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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 10
Gots: 31 | 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 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
Photo of DerwinWentworth


3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-30-2012 02:41:03 | More by DerwinWentworth
Photo of Lanstrum


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

04-18-2013 23:09:14 | More by Lanstrum
Photo of Patrick999


4/5  rDev +16.3%

I've been delinquent on my reviews....I'm going LIFO now, unfortunately.

A - Nicely clouded, it's good to see an American Pale Wheat that hasn't been filtered to hell. About as much foam as you'd expect.

S - Some nice wheat bread, a little of that musty wheat aroma. No clove or banana, but no points deducted as this is not trying to be a hefeweizen.

T - Tasty. I didn't smell any banana, but I actually taste some. Lot of fresh, light wheat with just a little alcohol nip.

F - Feel is a step above most American Pale Wheats, due to it being unfiltered. Has a slightly more creamy, robust feel than most, without becoming heavy.

D - This is a very good hot weather beer, just what the doctor ordered. A little underrated, I am a fan of this beer.

07-03-2009 14:07:06 | More by Patrick999
Photo of Nerudamann


3.88/5  rDev +12.8%

Poured from a bottle into a Pint glass.

Look - light golden color, clear, with about a finger's worth of off-white foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - typical wheat beer smell, but more floral and sweeter than I've noticed from other wheats.

Taste and Mouthfeel - typical wheat beer taste too, but pretty smooth and subtle, not overwhelming at all. Texture is very well-balanced. Doesn't seem to have many or any added tastes, except for maybe a slight citrus flavor, to detract from the wheat.

Overall - not a bad brew at all, and I think a good representation of a wheat ale.

05-30-2011 03:33:50 | More by Nerudamann
Photo of Unchi


2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

01-28-2012 01:20:21 | More by Unchi
Photo of IronCitySteve


4/5  rDev +16.3%

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.

05-28-2008 14:21:23 | More by IronCitySteve
Photo of jondeelee


4.18/5  rDev +21.5%

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.

07-30-2011 02:24:24 | More by jondeelee
Photo of fishguyac


5/5  rDev +45.3%

11-08-2012 20:47:11 | More by fishguyac
Photo of AJ01923


4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

10-05-2013 14:30:08 | More by AJ01923
Photo of curlybird


3/5  rDev -12.8%

07-22-2014 17:49:32 | More by curlybird
Photo of sixerofelixir


3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

02-27-2013 19:14:43 | More by sixerofelixir
Photo of cbcrunch


3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-27-2012 21:29:25 | More by cbcrunch
Photo of jettjon


3.45/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

06-22-2007 00:55:31 | More by jettjon
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer


4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

07-20-2014 22:26:32 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
Photo of ItsBeer4Me


3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-08-2012 01:36:34 | More by ItsBeer4Me
Photo of brheuer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

03-24-2013 22:00:42 | More by brheuer
Photo of warriorsoul


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

08-09-2005 23:01:24 | More by warriorsoul
Photo of gwiedman1

New York

4/5  rDev +16.3%

05-11-2013 20:41:15 | More by gwiedman1
Photo of karst


3.4/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

08-29-2005 19:14:47 | More by karst
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

08-25-2013 11:47:32 | More by scxcrunner
Photo of carln26


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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).

08-29-2004 18:04:59 | More by carln26
Photo of barefootbrewer


3.55/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

04-22-2007 20:53:08 | More by barefootbrewer
Photo of jnardone235

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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


3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

01-03-2013 20:51:29 | More by mixed_master7
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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