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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

Sweaty Betty BlondeSweaty Betty Blonde

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613 Ratings
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Ratings: 613
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.41%


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:
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(Beer added by: Quaffer on 06-06-2004)
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phishsihq

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sweaty Betty from Boulder Beer Company pours a hazy, pale yellow and is capped by a big frothy white head that leaves a good deal of lacing. Aromas of wheat, banana, yeast, lemon, and spice create a rich, and wonderful bouquet. The banana and wheat standout on the pallet, with the malt providing initial sweetness and eventually a slight breadiness, hints of pepper and citrus lurk out as well, very flavorful. Medium-light in body, this refreshing brew is low to moderate in carbonation. Refreshing on a hot summer evening!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 00:25:01 | More by phishsihq
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zeff80

Missouri

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours out a cloudy, yellow color with no head. No lacing either.

S - Smelled of sweet citrus flavors, as well as, wheat and yeast.

T - Tasted of wheat and malt, plus some citrus and clove. Fairly sweet, too.

M - It was crisp and relatively dry. Light-bodied.

D - It is pretty good. I had high expectations for a Boulder Beer product and it didn't quite meet them. But it is still a drinakble beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2006 15:49:22 | More by zeff80
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Rainintheface

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured with vigor into Sam Adams glass

A: Golden and hazy. 1 finger white foam head quickly reduces to thin lace

S: lightly of clove honey, wheat and faint banana

T: hand in hand with smell but with edge of spiciness

M light, smooth with minimal carbonation. slight honey aftertaste

D: decent. I could have a few on a summer day but it wouldn't be a top choice.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2007 22:02:00 | More by Rainintheface
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berserker256

Michigan

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer was on sale which makes me wonder if it's old. Because it poured out pretty flat with no head. Hazy yellow with a small but steady stream of tiny bubble rising to the surface. I smell earthy clove funk and sour banana. Tastes as it smells but a bit better. Thick and somewhat heavy mouthfeel for the style. Not the best pale wheat. I've had many better.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2008 19:07:46 | More by berserker256
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ZeroSignal

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, bottles 12/10, poured into SA Pint

A - Pale, somewhat hazy straw yellow with a scant, tight white head. Lacing and retention is minimal.

S - Light in the nose...mostly clove and coriander

T&M - Lighter bodied and crisp. Has the typical "softness" associated with higher wheat content. Clove and coriander from the nose carry through into the flavor. Faint hint of a spicy, peppery nature, with a touch of fruity sweetness in the finish. Aftertaste has a light yeasty chalkiness.

O - This is my second beer out of a Boulder Mix Pack, and I'm starting to sense a pattern. Is this an amazing beer or a shining example of the style? No. Is it highly drinkable and relatively enjoyable? Yes; in fact, I could see giving this to some non-craft beer drinking friends and probably have them enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 03:14:54 | More by ZeroSignal
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, month past the freshness date

look is a very pale yellow, cloudy, almost no head after 5min. smell is banana, clove, pepper, the usual suspects, with a minty earthiness. taste/flavors are a little flat. not sure if it's because of the age or what.

might come back to this one at some point

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 00:00:18 | More by jimmah120
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glass_house

Ohio

3.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a hefeweizen glass.

Pours a light hazy straw color with one finger of lively white foam that quickly disappears with almost no retention or lacing. It actually smells pretty good. Faint banana, lemon, pale malts, and spicy yeast.

The mouthfeel is an immediate letdown. The carbonation seems only slightly light for the style, but it's a poor match for the ultra light body. The taste is quite good but a little tame. The banana, orange, lemon, clove and wheat cracker play nicely off one another with a crisp clean finish.

Mixed feelings on this one. If the carbonation and flavors were turned up a notch I think I would like it a lot. As it is, I could see this being a satisfactory choice on a hot day. I'd definitely drink it again, but won't go out of my way to find it.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 01:18:03 | More by glass_house
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hopsaplenty

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. brown bottle, no date information.

Hazy golden sunshine. Short, quickly receding head of off tan bubbles that left a skim coat and a short collar, but no lacing. Only a few lazy carbonation streams rise. Light wheat with some clove and gum aromas. Lemon pith and cloves up front and carrying through the finish. There is a bit of lemon zest that rises as well, and the finish is short. Light to medium body with active carbonation creates a refreshing mouthfeel. There is a slightly tart component that lingers briefly. Refreshing overall, and the wheat notes are somewhat downplayed.

