Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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3.88/5 rDev +12.8%
This beer pours a cloudy pale yellow straw with an average sized white head. The smell is very malty and especially "bisquity". Other smells include lemon and wheat. This is a pretty good smelling beer. The taste is very refreshing with lemon, wheat, yeast, and a creamy citrus flavor. The m/f is light and well balanced. A very good summer beer, I can see myself having a few of these.
06-24-2006 23:51:21 | More by jmz62565
3.5/5 rDev +1.7%
[Best served in a Weizen glass]
Poured a hazy yellow with a small frothy white head that was mostly diminishing and had fair lacing. The aroma was very light of grain malts, flowery hops, sweet yeast and a nice hint of citrus. It tasted sweet and yeasty at first and finished with a light sweet yeast and citrus flavor that lasted a decent amount of time. Mouthfeel was light in body and a little watery in texture. Overall a very nice Blonde Wheat Ale, great for the warm weather (not to heavy, but not to light).
03-09-2011 18:14:30 | More by KajII
3/5 rDev -12.8%
Poured this into a pint glass. This one appears a hazy pale yellow color with about a finger of creamy white head. The head dissolves down to a thin layer of foam pretty quickly.
Kind of grainy in the aroma with a little bit of spicy hops in the background. A little bit of a banana aroma to this also. Toast malt flavor with peppery hops. A little bit sweet to finish in it. Nothing really exciting going on here, but also nothing offensive going on here.
The feel is light and the carbonation is a bit prickley. Overall, nothing bad but nothing great. I don't see myself going back to this one, but I wouldn't turn it away.
04-21-2011 01:49:00 | More by Bendurgin
3/5 rDev -12.8%
12oz. bottle thanks to jhammerly
Pours a hazy straw color with a small white head that fades. No lacing on the glass.
Yeasty and bready aroma with a slightly sour smell.
Tastes likeit smells. Bready and yeasty with a slight sourness that rides through the finish. Not offensive, but misplaced. Maybe this one is past it's prime.
Thin body, light carbonation.
Meh, another plain jane pale wheat with a slight sourness. Unsure if this was intended or if my sample is beyond it's life expectancy. Either way, I probably would have scored it just the same...
10-11-2006 01:40:31 | More by MaltyGoodness
3.45/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured into a standard pint glass. The beer is a hazy light straw color. It looks watery. The fizzy white head settles to a film of bubbles and there is decent lacing. The beers smells ... sweet and floral, but there's something in the aroma I can't pinpoint. Something metallic and tangy. The beer follows the general pattern for wheats, with it's grainy, grassy backbone, but there's something metallic and weird in this beer. The mouthfeel is light bodied, but highly carbonated.
Overall, I just didn't like this beer, period. Everything from it's appearance to taste had something about it i didn't like. I also don't like the 5.9% for a wheat beer, seems a bit high. However I don't regret trying it and I'll finish the sixer. Just not again.
06-21-2012 18:32:40 | More by JuicesFlowing
3.53/5 rDev +2.6%
A: small white head that disapears quickly. Very little bubbles and no lacing. Cloudy and yellow in color.
S: Lemon, Banana, Merangue. Smells of a traditional german hef.
T: The flavors follow the nose, however, not as strongly. The flavor is a clean, traditional wheat beer flavor. Nothing blows me away here, but for the style, its above average.
M: Clean, light, good carbonation. Refreshing but nothing special.
D: I marked the drinkability as a 4, good, because again, for the style, it is above average and I could have quite a few of these (if in the mood for a light refreshing, summer beer)
12-17-2010 00:34:58 | More by rrski198
3.63/5 rDev +5.5%
This is a decent American hefe, but like many attempts, it seems like they really over did it with the banana esters. Pours to a cloudy golden color with a thick white head and an active carbonation. Decent lacing.
The aroma is not bad. Has a strong banana smell with clove and lemon zest. Even has a nice hoppiness.
Sweet with banana, only a hint of clove spiciness. A bit of citrus zest in the finish. Has a cheap malt flavor. I've had much worse though. Fairly hoppy for the style, but not quite a pale, and not enough to counter the cloying banana flavor.
