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Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
78
okay

684 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 684
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.74%
Wants: 10
Gots: 34 | 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 CHSLBrew
2.88/5  rDev -16%

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.

CHSLBrew, Jul 30, 2009
Photo of Bobhoya
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Bobhoya, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of Citadel82
3.85/5  rDev +12.2%

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.

Citadel82, Aug 20, 2006
Photo of Anthony1
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Anthony1, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of LutherBrau
2.9/5  rDev -15.5%

LutherBrau, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of shockrocker65
4/5  rDev +16.6%

shockrocker65, May 16, 2012
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

4Socialanxiety, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of DudMan
3.5/5  rDev +2%

DudMan, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev +16.6%

rwilde, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of LukeGude
3/5  rDev -12.5%

LukeGude, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of kiki3drt292
3.5/5  rDev +2%

kiki3drt292, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

maDUECEgunner, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.5/5  rDev +2%

kybeerdrinker, May 11, 2014
Photo of mwa423
2.63/5  rDev -23.3%

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.

mwa423, Oct 31, 2009
Photo of jmathis
3/5  rDev -12.5%

jmathis, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of BigRedN
3.6/5  rDev +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.

BigRedN, Jun 28, 2005
Photo of BBM
3.65/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

BBM, Aug 03, 2007
Photo of Chuffbomb
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of slowdaddy
3.5/5  rDev +2%

slowdaddy, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of baos
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%

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!

baos, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of dominic4beer
3.5/5  rDev +2%

dominic4beer, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of dedbeer
3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

dedbeer, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of gr8zehaman
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

gr8zehaman, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of kshankar
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%

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

kshankar, Jun 12, 2009
Photo of gonzo000
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

gonzo000, Jun 12, 2014
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
78 out of 100 based on 684 ratings.