Thanks go out to Heath for trucking me a box of fresh CO beers on a recent east coast visit.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2006 02:11:59 | More by hopsaplenty
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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear Pale lager. On appearance it doesn't look like a wheat beer, well, at least not a traditional one.

Nose is creme de bananna with not much else, perhaps a little sour smell.

On the palate is some bananna sweetness and estery notes to confirm it is indeed a wheat beer, but not much else going on.

Is this made by AB? This can't be a Boulder Beer?!?! NO!!!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2006 03:34:40 | More by yemenmocha
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Goliath

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazed pale yellow color with a one inch bright white head. Decent retention.

Aroma is decent. Pretty typical, but some citrus notes, as well as the familiar tone. Kind of tangy and sweet.

Taste is fine. Some citrus and slightly spicey. A maltier finish. Not a whole lot there, kind of thin and lacking flavor.

Mouthfeel is fairly thin and watery with plenty of carbonation.

Drinkability is moderate. Very sessionable, but kind of boring and uninspiring.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2008 21:15:00 | More by Goliath
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BierFan

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler glass.

Sweaty Betty pours a hazy yellow/orange color. The label of the beer shows a very large overflowing head in the background, but thats just a lie. In reality it had a very small white head. It also left almost no lacing.It smells very very sweet. Doesn't really smell like anything in particular, just a sweet wheat beer. The taste seems very average.

Sweaty Betty is a very drinkable wheat beer but it's very lacking in looks, smell, and taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2008 23:02:34 | More by BierFan
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yesyouam

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sweaty Betty Blonde is a slightly hazy pale straw colored beer with a thin white head that disappears. It doesn't leave any lacing. There isn't much aroma; a hint of lemon and maybe banana and apple. It's pretty light bodied but soft and fluffy with a clean, bubbly finish. It tastes simple and light but well balanced and clean. Pear oil is present, but not strong. Even the bitterness seems fruity. It's tangy and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 04:18:17 | More by yesyouam
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IntriqKen

California

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a large trade with jhammerly from Nebraska...thanks Jimi.
Pours a cloudy straw-yellow with a small white head that disappeared all too quickly.
Aroma of spicy wheat and only a tiny touch of lemon.
Taste is immediately an explosion of lemon....sweet malt at first, then swallowing to lemon juice. As the beer warms some, the lemon juice flavors change slightly to lemonade (get slightly sweeter).
Aftertaste is spicy wheat and lemon juice.
Mouthfeel could use more carbonation but it doesn't taste totally thin or flat.
Good summer cooler.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2006 01:28:27 | More by IntriqKen
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Bobikel

Colorado

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a slightly cloudy very pale whitish/blond, with a small head that dissipates fairly quickly. Lacing is present, but minimal.

Smell - Wheat tang and strong yeastiness dominate. A very soft floral aroma comes through underneath.

Taste - Very wheaty, with a slight cereal edge at swallow. Some very mellow citrus hops help to balance things out.

Mouthfeel - Light and effervescent - nice

Drinkability - Grabbed a sixer of this because it's hot outside, and this does quench on a hot day, but like many american wheat beers, flavor is not overly complex, or exciting. At least for me...

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2007 21:40:44 | More by Bobikel
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WaveRebel51

Nebraska

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty standard beer for the style. Appears a hazy pale gold with almost no foam, the fruity aroma is very inticing, however, for some reason, the taste never seemed to come through.

It was a typical, wheaty, bready taste with a faint sweet aftertaste of fruits and honey. Got better as it warmed, but still seemed a little thin. Drank this after a light jog in 90-degree weather and this was refreshing.

Although I found the taste a little lacking, this is one of the better summer beers and given Boulder's track record, I'd be interested in trying this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2007 14:23:55 | More by WaveRebel51
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ckeegan04

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light golden yellow color with thin white head. Quickly fades and leaves no lacing and very little coverage.

S - Somewhat skunky smelling lemon and wheat mixture.

T - Beer redeems itself a little with the taste. Lemons and somewhat grainy wheat taste. The citrusy lemon taste is the primary taste though.

M/D - Light to medium bodied and a little on the chewy side. Very average wheat ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2008 02:18:19 | More by ckeegan04
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Guinness4me

Florida

3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wow...one sip of this beer and I felt like I was back in Kansas again! While I usually miss the maltiness in wheat beer, this specimen was a nice contrast.

