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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
78
okay

673 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 10
Gots: 30 | 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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Gehrig

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +18.6%

I grabbed this at the sterling Sun Singer on a nice warm day. In part, I've also been on a wheat kick, and this fit the bill. The presentation was decent, standard--thin white head over a light orange body, no discernible lacing. Good color, though.

The nose represented an improvement, full of fruit and a surprising bit of hops. The same with the taste. For a pale wheat, I expected the fruit to outweigh the hop gritty texture and taste. There was a very good balance in Sweaty Betty--grapefruit, apricot, and banana with a nice hop coating. Very nice.

Hops did much for the mouthfeel, which would have been thin to the point of precarious without the ample hop complement. Had I more time, I would have knocked back two more of these in a snap. Delicious and balanced, Sweaty Betty has a harsher name than the beer will ever realize. It's smooth, semi-sweet, not bitter, and great to kick back and enjoy on a hot day. Good stuff.

04-24-2008 21:14:36 | More by Gehrig
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fdrich29

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +17.7%

On tap at the Coolidge Corner Clubhouse.

Poured a light, somewhat cloudy yellow with minimal head and no lacing. Smells like bananas and fruit and tastes very much like the banana smell. Very light and refreshing beer, and very enjoyable. Nice change of pace at the end of your 9-5 day.

09-28-2004 04:40:35 | More by fdrich29
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +17.7%

A: Poured a cloudy, pale lemon color with a half-finger soft, lustrious creamy white head that faded rather quickly. Beneath the cloudy turbulence you can sense vibrate nature of the carbonation.

S: Light tart lemons and a nice wheaty aroma which was very smooth and pleasant in nature graces the nose.

T: The initial flavor was much the same with tart lemons and wheat backing. The overall flavor was light, smooth with a great citrusy (lemon) nature along with light oranges and bananas sneaking through. Finishes with a great smooth subtle fade of lemon-wheat.

M: light and smooth with a great lemony tang and finish. The carbonation feels very light and soft on the tongue despite the vivid appearance.

D: A citrusy and refreshing drink that slides effortlessly off the tongue. Would be on of my top 5 choices for a summer time quencher. Case worthy by all means.

05-04-2008 22:32:13 | More by beerthulhu
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +17.7%

12oz bottle purchased as a single from Julio's, Marlboro, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1" white head over the clear light golden brew. Head lasts nicely, with heavy lacing. Aroma is cloves and wheat character. Taste is sweet malts upfront, with the clove kicking in after a minute, and lingering in the mouth. Mouthfeel is to-style smooth, and drinkability is good, but limited slightly by the possibly over-sweet start.

08-04-2006 21:22:18 | More by ppoitras
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UnionMade

New York

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
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.03/5  rDev +17.2%

A- Rich cloudy straw yellow with thin white lace that leaves creamy lace. Looks like a good wheat beer should.

S- Bready notes, wheat, hints of citrus and spice. Clove and banana notes. Earthy, grassy notes. Orange, lemon zest, and coriander.

T- Follows the nose. Nice hints of citrus and grasses with spicy notes of coriander and clove. Hint of banana in the aftertaste. All on top of a solid rich wheat.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium bodied.

D- Very tasty and easy to drink.

01-07-2011 19:28:19 | More by JayS2629
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Rio

Kansas

4.03/5  rDev +17.2%

22 oz bottle, sold in singles, no dates for brewing or best before dating found.

Pale, golden color to it, very cloudy. Bit of a head formed upon pouring, left a thin line around the outside of the glass.

Wheat smell with something strong over it, citrusy flavor, perhaps? I want to say a lemon, but I'm not sure exactly.

Thick feel to it in the mouth, little bit of the carbonation bubbles tickling the cheeks. Fuller feel than I expected from something that appeared so light.

Good taste to it, strong component of lemon, I think, but not so strong as to bash you with the taste. Reminds me of maybe a Boulevard Wheat or something of that nature.

All in all, a good brew. Didn't like it so much at first gulp, but from there, I've grown to like the taste a bit more. I'll plan to stock the fridge with a few more before it disappears.

06-21-2004 05:21:43 | More by Rio
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

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
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Mac19872

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-17-2011 02:55:10 | More by Mac19872
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Shakerman

Florida

4/5  rDev +16.3%

01-25-2012 23:57:28 | More by Shakerman
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +16.3%

01-20-2013 22:09:01 | More by Janeinma
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BadBadger

New York

4/5  rDev +16.3%

What to give a try on a hot and humid day? Why not Sweaty Betty, a fine offering from Boulder Beer. Sweaty Betty pours a nice gold color. The rather pleasant smell is grassy, citrusy, wheaty. The taste is nice mixture of lemon-citrus, wheat and yeast. The mouthfeel is refreshingly crisp. A very highly drinkable and enjoyable beverage.

07-27-2006 23:18:13 | More by BadBadger
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jmbraxton

Alabama

4/5  rDev +16.3%

08-19-2012 01:13:51 | More by jmbraxton
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rwilde

Ohio

4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-10-2011 19:25:13 | More by rwilde
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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
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Danrmoore444


4/5  rDev +16.3%

06-18-2014 22:37:40 | More by Danrmoore444
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dpottsy3

Missouri

4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-25-2013 18:43:22 | More by dpottsy3
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jaredtp

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +16.3%

This beer is actually a really good beer. I actually liked it a lot. I know that I will have this beer again. I liked the smell and the taste to this beer. It has a smooth taste to it. It is not a heavy beer and I liked that avout this beer. I know that I will have this beer again. I also will recomend it to friends and family as well.

05-31-2014 13:46:31 | More by jaredtp
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dreis

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-28-2012 01:36:04 | More by dreis
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zoso1967

Michigan

4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-05-2011 01:55:38 | More by zoso1967
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yankinwis

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +16.3%

02-10-2013 00:23:57 | More by yankinwis
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.3%

05-13-2012 12:46:50 | More by TeachChefs
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.3%

05-16-2012 03:20:20 | More by shockrocker65
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bobojr

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-26-2014 01:40:30 | More by bobojr
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akinsja

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +16.3%

11-29-2011 15:52:47 | More by akinsja
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
78 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.