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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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651 Ratings
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Ratings: 651
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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baos

Indiana

3.18/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle into pint glass.

A: Nice hazy brass body, with 4 finger head on pour that completely disappears.

S: Has the nose of a German wheat bier more than a blonde ale. Bits of banana, bubblegum, and clove. Nice light wheat malts and a hint of euro pale hops.

T: Along the same lines as the odor aroma profile. Very refreshing bier. I would recommend this on a hot summer day.

M: Light and refreshing.

O: Not a bad bier, try one on!

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 01:47:39 | More by baos
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kiki3drt292

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-19-2012 18:28:45 | More by kiki3drt292
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BigRedN

Nebraska

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

My first summer seasonal purchase for 2005. Looked and sounded interesting, with a sale price of $5.99, I gave it a try.

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass (I'll maybe try a Weizen glass next time). Pale yellow, a little hazy with a decent 1/2 inch head. Some carbonation bubbles float to the surface. Head fell to a covering of a few clouds, with a prominant ring aroung the glass, minimal lacing.

Smell: Interesting aromas. Definitely a wheat malt presence, and citrus fruit (I'm thinking lemons), yet their is a definite hop scent. I was told this was dry-hopped, similar to the Hazed and Infused, but way toned down. I like it.

Taste: Somewhat subdued. This is one of Boulder's Looking Glass series of beers. I have found these beers to be over the top in taste, (in the case of H&I, unbalanced IMO). This one did not grab me by the shoulders and shake me like I expected, but still good. Malty, almost bready wheat flavor, a little citrus fruit, and a nice little hop bitterness, but dialed down. I guess it does stay true to the style.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body, good carbonation. A little sweet in the middle with a nice, clean dry finish. Subsequent beers I found to be somewhat buttery and slick.

Drinkability: Unfortunately there are many other seasonals I want to try yet that this will have to compete with. Later, as summer winds down, if I see this on sale I would probably pick some more up, I just am not going to go rush out and get more right away.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2005 04:42:22 | More by BigRedN
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kshankar

District of Columbia

3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden with good carbonation. Head is there..but not as much as it should be in a wheat beer. Perhaps my pour wasn't aggressive enough. There was a decent amount of foam though

Aroma: Wheat, banana, citrus and clove..fairly typical for the style. I approve

Taste: The citrus is pretty upfront along with the wheat and clove coming through. Banana..not so much, but the other flavors balance out well

Mouthfeel: Light, well carbonated. Refreshing

Drinkability: Very much so. A pretty good representation of this style. Recommended

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2009 07:54:54 | More by kshankar
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Quaffer

Nevada

4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A pale, golden yellow that was heavy with sediment. A very dense and fluffy, stark white head rose up tall. It was nice and stiff, even towering about 1/2 inch above the top of the glass. It was very sticky, too, ramping high up the side of the glass and leaving lots of lace behind. I really don't think a wheat could look any better than this.

Smell: Classic wheat smell. Lots of grasses, wheat, grains and straw formed the bulk of the aroma. Over the top of this was very light banana and vanilla, combined with a stronger hit of lemon.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a very grainy, chewy feel. Almost thick feeling in the mouth.

Taste: The flavor was an exact duplication of the aroma. Tons of thick grain and wheat flavors persisted from start to finish. A light lemon component arose in the middle, but it remained fairly subdued. Some banana, vanilla, and clove appeared on the finish and lingered into the aftertaste with the wheat.

I was extremely impressed by this beer. Definitely need to snag a few more while they are still available.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2004 20:27:01 | More by Quaffer
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Beestin

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

04-14-2014 16:57:17 | More by Beestin
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-11-2014 23:57:47 | More by Hohnbaum
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

02-20-2012 17:36:30 | More by poppyjohn
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Franchise

Oregon

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

Poured a lemon orange with a cloudy body that leaves a thick white head. The aroma is wheat, lemon, pepper, orange zest very nice and complex. The taste starts malty wheat, with a candied fruit body, that is slighty carbonated and slighty thin. The beer finishes light with gentle bubble and a spicy sweetness on your tongue.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2006 15:56:18 | More by Franchise
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WJVII

Wisconsin

2.95/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass this brew is a hazy pale yellow color with a thin white head that left no lacing. The aroma of this brew is a little disappointing (I am a fan of the Boulder Brew, especially the anniversary brews). It is a little wet grassy smelling and has some banana and slight hop notes. The taste is a little bland with a higher carbonation than anticipated. The most dominant is banana with a light malt backbone and a little bitter hop finish. This is by far the least tasty of the brews I have had from them as of late. Good thing picked it up as a single.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2009 02:53:07 | More by WJVII
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thecarster1

Pennsylvania

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

a- bottle poured into a weizen, light yellow hazy color, one finger white bubbly head, minimal carbonation, decent lacing mix of wisp and bubbles with a ring around the glass.

s- sweet floral wheat, banana, spices, little lemon.

t- nice light wheat flavor, i get some banana, minimal citrus, finish isn't too dry, nice.

m- little thin, but still goes down very easy, it's almost creamy.

d- very drinkable on a nice hot day, i'd have another one.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2009 21:38:07 | More by thecarster1
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rwilde

Ohio

4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-10-2011 19:25:13 | More by rwilde
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swierczt

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

01-04-2014 18:41:09 | More by swierczt
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DudMan

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

06-02-2013 21:28:03 | More by DudMan
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dugly2ugly

Virginia

3/5  rDev -12.8%

02-12-2012 01:11:34 | More by dugly2ugly
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Bobhoya

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

06-10-2012 22:57:00 | More by Bobhoya
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-10-2013 14:40:48 | More by gr8zehaman
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-23-2011 22:19:10 | More by VikeMan
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DavidSeanNJ

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. single bottle that I picked up just because I needed another beer to complete my mixed sixer...

A- Light golden straw color- tiny thin little head- beer looks like a bright coors light to me.

S- Smell was nothing special either. Some spices and banana, but otherwise bland in the nose department.

T- Typical wheat beer flavors- hints of banana, orange, and clove.

M- Very light bodied- thin- and sleek.

D- Because of the watery nature of the beer, these would be easy to take down on a hot summer night. Lacks in the flavor department. Once again, another typical wheat beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2008 01:36:29 | More by DavidSeanNJ
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dedbeer

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +9%

01-04-2014 00:30:39 | More by dedbeer
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dominic4beer

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-09-2012 01:01:33 | More by dominic4beer
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rudy0908

Missouri

3/5  rDev -12.8%

01-26-2012 02:02:06 | More by rudy0908
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OB1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +9%

05-28-2013 03:21:54 | More by OB1
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DrIPA

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

10-16-2013 14:02:53 | More by DrIPA
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9%

03-17-2013 23:06:34 | More by MRsojourner
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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