The beer poured cloudy as most wheat beers do, with a light head and layered lace. The smell was earthy and grassy and quickly took me back to a memory of freshly cut wheat in Kansas.

The taste was acidic at first then went with an alcohol flavor which didn't impress me. My favorite part of this beer is the mouthfeel which is heavier than I expected. It has a wonderful wheaty aftertaste which lingers nicely.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2004 02:10:13 | More by Guinness4me
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle acquired in trade with robertsreality (thanks!).

Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a very small sized white head. Aromas of bananas, cloves, grain and light citrus. When first poured I got a strong wet hay aromas that quickly went away. Tastes of bananas, wheat and light cloves. Starts of lightly honey sweet and ends in a light tart finish.

Notes from 12/27/05

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 16:50:48 | More by hopdog
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jsh420

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

best by may 23 2011

pours hazy straw yellow with 1+ finger white head that faded fast and left no lacing

smells very faint - i pick up a little banana

taste is much better then the nose - light wheaty grains and banana

mouthfeel is light crisp and very refreshing

overall - this might not be the best or even in the top 10 in pale wheats but i could knock back many of these on a hot summer day - this is on par with goose 312 without the lemon

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 02:35:47 | More by jsh420
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ryantupy

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2005 00:08:39 | More by ryantupy
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GeoffRizzo

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow, slightly cloudy, rapidly evaporating head with bubbly carbonation that grabs the side of the pint glass. Sweet citrus and some spices on the nose, none of which improve as this beer warms up. Twangy lemon and orange offerings in the initial quaffs; the body quickly reveals touches of hops and a sweet malt based background. There are certain flashes of banana peel, cloves and hefe-like spices with just a touch of black pepper left on the palate. Borderline-medium modied, somewhat of a sugary and creamy malt finish. Nothing that will have you crying for more, but who's complaining about a simple and easy to drink wheat ale?

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2006 00:53:45 | More by GeoffRizzo
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

i bought a case of 12 oz. bottles this year, and thought i'd give this one a re-review due to the fact that my previous review was unflattering...so here goes.

pours out a hazy sun gold colour, with a thin tight head that sticks around a bit. plenty of lacing. a pretty beer. wheatish aroma with some ripe banana notes...smells like a hefe inspired creation. taste is thick and rich with wheat notes, banana inspired flavours, seemingly artificial at times or just too sweet maybe...and a bit of alcohol spice and booziness. not too bad. just interesting enough to capture the attention of a true hefe lover but not quite. and enough to satisfy the american wheat drinker with extra flavour to spare. mouthfeel is very good...this is a heavier concoction and there is plenty of creaminess to mingle with the above mentioned flavour characteristics. deep body; it's a higher ABV wheat so you get your money's worth. drinkable, especially in the warm weather or on the patio in the hot sun.

ok, i'm giving this higher scores this time around because i just plain like it more this time, but it seems to want to blur the line between american wheat and bavarian style hefe. and by the time i get through six or eighth of these quenching my thirst and desire for a good wheat or hefe after a hard day in the summer sun, i find my vision and my memory blurred, also.

i'd have to say that this is worth a case every summer season.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2007 00:24:40 | More by budgood1
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Bright, clear straw/gold color. Poured a 2 finger rocky white head with good retention; was an aggressibe poir. Thin, sticky lacing. Decanted continually.

S: Wheat malt, light floral hops and citrus ; very clean (almost too clean)

T: Light fruity taste up front, the bready wheat, ciitrus and light clove. Not too complex.

M: Light body. Ample carbonation. Crisp and fizzy.

D: Easily drinkable. Decent flavors, certainly nothing offensive - just nothing special either.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2009 21:32:10 | More by Haybeerman
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sml505

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy straw color with small white head that disappears.

S - Soft wheat, spice, pepper, yeasty, and some lemon

T - Nice wheat flavor, pepper, lemon fruitiness, and yeast notes.

M/D - Light mouthfeel, and nice carb. Average wheat with common wheat, pepper, yeasty notes. A touch watery, but might be nice on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 04:56:11 | More by sml505
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured gold with less than one finger of white, poor retention, and spotty lacing. Not much of a nose besides some modest banana and lemon. Very thin flavor profile, and raw bitter finish. Definitely missing more fruit balance. Thin bodied and decently carbonated. Nice feel for sessioning, but unfortunately not enough flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 18:48:18 | More by donniecuffs
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
78 out of 100 based on 613 ratings.