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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 10
Gots: 28 | 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 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 DenverHopHead


3.89/5  rDev +13.1%

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 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
Photo of Mark5252


2/5  rDev -41.9%

09-09-2012 21:29:35 | More by Mark5252
Photo of pat_usher


3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-12-2014 14:09:32 | More by pat_usher


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 Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +9%

07-13-2014 18:18:04 | More by Bandi
Photo of steamboatbrewer


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

03-15-2014 18:33:24 | More by steamboatbrewer
Photo of swierczt


2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

01-04-2014 18:41:09 | More by swierczt
Photo of Hohnbaum


3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-02-2014 00:53:11 | More by CCutch
Photo of philbertk


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Rockies Brewing Company--Boulder Beer Company--Sweaty Betty Blonde Wheat Beer--Looking Glass Series--2007 22 oz. Bottle. 5.90% ABV--25 IBU's? (4.25 / 5.0) Hefeweizen--Bavarian--Rich foamy lacy head. Clear bright cloudy lemon yellow color. Tangy Bavarian coriander banana mild hop front. Crisp refreshing mild tangy wheat spice banana ester mild creamy body. Satisfying clean end. Sampled 6/8/2007.

Rockies Brewing Company--Boulder Beer Company sweaty betty blonde wheat beer--Looking Glass Series 5th Release--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.90% ABV. 12 IBU's? (3.5 / 5.0) Wheat Ale--Wit? Thin lace fizzy thin white head. Clear thin white gold color hazes dark lemon with light sediment. Coriander wheat mild banana minor hop front. Thin dry sweet crisp citrus banana zesty wheat spice Belgian Wit hint body. Refreshing tangy clean citrus spice end. Sampled 6/14/2010. 6 Pack $8.99.

06-15-2010 06:22:18 | More by philbertk
Photo of bconsidine


3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

08-12-2013 14:21:09 | More by bconsidine
Photo of msondel


3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-06-2013 19:00:31 | More by msondel
Photo of CHSLBrew


2.88/5  rDev -16.3%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A-Poured a not-as-hazy-as-expected golden-straw brew. Head receded relatively quickly.

S-Wheaty and bready, minimal citrus.

T-Very similar to the aroma, strong on the wheat and bready malt flavors, with a slight semi-sweetness balanced by the wheatiness. Tastes a bit too dry feeling (this may make no sense at all...).

M-Flabby, thinnish body. Carbonation was a bit lower than expected.

D-Given the right place and time, this beer would hit the spot (though that can probably be said about just about any beer), especially on a hot summer Saturday afternoon. That said, for sitting down and enjoying a brew, this beer is of average quality and not my favorite of Boulder's lineup.

07-30-2009 20:19:39 | More by CHSLBrew
Photo of ColdOneKev


3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

A - Straw, slight haze. Didn't stir the yeast cake up at the bottom. Maybe I should've. Fluffy off-white head, fades quickly. Very nice lacing throughout.

S - Coriander, pepper, citrus, lemon. spice.

T - Light biscuit, spice, orange.

M - Medium body. Not as light as other wheat beers. Medium carb.

O - I don't have a lot of experience with wheat beers, but this one seems to be a slightly above average.

12-06-2013 23:42:08 | More by ColdOneKev
Photo of capuchinpilates


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-03-2013 03:02:32 | More by capuchinpilates
Photo of Beestin


2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

04-14-2014 16:57:17 | More by Beestin
Photo of Citadel82

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +11.9%

Pours a hazy pale straw. Reminded me of Boulevards Unfiltered Wheat which I miss very much ... more for nostalgia reasons than anything else. Would likely benefit for a twirl or two when finishing the pour as there is a nice amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. I have some more that I will try this with.

Aroma is fruity and yeasty with sour notes...wheat beers yummy.

Taste is light, fruity and refreshing. Nothing better for beatingthe hear than a spicy-sour wheat beer.

Mouthfell is clean and light.

Very drinkable overall if you are an afficianado of this style- no doubt you will find that there are better exemplars out there, but this a passable brew for the dog days of August on the Jersey Shore.

08-20-2006 21:02:17 | More by Citadel82
Photo of Anthony1


3.1/5  rDev -9.9%

poured into a perfect pint

poured a pale, straw color with little head, no lace. smelles a mix of citrus and spice. can note some hops. very bland taste, like watered down citrus. very light feel, not very refreshing for the citrusy smell taste. not very impressed, but then again, i got it for free

07-06-2009 18:09:12 | More by Anthony1
Photo of shockrocker65


4/5  rDev +16.3%

05-16-2012 03:20:20 | More by shockrocker65
Photo of jp312


3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-05-2014 04:14:56 | More by jp312
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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