Sweaty Betty Blonde - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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3.4/5 rDev -1.2%
My most recent sample of Sweaty Betty was part of a mixed case of Boulder stuff. It's a little unfortunate, because compared with Mojo, Hazed and their Flashback anniversary ale, it suffers a little bit.
Appearance is nice, but nothing special. Straw gold, with a little yeasty haze. I wanted more from the nose, as I've been drinking Troeg's Dreamweaver all summer, and that one is loaded. Betty is a little bready, maybe with a touch of banana. I'd hoped the taste would be a little bolder as well; you get some of the banana/clove trademark of the style, but it's pretty subtle. A very fine carbonation lends a creamy mouthfeel, which is one of the things I wanted from this. And drinkability? On the back porch of a friend's house on a warm summer night? Yeah -- that worked pretty well.
I'm a big fan of the style, and Sweaty Betty doesn't quite hold up against some of my favorites. But if you hand me one this summer, I'm going to be happy to see it every time.
07-07-2009 02:47:33 | More by unclecrappy
2.73/5 rDev -20.6%
Bottle into a chalice
date says best before july 4th.
a. A light lemony yellow bottom and a musty yellow kind of golden color top. poured gently with a bit of head that lingers.
s. You smell a bit of wheat malts and a tad bit of a banana.
t. a bit of wheat malts tamed by a tiny bit of a lemon flavor and a hint of banana in it. It taste like a pale lager mix with a wheat beer.
M. Its the best bit. Its really kind of yeasty creamy, and smooth. Pretty refreshing but i guess thats the only redeeming quality.
O. It is a refreshing beer, but if you are looking for something with a little flavor or complexity, you've been barking up the wrong tree.
04-28-2012 03:39:14 | More by msh4k3
3.53/5 rDev +2.6%
Sweaty Betty is Boulder Beer’s entry into the wheat beer style. I personally love wheat beers - they’re refreshing, taste like a meal, and have a wonderful consistency and high standard between breweries, with enough flexibility in style and character to make each one different. Boulder Beer’s wheat feels less like a unique brew than others (Easy Street Wheat, for example, tastes very different) but remains an deeply satisfying beer. The aroma is strong and seducing, packed with lemon, white grapes, and the by now familiar coupling of banana esters and a touch of exotic clove. The flavor is less thrilling, losing much of its depth in a haze of heavy carbonation. I mostly detect wheat and corn tortilla flavors, gradually panning out to include some banana on the tongue, but tragically little. The Sweaty Betty is still a fair sample of the style, and I hope to set it aside and drink it in comparative calm and quiet. However, as a coaster-dampener for a cool summer evening it fared admirably, even if not spectacularly. The memory of that evening belongs to the grill and the sunset, not the beer.
08-24-2011 20:54:38 | More by GarrettB
2.03/5 rDev -41%
Sweaty Betty is definitely a dishwater blonde...she's sorta weak altogether. Now look, if you do not like the traditional skunk of a heffe...then you may actually enjoy this. The appearance when poured was cloudy and not in a good way. The nose was a metallic skunk reminding me of fennel. The head was short-lived at best but it kicked up high initially like a wheat should. I expect a fruity experience from an American wheat....totally disappointed as were my Beer Geeks.
11-28-2011 21:11:15 | More by Windigo
3.13/5 rDev -9%
A: Very light yellow color with a small head that dissipates rather quickly.
S: Not much going on there. I prefer wheat beer that you can really smell the wheat in it.
T: Not bad, but not great either. Could be little more wheaty, after all this is a Pale Wheat Ale.
M: Small bubbles. Slightly watery.
O: An average wheat beer that goes down smoothly on a hot summer day, but by no means one of the better wheat beers out there.
06-15-2011 22:00:48 | More by SouthFLBeerLover
2.45/5 rDev -28.8%
Had this beer at the drafting room in Exton PA. Great name for a beer and certainly got me to try it! As for the taste, it was a wheat beer, but it tasted water downed compared to most...I guess it was the sweat from Betty in the beer. Would not even bother trying.
05-05-2008 23:51:37 | More by rodcom
3.73/5 rDev +8.4%
minimal to zero head, the foam dissipates rapidly after being poured
tart sour grapefruit come do mind when taking a sniff of this one
a very mellow somewhat bland taste, not full of spices like some other wheat beers
great mouthful, after the initial tingle on the palette the smoothness coats your tongue
if your looking for a beer that is light and refreshing for summer, id go with this one
07-24-2010 00:47:10 | More by dayswonder
1.15/5 rDev -66.6%
I tried a bottle of this based upon a recommendation of a friend. As soon as I opened it up, the beer smelled like a yest-filled armpit which really turned me off.
I figured I would taste it anyway, but the taste was just as bad. The smell was so strong, it made my tongue go numb and I almost yakked in the beer itself.
Even when I gulped down the first sip, all I could taste was that yest-filled armpit smell in my mouth. It was bad. I usually like wheat ales, but this one was a loser.
01-26-2009 19:38:15 | More by TooleBurger
3.38/5 rDev -1.7%
A - Pours a surprisingly pale yellow. Was expecting something with a slightly more orange hue. Even in a champagne flute (don't ask why I used this) the beer was very opaque. Minimal head and retention and virtually no lacing.
Ar - Can't pick much up besides citrus and light banana with some cloves.
T - Fairly light body. Nothing really stands out in the taste, not even the wheat. Does have a bit of spice in the finish (almost peppery?)
D - Served cold enough this beer would go down easy and refresh on a hot day. Save it for the poolside.
09-15-2010 00:36:55 | More by AARomanov
4/5 rDev +16.3%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Nonic Pint
Look: The beer appeared a very cloudy golden and cleared up as it warmed. Even after a very hard pour there was very little head to speak of and minimal lacing throughout.
Smell: The aroma was quite simple but very welcoming. Up front I got the essence of wheat which was followed up with sharp whiffs of lemon and peppery spice.
Taste: Much like the aroma the wheat came right to the front of this flavor. It is a big wheat taste that works very well with the other flavors. Then the citrus and peppery spice creep up on you leaving the finish very dry and refreshing.
Mouthfeel: Very dry with a heavier body than I was expecting given the style and color.
Drinkability: Very drinkable! I just wish I had this on a warm summer afternoon by the grill instead of holed up in my house watching snow fall outside. I will certanly revisit this one once the spring hits.
01-12-2010 12:44:33 | More by CaptMurdock
Sweaty Betty Blonde from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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