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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
78
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655 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 655
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 10
Gots: 23 | 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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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-10-2012 05:31:17 | More by HumphreyLee
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dgeebs07

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9%

06-24-2014 00:48:27 | More by dgeebs07
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kkrez

Colorado

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-15-2011 15:16:54 | More by kkrez
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-18-2012 14:24:27 | More by yergermeister
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

06-12-2013 20:52:23 | More by abcramer
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droomyster

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The guy who sold the bottle to me gave this beer a lot of praise. Pours a cloudy witbier blond with a disappointing soda fizz for a head. Smells good, though. Cloves, banana, yeasty sweet rolls. Altogether makes for an enticing aroma. Tastes just like it smells. For my taste it badly needs more carbonation. Rather than dancing on the tongue or delivering a refreshing feel, its body feels flat and lifeless, a bad quality in a summer beer. All in all, it tastes good and is worth trying but needs that extra carbonation to give it some snap.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2009 04:20:22 | More by droomyster
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bundy462

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Pours a cloudy blonde. Fizzy white head with very little retention. Looks like watered down orange juice.

S: Orange, lemons, wheat, bready.

T: Wheat base with a very artificial citrus twang throughout. Not very good, just tastes metallic and over fruited.

M: Water.

O: Not a very good brew, NEXT!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 01:21:52 | More by bundy462
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Petey_the_Quiet

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

03-23-2013 23:41:53 | More by Sturmthis
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blknikon

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

05-08-2013 23:23:17 | More by blknikon
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-17-2014 00:31:42 | More by lccrunchy
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.93/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle picked up at Total Wine in Columbia, SC

A - a hazy blonde, with a decent amount of clarity. 1 finger of head and a touch of sticky lace left on the glass

S - Banana, sweet malts, wheat. Very nice aroma

T - Pears, bananas, wheat, with a slight hop kick at the end. Tasty!

M - Medium bodied, well balanced. High carbonation.

O - A very tasty blonde wheat ale. Excellent for a hot summer july evening.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 01:21:33 | More by BeerDawgs
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mralphabet

Virginia

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

12 Oz Bottle poured into Pilsner Glass

A: Lemony yellow nice 2 finger head... a little lacing.

S: Clove, some citrus and a faint sweetness.

T: Lemony and lemony hints of spice... Refreshing.

M: Nice and light, very summery brew, nice bubbly carbonation.

D: Very nice summer brew.... I'll grab a few this summer...

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2009 04:28:40 | More by mralphabet
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-11-2012 17:07:44 | More by zenwatts
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9%

04-21-2013 15:49:09 | More by davemathews68
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -41.9%

08-21-2012 03:12:17 | More by tmars13
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

06-08-2013 21:42:49 | More by mmilyko
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

12-26-2012 17:10:35 | More by TaylorK
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Slynger

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweaty Betty pours a pale lemony yellow with a slight haze and a nice lid of very fine, tight, white fluff.

Betty smells lemony with a tangy wheaty banana-nut bread maltiness and hints of clove.

The taste has some quite tangy and lightly toasted wheat as well some lightly tart lemon and banana with a touch of clove spiciness. The medium body has a nice and chewy, soft and creamy carbonation to it.

Sweaty Betty is a nice little APWA that has a definite hefeweizen lean to it. It doesn't have my favorite characteristics of the style, but is definitely one that I will enjoy again.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 01:59:00 | More by Slynger
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matty

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was not too impressed with this beer.Extremely light yellow color and the smell had a hint of sourness to it.The taste is OK but there is a subtle metallic taste to it.It is drinkable but there are much better beers out there to try.I would only drink again if it was free.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2007 05:15:52 | More by matty
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GeoffRizzo

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow, slightly cloudy, rapidly evaporating head with bubbly carbonation that grabs the side of the pint glass. Sweet citrus and some spices on the nose, none of which improve as this beer warms up. Twangy lemon and orange offerings in the initial quaffs; the body quickly reveals touches of hops and a sweet malt based background. There are certain flashes of banana peel, cloves and hefe-like spices with just a touch of black pepper left on the palate. Borderline-medium modied, somewhat of a sugary and creamy malt finish. Nothing that will have you crying for more, but who's complaining about a simple and easy to drink wheat ale?

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2006 00:53:45 | More by GeoffRizzo
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SurlyDuff

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lemony golden into my pint glass with a rocky crisp head that takes a few minutes to die down.

Aroma is mild, but for such a pale wheat, it's defintly a good amount of punch.

Taste is really a good punch for a light pale wheat. Nice grain and seedy flavors. Some fruity underripe bananna and an earthy spiceiness. Finish is a bit stickysweet, but overall a good mouthfeel.

A well made blonde/pale wheat. Goes dwn easy and is very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2008 02:50:29 | More by SurlyDuff
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LordAdmNelson

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap on a whim, not the best decision, but OK I guess. Pours a pale yellow with little head. Nose is wit-beer-esque, lemony notes, a bit of spice, some wheatiness to it too. Taste follows with the same notes, but there's something off here that I can't quite put my finger on. Light and refreshing body, not a terrible beer, but probably not one I would order again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-01-2010 03:17:10 | More by LordAdmNelson
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from a mix pack. Its been a very long time since I've had a wheat beer, been kinda craving one, this should be interesting.

A: Lemonade color, almost white, very cloudy, minimal head, no real lacing, could be due to non pristine glassware.

S: Theres that wheaty yeast I've been missing, very sweet with some banana in there. Also has a sweaty/barnyard laundry smell, must be why they call it sweaty b

T: Wheaty/yeasty up front, lot of non-sour lemon (i.e. fake lemon), quite sweet.

M: Low carbonation but for the style seems a bit heavy/rich in body. Alcohol not dominating, not as sessionable as many of this style though.

O: I'm not crazy about the style but this is one of the better offering for the style. These types often taste "cheap" this one doesnt. That said I wont seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 02:43:57 | More by BigCheese
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djeucalyptus

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pours a slightly chill-hazed, effervescent golden yellow hue reminiscent of alka-seltzer in monkey piss. A bleach-white two finger frothy head fades down leaving some respectable lacing.

aroma is better than monkey piss. bananay esters up front, clove, cinnamon, a appealing touch of barn-ish mustiness. a touch of herbal hops. fairly potent aromas might help hide a bit of off-putting funk.

taste is citrusy, and zesty up front, giving way to a bit some grass and damp hay. banana skins and mace, a touch of clove. Fairly earthy with a bit of light caramel sweetness. I keep hoping for my taste buds to find the hops, but they're subtle if there at all.

Mouthfeel is sprightly. And not really in a good way. Just a hint over acceptable carbonation, it comes across a bit fizzy and a bit too thin.

All in all, not bad. Drinkability is high and with the warm weather, Sweaty Betty is a welcome face. A funky colored face with some interesting flavors and pungent aroma, but a drinkable face none the less.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 01:27:15 | More by djeucalyptus
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
78 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.