Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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3.98/5 rDev +15.7%
Pours out to a very clear and sparkling pale yellow, forming a modest white head with poor retention and minimal lacing. Since this is supposed to be a bavarian-style Hefe, I added the firmly deposited yeast into the brew. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is quite nice...cracked wheat, cloves, green bananas, and a clean ferment. Hopped with Hallertau. 5.9% ABV, BTW. Mouthfeel is crisp and light, zingy and brisk with a light body. The taste is as expected...cloves, green bananas, cracked wheat, pale malts, mild bitterness and a pleasant acidity. Aftertaste of green bananas. Little to no hop flavor is discernable, and the majority of the flavor is all in the yeast. A little bit of yeasty burnt rubber is in there, similar to Bell's Wheat series yeasties.
This is definitely a hefe-weizen so I wonder why they call it a blonde...probably just to have something go with the name "Sweaty Betty". At any rate, it seems to have confused quite a few reviewers on this site. Quite enjoyable. I will have to check out 6-pack prices, because if it's cheaper, it may replace Summit as my summer hefe-weizen. Tasty.
06-09-2007 01:05:52 | More by Mitchster
3.35/5 rDev -2.6%
A - pours a hazy straw yellow without a head
S - smells of bready and wheat malts with some lemon zestiness and grassy hops
T - taste follows the nose to a T. Taste opens up with lemony citrusness that linger during the rest of the drink. There is also some bready and what malts that finish with grassy hops. Nice light flavor profile.
M - nice carbonation with a mediun body
D - pretty solid APWA. I don't know if I would necessarily go out of my way to get this, but it is a better than average wheat ale.
12-27-2010 03:49:08 | More by birchstick
3.4/5 rDev -1.2%
Boulder- Sweaty Betty
Purchased at Joe Canals- Lawrenceville, NJ $1.29 for a 12oz bottle.
A- Bright cloudy fizzy yellow with a huge billowing white head.
S- Strong sweet hay and straw. Slight lemon zest.
T- Strong sweet lemony wheat with a touch of funky barn straw.
M- Sweet and light. Lemony in the end.
Overall- A thirst quencher. This can replace gatorade. Not bad.
10-03-2007 00:32:21 | More by NJpadreFan
3.18/5 rDev -7.6%
From notes. Poured a hazy straw color wit ha small head that fell to nothing at all over the brew. The nose was orangey nd lemony with light wheaty notes. I found the flavor to be rather bland. Just nota lot going on in that one at all. The feel was light moderate with a moderate carbonation. Overall impressions were nothing of note. A fairly average brew. Pedestrian.
09-20-2005 01:27:13 | More by kmpitz2
3.75/5 rDev +9%
Cloudy yellow body with some yeasties floating around. About a finger of white head that leaves some lacing.
Smells like lemon zest and wheat.
Taste follows nose. Not very complex, mostly lemon with wheat, a little bit of spiciness mixed in. A good refreshing beer, but nothing outstanding. Medium mouthfeel, lots of carbonation.
I'm a sucker for wheat beers as far as drinkability goes. I could down tons of these.
05-24-2008 00:57:05 | More by Hojaminbag
3.48/5 rDev +1.2%
Poured from bottle into pint glass at buffalo wild wings in Hammond, LA. Aside from the typical Abita brew on tap, this was the extent of the craft beer selection - and this is one of two left in the cooler.
Pours a golden color with no head...it looks like the miller lite currently being consumed by the guy next to me. Very faint citrus fruity banana aroma, but mostly malt. Taste again is slight fruity malt with a hint of noble hops. Slight wheaty taste and feel. Some slight banana ish flavors. Its an ok brew, but I would never choose this over anything else...sad this is the only micro here...
I won't get again.
10-22-2012 22:55:53 | More by DrinkSlurm
4.1/5 rDev +19.2%
12 oz single bottle just recently purchased from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
Great seasonal release from Boulder...
An aggressive pour yielded a hazy, cloudy, straw-colored, golden hue with a minimal head that left a copious amount of lacing around the head of the serving glass...
Citrus-aroma was very noticeable, along with a heavy fruit-factor bursting through...
