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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
78
okay

674 Ratings
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Ratings: 674
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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TeamAlphaDoG

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70.9%

06-03-2012 15:16:29 | More by TeamAlphaDoG
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JeffB

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70.9%

07-06-2012 12:07:43 | More by JeffB
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pemulis

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -70.9%

07-11-2014 17:36:10 | More by pemulis
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TooleBurger

Pennsylvania

1.15/5  rDev -66.6%

I tried a bottle of this based upon a recommendation of a friend. As soon as I opened it up, the beer smelled like a yest-filled armpit which really turned me off.

I figured I would taste it anyway, but the taste was just as bad. The smell was so strong, it made my tongue go numb and I almost yakked in the beer itself.

Even when I gulped down the first sip, all I could taste was that yest-filled armpit smell in my mouth. It was bad. I usually like wheat ales, but this one was a loser.

01-26-2009 19:38:15 | More by TooleBurger
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BuddyE

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -41.9%

04-19-2013 00:54:00 | More by BuddyE
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ericwilson54

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -41.9%

01-08-2012 00:32:26 | More by ericwilson54
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MumboJumbo

Colorado

2/5  rDev -41.9%

08-11-2012 02:32:45 | More by MumboJumbo
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -41.9%

08-21-2012 03:12:17 | More by tmars13
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -41.9%

09-09-2012 21:29:35 | More by Mark5252
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garuda

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -41.9%

11-14-2011 16:07:44 | More by garuda
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bacasnax

Florida

2/5  rDev -41.9%

04-02-2013 00:30:01 | More by bacasnax
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Windigo

Virginia

2.03/5  rDev -41%

Sweaty Betty is definitely a dishwater blonde...she's sorta weak altogether. Now look, if you do not like the traditional skunk of a heffe...then you may actually enjoy this. The appearance when poured was cloudy and not in a good way. The nose was a metallic skunk reminding me of fennel. The head was short-lived at best but it kicked up high initially like a wheat should. I expect a fruity experience from an American wheat....totally disappointed as were my Beer Geeks.

11-28-2011 21:11:15 | More by Windigo
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beertunes

Washington

2.03/5  rDev -41%

When I first tried this beer a couple years ago (before I started reviewing) I remember thinking, "Damn, whatever Betty's got in her diet, makes her sweat nasty". So, when it showed up again at a local I gave her a clean slate and a fresh chance.

Served in a straight pint glass. poured a cloudy, pale, yellow with an inch of fluffy white head that had medium retention and low lacing.

The aroma was semi-bitter and had a low wheat presence. It didn't have a malt or hop presence either. The flavors were very similar, a little bitter, not much charater otherwise.

The body was thin and dull. Drinkability is on the level of sour water, you drink a lot of it, but why? Overall, this is a fairly unpleasant beer. Not really mean or terrible, just not welcoming or enjoyable.

Betty hasn't improved her diet, her sweat is still funky, and not in the good way.

04-30-2010 08:59:13 | More by beertunes
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Mumra1979

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

07-31-2013 14:23:10 | More by Mumra1979
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

10-31-2013 15:39:18 | More by JAHMUR
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redblacks75

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev -34.6%

10-25-2013 18:01:09 | More by redblacks75
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.3/5  rDev -33.1%

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin fizzy white head that diminishes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is musty, stinky earthy yeast with some banana and clove and a little citrus.

The flavor is wheaty malts with some yeast and a little spice and some sweet fruits. The flavor is pretty subdued and a little watery. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a watery texture and a touch of harsh carbonation.

Overall, a pretty bland mix of a hefeweizen and a wit.

10-15-2008 03:55:42 | More by Beaver13
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Arielle

Arizona

2.33/5  rDev -32.3%

When I saw the label on this one, I was excited, but it turns out the age old adage is correct, you cannot judge a book by its' cover. Up front this poured a straw yellow, hazy and opaque color, and it had no head, and no lacing. It smelled a little citrusy, kind of minty, and like unbaked bread - kind of sweet, but also a little doughy.

On first sip I knew this one had missed its mark, not by much, but definately not an award winner. It is not balanced between the yeast, the hops, the concept, at all. Sweaty Betty turned out to be a very appropriate moniker, as this beer really did taste kind of sweaty. I want to try the beer this would have been without the 10k it just ran behind it. It has promise underneath it's hesitant, and unfulfilled idea, but for now I will not be purchasing it again.

11-12-2009 01:33:28 | More by Arielle
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Jayli

Massachusetts

2.33/5  rDev -32.3%

Consumed 3/6

A: This beer pours hazy yellow color with a one finger of sudsy white head. Head recedes quickly leaving thin wispy minimal lacing.

S: Nose is of wheat, banana, yeast and hint of clove in the background.

T: Taste is definitely heavy on the wheat and clove flavoring. Yeast comes through with hints of lemon that aren't detectable in the nose. Some banana also mingles in with a bit of oddly placed sourness in the finish.

M: Light body, moderate carbonation, somewhat crisp but far too thin.

D: The funkified finish in this beer absolutely killed it for me. Initially an ok representation of the style, but it went downhill and fast. I won't be getting this one again.

03-12-2010 16:29:59 | More by Jayli
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winomark

Missouri

2.35/5  rDev -31.7%

Slightly hazy light gold witha small, but vigorous head. Aromas of banana esters dominate. Slight yeasty tones present. Bananas and tropical flavors present with a strong metallic bite in the finish. Mouthfeel is light, with a strange, slightly harsh acidic or overcarbonbation grip up front. I am not impressed with this beer. Too many conflicting flavors and tastes with little direction or focus. No need to look for this one.

08-04-2004 16:42:21 | More by winomark
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rodcom

Pennsylvania

2.45/5  rDev -28.8%

Had this beer at the drafting room in Exton PA. Great name for a beer and certainly got me to try it! As for the taste, it was a wheat beer, but it tasted water downed compared to most...I guess it was the sweat from Betty in the beer. Would not even bother trying.

05-05-2008 23:51:37 | More by rodcom
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mentor

Colorado

2.45/5  rDev -28.8%

Pours a finger of nearly white one finger head over a cloudy yellow liquid. Smells sulfur, yeast, clove, and minimal earthy hop.

Tastes moderate malt sweet that carries medium-strong clovey phenol. Also quite yeasty. Mild hop bitter and little hop flavor. Very german in character, is this beer mis-classified here on BA as an American Pale Wheat? Judged to category listed here on BA. Wet on the tongue, but dries out in the finish accompanied by a gentle peppery sting. Some creaminess in mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Epic fail for the style, but a decent german wheat.

09-30-2009 03:30:34 | More by mentor
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Light pale with fizzy carbonation and almost no head. Alcohol and cheesy scent. Light bodied but drinkable. A bit acidic sour, and a metallic aftertaste. I even thought it a tad skunky, but apparently this is normal for this beer.Terrible name. I think worst of the brewery's line.

08-20-2006 03:26:11 | More by Sammy
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bundy462

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

A: Pours a cloudy blonde. Fizzy white head with very little retention. Looks like watered down orange juice.

S: Orange, lemons, wheat, bready.

T: Wheat base with a very artificial citrus twang throughout. Not very good, just tastes metallic and over fruited.

M: Water.

O: Not a very good brew, NEXT!

08-04-2010 01:21:52 | More by bundy462
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

08-11-2012 11:38:06 | More by TheBigBoy
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Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
78 out of 100 based on 674 ratings.