.
09-03-2010 20:41:30 | More by Brenden
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
78 out of 100 based on 674 ratings.