Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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4.7/5 rDev +36.6%
This beer came a pale cloudy cider color that fades to gold near the bottom of the glass. The head consists of a wide collar of small white bubbles.
Smells of sweet honey and creamy wheat with some orange citrus. Theres also a smooth milky yeast that seems to ties this all together.
Tastes of doughy wheat and oats with an awesome, milky banana and clove presence. This is followed by a snap of citrus that helps dry the flavors out and helps this finish with a little clove and a pasty wheat.
The mouth feel is light to medium bodied and not too heavy at all.
This ones a dead ringer for a Bavarian Weitzen. Well done!
06-14-2006 16:35:58 | More by DarkerTheBetter
3.2/5 rDev -7%
Sweaty Betty Blonde pours a yellow color with a white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. Aroma is banana and clove. Very light wheat beer taste, clove is noticeable but mild at first, but becomes more noticeable as the beer warms. A bit of citrus perhaps. Sort of a sparkling type of carbonation. Decent beer for a hot day. Worth a try.
05-27-2006 22:54:41 | More by Drew966
3.98/5 rDev +15.7%
Pours an opaque lemon yellow with a 1/4 inch creamy head that fades quickly. Smell is citrusy and spicy. Taste is banana - cloves as one would expect from this style. Hints of pepper as well. Carbonation is slightly stinging, but not inappropriate. Mouthfeel is light and creamy, quite refreshing on a hot day after working your butt off outside.
05-25-2006 19:27:14 | More by LarryV
3.48/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
05-25-2006 01:23:16 | More by nlmartin
3.53/5 rDev +2.6%
Pours a hazy light golden color with a wispy white head that disappears after about a minute. Nice, crisp aroma of light wheat, citrus, banana, and weizen yeast. Palate is fairly standard for a wheat beer - light wheat and citrus flavors, with banana and bubble gum esters present in the background. Body is a bit thin and not particularly well-carbonated. Not bad, but I'm glad I only bought one bottle of this.
05-24-2006 07:02:28 | More by ElGordo
3.43/5 rDev -0.3%
The beer pours forth from the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a slightly chill hazed straw color, the head smallish and white, the texture semi-creamy, as it erodes faster than the speed of light, the left over lace a thin sheet that conceals the glass. Nose has a fair wheat aroma, fresh and crisp, also a bit of malt sweetness, start is lightly sweet, grain profile adequate; the top feels light to the palate. Finish is spiny in its acidity, the hops light but present, quite dry aftertaste, not a bad beer, hits the spot on this hot Arizona day.
05-20-2006 20:44:00 | More by Gusler
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
3.1/5 rDev -9.9%
A - a lemony yellow, hazy and cloudy, without mucha of a head, light but visible carbonation
S - a lemony wheaty aroma, with a spicy background like ginger or cloves, the lemon resemblance will become a trend here
T - again, it has a lemony-wheaty taste, with a sour zing in the middle, wihch fades leaving a corn flake aftertaste
M - kinda fizzy, but easy down, a nice wheat ale
D - moderate, a little to lemony-sour for me, but a quality brew
05-17-2006 04:04:50 | More by sinstaineddemon
3.75/5 rDev +9%
Poured a lemon orange with a cloudy body that leaves a thick white head. The aroma is wheat, lemon, pepper, orange zest very nice and complex. The taste starts malty wheat, with a candied fruit body, that is slighty carbonated and slighty thin. The beer finishes light with gentle bubble and a spicy sweetness on your tongue.
05-10-2006 15:56:18 | More by Franchise
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
3.95/5 rDev +14.8%
AStrong bright yellow and mid-range cloudy, Average white head that quickly dissipates into top lace.
Sstrongly citrus, grassy.
Ttouch of lemon, stronger taste of wheat, soft grass taste at end of swallow.
Mlight and refreshing, effervescent and bubbly. Wheat adds a nice character to the tongue without overpowering mouth.
Dvery easy to drink beer. Excellent warmer weather beer.
05-01-2006 16:05:42 | More by Dubbercody
4.05/5 rDev +17.7%
Grabbed a sixer of this, Boulder recently entered the state. I was looking for something easy going, and it was a toss up between this and Boulder's Hazed and Infused. I haven't had this yet, so what the hey. Sweaty Betty sounds a little naughty. Why's she so sweaty, may I ask?
Hazed flaxen gold, topped with a thick puff of white head. Decent head retention, keeping a thin collar. No lacing. Big, wheaty aroma. Lots of clove, with a bit of banana and lemony citrus. Prominent powdery, wheaty sourness, kinda sweaty smelling. Ha. The flavor is sweetish to start, pale wheat malt hints towards creamed corn, banana and brown pear fruitiness, powerful clove phenols dominating the finish, along with wheat tartness. Maintains a mellow sweetness, some brown sugar notes, with earthy, doughy yeast working with the clove and wheat sourness to create an almost sweaty flavor. Just a bit spicy. Not unenjoyable, actually quite quenching while enjoying some mid-spring sun and planting hot peppers. Medium body, no doubt assisted by the generous yeast pour, with mellow carbonation. A rich mouthfeel, full on the tongue.
