Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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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
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
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
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
2.33/5 rDev -32.3%
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
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
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
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
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
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.
O: Not a very good brew, NEXT!
08-04-2010 01:21:52 | More by bundy462
2.53/5 rDev -26.5%
Would love to meet the gal who inspired this. :)
Nevertheless . . .
A-Quick, bright white head evolves and vanishes, with no lacing. The beer itself is a clear, light straw color.
S-As it warms it starts to gain some complexity but it's nothing exotic with some of the usual bubble gum aroma.
T-Pretty straight forward which given our 100 degree heat of late, is not a bad thing. Some minor wheat inflection and a tad bland, to be honest. Not much aftertaste, but if you're having mussles or some shellfish this would work.
M-Nice up front but thins out a bit much in the middle, leadign me to belive this would be good with shellfish on a warm day.
O-Not bad. I'd buy it again for some sort of summer event.
07-23-2011 19:19:56 | More by pinotboy007
2.53/5 rDev -26.5%
This beer pours a very clear golden color with a light quickly dissipating head. The smell is decent, weak with a smell citrus and pears. The taste is very light with mild carbonation, it kind of tastes like beer mixed with the juice of a fruit cup actually. Mouthfeel is light and thin, if you want a light beer with a peach and pear taste, this beer is for you.
I will not buy this beer again, there are many other better versions of the style. On the plus side you could probably down many of these no problem, you know, if you had a rough day at work or something.
07-23-2009 04:38:48 | More by pmccallum86
2.6/5 rDev -24.4%
not a fan at all...clear bright yellow hue reminiscent of your standard "macro muck" not much in the way of pronounced smells, slight citrus and subtle grassy notes, but otherwise pretty flat...
taste is pure citrus...big, slick artificially lemony, hint of orange, medium hoppiness, tart tart tart...too tart, very light mouthfeel and overly prickly, fortunately, i just want to get this stuff down
not a big fan of this beer...i know you shouldnt expect the same delicious flavors from the phenols and esters you get from the German version but there's not much too exciting about this beer.
that said, it rates higher on drinkability, but most American Pale wheats do...it would make a pretty damn good summer sessioner...medium hops, citrusy character, light body...a great beer to bring to the beach or have at a bbq though there are much better options (try left hands haystack if you want to stay in style)
07-17-2006 22:37:33 | More by dturchin
2.63/5 rDev -23.5%
A - Pours a light gold with only a minimal amount of haze (surprising) with minimal head that dies almost instantly but does have good lacing retention
S - Awful, fucking god awful. The aroma has to be what this beer is named after. Smells like stale wheat, mixed with burnt beans. This is definitely one I should have drank out of the bottle.
T - There is plenty of wheat flavor, but it almost tastes like it is a wheat extract flavor that was poured into the beer. There's a pale malt flavor that is prevalent and makes up the aftertaset.
M/D - If it wasn't for the smell, the drinkability would be higher. I dread the next sip because I will smell the beer from my glass. The mouthfeel is weak, but that's to be expected given the style.
10-31-2009 21:06:02 | More by mwa423
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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