Taste was laden with wheat, citrus, fresh florals, ripe pears, apples, bananas, oranges, cloves, and coriander...
Creamy, thick mouthfeel made this one a pleasure to drink... Excellent level of drinkability to match... went down easily with no alcohol detectable and no cloying factors...
Good stuff and a great summer beer...
05-04-2008 19:40:09 | More by dsa7783
3.4/5 rDev -1.2%
Another "Looking Glass" series beer, now it comes in six packs. Moslty clear greenish gold color with a very white head that reduces to a collar pretty quickly. Lace is minimal at best. Aroma of dusty hay with some cotton candy sweetness. Solid mouthfeel with minimal carbonation -- which helps the estery qualities shine, candy "circus peanut" impressions. Distinct vanilla tone seems to dominate mid mouth, like Cream of Wheat with sugar and bananas on top. Sucrose finish, not a lot of complexities and without a lot of citrus notes to cut in. There's little doubt in my mind that this is an American Wheat with a hefty dose of that grain tossed in.
05-24-2005 00:31:11 | More by ADR
4.15/5 rDev +20.6%
Fresh citrusy bright aroma with several notes of fruits especially lemons, green apples, honey dew and banana.
Fresh, subtle, solid and refreshing wheat beer. An americanized hefeweizen with the usual banana, clove and nutmeg flavors but also some hints of lemon, ripe pear and apple.
08-17-2004 14:23:02 | More by Crosling
4.5/5 rDev +30.8%
A- Cloudy, opaque pale yellow body with a healthy creamy white head. Leaves behing plenty of lacing in the glass.
S- Citrus and spice immediately hit the nose followed by hints of wheat and yeast.
T- Citrus upfront with spice and wheat in the background. Finish is smooth and refreshing. Yeast lingers in the back of the palate until the next sip.
M- medium carbonation and yeasty body. Goes down easy and very smoothly.
D- This is very drinkable and is a great representation of the wheat beer style. The wheat and yeast can be tasted, seen, and felt but are accented with citrus and some spices.
05-24-2007 04:12:47 | More by PittBeerGirl
3.55/5 rDev +3.2%
On-tap at Flying Saucer served in a standard pint glass a crisp light yellow with a decent off-white head that diminishes to a thin layer. Aroma is slight Earthy hops, sweet malts and sweet fruit. Taste is a nice blend of wheat and hops with a hint of spice and bubblegum. The beer is quite light crisp and refreshing. This is a decent summer beer.
06-02-2009 19:12:05 | More by atsprings
3.88/5 rDev +12.8%
Hazy, pale gold in hue, kind of pasty. Yet it was still surprisingly transparent. Not much animation either, it looks a bit lifeless. The head was white in color and about a finger in height on a hard pour. Head retention was poor as it quickly faded to a loose cap. For a Hefeweizen these features are not up to par as the head was too small and the retention was to short. The subsequent lacing was spotty and it didnt cling well, yet another dull aspect of the appearance. The nose is soft with musty notes being the most noticeable. Yeasty. Weak banana aromas as well, hint of vanilla. Wheaty. There is a faded indication of citrus at the back. The nose does play along with the idea that this is a Hefeweizen. Im not totally convinced. Maybe Id call it a kicked up American Wheat. Then again I havent tasted it yet. This is solely based on the look and smell. The bouquet is inviting, regardless. The palate is very similar to the nose. Upfront is a meshing of yeasty musk with some wheaty notes. In the middle the banana finds a way to the foreground, moderate citrus notes that are stronger in flavor than in the scent. Modest vanilla flavors, malty, and thickly wheaty, pleasantly sweet. The aftertaste is mostly banana with just a trace of clove. This is a zesty and quite tasty Hefeweizen with an American twist. Still, the palate has now conviced me this was German roots. The carbonation is lively, as desired. Tasty. Bring on the pancakes and scrambled eggs. Medium in body, the mouthfeel is quite pleasant. I enjoyed this beer it is yet another dandy from the Looking Glass Series. This is enjoyable enough that I might have to buy a few more bombers. Purchased in Omaha.
08-20-2004 20:36:48 | More by bditty187
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
78 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.