Sweaty Betty, you go down easy! For all of that, I wish you gave better head. You're leaving the bottom of my glass bald. I don't mind bald, but not on my beer. Feels substantial enough to be satisfying, but not so flavorful that you'd wince at every sip while tipping back at a BBQ. Good, especially for the style. One of the more complex american wheats I've had. The wheat sourness and vague spiciness leans towards a witbier, some aspects are more bavarian hefeweiss, and others are american wheat. A nice little hybrid you are, Betty.
04-30-2006 02:03:33 | More by UnionMade
3.88/5 rDev +12.8%
Intrigued by the name so I had to try it. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass
Astraw yellow and cloudy, ½ white foamy head that quickly disappears, the moderate lacing also disappears quickly as I drink this pint
Sstrong wheat and citrus aroma, a little floral as well
Tvery strong wheat and a little lemon flavor, not tasting too much else, finishes dry and crisp
Mvery crisp and clean, carbonation is very present wonder why it is not in the appearance (I am pretty sure my glass is clean)
Da very good wheat beer. Goes down smooth and more would be welcomed. I think this would be a good summer beer for by the pool, but as I review this on 1/29in MN and look outside, there is a thick layer of ice on my pool. I can dream though, cant I?
01-30-2006 02:11:29 | More by hanco005
3.88/5 rDev +12.8%
Pours a hazy yellow color, some carbonation, small head, some lacing. Scents of citrus, and wheat. Nice taste for a wheat ale, dry, but kinda flat. Light body. Very drinkable for sure, not too sure about the ABV, nice taste. Would recommend, but will probably not buy again.
12-08-2005 00:50:36 | More by Wasatch
3.58/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
11-05-2005 00:30:58 | More by hero27
3.43/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
09-25-2005 02:29:40 | More by riversider76
3.18/5 rDev -7.6%
From notes. Poured a hazy straw color wit ha small head that fell to nothing at all over the brew. The nose was orangey nd lemony with light wheaty notes. I found the flavor to be rather bland. Just nota lot going on in that one at all. The feel was light moderate with a moderate carbonation. Overall impressions were nothing of note. A fairly average brew. Pedestrian.
09-20-2005 01:27:13 | More by kmpitz2
3.65/5 rDev +6.1%
This one pours a hazy yellow color with a small head that falls fast and doesn't leave any lacing on the glass. The aroma reminds me a lot of an American Wheat - some US hops and a backing of wheat and graininess. The flavor is just as expected - reminds me of an American wheat - just like the aroma. Not my favorite style, but the flavor on this one is better than most. More smooth than expected. The body is light and the drinkability is good.
09-19-2005 12:28:14 | More by clvand0
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
3.4/5 rDev -1.2%
Pours pale lightly hazed lemon, with a head that goes from 1 finger to zero in under 30 seconds.
Aromas of spice (coriander & ginger) citrus and grassy hallertaus.
Initial flavor of spices and citrus give way to rough grain. As it breaths lemon and orange emerge as the citrus. Spices well behaved as the understated hops dry the finish - leaving no bitterness. Light body and thin mouthfeel.
An unusual wheat beer.
08-29-2005 19:14:47 | More by karst
4.2/5 rDev +22.1%
This is a beer that isn't afraid to have some fun. Gotta' love the name, and the label design and blurb are amusing. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a hefe head. Mild banana aroma, that was equally evident in the flavor. Some tangy citric qualities lend a more American spin to this wheat. Very refreshing - a bit lighter-weight than a German hefe, and meant to be so. Few hefes are good session beers, but this is one where one is not enough.
08-21-2005 03:52:11 | More by Brent
2.78/5 rDev -19.2%
Pours a hazy grapefruit color with a decent (controlled) head and great lace.
Smell is MIA with just the faintest hints of citrus, malt amd banana.
Taste is betteer, with malt, grapefruit, banana and light hops. Hops fades to banana in the aftertaste and gets a bit cloying.
A medium bodied ale, OK to drink but I wouldn't recommend or repeat.
08-11-2005 18:16:25 | More by PorterLambic
3.5/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
08-09-2005 23:01:24 | More by warriorsoul
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
3.1/5 rDev -9.9%
This beer poured to a very pretty gold color form a twelve oz. bottle.
There was a strong smell of wheat and corn, yes corn. I let it warm and the smell of corny type wheat got stronger. There is a twang, and I finally figured out what this smells like. A corn dog from a county fair.
The taste was quite the same as the smell. Wheet with a twang, very little complexity. There was a smoky wheat aftertaste that was somewhat cloying.
One real positive note was the excellent mouthfeel on this beer. It was very very good. Much better than the actiual taste of the beer.
This brew would probably go great with gourmet pizza or at a barbeque, I wanted to like this beer on its own, but I really didn't. I wish they spent more time thinking about what they were brewing, instead of coming up with fancy names and labels.
08-07-2005 13:16:27 | More by andjusticeforale
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
78 out of 100 based on 676 ratings.