I probably won't buy it again, but it wasn't by any means painful to drink.
07-20-2006 06:52:09 | More by neonbrown82
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
3.25/5 rDev -5.5%
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.
09-23-2008 23:02:34 | More by BierFan
4.18/5 rDev +21.5%
A - She's a blonde alright. Clear and yellow with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. The head is relatively short-lived as it started out around a half inch and receded to a mere trace at the surface.
S - Bananas and a hint of clove make for an inviting aroma. This is a fine characteristic.
T - A tasty beer light in the malt area and firm in the fruity banana notes.
M - The feel is rather smooth and even bordering on silky. It goes down very easy and doesn't have a rough touch on my lips, tongue or throat.
~ This is a fine sessioning beer. The flavor is good and the rest of the beer makes it an easily consumed beverage that I would certainly recommend to friends and would like to see offered in 12 packs.
11-02-2011 00:48:12 | More by cdkrenz
3.1/5 rDev -9.9%
A very light yellow/straw colored beer . Has a small white head. The aroma starts with a strong yeasty note. With the wheat and banana notes in the background. The flavor is like a mild version of a Hefe- but there is an unpleasant corn on the cob sweetness that lays in the back of your throat on the finish.
06-14-2005 23:55:54 | More by ybnorml
3.95/5 rDev +14.8%
12 oz bottle
Amazing pour! This unfiltered wheat ale really comes alive in your glass, up-end the bottle and your eyes are givin a real treat. Awesome folds, waves and loops of sediment stay suspended in the beer and slowly settle out. Nice 2 inch white head too. Betty has a solid white ale nose, definitely with some Belgian influence. Solid roasty wheat flavor, Belgian yeast and spicyness, some banana and bland citrus notes. Above average white ale body, very bright carbonation. This one is pretty damn drinkable and chewy. A good choice for the drinker who wants a white ale with a little bit of body and decent character.
06-15-2008 23:38:13 | More by ATPete
3.23/5 rDev -6.1%
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
07-25-2013 00:00:18 | More by jimmah120
3.88/5 rDev +12.8%
A: Pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Slight retention and not much lace.
S: Banana notes hit the nose first with a slight matly background. Very fresh smelling.
T/M: Light tasting at first. Banana and wheaty notes come in after the initial light taste. Not much of a hop profile, but they're in there. Good carbonatoin with a smooth refreshing finish. Good citrus like aftertaste with a bit of grassyness. Crawls through the mouth sticking to the sides a bit. I like this one.
D: Definately a drinkable beer on a hot summers day. Seems very refreshing and thirst quenching. Almost reminds me of a hefe.
07-06-2006 23:57:00 | More by bjohnson
3.6/5 rDev +4.7%
A: Lemon cream yellow with a sudsy, thick, and foamy head; decent retention and decent lacing
S: Grainy and grassy with lemon citrus and even a touch of banana and spice; this smells mostly like an American wheat but there's a touch of a German hefeweizen in there as well
T: Lemon zest up front followed by grassy grains and just a touch of banana and cloves; this is a simple yet refreshing and tasty beer--perfect for mowing the lawn, which is exactly how it came in handy just now
F: Medium body and fairly sticky which works okay
O: This is a nice little beer and like I said perfect for what it is: an easy drinking and refreshing summer beer; I think Boulder did a nice job with this one and when I want something like this again, I will return
06-06-2012 03:49:28 | More by dbossman
3.75/5 rDev +9%
It pours out a pale straw colored beer, pretty cloudy, with a small and short-lived white head topping it off. The nose consists of wheat grain and pale malt, with some hints of floral hop and lemon zest. The taste starts off with pale malt, a fair amount of wheat grain, a bit of sweetness, and finishes with a splash of lemon juice, and a light, floral hop background. A bit of spice as well. Maybe just a hint of banana as well, a taste I more often associate with Hefes than filtered wheats. Light mouthfeel and pretty refreshing.
08-24-2011 19:58:54 | More by Tballz420
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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