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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Ratings: 676
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 Petey_the_Quiet


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

03-22-2014 21:01:05 | More by Petey_the_Quiet
Photo of BeerDawgs


3.93/5  rDev +14.2%

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.

07-22-2012 01:21:33 | More by BeerDawgs
Photo of blknikon


2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

05-08-2013 23:23:17 | More by blknikon
Photo of Sturmthis


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

03-23-2013 23:41:53 | More by Sturmthis
Photo of zenwatts


3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-11-2012 17:07:44 | More by zenwatts
Photo of mralphabet


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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...

01-25-2009 04:28:40 | More by mralphabet
Photo of kmos27


3/5  rDev -12.8%

08-16-2013 03:45:28 | More by kmos27
Photo of tmars13


2/5  rDev -41.9%

08-21-2012 03:12:17 | More by tmars13
Photo of TaylorK


4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

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


3.73/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

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


2.9/5  rDev -15.7%

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.

09-27-2007 05:15:52 | More by matty
Photo of BigCheese


3.95/5  rDev +14.8%

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.

01-21-2012 02:43:57 | More by BigCheese
Photo of DenverHopHead


3.88/5  rDev +12.8%

Poured from a bottle dated enjoy by 11/26/13 into a pint glass.
Appearance - gold, almost yellow, very bubbly, fluffy white head with nice retention. Not much lacing.
Smell - sweet, lemon zest.
Taste - refreshing brew, very crisp and clean on the palate.
Feel - light, easy to keep sipping.
Overall - Hot Summer day, less than a buck 25 per beer...this is worth sharing with your lady and scoring brownie points!

09-09-2013 03:15:42 | More by DenverHopHead
Photo of GeoffRizzo


3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

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?

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


3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

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


3.4/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

10-01-2010 03:17:10 | More by LordAdmNelson
Photo of Hohnbaum


3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-11-2014 23:57:47 | More by Hohnbaum
Photo of djeucalyptus


3.53/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

06-01-2010 01:27:15 | More by djeucalyptus
Photo of supercolter


3.88/5  rDev +12.8%

A very decent pale wheat. Appearance is golden with some head and almost no lacing. Smell is good but a bit weak with sweet malt and caramel coming through. Taste has a bit more of dry fruit on the back end but other than that prety straight forward. Mouthfeel is right on par, well carbonated and light. Drinkability is good.

06-06-2009 04:24:15 | More by supercolter
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2/5  rDev -41.9%

09-09-2012 21:29:35 | More by Mark5252
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-13-2014 18:18:04 | More by Bandi
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-12-2014 14:09:32 | More by pat_usher
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-02-2014 00:53:11 | More by CCutch


4.1/5  rDev +19.2%

Poured into a pint glass.

A: A very hazy, lemon/straw appearance. White head that forms into a nice retention.

S: The aroma of this Blonde is a perfect balance between present and not overpowering. A nice pale aroma. Very pleasing while sipped.

T: A spicy, medium body on this beer. Good wheat presence, while again with the aroma, not overpowering. Lighter on the carbonation, a easy going down beer.

M: Light and crisp, with a nice mellow lingering taste.

D: Good, perhaps too light and tasty. . . where did the beer in my glass go?!?
Notes: great for drinking after a nice long bike ride, very refreshing.

06-10-2010 22:02:40 | More by GDBEERMAN
Photo of steamboatbrewer


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

03-15-2014 18:33:24 | More by steamboatbrewer
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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