Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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2.63/5 rDev -23.5%
A - Pours a light gold with only a minimal amount of haze (surprising) with minimal head that dies almost instantly but does have good lacing retention
S - Awful, fucking god awful. The aroma has to be what this beer is named after. Smells like stale wheat, mixed with burnt beans. This is definitely one I should have drank out of the bottle.
T - There is plenty of wheat flavor, but it almost tastes like it is a wheat extract flavor that was poured into the beer. There's a pale malt flavor that is prevalent and makes up the aftertaset.
M/D - If it wasn't for the smell, the drinkability would be higher. I dread the next sip because I will smell the beer from my glass. The mouthfeel is weak, but that's to be expected given the style.
10-31-2009 21:06:02 | More by mwa423
3.65/5 rDev +6.1%
This beer cascaded from the tap into a bar mug a cloudy, pale goldenrod. A nice fizzy head rest atop the brew. The aroma was a bit skunky, with notes of sour lemon and slight spices.
To be honest, this is one of the better American attempts at the hefe weizen that I've come across. There isn't much of that Bavarian flare to it that makes the German iterations so great, but there was a decent amount of flavor, sweetness, and carbonation to make it very enjoyable. Notes of lemon, honey and spices come together nicely. It is a more classic take on the pale wheat category, and I think Boulder did a solid job with it.
08-03-2007 21:27:47 | More by BBM
3.18/5 rDev -7.6%
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!
01-22-2014 01:47:39 | More by baos
3.6/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
06-28-2005 04:42:22 | More by BigRedN
District of Columbia
3.83/5 rDev +11.3%
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
06-12-2009 07:54:54 | More by kshankar
4.1/5 rDev +19.2%
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.
06-06-2004 20:27:01 | More by Quaffer
3.75/5 rDev +9%
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.
05-10-2006 15:56:18 | More by Franchise
2.95/5 rDev -14.2%
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.
12-18-2009 02:53:07 | More by WJVII
3.75/5 rDev +9%
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.
06-20-2009 21:38:07 | More by thecarster1
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
78 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.