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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 10
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of rudabegga9


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-17-2014 01:20:23 | More by rudabegga9
Photo of ChugginOil


3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-29-2013 03:33:14 | More by ChugginOil
Photo of mvanaskie13


3.48/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured into a standard pint glass; very thin head that dissipates very quickly, color is pale straw with decent carbonation, nothing outstanding here.

Smell is light bread and biscuit, hint of maltiness and a hint of banana and spices.

Taste is mild bread and biscuit flavors, more noticeable hints of spice, clove and yeast flavors and hint of banana. Everything is light, but decent tasting.

Mouthfeel is light and well balanced, a little crisp from the carbonation but good for this brew.

Overall, a solid brew, but nothing above normal or setting it apart. Quite drinkable and decent taste, a little off and light on the nose with average presentation.

05-19-2011 00:11:06 | More by mvanaskie13
Photo of Stevie_Janowski


4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

05-23-2013 23:45:39 | More by Stevie_Janowski
Photo of Goliath


3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

07-30-2008 21:15:00 | More by Goliath
Photo of dalepryor


3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

12-15-2013 11:06:21 | More by dalepryor
Photo of hustlesworth


3.15/5  rDev -8.4%

A- nice looking hazed golden amber with an exceptionally firm and creamy eggshell colored head. foam doesn't retain itself as well as some of my favorite german versions but it's doing a decent job. lace is sticky and there's plenty of it in the form of well defined drippy rings.

S- somewhat hefeweizeny but with a twist of lemon and pineapple. some wheat aromas and a touch of sulfur as well. banana and clove notes hide way in the background keeping this one from being the bavarian style wheat i was expecting from the brewer's description.

T- light and pleasant, but without much yeast flavor the beer gets pretty bland. bready wheat flavors and a malty sweetness up front quickly fade leaving some leafy hop flavor and not much else. a little bit of candied pineapple gives this one a fruity edge. finishes more or less dry and clean with faint banana and cereal flavor.

MF- soft and smoothly carbonated with tight gently rolling bubbles lingering long on the tongue. wheat gives the body some structure and there's also somewhat of a menthol coolness.

D- an easy drinking and mild brew with some citrus character. it's nice for summertime- light, thirst quenching, refreshing, etc. but as far as being bavarian style i could appreciate a bit more yeast spiciness.

07-12-2010 06:18:31 | More by hustlesworth
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

03-31-2014 01:52:42 | More by hockeyfighter19
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

11-21-2011 00:16:54 | More by cfinch2
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

12-06-2012 02:48:47 | More by braican
Photo of Stimack

New York

3.65/5  rDev +6.1%

Gave this brew a try, it poured to a dull yellow color with some cloudiness. Possessed virtually no head and what was there was a white cap that broke down very rapidly and left no lacing. The aroma was pretty good, wheat scent comes out first with a little citrus character, I would saw mostly lemon. Slight sweet smell also mixed in with a light hop highlight. The taste is ok, not as good as the aroma. Has a grainy feel, light hop presence but just seems very plain, finishes somewhat dry. Overall I would say that this is a good drinking beer during the warmer months but feel that we have better choices both nationally as well as locally.

06-23-2007 12:33:22 | More by Stimack
Photo of Buebie


3.45/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a turbulator.
Freshness date od July 2008.
1 finger cola like fizzy white head off the pour. Some spotty thin watery lace.
Color is a hazy golden unfiltered.

Aroma os lemon zest, dried hay, and lots of bready yeasty aroma.

Sweet and carbonated up front. Switching to a more gerainy flavor, lots of wheaty yeasty flavors, then at the swallow becoming more dry with a spice kick. Some sour lime rind like flavors off the linger.

Quite good and refreshing for the style. Wheats have never been my cup of rea, but this is great for the style.

01-08-2009 07:10:33 | More by Buebie
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

02-04-2014 01:35:31 | More by mtbdonn
Photo of Reaper16


3.8/5  rDev +10.5%

served on-tap @ Egan's, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a pint glass
Quick Hits!

Pours a cloudy, hazy straw yellow color. 1.5 fingers of tiny-bubbled foam swish around without leaving much lacing. Meh.

There's some lemony wheat scents, as expected, but what interests me is the floral notes. They are so strong that upon first smell I thought this was a blonde ale. But then the typical pale wheat aromas came through. The floral notes sort of obscure any hop action that may or may not be going on.

The floral notes! They are assertive! This tastes mostly like dandelions and honeysuckle. There's wheat too. And very light traces of lemon. But mostly floral notes. And I'm Ok with that.

Light body, lively carbonation, low ABV%... what's not to like? This feels correct when drinking and you can drink quite a few of them provided you're into sessioning something that isn't very complex.

This is like a blonde ale/pale wheat hybrid. I think it mostly succeeds.

09-24-2010 09:19:51 | More by Reaper16
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New York

3.43/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours a hazy straw color. Head disapears quickly, to a nice lace. This beer is a lighter version of Flying Dog's In Heat Wheat. I like the Flying Dog a bit better,but this is not bad at all. In fact on a hot day I may go for this because it is lighter.

09-25-2005 02:29:40 | More by riversider76
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

06-12-2013 03:44:04 | More by KeyWestGator
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-01-2014 19:00:41 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-22-2012 20:30:44 | More by DrFunkenstein
Photo of hero27


3.58/5  rDev +4.1%

Sweet name...and a 5.9% pale wheat ale? Niiice.

Very pale yellow color with a head that doesn't stick around too long. Smell is subtle ginger, coriander, cloves, and mild citrus.
Coriander (when overdone, I can't stand) is present in this beer, but it's fairly modest and doesn't distract too much from the wheat & citrus taste. Taste is light and refreshing. Slides down the hatch effortlessly.
You could drink cases of this stuff in the summer..and get pretty damn drunk doing so. A summer offering that's worth a try if you find it.

11-05-2005 00:30:58 | More by hero27
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

08-10-2013 02:20:09 | More by EBeckett3
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-11-2012 23:46:22 | More by grumpygerman
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Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-10-2013 15:53:12 | More by Horbar
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3.93/5  rDev +14.2%

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. The lazy hazy straw color appeared with little bit of a head that disappeared as fast as it came.

Smelled of wheat and yeasty citrus aroma.

The taste was pretty standard for this style. I found it relaxing. I assumed the wheat malt was used.

The wheat malt was what I felt on the tip of my tongue.

I will talk with Betty again soon.

08-13-2007 00:42:07 | More by cswhitehorse
Photo of NODAK


4.18/5  rDev +21.5%

Nose here is a lot like a hefeweizen, really. Getting a lot of clove spiciness and lemon.

And the taste...again, lots like a hefeweizen perhaps even mixed with a wit. Lemon notes are very obvious at the get-go. This is paired with some good clove spiciness. Together, this is the body of the beer. At the finish, there is some sweet citrus (orange?), more cloves, and some wheat coming through. Certainly a sweet finish. Definitely a summer beer here.

I'm impressed by this beer's drinkability and character. I'm not exactly sure what separates this from a hefe, but it's definitely a tasty summer option.

10-06-2010 02:00:49 | More by NODAK
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-30-2012 02:41:03 | More by DerwinWentworth
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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