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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
78
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669 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 10
Gots: 28 | 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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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

05-01-2012 23:42:17 | More by NHSTEVE
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wingnutz27

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

05-25-2014 13:56:39 | More by wingnutz27
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kmoore149

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

04-17-2012 01:25:34 | More by kmoore149
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reynolds2121


2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

08-02-2012 21:40:56 | More by reynolds2121
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CyBEERooster

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

01-20-2013 22:14:46 | More by CyBEERooster
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Unchi

California

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

01-28-2012 01:20:21 | More by Unchi
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pinotboy007

Virginia

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
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pmccallum86

Minnesota

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
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dturchin

Massachusetts

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
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mwa423

Ohio

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
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Brew_42

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -23.5%

Pours hazy yellow with a white head that hangs around

Smells like bananas with a little bit of citrus. Very pleasant smell.

Taste was a bit of a let down. Not as much favor as the smell would suggest. Maybe It was a bad keg. A little bit of banana and citrus but not much.

Palate-Next to no carbonation.

Overall- A big let down. I got it from a bar that offered a ton of different beers to maybe it was a stale keg but I probably wont try this again.

07-29-2013 03:58:58 | More by Brew_42
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

2.68/5  rDev -22.1%

Pours a hazy yellow color with a slight head to it. The smell is of wheat with hints of some floral notes. The overall taste is of wheat with hints of some citrus hop notes. The mouthfeel is pretty smooth. The drinkability of this is okay, there is nothing to make you dislike the beer, but there is nothing to make you sit up and say hey i really like that.

07-13-2009 01:21:55 | More by goblue3509
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BradLikesBrew

Missouri

2.68/5  rDev -22.1%

I ended up drinking this because my in-laws insisted it was terrible and having enjoyed other offerings from Boulder Beer, I had to see for myself.
No freshness info.

a: A crystal clear light gold, like a macro-lager. White head quickly subsides, no lacing to speak of.

s: Some lemon notes, not much else.

t: Lemon up front, some bitterness in the finish, don't taste any hops.
I think I see what they area complaining about, there is a strange sourness.
I don't know how to explain it exactly, it is somewhat tart and surprisingly acidic. Not sure if this is intentional or if this bottle is just past its prime.

m: Very light body.

d: The sourness/tartness and the acidity hurts the drinkability. It is a very light beer that doesn't have much flavor. What flavor is present is not particularly enjoyable. I don't know if it was just my bottle or not, but if this is how it always tastes, I would avoid it.

11-24-2007 00:56:05 | More by BradLikesBrew
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scruffwhor

Illinois

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
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boss302

Florida

2.73/5  rDev -20.6%

Sweaty betty Blonde. This beer didn't look like a wheat beer, it was very clear and had an odd acidic taste. Maybe this beer was handled poorly before I tasted it, but maybe not.

A This beer was poured by the bar keep and was super clear, so much so that it looked like an American pils. It had a big head that went away almost immediately.

S sweet estery smell.

T There is a little acidic green apple taste that has a puckering effect. It is unique and unlike other wheat beers.

M Thin a little malty sweet. Low carbonation.

O This is not my style. I like wheat beers, but prefer the banana flavors over the apple, it's a personal thing I know. It is worth a try, but I'm glad I don't have a six pack.

07-01-2010 01:29:04 | More by boss302
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msh4k3

Michigan

2.73/5  rDev -20.6%

Bottle into a chalice

date says best before july 4th.

a. A light lemony yellow bottom and a musty yellow kind of golden color top. poured gently with a bit of head that lingers.

s. You smell a bit of wheat malts and a tad bit of a banana.

t. a bit of wheat malts tamed by a tiny bit of a lemon flavor and a hint of banana in it. It taste like a pale lager mix with a wheat beer.

M. Its the best bit. Its really kind of yeasty creamy, and smooth. Pretty refreshing but i guess thats the only redeeming quality.

O. It is a refreshing beer, but if you are looking for something with a little flavor or complexity, you've been barking up the wrong tree.

04-28-2012 03:39:14 | More by msh4k3
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rye726

Colorado

2.73/5  rDev -20.6%

This brew pours a cloudy yellow color and has a marginal whitish head. The nose has some quiet citrus tones and wheaty malts. The taste is mostly wheat malts with again subtle fruit. The body is really light for the style and over carbonated. Needs lots of glass swirling to help go down smooth.

05-21-2008 17:20:39 | More by rye726
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

04-14-2014 09:32:19 | More by williamjbauer
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dertyd

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

02-08-2014 18:29:10 | More by dertyd
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blknikon

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

05-08-2013 23:23:17 | More by blknikon
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Beestin

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

04-14-2014 16:57:17 | More by Beestin
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Mleblanc25

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

01-03-2014 19:18:03 | More by Mleblanc25
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Noonan425

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

12-31-2013 00:02:53 | More by Noonan425
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JTomczak

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

08-05-2013 01:15:36 | More by JTomczak
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

01-16-2014 01:27:19 | More by Kahlerbock
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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