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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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78
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643 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 643
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 9
Gots: 20 | 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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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-30-2012 02:41:03 | More by DerwinWentworth
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-10-2013 15:53:12 | More by Horbar
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +9%

06-12-2013 03:44:04 | More by KeyWestGator
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-22-2012 20:30:44 | More by DrFunkenstein
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sweaty Betty, which thankfully in no way resembles its name in smell or taste, begins with a spicy, peppery, banana-and-clove-laden aroma that closely resembles a Belgian, but is separated by a bit more spice and wildness, and a hint of effervescent lemon.

On the tongue, the first notes are almost Flemish sour, but quickly turn into a clove-and-banana festival, accompanied by lemons, oranges, and berries. There is a not-very-subtle smack of good banana bread in here, eaten alongside a bowl Grape Nuts cereal. Small hints of bitter, citrusy hops waver around the edges, becoming more prominent late in the mouthful. The aftertaste is where most of the wheat flavor comes in, thick fields of wet grain sprinkling the tastebuds, as well as a continuation of the hops. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is quite good beer, and unique enough in flavor to set itself apart from many of its peers. The brew is balanced and flavorful, and would, I suspect, be quite thirst-quenching in mid-summer. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 02:24:24 | More by jondeelee
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

10-05-2013 14:30:08 | More by AJ01923
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

02-27-2013 19:14:43 | More by sixerofelixir
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jettjon

Florida

3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 oz bottle stamped Jul1707 on the neck. Into a pint glass. Hazy, wheaty yellowish color with visible sediment from pour-swirl-pour. Thin white cap fades quickly leaving a thin ring and specks of lace. Nose of wheat, yeast, and spicy cloves. Tastes of spicy cloves, yeast, mild wheat. Light, spicy finish. Mouth is light and wet, with heavy carbonation yet still palatable. Drinkability is good; it’s tasty and smooth, inoffensive yet with a bit of spice. Alcohol is well masked.

Overall: Decent but nothing to actively pursue. Worth a try if one comes your way.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2007 00:55:31 | More by jettjon
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IronCitySteve

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I do enjoy Hefe's and Pale Wheat Ale's so I may be a tad biased.

A: An extremely cloudy golden straw color. Minimal head. A decent amount of lacing.

S: Heavy banana smell, with some hints of coriander or clove.

T: Lemon, wheat, banana and spice all combed together. The banana hits first and the aftertaste is not overwhelmingly spicy but it is there.

M: Really crisp and smooth. Very light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation

D: I could drink this type of beer frequently. It is a very well rounded American Wheat.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2008 14:21:23 | More by IronCitySteve
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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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Lanstrum

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-18-2013 23:09:14 | More by Lanstrum
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fishguyac

Virginia

5/5  rDev +45.3%

11-08-2012 20:47:11 | More by fishguyac
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karst

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale lightly hazed lemon, with a head that goes from 1 finger to zero in under 30 seconds.
Aromas of spice (coriander & ginger) citrus and grassy hallertaus.
Initial flavor of spices and citrus give way to rough grain. As it breaths lemon and orange emerge as the citrus. Spices well behaved as the understated hops dry the finish - leaving no bitterness. Light body and thin mouthfeel.
An unusual wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2005 19:14:47 | More by karst
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very pale yellow w/ a half finger of bright white head...disappears quite rapidly w/ a thin layer remaining.
Lacing is very thin, but has a bit of hold to the side of the shaker glass.
Aroma is a hint of spiced hops and sweet malt...decent.
Not a huge fan of wheat beers, but the flavor is enjoyable and has a decent dose of hops. Not as spiced as the nose was portraying, but enough to give this one a slight edge.
Mouthfeel and carbonation average for the style.
I could enjoy a few of these on a hot day such as this...another fine offering from Boulder...a nice addition to the lineup.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2005 23:01:24 | More by warriorsoul
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carln26

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

OK, so it doesn’t have the label Hefeweizen in the name anywhere. When I tried this beer, that is definitely what I thought it was. It poured a pale golden (yellow), and was certainly unfiltered. There was no head to speak of, and very little lace that didn’t stay around anyway. Very slight aroma of vanilla and banana. The taste has the banana, and a little more citrus. No clove flavor that you might expect from a high-quality Hefe. I give this beer credit though, it had none of the chemical after-taste that many American Hefeweizens are full of (Why is that?). A very light mouth feel. Nice drinkability, this is an excellent hot weather beer (on a 90 degree Boston day).

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2004 18:04:59 | More by carln26
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brheuer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

03-24-2013 22:00:42 | More by brheuer
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barefootbrewer

Mississippi

3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a cloudy straw color – thick head. The aroma is quite fruity and a little sour. The taste is fruity and floral with some sourness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is on the light side. This is a flavorful beer that is interesting and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2007 20:53:08 | More by barefootbrewer
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-08-2012 01:36:34 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-17-2013 01:26:39 | More by jnardone235
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mixed_master7

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

01-03-2013 20:51:29 | More by mixed_master7
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-27-2012 21:29:25 | More by cbcrunch
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-12-2012 17:03:59 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-25-2013 11:47:32 | More by scxcrunner
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured a very hazy straw color with close to a two finger white head that faded to just covering the beer with a sticky lace that followed the beer down the glass. aromas of wheat and lemon grass and spice. taste, wheat malt, lemon grass, cloves and other spices with a peppery ending lingers for a bit. mouthfeel is very light and crisp and spicy. will definitely be looking for more of sweaty betty.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2007 21:27:31 | More by billybob
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gwiedman1

New York

4/5  rDev +16.3%

05-11-2013 20:41:15 | More by gwiedman1
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
78 out of 100 based on 643 ratings.